In a matter of seconds my entire world changed, and it was in that moment that I stopped living and simply began to exist.
In my grief, I sent a letter to a stranger. I hoped in writing it, I’d find some peace from the nightmare I was living, some solace in my anger.
I didn’t expect him to write back. I wasn’t prepared for his words, and I certainly wasn’t ready for the impact this soldier would have on my life. A deep-rooted hate transformed into friendship and then molded into a love like I’d never known before.
Sergeant Devin Ulysses Clay did what I couldn’t: he put the shattered pieces of my heart back together, restoring my faith in humanity and teaching me how to live again.
But now that I’m whole, I have a decision to make. Do I return to my life as I knew it and the fiancé I’ve left waiting, or do I walk away from it all for the man I’ve never actually met—the man who doesn’t even know that he holds my heart in the palm of his hand.
I’ve been living in hell, but you won’t hear me complain.
These men depend on me, as I do them, and this brotherhood is the only family I’ve ever known.
The Army saved me from a callous mother and a life on the wrong side of the tracks that was quickly spiraling out of control. So unlike most of the men in my platoon, going home wasn’t something I longed for.
I was content overseas, spending my days defending this country that gave me my life back. Fighting became my new normal … until her.
A letter from Katie Devora—a letter that I almost didn’t open. Her words put a fire back inside of me that I didn’t know I’d lost. She gave me hope during a time when I was fighting every day to stay alive, and now it’s time I fight for her.
I just finished a book that had my heart stopping, my eyes leaking and my every emotion whirling around that it hurt to breathe. It made me remember why I love to read so much in the first place. Why I love to lose myself in books that take me to another place. Some authors have the ability to make you completely fall in love with their words, their characters and their stories. A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urreula is one of those books. This is a breathtaking journey of two lovers who drifted apart only to find their second chance.
So how do I find the words to do this book justice? How do I convince you to drop everything and pick up A Lover’s Lament amongst all the other books out there?
This story needs to be read. It will completely own your heart and mind. The characters are so easy to love and the story is captivating.
Katie Devora met the love of her life when she was just a young girl. Devin Clay stole her heart on the playground and he never truly gave it back. They shared a love that some would give anything to find. As their love grew and grew, so did the bond that they swore would never break. Circumstances beyond their control separate the two of them. They exist in their separate lives, but they’re not really living.
Years later, they reconnect through a soldier pen pal program. This is where my heart just melted. My emotions were all over the place. Hearing all about Devin’s experience at war in the Army was so real, so incredibly heartbreaking. Katie’s support never wavered. I deeply loved both of these characters and devoured every word.
“…I feel it, and it’s powerful and overwhelming and I thought I had moved past it, and then all of a sudden, there it was again, and…”
“…I feel the same way, only I knew that I never moved past it… And yes, it’s powerful and overwhelming, but in a good way.”
So extremely beautiful…
Fate truly works in mysterious ways. We may never understand why or how things happen the way they do, but sometimes the planets align and put us in the path we’re meant to travel.
What we get is a book that shows the bond between two people who are so lost in the dark that try to find the way to the light together.
You will feel the love, the loss, the torment way down deep. Words can’t possibly do my emotions justice. Trust me when I tell you that I can tell you about the book all I want, but it is one that you NEED to FEEL for yourself. K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urruela wrote a book that will really stay with me.
About K.L. Grayson
K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.
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About BT Urreula
Taylor Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour in Baghdad, IQ, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador of VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts speaking engagements and he’s a personal trainer for Tampa Sports Academy.
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