Friday, March 07, 2014

Therapy - Book Tour

I’m needy.

I’m broken.

Cutting breaks through my numbness, but only opens more wounds.

Depression, self-harm, bullying....that's my reality.

Sex and guys....that's my escape.

The space between the truth and lies is blurred leaving me torn, lost and confused. And while the monsters that live in my head try to beat me-- the two men that I love try to save me.

This is my story of friendship, heartache, and the grueling journey that is mental-illness.

Sometimes you have to get lost in order to be found…

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Review—Therapy by Kathryn Perez

This is one of those books that no matter how many times I sit down to write my review, I draw a blank…I’ve looked at a blinking cursor more than I’d ever like to do, as I am rarely at a loss for words.  But with this story, I truly cannot explain it…at least not without giving the story away. 

In short, I loved it.  I laughed, I cried, I seriously swooned. 

The characters that are introduced and the feelings that are explored just hit on every.single.level for me.  Therapy kept me up till the wee hours of the morning to finish it…and I can honestly say my jaw dropped more than once.  I think it’s pretty safe to say that when you are messaging the author to rage about one part and then sobbing to her the next…she’s hit a home run.

One of the many things I took away from this story, besides the realness of the situation presented, is that love transcends time and when pure and true, can overcome pretty much anything.  Also, that kind of love does exist.  It builds, it breaks, it hopes, it heals.  One of my favorite things that really stood out in this book were the quotes at the beginning of each chapter…it set a tone and really gave a beautiful foreshadowing of what to expect.  Creative and innovative, the originality I felt in reading Therapy is just one more reason Kathryn and her work, stand out.
My favorite quote:

“If you’re brave enough to say good-bye, life will reward you with a new hello.” –Paulo Coehlo

Just one more reason to pick up Therapy

It was really freaking rip-your-heart-out-and-shred-it-apart-only-to-put-it-back-beautifully-broken-again, amazing!

**5 Finding Strength Through Pain Stars**
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Kathryn lives in her small hometown in East Texas with her hand and two amazing children. Kathryn is an advocate of suicide prevention, supporter of ant-bullying efforts and does all she can to provide support to organizations who educate and bring awareness to these topics.  With music being her second love to books she claims to be a music infused writer and book junkie who loves to live in a fictional world.

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Married. Thinking about Jace being married to someone else puts a crack in my armor. It hurts; it burns my throat as I try to swallow the acidic thought of it down.

“Well then, in four weeks you should get married. Buy a big fancy house and go to charity dinners with your mother and wife. You can have the white picket fence and everything. It sounds like a perfect happily ever after, Jace. Don’t give it up for some broken girl you slept with once.” I bite out. I’m doing my best to keep it together, but I’m slowly unraveling. I love him; I hate him. I want him to stay; I need him to go. My contradicting thoughts circle my mind like vultures. 

“Jessica, falling in love can’t always be a happily ever after or a once in a lifetime kind of story. Those happen in books, in movies. This is life and it’s real. Life has no script, no outline. We broke the rules of love long ago. All I know for sure is that with you, the rules will never apply.”

Before dejectedly walking out, he stops to look at me once more.
“And you weren’t just a girl I slept with once. You’re a girl I’ve loved—always.” And then he’s gone.

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