One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters

ODS.jpgPages: 452

Goodreads Rating:  4.10 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: February 18, 2016

Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

He found me in blood and tears.
I stayed with him through darkness and fire.

We loved each other in the moment between innocence and bitter truth.
We were the kids easily ignored, who grew into adults we hardly knew.

We weren’t meant to last forever. And we didn’t.

He ran away.
I tried to move on.

Yet I never stopped thinking about the boy who had fought to keep me alive in a world that would have swallowed me whole. He was the past that I buried, but never forgot.

Until the day I found him again, years after believing I had lost him forever.

And in cold, resentful eyes, I saw the heart of the man who had been everything when I had nothing at all. So I vowed to hold onto the second chance that was stolen from the children we had been.

Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted.
And who we are can be ruined by who we once were.

For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

“Sometimes fate is ugly. Life can be twisted. And who we are can be ruined by who we once were. For two people who had survived so much, we would have to learn how to hold on before we were forced to let go.”

Imogen Conner runs away from home for being neglected by her mother. Being homeless isn’t easy especially at a young age. She’s lost, hungry, vulnerable and trying to survive. When she was in danger, Yossarian Frazier who is a homeless boy that saved her life. Meeting him means so much to her, they became friends and he’s always been protective on her. They fell in love and it went on for months. What they’ve been through isn’t easy, especially for Yoss. Imi has ambitions in life and living this kind of lifestyle isn’t for her. She includes Yoss in her future and encourages him to be with her to start a new life. Unfortunately, they part ways when he didn’t show up on their meeting place as promised and it breaks Imi’s (Imogen) heart.

15 years later..

“Life takes turns that we don’t expect and even the best of us can end up in a place we never expected.”

With patience, understanding and passion to help other people, Imogen is dedicated on her work at the hospital as a social worker. Upon receiving a new case of a homeless man brought in the emergency room, unconcious and badly injured, memories and heartache comes back. By some fate, she and Yoss meet again in the worst situation. After all this time, she still loves him for the way he is. He’s still her Yoss. This is her chance to get answers from him and bring him back to her life even if time is actually running out.. Will they have their one day soon or will it be the one day soon they never have?

“A happy story doesn’t always have a happy ending.”

A. Meredith Walters is one of the most underrated New Adult authors who writes deep, thought provoking and emotional stories (I’ve read Butterfly Dreams and it’s amazing). One Day Soon greatly tackles different issues especially about the struggles and unfair treatment of homeless people. I find it raw and realistic. Each chapter gives you heavy feels and I didn’t expect it to be this emotional. My handkerchief was soaked and my eyes were puffy from sobbing so hard. It took me days to organize my thoughts and write a full review about it. I just need time to recover from all the feels. Imi and Yoss’s love story is beautiful and touching. Their character developments are wonderfully developed and maturely handled difficult situations. Goodness, I love Yoss so much. He’s such a thoughtful, caring, lovely and selfless man. I also love Imi for the unconditional love for him and accepts for what he is. I have so much respect for her. The epilogue made me bawled more like a baby. After reading consecutive emotional books, all I need is a happy book, a pillow to hug and a pint of ice cream to devour.

I read this book with the lovely ladies of #NALitLoversPH #NewAdultandBeyondPH readalong. You can read their reviews by clicking these links:

Pearl @ Pages of Pearl Jam @ Heartscent Reads | Rechellyn @ Infinite TBR List | Kat @ The Booklander | Allie @ A Literary Wanderer Claire @ The Coffeeholic Bookworm

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