Love is strange. It comes out of nowhere. There’s no logic to it. It’s not methodical. It’s not scientific. It’s pure emotion and passion. And emotion and passion can be dangerous because they fuel love…and hate.
I’m now a reluctant connoisseur of both—an expert through immersion. I know them intimately.
When I fell in love with Miranda, it was swift and blind. She was the person I’d elevated to mythical status in my head, in my dreams.
Here’s the thing about dreams, they’re smoke.
They’re spun as thoughts until they become something we think we want. Something we think we need.
That was Miranda. She was smoke.
I thought I wanted her. I thought I needed her.
Over time reality crept in and slowly dissected and disemboweled my dreams like a predator, leaving behind a rotting carcass.
Reality can be a fierce bitch.
So can Miranda.
And I can be a fool...
who believes in dreams.
Note from the author: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is recommended for mature audiences only.
5 Star Review by Ashley
My heart is full to bursting after finishing another wonderful story from Kim Holden. This woman writes gold and I will read anything she puts out. I didn't even read the synopsis of this, just one-clicked. I was expecting something as crushing as Bright Side but that was not this book. So Much More got to me on a different level. My chest physically ached throughout most of it. The characters were so real, they jumped off the pages, out to the world and into my soul.
First there is Seamus, the man who loves so fully, boldly, deeply and unapologetically, I LOVED him. He was my favorite part about this whole book. He was just so human and I rooted for him through ever page and blow that Miranda put him through. UGH- that woman is a piece of work and then some. As much as I wanted to see her get what was coming to her for all she had done, there were times I found myself rooting for her redemption too. And then there is Faith. This woman stole my heart with her genuine kindness and the vibrancy with which she lived her life. Or, researched it and gave it a big ol' hug. I want one of her hugs!
What goes around comes around and we all have to face the music and live up to the mistakes we've made. This story was so real and the emotions were so honest and pure (even when the feeling was anger) that I didn't want it to end. I wanted to live and love right along with Seamus, Faith, the kids and yes even Miranda. That is the power of Kim Holden's words. She makes the bad guy human- she shows the best side of the worst characters. I couldn't help but get wrapped up in the wonderful humanness that is Seamus. So Much More has a timeless quality to it that engraved itself into my heart and will stay there for quite some time to come.
About the Author
Some 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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