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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.

"You're pregnant."

"It's a boy."

"Your son needs a heart transplant."

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words - that was all it took to extinguish the sun from my sky.

"He's gone."

For 10 years, the darkness consumed me. In the end, it was four deep, gravelly words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

"Hi. I'm Porter Reese."

©2017 Aly Martinez (P)2017 Tantor

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Holy Wow!!! A Must Must Read!!!

Wow! This was spectacular!!
The story is goosebump inducing crazy good.
Original like you wouldn’t believe.
Aly Martinez takes you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and gut punches that will leave you heart pounding and begging for more.
Trust me, this is an absolute must read.
The narrators were phenomenal and brought this story to life.
Definitely recommend!!!

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so many tears

I loved the book. It made me happy and mad me cry. The audio tore my soul from me. Having these beautiful tragic characters come to life was almost more than I could stand, almost.

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  • Diana DC
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • 10-11-17

CLIFFHANGER CLIFFHANGER CLIFFHANGER CLIFFHANGER

New-to-me author. The writing is overwrought, but I was enjoying it well enough until it just...ended.

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  • Anna Vardaro
  • 05-06-18

Great book

An amazing book with equally fantastic characters. Cannot wait to read the second book in this addictive series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-18

Loved it

Loved this series. The author takes you on a journey. It’s sad, funny, heart breaking and heart warming.