Noah by Cara Dee


Have you ever woken up and expected to see destruction everywhere?

In 48 hours, I lost everything. I came home to find my girlfriend of four years with another man. The next day a plane crash ripped my family away from me, shattering me in the process. In many ways, I died that day, too. The fun-loving man who’d lived in the fast lane and loved his career in the film industry was gone. Left was a forty-year-old shell that dwelled at the bottom of a bottle.

Only one person knew what I was going through. My sister’s stepson, who hadn’t been on the plane. Julian knew what it was like to lose everyone he loved, too. He’d stopped showing up at reunions when he was a teenager, so I didn’t know him very well. But I told him at the memorial service he could come out and visit me in LA whenever. One day he did, and I guessed it was as good a day as any to start picking up the pieces and see what was left of us.

Let me start off by saying that I DO NOT read books that make me cry on purpose. I like to read books that make me happy or transport me into another world. I don’t want to cry unless they are happy tears. Some of the tears in this book are not happy tears and I have to warn you that they come in the beginning of the book. Big spoiler below. Skip past the crying woman to avoid it.

Noah is a actor working in Hollywood he is more a B list star than an A list. He is however best friends with two A list stars. Noah is having the worst week of his life. I feel so bad for this man that I was literally crying into my kindle. His first event came when he comes home and finds out that his girlfriend is a cheating scumbag. In his bed with a truck in his drive way really? Ewwwwww gross. His second tragedy strikes when his whole family dies in a plane crash. His WHOLE family. I was BAWLING. I mean really Cara Dee how bad of a week did this guy need to have? Only one person was still alive and that was his sisters step son Julian.

Julian is a student of the arts. He is great at music especially the piano. When his family dies he feels as if his whole life is over. When Noah offers him a place to stay during the funeral he takes him up on his offer. Noah and Julian become very close more than Noah would like. He begins to distance himself from Julian.

This is somewhat of a taboo read given the face that Noah is Julian’s step uncle. I wasn’t bothered by that at all but if you have read any of my reviews you know I am not really bothered by the taboo, LOL. I liked these two together, I love the way that Cara Dee writes. Her characters and story always draw you in and keep you on your toes to the very end. Every time I read one of her books I am mad when I notice that the book is ending. So this definitely gets a 5 from me. What are your thoughts on Noah? Did you cry like me? Let me know in the comments below. Until Next Time.

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