My Review: Weightless by Gia Riley

My Review:  Weightless by Gia RileyWeightless by Gia Riley
Series: Begin Again #2
Published by Gia Riley Publication Date: July 8, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Friends to Lovers, Romance
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Synopsis

Synopsis

After a perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. Leaving behind her greatest source of strength, she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet. But when her past collides with her happiness for the final time, she’s faced with a new normal. Is she strong enough to stay on top? Does she believe she’s worthy of forever, or will she give it all up for a chance at peace? One more try. One more chance. Now a college graduate, Kipton stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Facing an unexpected long distance relationship, he’s struggling to find the perfect balance between life and love. All he wants is to protect his girl, but he doesn’t know how. Especially when she starts keeping secrets. Fate has already determined their path. Time controls it. Are Sophie and Kipton strong enough to overcome the odds? Will they conquer the past once and for all? Only one person knows the answer to free her – to make her weightless. Weightless is the full-length follow-up to Lighter, and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story.

I received this book for free from Authors in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

My Review

“…I know how important it is to live each day like it’s your last. I’m never guaranteed tomorrow, and for that reason alone, I realize I’m more alive than ever.”

Weightless, by author Gia Riley, is the second book in the Begin Again series and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story, that resulted in feelings of warmth and love.

“I see my life as the blessing that it is instead of the mistake that it always was.”

It is with great anticipation that we open the pages of Weightless to give some finality to the characters that we grew so fond of in Lighter.  Told in first person, with dual points of view from both Sophie and Kipton, they return with many of the same quirks and personality traits, but we can see that they are maturing, and changes are taking place in their lives. There are new challenges we read about as the past tries to creep back into their lives. 

“When I’m with him, I’m free. I breathe easier, and this world in a little brighter,”

As I turned the last pages of Weightless, I could tell you that I remained a Kipton fan. In Lighter, he was the ever-present good guy, fighting to help save Sophie, and allowing her to see her self-worth in spite of the past. Although there were some blip moments in Weightless, he remained this man. He made me laugh, scream, and pant.

“We all make mistakes, but that doesn’t mean I’m a mistake.”

Kipton always had my heart in both books in the Begin Again series. But, my connection to Sophie became even stronger as the story progressed.  She evolved into more of a strong and confident character in the face of challenges, giving me the complex character development that I craved.

“It’s the people inside who make it a home.  They don’t have to be your blood, but they have to have your heart.”

It was thrilling to see the return of some of the other characters from Lighter.  They created the Begin Again family that will forever be present in my mind.  Their caring, love, and support helped to shape both Sophie and Kipton. Their quick wit and saucy sides gave me many giggles.  I am anxious to see if Author Gia Riley gives us more from these fantastic side characters, and look forward to more from her in the future.

“You and I, we’re forever.”

4.5 Stars

About Gia Riley

Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She’s a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Gia takes pride in creating characters who are real, personable, and entertaining.
Mother and wife by day, writer by night –she’s having a blast living her dream. When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the isles of Kirkland’s or up to her elbows in Play-doh.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou
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