Review ~ Skygods by Sarah Latchaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The sequel to Hydraulic Level Five began right where the first left off. I have been waiting anxiously for this book to come out, and I was not disappointed at all when I read it. I must say, it was even better than the first. The characters Sarah created were quite relatable and amazing. They were real and easily drag you right into the story.
The flow of the story takes you through so many happy times, confused times, and completely heartbreaking times. It’s a ride of a lifetime–the best kind of ride. I was thoroughly invested in the wellbeing of the characters and their story.
The story itself takes us through the sorting of a lifetime of secrets so we understand why two people who obviously love each other more than anything in this world were separated and divorced for so long. They were best friends as children and lovers as young adults but strangers as grownups, navigating this world without their other half. It’s a sad story, but one with so much hope for their future.
Samuel (in my mind Sam-well, because he’s Mexican) is this handsome, successfully incredible man. And he’s keeping a secret that only a few know. Kaye is his little güera is destroyed inside by their separation but she is strong and uses dangerous adventures to keep going.
I love the use of Mexican slang in the story and the reference to La Llorona.
Sarah is talented and gave us a story in two parts that is completely believable, captivating, beautiful, and so incredible. I recommend this to everyone that likes a great romance with true struggles. Believe me, you’ll lose yourself in it and never forget the story of Samuel and Kaye.
Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly.
A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry.
Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood braces for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.
Can Kaye risk her heart with Samuel a second time? Will they ever find their blue skies?
Thank you so much for reviewing. I’m excited that you caught the La Llorona reference and understood its significance. Gold star for you!
🙂 I love that and the specific Spanish words you used. It just made the story so much more special to me!