Book Review: Gus by Kim Holden

23389993.jpgRealistic. Painful. Literally one of the best romance books that I’ve ever read. Bright Side teaches us that in every aspect of life – there are ups and down and in every negativity we experience, we just have to find the good in a situation. It will make our day more tolerable than we thought we couldn’t. Bright side, Kate, has a lot of influence with Gus and with this second book that focuses on Gus’ griefs, pain, longing, accepting and moving on. Provide us with intricate details of how a musician tackles his own diversity with emotions and feelings that made him in pain for days – for a week, and even for months.

Kim Holden didn’t just give us a story, it is a life that embodies true life stories that who knows out there people are experiencing without us knowing. It is painful and yet fulfilling, depressing but it was inspiring and above all realistically excruciating but uplifting all the same. Here in Gus, we would see the past that he shared with Bright Side, his relationship with Kate’s mom and how satisfying it is that you got your band members with you – longing – celebrating – remembering Kate’s presence.

It made my eyes tears because of the things that Gus has to go through of accepting and accepting that he’s been in love but never got to say the things that he should have. Regret is easily flowing in this book. Nevertheless, the lesson also can be acquired. And this book exudes outstanding friendship, family and being a part of a group where they will understand and accept you for who you are.

It touched my core and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to read Gus as raw as my feelings, as raw as it felt like as if I’m reading a life story, a biography even. And the best part is – Gus finding someone who can make him fragile, vulnerable and the one that outstands among others, make him whole without removing Kate in his life. 

Gus is a book that you will never forget. It will drive you crazy, it will make you in tears, it will love you, care for you, make you in pain. But among this experiences, isn’t that what life has to offer to build a stable, worthy, may be broken but a beautiful soul? 


7445352.jpgSome of my favorite things: reading, writing, the two coolest guys on the planet (my husband and son), my bicycle (my husband built it for me), Facebook (I’m fairly certain it’s an addiction at this point), iced coffee (hazelnut), and music (LOVE Sunset Sons, the 1975, Dredg, the xx, Balance and Composure, Teenage Bottlerocket, and 30 Seconds to Mars). I also love dreaming, which brings me to my next point. I have one bit of advice for anyone reading this … follow your dreams. It’s never too late. Get started today … heck get started RIGHT NOW! I wanted to write a book 20 years ago. Instead I waited. And waited. I should’ve been writing. But I didn’t. I don’t do regrets, because the past is just that, the past. But let me tell you there’s nothing in the world like achieving something you’ve dreamt about for years and years. So, get started. Make your dreams reality.
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