I remember the lights.
I remember I wanted to photograph them, the way the red and blue splashed across his cold, emotionless face. But I knew even if my feet could move from the place where they had cemented themselves to the ground and I could run for my camera, I wouldn’t be able to capture that moment.
I had trusted him, I had loved him, and even though my body had changed that summer, he’d made sure to help me hold on to who I was inside, regardless of how the exterior altered.
But then everything changed.
He stole my innocence. He scarred my heart. He took everything I thought I knew about my life and fast-pitched it out the window, shattering the glass that held my world together in the process.
I remember the lights.
The passionate, desperate, hot strikes of red. The harsh, cruel, icy bolts of blue.
They symbolized everything I endured that summer.
And everything I would never face again.
The Best Parts:
Books that come into your life and tilt it on its axis are rare. Those are the books that you keep close to you forever. Those are the books that one day when your child wants to read something you go this, this book will make you into the person that will love themselves. Granted I probably won’t give this book to my child at least util they are in college lol.
But that is exactly what Weightless did for me. It made me realize what I was missing and truly what I already had in my life. This book is like a mirror for your soul. It shows you all of the doubt and fear that you have ever had about you body. Yes, not just your soul or personality or little quirks. No, your body. All of those days where you didn’t think you were good enough, or the people in your life who falsely supported you.
This book is a stand against all that negativity. This book opens your heart to understand what you need in life in order to be confident in yourself and to be able to live and healthy and happy life in the skin you were given.
I can’t tell you how many times I stopped while reading this book and just went, damn, and then started to cry, because it just moves you that much. This book leaves you breathless and speechless and all forms of communication seem to cease until you are completely done and your heart has been obliterated, but in the best way possible.
The Worst Parts:
I know a lot of people out there are always weary about reading a romance novel especially when all they have read are Women’s Fiction or YA Romance. This book is a New Adult style, so yes sex, but also so much more than that. It is inspirational and moving and will leave you with this peacefulness inside of you that I have only ever found from one place in my life, and that is through love.
This book embodies the word love and takes it to a whole new level that will not disappoint you. Trust me. This book is going to live with me for the rest of my life. ❤
You know that spark you have been waiting for. The one where you look at life and realize you deserve it all, not just because you are entitled to it, but because you have worked your ass off.
Weightless is that spark. It will make you look at life and go, shit. I deserve to be loved and cherished and be fawned over.
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.