Title: About Tomorrow
Author: Abbi Glines
I close my eyes as I hear him speak. I take one very long and deep breath hoping to calm the immediate butterflies that take flight in my stomach and hope to slow down the racing of my heart. The voice was slightly deeper but the timbre was one that was achingly familiar.
My actions did little to help, but then who was I kidding? A deep breath wasn’t going to fix the effect he had on me and my body’s inevitable reaction. Even the memories that would forever haunt me couldn’t keep my emotions from triggering at the nearness of him once again.
I used to pray that I’d find the strength to move on from him, from the pain that the end carried, from the emptiness in my chest, but ultimately move on from—the loss of Creed Sullivan and the death of his sister, Cora.
The Sullivans had been the best part of my summers in New England.
Deep down, I knew my ache for all that I had lost was the reason I returned…
But I hadn’t expected to see him again—especially not like this.
I couldn’t tell you the last time I’ve read something so devastating. Everything about this story broke my heart. Abbi Glines has always written tragically romantic novels. About Tomorrow is an achingly romantic tale of lost love willed with angst and heartache.
Creed turns his back on Sailor as penance for his sister’s death. Sailor struggles through life with the loss of the Sullivan siblings on her shoulders. It isn’t until fate draws Sailor and Creed back together that their lives take a turn. Sailor struggles to accumulate to a life with Creed in it. Again. While Creed is trying to win back his ‘Sailor Moons’ affections. Both struggle to deal with the tragedy between them and the aftermath because of it.
Sailor has such a sweet soul it would have been so easy to blame Creed. Paint him the bad guy. I can admit I wanted to. I wanted to see Creed as a heartless playboy but, Abbi wouldn’t let me. The truth is nobody is to blame except the person who drove Cora to her death. Sure Creed, could have dealt with his grief differently but, he didn’t. That’s life.
What I loved most is how real the emotion in this story is. I wanted to cry with Sailor while laughing with Creed. I took trips down memory lane and got to know Cora. Who she was. Who she could have been. Cora’s death was probably the saddest event in the whole book. She had so much light and life in her.
I feel like my soul has been put in a wringer then hung to dry. I’m mentally exhausted from the strain of holding back tears. I’m sad the story is over because I loved meeting Creed and Sailor. In a way, I’m glad to close the book. There’s only so much heartache a person can take. Imaginary or not.