Wednesday, May 7, 2014

~REVIEW BLITZ~ Sick Day by Morgan Parker

                          Sick Day by Morgan Parker


"I believe that if someone says he loves you more than air, he's lying to you."

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Hope and Cameron made a five-year promise before college. Years pass and they never see each other again. But then one month before his planned wedding to Riley, Cameron looks outside and sees Hope in the pouring rain, watching him.
Now, three years later, Cam has one day – a sick day on this last Friday of summer – to convince the one woman whose very existence breaths life into his lungs, that sometimes love like theirs actually does exist, and it’s that kind of love that lives forever, no matter how hard you fight to forget about it and move on. From the author of non friction and Hope, Sick Day follows one man’s day-long attempt to persuade the love of his life that sometimes it’s okay to break promises if it means keeping the ones that count.
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Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love and become high school sweethearts. Boy and girl have to leave for different colleges, so boy and girl make a promise, promise gets broken. Girl comes back to find boy engaged. Boy breaks girl, but has girl already broken boy?
Boy and girl (aka Cam and Hope) have a love that is either so strong or so whacked out that it continues to pull them back to each other. No matter how much hurt it's causing them, they just can't stop. The first time Hope comes back, Cam is engaged to Riley; the second time she comes back, they're married. I didn't know which love to root for. Cam is happy with Riley, he loves her, but the love he feels for her could never touch the love he feels for Hope. Hope consumes his heart, whereas Riley only fills a tiny bit of the gaping hole that Hope has left behind. This book was so amazing, there is a very beautiful poem in this book that will make you rethink love, it did for me anyway. It's sad and beautiful and I hate to say it, but it has a lot of truth in it. I love how this book took you back and forth through time, it showed you every aspect as to why things had turned out as they did. Sick Day consumed me, it chewed me up and spit me out, leaving me a blubbering mess. It was perfection. I had so many emotions running through me while reading this book, anger, sadness, love, hopefulness and happiness. So many more but too many to explain.
I felt anger because Cam and Hope had me so pissed off throughout the whole book. They couldn't seem to get their crap together! They just kept hurting one another, mostly Hope though. Not that they weren't both to blame, but she was a piece of work.
I felt sadness because Riley, in my opinion, didn't deserve what was happening behind her back. She loved Cam and was good to him. With that being said, you can't help what your heart feels. When your heart pulls you, it's kind of hard not to follow it. You can always refuse the call, live without what it really yearns for, but what kind of living is that? It's like living a lie, a half life. I also felt frustration towards Riley too. She knew about Hope before they got married, she had a full view of what was to come, but she married him anyway. Grrrr.
I felt love, so much love that I thought I would burst! Cam and Hope's love, no matter how crazy and messed up it seemed, was beautiful. When they were together and on the same page, it was great. You prayed that it would work. That they could stop being idiots and just let their love take them.
The strongest emotions I felt were hopefulness and happiness. Funny thing is that it came from the epilogue. Hopeful for a love that strong, that beautiful and that everlasting actually does exist. That it's not just a fairy tale and it's out there waiting to be found. Not likely but maybe. We can hope, right? This book made me ugly cry harder than I have in a very long time, but each tear was a happy tear with just a touch of sadness. This book has truly touched me. If I could give it 10 stars I would, but alas, the highest I can give it is 5. I easily give Sick Day 5☆☆☆☆☆
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“Don’t make me go home tonight,” I begged.
When her eyes found mine again, she nodded. I didn’t know what it meant, though. Was she nodding because I had to go home, or did she want me to stick around?
“Talk to me,” I begged.
“I can’t,” she whispered. “If I talk, I’ll lose everything I came here for.”
When I opened my mouth and started to speak, she placed a finger over my lips to silence me.
Leaning forward, she brought her mouth to my ear, and in a broken whisper, she asked, “Take me back to the hotel. Love me. Remember me. And then tell me whether or not you exist for me.”
“I don’t need to make love to you to know that, Hope. All I need is to take a breath of you.”
“Then breathe me, all of me,” she begged. “In my hotel room.”
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Morgan Parker is the pen name of the shy and introverted banker that wrote Non Friction, the novel that fans and readers voted as the #1 Funniest, Sexiest Book of 2014 at goodreads. When he's not writing, Morgan likes to do lots of fun stuff. Like sleep and eat. He jogs every day, usually to Starbucks for his daily fix at the end of his lunch hour.




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