Underwater

Underwater In an instant my world turned upside downBecause of one incident my life will never be the sameEvery day I struggled to breatheEvery day I went through the motions I felt too muchI was numbI was dro

  • Title: Underwater
  • Author: Maayan Nahmani
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In an instant, my world turned upside downBecause of one incident, my life will never be the sameEvery day I struggled to breatheEvery day I went through the motions I felt too muchI was numbI was drowning I was lost inside the blackSo they made me go thereI was already there, watching from the darkAnd then I met himAnd then I saw herHe scared me to deathShe took my breathIn an instant, my world turned upside downBecause of one incident, my life will never be the sameEvery day I struggled to breatheEvery day I went through the motions I felt too muchI was numbI was drowning I was lost inside the blackSo they made me go thereI was already there, watching from the darkAnd then I met himAnd then I saw herHe scared me to deathShe took my breath awayHe was darknessShe was my lightThey whispered he can t be touched She was the only one I could touchI couldn t be with him, they needed me I fucking needed herSo I told him I would be his friendI told her I would be her friend For now.But I couldn t resist him for longShe finally realized that she ll always be mineWe were a hot mess We were the perfect kind of messThen reality dawned on meThen my demons broke looseI was underwater, trying to break through to the surfaceI reached out my hand, trying to pull her to shoreCould he really help me Would she accept me, scars and all This was usThis was our storyAuthor s Note This book is based on true events and contains sensitive subjects that may be a trigger to some readers, such as violence, abuse and post traumatic stress disorder It also contains a parent with cancer It is recommended for ages 18 and up SafeRead.

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    1. Instagram || Facebook Author Page || || PinterestUnderwater tells the story of Aria, a nineteen-year-old girl that had her whole world turned upside down the day her father was diagnosed with stage-four cancer. With the encouragement of her aunt, Aria decides to attend a support group meeting in hopes of finding answers to questions she couldn’t answer, and maybe, find a little support and comfort as well. There, she meets Dorian Black, a wounded veteran.During his last tour in Afghanistan, D [...]

    2. ARC received via author in exchange for an honest review.Wow!!! I think I need a minute or two to sort out my feelings about what I've just read! This story is trully so emotional. It's so beautiful but at the same time also so sad. You simply can't help but feel for the characters and what they are going through. Above all, there is so much love and that touched me deeply. I usually don't get so emotionally attached to characters but this time Maayan really did a number on me. And that is what [...]

    3. 5 'Beautiful Soul Deep' StarsUnderwater was the most beautiful and heartfelt story I have read in a long time, a true emotional ride.Aria has been fighting so hard to keep all her family afloat, since her father’s cancer diagnose, and at the same time fighting alone to keep all her pain inside herself. This kind of pain is not a foreign concept to Dorian. He has been dealing, without true success, with all the ghosts from his time in the military. His visible scars aren’t really the deepest [...]

    4. August 21 2016 update: Now available in paperback! yay! :D amazon/Underwater-Maa*****5 Beautiful Stars!!*****Such an amazing story.on several levels. It had everything I look for in romance. A gripping story. An amazing hero. A relatable and lovable heroine. An emotional storyline. Depth: something beyond just shallow lust and meaningless partying. First and foremost, you have a sexy, beautiful romance, in which two people, Aria and Dorian, find their soulmate in each other.Within that romance, [...]

    5. 6 Dorian my knight in shining armors Stars!Warning: This love story it intense and gripping and is surrounded with the subject matters, not for the faint of heart(view spoiler)[It deals with PTSD and one character diagnose with cancer (hide spoiler)]"She was like a ray of light shining through the dark cage I was hidden in, brightening up my fucking universe" Did you ever believe in soulmates? This is exactly what happened in this book to our main couple! Dorian and Aria were star-crossed lovers [...]

    6. Title: UnderwaterSeries: Underwater #1 Author: Maayan NahmaniRelease date:June 26, 2016Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]When I started reading Underwater, I had plenty of preconceived notions about what I was in store for. Just knowing the subject matter involved losing a parent to cancer, I'd steeled myself for plenty of sorrow and tears. I knew that this story grew and nourished from the most painful time in the author's life as a way to get through her toughest days. The ri [...]

    7. This is a wonderfully written book! Dorian and Aria are incredible characters that both went through terrible times, but they help each other live again. Their love is very sweet and they treasure each other. I highly recommend this book and I'm anxious to read her next one! An amazing debut for Maayan!

    8. This book was an emotional read. It was heart-warming and it was beautiful. Most chapters in the book start with a soul-touching quotation from the Islamic scholar Rumi, also known as Mevlana.Here are some:“Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” “I once had a thousand desires. But in my one desire to know you all else melted away.”“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” The book begins with a beautiful Prologue, which later means more to the reader.UND [...]

    9. FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME & to celebrate Underwater 1st birthday, it is now #FREE for a limited time only! US: goo/419Z2I CA: goo/yuuibb UK: goo/030rlF************************5+ starsDear Tiny, (ups, sorry! :-))Dear Maayan,girl, what an amazing book you wrote, AMAZING!Was it really your debut novel? Respect!There are many wonderful reviews, I love this one the bestRoksana's reviewI just want to tell you, Maayan, that I felt your pain, I felt your love and I got your message!I send you a lot of [...]

    10. What an amazing, beautiful , heartfelt, wonderful, terrific , loving and inspiration book!!!I truly loved this read. Dorian the Hero oh wow no words describe how much I love him( if only he was real:)! He was phenomenal! The Heroine was a remarkable woman as well. I loved her sweetness , her loyalness to her family and the hero! What an exceptional pair these two are! Two Beautiful and broken souls that belong together! Oh I have one tiny complaint I need way more of them and a much longer and i [...]

    11. This was a beautiful story--it had great writing, engaging characters, and a lot of emotion. The author's note in the beginning was absolutely beautiful and I can only imagine how hard something like this was to write. I feel like it's impossible nowadays for a person to not know someone with this horrific disease. I myself have known five people who've had cancer, one of who succumbed to it very quickly--barely giving us time to accept it before the cancer took him from us.I think the author di [...]

    12. This is such a beautifully written story, the type that touches your heart and stays with you. There are so many things I loved about this book -1.) This is a romance but also a story about love. Not just two people falling in love but the love between a father and daughter. I loved the relationship Aria had with her father and how she was there for him when he needed her most. The love she had for her family, especially her dad, was amazing. 2.) Aria was a wonderful heroine. She was patient and [...]

    13. 5 well-deserved stars!! This was such an amazing debut novel! Dorian was just too beautiful for words. The way he stood by Aria unconditionally and how he would have never given up on them I could not have asked for a better hero! There is very serious subject matter regarding PTSD and cancer and it was handled very well as well. Aria was also an incredible heroine! So much love for her father and watching her deal with her father's terminal illness was truly heartbreaking. I'm so glad she had D [...]

    14. Wow this was one emotional read. I loved the way the H loved the h <3Reading the h's thoughts about her father was so overwhelming. You could feel the special bond that they share.I'm a sucker for books where broken characters finally find their happy ending. I must say this one did not disappoint. Great book.I don't think i need to say how talented Maayan is, this book says it all.For a debut novel, girl you did an amazing job IMO :D

    15. What a beautiful story of love in different variations. We got to experience in this book a love story, connection between father and daughter, and friendship. This is a debut novel by Maayan Nahmani and I think she did an amazing job! My heart ached for Aria's pain, but at the same time I was so glad she found Dorian because he was a perfect hero for her. The circumstances for their meeting was sad, but it gave them something magical. Their connection and chemistry. DorianI always appreciated a [...]

    16. The fact that this book is a debut novel blows me away. As the book progressed though you could see the writing getting better and maturing. Then finding out in the end that English is not the first language of the author blew me away again. I fell in love with Dorian and Aria. They were both broken pieces that made a whole when together. They complemented each other's strengths and weaknesses. They NEVER wavered in their love for each other. When times got tough they lifted each other up. This [...]

    17. There are no words for how much I loved this book! It was beautiful and heartbreaking! From the very first page this book sucked me in, I couldn't put it down! My heart broke for both Aria and Dorian, both beautiful and broken people. I loved them as a couple you could tell how much they loved each other, it was very beautiful! This will be a reread for me for sure. I hope to read more from this author.

    18. This book deserves more than 5 stars!!!Wow!!!! All I can say is that this book is so amazing. I recommend this book to everyone.Maayan I want to thank you for writing this amazing story I can't wait to read the next book.

    19. Beautiful!! This was an emotional read, from heart-wrenching to being incredibly heartwarming. This was not my typical read. I cried while reading the Author's Note at the beginning of the book, but knew then, that this would be a special read. This was a story of pain of such magnitude (view spoiler)[ Watching a loved one's unsuccessful fight against cancer and of a POW veteran's struggle with PTSD (hide spoiler)], dealing with loss of control of life's events, feeling helpless while drowning i [...]

    20. "I love you,” I said. I dropped my hands to her lower back, drawing her body securely against mine until we were both sitting on the grass, swings long forgotten. “I love you more than words can say and emotions can express. I love you more than my eyes can see, and more than my hands can feel.” I kissed her. “I love you every second, minute, and hour of each day, and I know that no matter what happens to us in the future, these feelings I have for you will never change.”

    21. “From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.” – The Baal Shem TovThis is a new Author to us and we have to applaud Maayan Nahmani for her debut as it really had the makings of a brilliant story with such passion and high emotion. Sure it was a little bit too insta love for us but we just couldn [...]

    22. “From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.” – The Baal Shem TovThis is a new Author to us and we have to applaud Maayan Nahmani for her debut as it really had the makings of a brilliant story with such passion and high emotion. Sure it was a little bit too insta love for us but we just couldn [...]

    23. My best friend wrote a book! How many of you guys can say that?Probably a lot but I don’t care about that cause MY best friend wrote a book :DI started reading this book when it was just one page old. I remember being shocked about how good it was cause Maayan and I only read books. We read books like crazy. I wrote some poetry on the side and showed her because she’s the only one I trusted with that, and she sent me pages and pages of this book as soon as she finished writing them.I fell in [...]

    24. Every once in a while you come across a book that simply just blows you away ,Underwater is that book for me.Two wordsmply stunning!!!

    25. I’ve made several attempts to write this review for this story but I’m having difficulty finding the right words. This book is close to my heart because I know firsthand how much this book means to the author. I can remember when certain scenes were written and what was going on in the author’s life at the time and I can tell you those scenes take on a much deeper meaning for me. Every thought, every emotion, every word came from somewhere deep and real and honest. And when she writes abou [...]

    26. Wow! What an incredibly beautiful story this was! When Aria and her family receive the worse possible news she is thrown into a tailspin of taking care of everyone. While her heart is breaking she struggles to hold onto hope even as her parent’s relationship is erupting. The stress in all of their lives is wearing them down. Acting on advice from her aunt, she attends a support group. It is there that she meets Dorian with his scarred face and horrifying rumors that follow in his wake.Dorian h [...]

    27. ARC received from author in exchange for an honest reviewThis was such a heartbreaking story. For me it was very emotional as some of the things hit a bit close to home for me.Aria was your normal girl next door with a happy family and life was good, until tragedy struck her family. And from there it seemed like her world was coming to an end.And because of what she's going through she meets Dorian (a soldier suffering from PTSD) who is also going through something heartbreaking. And the story i [...]

    28. Title: UnderwaterAuthor: Maayan NahmaniGenre: Contemporary Romance, New AdultSeries or Standalone: Standalone Rating: ★★★★★ReviewNormally when it comes to reviews, especially when they pertain to emotional reads (which this one was), I will finish the story and take time (hours, sometimes even days) before reviewing. I’m trying something a little different with this one. I’m going to close the door on this book (or rather turn the final page) and jump straight in, emotional bucket [...]

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