4 Star Review by Ashley
I was tickled to see that Whitney Barbetti was putting out another book so I jumped at the chance to get my greedy eyes on it. As if the cover for Into the Tomorrows didn't grab me, the first chapter did. The writing was raw and powerful and real. I connected with Trista on deep level and I rooted for her through every gut-wrenching page.
I liked Trista's boldness. She was fearless in the way she tries to learn who she is as an individual; not the girl who has been left alone for most of her life. She is adventurous while still being timid. She bleeds her emotions through the blog that she writes. The poetry is amazing and touches on the deepest feelings in her heart. I felt in in the moments when she ventured out with groups of strangers, when she clung to the hand on the cliff. And most of all when she was blindsided by feelings she didn't know she could have.
This line from left me breathless and is the perfect summation of just how much Trista grew in the span of this novel "I'd thought of a tomorrow that didn't exist yet." A lot of that growth came from seeing the world through fresh eyes, Jude's eyes. That man is something special. He opened up her world with his patience and how he embraced life wholeheartedly. At around the 90% mark, just as things were getting very interesting and going somewhere, I thought there is still SO much that has to happen!
Into the Tomorrows is beautiful in the most soul-crushing way. My heart bled with and for Trista and all she had gone through and endured and came out stronger for. I am so ready for the next part of this duet. Whitney Barbetti, please don't make me wait too long to get more of your writing magic. But truly, more of Trista and Jude.
About the Author
Whitney Barbetti is a mom to two and a wife to one, living in eastern Idaho where she spends her days writing full time and keeping her boys from destroying her house. She writes character-driven new adult and contemporary adult romances that are heavy on the emotional connection. You'll most likely find her curled up with a good book and a giant glass of wine, with Queen playing through her headphones.