Title: Malachi And I
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
What if I told you the greatest love stories ever told—Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Salim and Anarkali, Romeo and Juliet and so many more—are far greater tragedies than anyone has ever realized?
What if I told you that you haven’t been reading a new story… just a new chapter in one epic saga?
If I told you…all of those lovers…were actually the same two souls seeking their happily ever after over and over again, would you believe me?
Would you believe them?
Was their curse.
In this modern era, will they find eternal love or will they be doomed to repeat the cycle forever?
Apples… Bloody Apples. Who knew just a boring fruit could start so many tragedies?
Who loves romance? Me!
It all started with one truth… a feeling we, as readers all understand.. why do we continue to buy books that are so similar? The same love, same romance, the never ending vicious cycle of finding a version of happily ever after? Its because when we pick up a novel we are doing it knowing that our feelings are going
“to be wretched and also to have to good ugly cry“
and also because
” The pain he puts his characters through allows me to live optimistically. I read it and re-read it, sobbing over the pages. Afterwards, I take a deep breath and smile, because I get to live on even though the characters died“
Esther was a character I really enjoyed reading about… She’s sarcastic, a klutz, a chatterbox. She can be a tad immature but when need be, she is serious and when that time come…she’s like a life coach on steroids and BOOM! You really have an A-HA moment yourself! Esther has this ‘Joie de Vivre’ about her that I love! She is intrusive in a , the-sun-is-always-shinning-even-when-it’s-pouring-outside type of way. Hahaha!
Malachi is broody, stubborn and kind of a jerk (at first…sort of) but considering his past …who won’t be.
If Esther was the bright daylight, Malachi is the dark night.
This book was suppose to be a ‘light’ read people…and it was but by the time you are at the end of the last chapter..you realise a truth. A truth you took for granted. Freedom. Freedom to choose. Freedom to love.
Malachi and I was such an amazing, original and beautiful novel.
“The secret to long life, Malachi, is loving to live, knowing suffering for the sake of love isn’t suffering, and finding joy in that.“
PS: I envy Esther’s job…truly! I also envy her relationship with her grandfather…their banter and seriousness is envy worthy.