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Dear Diary, Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is.The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again.I have three options:1. Another round of chemo.2. A super-new experimental drug.3. Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I haveDear Diary, Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is.The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again.I have three options:1. Another round of chemo.2. A super-new experimental drug.3. Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.I think I know what I want.Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.I mean, everything. He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds. Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.Never mind. I’m down to two options now.Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living. Worth fighting for.Worth dying for.Love Always,Kate...

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Love Always, Kate Reviews

  • Alice
    2019-04-02 03:31

    4.5 Never enough time to say “I love you.” stars.November 1Dear Diary,Damian, Dr. Lowell’s son, is volunteering at the hospital. Apparently, he got lost and ended up in the chemo room with me. I didn't mind. At. All.Kate has had leukaemia since she was 11. She has had three failed remissions and has finally given up. But then in walks Damian, and she may just change her mind...Kate and her family moved house, so that they were practically next door to the hospital, where the best doctor, Dr. Lowell works. She is seventeen when she receives the news that she's not in remission anymore. Eventually, she must decide whether to try the new 'miracle drug' or spend the rest of days spending uninterrupted time with her loved ones.Damian and Kate first meet when he goes into the wrong room looking for his father, and Katie has the instant hots for him. And as it turns out, it's the same for him. Their relationship slowly grows, no insta-love here, and they find themselves falling in love. Which is really sweet and adorable, I just wanted to pinch their cheeks *ahem* back to the review.November 18Dear Diary,He kissed me! A real kiss. One that left me breathless.I can’t get Damian’s touch out of my mind. I can still feel where his fingers treaded over my skin, where his lips pressed against me.There are a few obstacles which prevent them from spending time together, I found one though to be quite drama filled, and didn't like it that much (view spoiler)[ (the heroin, where he over doses) (hide spoiler)] But other than that, I found it really realistic, and what I would imagine it would be like to develop a relationship while having leukaemia.Katie and Damian, unlike The Fault In Our Stars, were not portrayed as seventy years their senior, they seemed perfect for their ages. I found it really comfortable to read, and I enjoyed the parts where there was no dialogue, just diary entries. That allows you to know what happened without being like really? Does it have to be explained?The only things that I found wrong with it though, were when there were random short sentences ending in exclamation marks, which only worked in the diary, but was used in everything else too...I’d never known!Oh, how I loved him!Which leads me nicely onto God. Now, I appreciate everyone's differing opinions on God, and well, I'm atheist. And there were a few mentions of God in this, which were slightly annoying, but were easily overlooked as He was only brought up a few times. Funnily enough though, I do wish for a place after death.I also wish there was a bit more information on her leukaemia, which I researched after, I believe she had acute myeloid leukaemia. Where immature white blood cells are produced and disrupt the amount of platelets and red blood cells. Causing her to have a weak immune system... To read more, please clicka here. During my read of LA,K I was confused, because I thought an increase in white blood cells would be good for her, so I didn't understand why it was bad news. But I know now, thumbs up for the NHS!Oh. Em. Gee. And the ending? Tears. Real tears, granted they didn't escape my eyelids, but tears nonetheless.(view spoiler)[Damian, my love, my final wish is for you to let me go.Love Always,Katie (hide spoiler)]Love Always, Kate, is an amazing debut novel by D. Nichole King, I look forward to reading other books written by her.A copy of Love Always, Kate was kindly provided to me by D. Nichole King, the author, in exchange for an honest review.P.S. Even though I have included a gif from The Fault In Our Stars, I have not watched the movie, I find the actor playing Hazel Grace incredibly annoying. But I did enjoy the book, so that's why a gif is included ;D["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Circe
    2019-04-17 05:36

    “Mi último deseo, Damian, es que una vez que hayas leído mi diario, ponlo en una caja. Colócala en el desván de algún lugar y déjalo allí. Deja que recoja polvo.Eso no es todo, sin embargo. Tienes toda una vida por delante. No la desperdicies. No vivas en el pasado. Ve hacia adelante.La vida no se trata de supervivencia. Se trata de vivir.Damian, amor, mi último deseo es que me dejes ir.Con amorKatie.”Todavía escribiendo esta reseña -después de calmarme de llorar- estoy llorando.Este libro fue una pieza de oro. Creo que nunca volveré a encontrar uno igual. Amo las películas que tratan sobre cáncer pero nunca un libro sobre el tema me ha llegado excepto por este. Le debo dar un aplauso a Nichole, sí que supo cómo hacer a uno sufrir con este libro.Todo inicia cuando a Kate le dicen que su leucemia ha vuelto, y ahí mismo conoce a Damian, el chico que volverá su mundo al revés.Kate me sorprendió. Me encanto todas su personalidad, y cómo lograba vivir cada día sin detenerse solamente por su enfermedad, el hecho de que fuera tan fuerte y decidida con sus sueños y esperanzas solamente me hizo amarla más, ame el toque que le puse Nichole al hacerla una adolescente. Con los toques de drama que agrego por todo el libro y las situaciones que pasaban, sin exagerar en nada. Damian oh, Damian, no voy a decir que entendí lo que hiciste porque realmente no entiendo perdidas tan cercanas y lo que conllevan. Aunque desde el inicio se explica porqué Damian es como es, eso no explica casi nada hasta que se ha terminado el libro. Damian fue un personaje increíble realmente me encanto todo el toque realista que le puso Nichole.A inicios de los capítulos siempre está lo que Kate escribe en su diario, que fue hermoso. Y después se narra desde su perspectiva -excepto en los últimos tres capítulos- todo lo que pasa. Amé demasiado como se desarrollo todo el tema de la leucemia, también lo que pasa Kate mediante los tratamientos y todos los problemas que se afrontaba con sus familiares.No pude parar de llorar (view spoiler)[desde el capítulo 25 (hide spoiler)] -y ahora mismo estoy llorando al escribir esta reseña-, este libro me impresiono demasiado y todavía siento el dolor en el pecho.Un libro realmente único e increíble. El trama, los personajes, los detalles que agrega Nichole, y más el diario de Kate, ow, el diario de Kate fue realmente el dolor de todo. Todo fue demasiado. Solamente increíble este libro.

  • Annie Brewer
    2019-03-21 02:12

    Holy. Heartbreak. Fuck. I'm so sad. SO. Sad. This book since the beginning was so gut-wrenching. I wasn't even sure why I kept reading, knowing exactly how it would end. And it didn't help the twist in my heart. At all. I really felt for these characters. Cried with them. Loved with them. Loved them. It's such a devastating story that will stay with the reader long after you read. I always have a hard time reading cancer story books, because I've gone through such life changing experiences with my family. And it's not easy for either the person who is suffering the disease, nor is it easy for the family watching their loved one suffer.God, this really broke me. I love Damian, even when he was being an asshat. But he really changed, for the better. And I loved reading his journal entries and especially Kate's journal entries too. They were so raw and real and sad. This is definitely a story everyone should read.I'm not in the right frame of mind to continue a coherent and complete review for this. Just read it. And have boxes of tissues at the ready cause you'll be a sobbing mess by the end.Overall rating: 4.5 heartwrenching stars!

  • Laura Thalassa
    2019-03-26 00:37

    I haven’t read many books that deal with cancer, but I can say this: hold onto your effing seats because this, this is powerful stuff. Oh, and make sure to read along with a pillow you can hug for comfort, a bag of chocolates to stuff into your face, and several boxes of Kleenex because you need to be armed to the teeth for this story!Kate, our main character—omg, I loooooved her. She was one of those quietly strong female leads. She never needed to throw her weight around or say some snappy line to make you think she was amazeballs. The author really managed to capture that deep inner strength that cancer must bring out in an individual. And in those moments where our MC was most vulnerable or self-conscious, she NEVER, EVER became a simpering YA character that I so often see complaints about. Nope. Instead, she seemed to have real concerns about whether a guy might like a girl who has cancer and doesn’t have hair. See? Can’t really worry about typical teenage issues when you’re going through radiation. Damian. Oh Damian. God he was a[n extremely hot] tortured soul, and yet that’s what made the entire situation so good—he had issues himself. He was not the best person in the world before Kate stumbled into his life. Heck, he wasn’t even the best person once she did enter his life. But throughout the book I got to see him change for the better. The romance. This is where the chocolate, the pillow, and the Kleenex will come in handy. There were such delicious highs and horrible lows, but throughout it all there was this deep, true love. Now, people might get up in arms when I throw in a Romeo and Juliet reference, but I will say this: there’s something about cancer that really makes for some star-crossed lovers. That same urgent romance that Shakespeare made so famous is present in Love Always, Kate. But here it’s a whole lot more believable (sorry Willy boy).

  • Sunniva Dee
    2019-03-23 05:35

    Kate and Damian's story is beautiful. Sad. Real. And so full of hope; not that I promise happy endings or anything—I'm not one to hand out spoilers, but this read is different on so many accounts. D. Nichole King takes us through the twists and turns of the life of a girl who has lived with cancer for years. The internal struggles that often are such a big part of a New Adult novel are different in Love Always, Kate—less...egocentric. Despite Kate's own situation, she's more concerned about those she loves than about herself. The love story runs deep and true. Full of pain and sunrises. This novel will cause you to feel and to cry. Loads. I recommend it from the bottom of my heart.Lastly...and I've used invisible ink on this, all right? It's off the record: Damian, you're freaking HOT.

  • Lorie
    2019-03-31 05:27

    YOU MUST MUST MUST READ Love Always, Kate!!!!If Kim Holden and Colleen Hoover snuck out and created a book baby THIS IS IT!! OMG!!!! Love Always, Kate is certainly making it to my amazing-epic–awesome shelf. I’m still wiping the tears from my Kindle. This started out great and only got better.This book has HEART… tons of it. It’s emotional, powerful, and filled to the brim with total awesomeness. I fell in love with everything about it – the characters, the story, and the writing. This book is more than well-written, it’s lyrical and hypnotic. The writing is wonderfully rich and has depth. I didn’t just read it, I experienced it and felt the story from the top my head to the tips of my toes.It’s no secret this book deals with cancer, but don’t let that scare you away.Love Always, Kate is one of the best books I have read…. ever. All the tears I cried were worth all the laughs, smiles, and inspiration that followed. Amazing, amazing, amazing book!!!!

  • Linda
    2019-03-23 00:29

    Warning: SPOILERS ahead are hidden, so don't click if you don't want to know!!This is a very hard book for me to rate.On one hand, I had several issues with the plot and had difficulty connecting with Damian. On the other hand, I cried. A lot. So that has to count for something, right?My issues with Damian were many. But the worst was (view spoiler)[that he slept with Ellie on the day of Kate's funeral. I just didn't understand that at all! (hide spoiler)] I had several other smaller issues with the plot as well. But, mostly, I felt that there was a lot of telling and not showing. I connected with Kate for the most part but was not able to fully understand Damian's many issues- including those with his father, which were there and then resolved rather quickly. I hate to say it, and I mean no disrespect to the author, but I think this story could have been so much better with more work and better character development.Bottom line: If you are in need of a good cry, or are looking for an emotional book; give this a try.

  • Apryl Baker
    2019-04-01 03:27

    I must say I had certain expectations and preconceived ideas going into the book simply because of what the story centered around: a young teen dealing with leukemia. To put it mildly, my expectations were completely wrong. It’s a story of young Kate, who was first diagnosed with leukemia when she was eleven. After surviving it for so many years, she’s gone out of remission and the cancer is back. She’s tired and she’s fought for so long when she’s faced with the choice of either taking a new drug that may or may not work or living her life to the fullest with the time she has left. Then in walks Damian Lowell, the son of her oncologist. Damian has his own demons that have driven him to drinking, smoking, stealing cars, and getting kicked out of one school after another. He was in pain when he met Kate and she saw past his faults, past his behavior to the person he’d been.To me, the story isn’t even about Kate, although its written from her point of view. It’s more about Damian. You see him change through her eyes, watch him grow stronger, watch him fail, and you see him get back up for Kate. He grows stronger, becomes a better person, and learns how to love someone more than anything under the stars.Love Always, Kate is the story of Damian, at least for me. There is one point I wished he had made a different decision, but it was a beautiful story and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a love story. d. Nichole King put her heart into this and you can read it in every word of every page. It’s an amazing work of fiction for all ages.~Apryl BakerThe Ghost Files

  • Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
    2019-03-31 00:33

    *****5 Cranky Stars*****I knew this wouldn't be an easy read, but I was very drawn to it regardless, and what an absolutely beautifully written story of cancer, love, and loss.At age sixteen, Kate is told she is no longer in remission from A.L.L, a form of leukemia she has been fighting since she was eleven. Much of the book is her diary entries, a process she started with her first round of chemo. This being her third go around, she knows all about what she is in for physically, and this book is a look inside her soul, which is heart wrenchingly realistic. You will feel her hopes and her fears, joys and heartbreak. Her feelings of invisibility and her acceptance are felt as well.Damian Lowell is eighteen, and troubled. This handsome son of Kate’s oncologist is forced to volunteer on the pediatric cancer floor because of his outrageous behavior since the death of his mother and older brother in a car accident from two years earlier. In many ways this story is his as much as it is Kate's. I couldn't always understand his behavior, and certainly couldn't condone it for many reasons, but this part of the story is also told in a real and soulful way.[image error]I can't remember when, if ever, a book has made me cry as much as this one did. At times I had to stop for a minute or two because my vision was so clouded by tears that the words were too blurry to read. But in spite of it all, it is a beautiful story. I vow to find the beauty and hope in sunrises, now.

  • Melyssa Winchester
    2019-04-08 22:11

    I’m usually known for fangirling in my reviews. I usually find one particular point in a book and rave about it so much that it comes off a little insane. I can’t do that with this book and here’s why.This book while written well, fast paced with a guy that I absolutely adore and want to fan girl over, has a lot more buried within its pages that prevent me from completely losing my cool. It’s a serious read, filled with serious real life issues. This is a story you want to escape in, but the realism hits you with such a hard force that you’re completely grounded until you’ve poured through the entire thing. I left my heart in this book last night when I finished it which is why the review has to come almost twelve hours later.I laughed, god did I laugh at certain points because they were written for the humor in it. I think in a way they were written because the realism was so huge that readers would need a break. Hell, I’m pretty sure the writer needed the laugh too while writing it. Having gone through a medical crisis recently like Kate herself has gone through (not the say yet similar in some ways), I was drawn right into her which I knew going in I would be. I didn’t expect it to hit me quite so hard though. My advice, bring tissues and bring a lot of them because you will bawl your eyes out, especially in the last 6-7 chapters or so. That’s when the reality of what I was reading hit me, and even now I am forever altered by it. All I’ve got left to say is, if you haven’t picked up this book yet, get it. You will not be disappointed and when you’re done, come find me in the corner and cry with me, because even writing this review is threatening water works again. Phenomenal Read!

  • Karen Robison
    2019-04-09 04:20

    I'm prejudice as I am her mother! But her creativity in writing this book hit me so hard that when I finished it I called her crying my eyes out! The character Kate was so brave and strong, kind a like the author, and Damian would be your typical teenage boy but with his own losses, without Kate entering into his life, could have turned out to be a suicide statistic in real life. All the characters had a place that was important in the story. This is a very realistic story about true feelings and bravery to fight a terrible disease. I thank God everyday that our family has never had to deal with this kind of tragedy. Even if I wasn't her mother, I would recommend this book to everyone and also could see it as a hit movie too. Her next book "Spirit" I did read in it's beginnings and recommend it to all of you also as it is awesome. Again it would also make a great movie. I'm so proud of you De!

  • Margie 'CSR' Fite
    2019-03-27 23:26

    WOW!!!! what a story, AMAZING!!! This book has to be one of the most emotional, fabulous, inspirational, and powerful book I have read to date!! Ms King, has a remarkable talent... she was able to make me be hooked on this book from the beginning and I was on a high, low, laughing, swooning, agitated to feeling hopeful to new beginnings.. My feelings are completely ALL over the place, and I read this book almost a week ago. I wrote all my feelings and thoughts about this book down so I wouldn't forget for this review. I have never done this before, there are a lot of books that do many things for us. laugh, cry, mystery, erotic, ect... Love Always, Kate is a book that will stay with me for a long time, if not forever!! Kate was diagnosed with cancer at the age 11years old. she is now 17 yrs. Kate writes all her feelings in a diary (really good outlet) she is such a fighter. this last time the family went in and the oncologist advised this time, chemotherapy was not working and bone marrow is needed or there was a study that was on going, but nothing concrete because the trial is still on going.. When Kate went in for her treatment, she saw the most amazing looking boy, they looked at one another and immediately she felt there was something there. One of the nurses advised Kate that she should stay away from, Damian. He was Kate's oncologists son and had recently experienced a tragic within the last year... Damian was acting out, he got kicked out of school, drank, he was out of control... Damian began coming to the hospital due to his fathers way of discipline. Damian began going to the cancer treatment center to see Kate - she did something to him. Kate and Damian began to help one another, to heal.. to feel.. hope. and then it went deeper and Kate and Damian fell in love. This is where I think I held my breath for the remainder of the book and waiting for what and how this was going to finish.. I do NOT think this book has finished, it is a stand a lone book, but there is another book after ... "love always, Damian."I will hold this book to my favorite book of 2015 and LOVE KATE and DAMIAN!! This author has become 'top notch and I now follow her other books - I want to read all her books. I absolutely hope everyone purchases this book, there are so many emotions and strength you will find in this book.. FABULOUS!

  • Jacki
    2019-04-07 03:09

    I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through Wicked Reads.This book is Lifetime Movie material! It was sweet, emotional, and real to me. Almost everyone now days is somehow linked to cancer. We all know someone who has had it, died from it, or is related to someone who has dealt with it. I have had family and friends die and survive from it. This book reminded me of all of that, good and bad. I can't imagine going through what the characters did, but in many ways I found myself relating. Katie's cancer was an all to real reminder of how much we take life for granted and how it affects all ages and every person involved. The impact it has on each of the characters makes for a deeply emotional and yet inspiring read. I would recommend this book to anyone looking to get out of a reading "rut" of the everyday genres. I'd grab the tissues and find a quiet place to absorb this story. It was genuine and sweet and I am glad I read it.

  • Michelle Finkle
    2019-04-03 04:30

    Gut wrenching but a beautiful story.

  • Missy
    2019-04-13 23:28

    Dear Diary,F*ck cancer!!!Awww keep the tissues handy, peeps, and prepare yourselves for a novel you will never forget. I was provided a courtesy reading copy in exchange for review. No twisting my arm, what a gorgeous cover and beautifully poetic storyline. I still have another book recently read hanging heavy on my chest...this one just ripped my little heart out and left in shreds. I seriously broke down and cried. I needed a good cry. You know when the emotions from the pages are spilling onto your screen that damn, this is an amaze ball novel that moved me to tears. So sad, but indeed flutter worthy. No spoilers, I don't do spoilers, y'all must read Love Always, Kate by author D. Nichole King. Blew. Me. Away. 5 stars for excellent editing, a heart quivering novel that more than touched my heart, and will leave a lasting impression. Kudos! Check this novel out peeps, I found a new favorite author!

  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    2019-04-18 01:09

    Call me a glutton for punishment, but I love emotional reads. Books that make my chest hurt, give me anxiety and make me cry. To me, the sign of a great author is one that can pull you in and make you feel every single emotion that their characters go through. This book was no exception. I cannot even begin to tell you how much empathy this book evoked in me. D. Nichole King is a BRAND NEW author, in fact this is her debut. You'd never know it though, this book flowed like it was written by a seasoned pro. I am so in love with this book, I know I say that a lot, but my goodness. I wasn't expecting to FEEL this much. In fact I am having a hard time leaving these characters behind. If you give this book a One-Click, be sure to have tissues handy and cocoon yourself in your home or you'll be ugly crying out in public.Poignant and gorgeous. I rate this book 6 stars!~ Erin

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-26 04:21

    I can honestly say that there were parts in this book that I was crying so hard I couldn't even see to read. Other times I was smiling from ear to ear at the sweetness of the love between Kate and Damian. This story is about life, love, learning to let go, losing someone, and the healing process. I would recommend this book to anyone who has lost a friend or loved one to cancer. This book is so good and heart wrenching for once in my long history of reading, I am pretty much speechless and there is no amount of words to describe the feelings this book brought out in me.

  • Christina Hoffman
    2019-04-12 02:32

    A beautifully written, sincere story. "Love Always, Kate" is a breath of fresh air. Prepare to be changed by this book.

  • Raph♛
    2019-04-10 23:27

    i am an emotional masochist.i know it isn't something to eyes are too swollen for thisT^T

  • Donna ~ The Romance Cover
    2019-03-22 04:22

    Love Always, Kate (Love Always #1) by D. Nichole King 4.5 stars!!!“I was strong because cancer is resolute, and I didn’t want the beast to win.”This was one hard book to read and is going to be one hard book to review. Whenever cancer is involved you automatically know that the book is going to be emotional, it won’t be pretty but if anything, there are life lessons that can be learned. When anyone is faced with death they go one of two ways, give up or live life to the full and if they chose the latter you will always be in for a good read. It is surprising how when all inhibitions are quashed, people change, they do more, say more, want more…they just want more and this book is no different. After reading, even though you may be choked and emotional, you will come away wanting to be a better person.“No matter how dark it gets, the sun always rises eventually and starts a new day. The darkness is forgotten.”I am a huge fan of emotional reads, they are my favourite and I love nothing better than a book that can make me sob and rip my heart out. I am not one that has to have a happy ever after either, after all life is not one big fairy tale, we don’t all get our happy ever afters, but if there is, then I am happy that the author puts me back together again. This is one of those emotional reads, you will need tissues, I cannot lie but this is a story that deserves to be read, I hope you will love it as much as did.Kate is a survivor, she has kicked cancer’s butt twice already in her short life, but now it is back for a third time and Kate is hoping that she has the strength to fight it once more. All Kate has ever wanted was a “normal” childhood, but having always been “that girl with cancer” she has always been avoided, she feels invisible because people just don’t know what to say or how to behave around her. She wanted what all girls want, go shopping, have mani/pedi’s, talk about boys, go to prom, be kissed, fall in love…all little girls hopes and dreams, but Kate’s reality is overbearing parents who keep her wrapped in bubble wrap for fear of her breaking. If this was my child I would be exactly the same so I do not disagree with her parents at all, being an only child they want what is best for Kate even if it means she doesn’t get to experience all of life’s normalities.“Normal is overrated. Besides, invisible is totally in this season, I hear.”Kate is in hospital; it is here that she meets Damien, who just happens to be her oncologist’s son. He is volunteering at the hospital, well when I say volunteering; he is there so his dad can keep an eye on him. Damien comes with his own set of problems and is continually rebelling against his father. Having lived through his own traumatic set of events he too is scarred and is keeping his scars well and truly hidden. They only manifest themselves through random acts of bad behaviour, but anyone on the outside can see that these are only cries for help.Kate and Damien both have battles and demons to fight; will these two be each other savings grace? Will it be together they will conquer or it be divided they will fall?“Is it too much to hope that maybe, just maybe, he could look past the cancer and see me?”This is a book about falling in love for the first time, treating life as the precious commodity that it is, making the most of it, having the strength to battle your past and battle for your future. It is sad, yet uplifting, it is emotional and powerful but most of all it makes you think, what would you do faced with similar circumstances. “I wanna see the sun rise with you every morning for the rest of my life.” What felt like minutes passed before he answered. His voice cracked when he did. “That’s a whole lot of sunrises. Are you sure you can put up with me for that long? “That long and longer.” I touched his face wiping away a tear. “For always.” He buried his face in my neck. “Always isn’t long enough.”Kate was a beautiful character inside and out, a true inspiration and she really affected the lives of everyone around her. She had that inner strength and a persona that just motivated people to be a better person. Damien was a tough nut to crack, sometimes I just thought he was a total douche, but you could see the loveable guy that was lurking underneath. He had a lot going on and he and his dad really needed to sit down and sort out their lives. They were both dealing with the same issues, but handling it differently and worst of all, handling it apart. They should have been a united front.This was a beautiful story and one that I am not sorry I have read, if anything I feel better for reading it. My one little gripe is would I have loved to have heard Damien’s voice a bit more, we were treated to a little but he was battling too and I just wanted to get into his head for a little bit. Beautifully written, this may be the first book I have read by this author but it certainly won’t be the

  • Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
    2019-03-28 02:29

    Instead of sleeping, I sprawled out in bed, read this book and tried not to hiccup cry. jesssssus. THIS BOOK.King had a string tied straight to my tear ducts. She lightly tugged and my world blurred through the haze of large, wet, disgusting, ugly tears. I didn’t make it even to half-way through this book before I started the ugly crying. Unless you have a black soul of steel, I do not recommend reading this book in public.It reminded me a bit of The Fault in Our Stars, but a more romantic and less caustically sarcastic version. I was totally ok with that, by the way.Kate’s probably one of the most mature, strong characters I’ve ever read. I suppose knowing that you’re probably going to die soon may allow for sobering maturity to spark early – but I think she really just has an old soul. The way in which she handles her disease is beautiful and courageous, and her relationship with Damien grows from innocent to a deep and life-changing love.Damien is less mature. Much Less. But for whatever reason, Kate finds her soulmate in him. She doesn’t allow his flaws to change their love and she accepts him – every chipped and rough piece of him. I was consumed by Damien’s journey to become the man that he wanted to be for Kate. I was gutted when his efforts were a few days shy of a enough. I was horrified at his quick reversion to his prior ways. I was uplifted as Kate’s spirits never waned and she gives Damien exactly what he needs, even though he doesn’t know what to do with it.This book is emotionally draining and beautifully written. It’s a fantastic expression of strength, love, courage and commitment – no matter how long your lifespan may be. It doesn’t have a happy ending, but that just gives you a reason to read book 2 ;)– 4.5 stars –This review looks prettier on my blog:

  • Martina
    2019-04-10 05:29

    3.8 estrellas"Mi último deseo, Damian, es que una vez que hayas leído mi diario, lo pongas en un caja. Colócala en el desván de algún lugar y déjala allí. Deja que recoja polvo.Eso no es todo, sin embargo. Tienes toda una vida por delante. No la desperdicies. No vivas en el pasado. Ve hacia adelante. La vida no se trata de supervivencia. Se trata de vivir. Damian, amor, mi último deseo es que me dejes ir."Estoy tan contenta y a la vez tan enfadada de haber leído este libro. Con este libro te das cuenta de que la vida y lo que te depara en ella es pura mierda. No puedes elegir y no puedes evitar lo que va a suceder a continuación, claro está, pero ella sí puede elegir lo que te puede suceder a ti y joderte. Hay tantas cosas que no nos merecemos en la vida, que pensamos qué [email protected] soy, pero luego lees este tipo de libros y te das cuenta de que hay gente que está lidiando con cosas peores que con las que lidias tú todos los días. I feel so sad and angry sdkgl. En conclusión, es un libro realista, que nos muestra la realidad de la situación de una persona con cáncer y ante todo es bonita. Puedo entender que no es un libro para todo el mundo, ya sabéis. Así que, recomendado está, pero que sea valiente el que decida leerlo, porque yo... ugh.

  • Kristen Switzer
    2019-03-28 05:19

    Is there a way to give more than 5 stars?? Oh my heavens! Where to begin... I chose this book bc I was in the mood for an emotional read... and it was .99 on amazon. So I read it... and didn't put it down (unless I had to wait for the tear-blurred vision to clear). I definately got what I asked for when I read this. Emotional. It was emotionally devistating, emotionally powerful, and all consuming! I have a feeling I'll be reeling from this book for a very long time! It makes me wanna hug my parents, my husband, and my kids and never let them go. When crying to my best friend after finishing with the book... she thought I was talking about people that I knew. (Then laughed when she finally understood through my garble that it was a book)... but that's how I felt... I felt like I knew Kate and Damian. I felt like I was a part of their lives. I still do. I feel like I went through it all with them. I don't really know what else to say without starting to cry all over again! Job well done, D Nichole King!

  • Talk Books To Me
    2019-04-20 01:34

    Love Always, Kate isn’t a quick read. It’s the type of book you take in slowly. Read each page carefully, soaking up every emotion King throws your way. I fully expected to wipe my eyes a few times… I didn’t expect to feel so much that I couldn’t STOP crying. UGH! I hate reviews. I want to tell you why I hated and loved Damian. Say why I ached to take Kate and her parents pain away… but I can’t. Love Always, Kate is a book you have to read in order to experience its greatness: happiness, longing, torture, love. The characters are well developed and realistic in their flaws. The story never slows or drags, but rather keeps moving at a steady pace. You see each scene as if it were on the big screen. Fantastic job, D. Nichole King! I can’t wait to read more :) AND! Eight Days (A Love Always, Kate novella) is out! I’m dying to jump into that. On King’s FB page, she mentioned a book2: Love Always, Damian. OMG! Yeah, I totally need to stock up on Kleenex. Hope you enjoyed

  • Laura Richardson
    2019-03-22 23:20

    My boyfriend came home to me curled up in a blanket, a box of Kleenex, a glass of wine and bawling my eyes out. Through my tears I was trying to explain this book to him and why I couldn't put it down until I was finished. He thought I was crazy but I knew this was just a book that needed the attention! Since it dealt with Cancer, I expected this book to be a little sappy but was no where near prepared for how much it would draw me in or how much I would fall in love with the characters. Kate is such a strong, fierce woman and through the tears I couldn't help smiling at the tenderness of the love between her and Damian. I don't recommend reading this one in public because the sadness, tenderness and beauty of it will tug at every heart string! *** Disclaimer - I received this book free through Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review ******

  • rinos
    2019-04-11 03:11

    Po pierwsze: nie gustuję w książkach z gatunku New adult.Po drugie: śmiertelna choroba nie jest wyznacznikiem dobrej książki.Po trzecie: brak więcej argumentów.Wzbraniałam się przed tą historią jak tylko mogłam. Ot, kolejna historyjka o gówniarzach z problemami; dziś przeczytana - jutro zapomniana.Dobrze, że z góry nie skreślam żadnej książki..."Love always, Kate" - to piękna, wzruszająca i bardzo dojrzała historia dwojga nastolatków. Mamy tu rodzącą się przyjaźń, a potem miłość, która pięknie rozwija się w szponach śmiertelnej choroby. Jedna z nielicznych pozycji New adult, którą szczerze polecam. 4,5 gwiazdki.

  • Melissa Jones
    2019-04-10 06:23

    I purchased this book on the recommendation of a blogger I follow and even though I read the blurb and some of the reviews I was not prepared for the heartbreaking, yet beautiful journey that evolves through the pages. In this book you will meet Kate, who is seventeen and has leukemia yet she is so strong and so brave. Then there is Damian, who has experienced tragic loss and is still suffering from the hurt. These two are brought together at a time when they are each in great need of love and acceptance. Before you start reading grab those tissues you will definitely need them. This is one of those rare books that will change you and you'll never forget it.

  • Candace
    2019-04-15 03:31

    Ok I don't usually write reviews but this book was amazing. It's a real tear jerker and deals with some major life issues. But there is so much more in its pages like humor, love, and redemption. I fell in love with the characters in Love Always, Kate. Damien (swoon) is frustrating and addictive because for all his dark problems he has so much good in him. I loved Kate because of her strength and the love she freely gave others. Heck I even loved the parents, doctor and nurses.This is a must read book. I guarantee you will love it.

  • Monika
    2019-04-11 05:29

    nie wiem co napisać, książka rozwaliła mnie emocjonalnie, siedzę patrzę się w monitor i jedno co widzę to dziewczynę o łysej głowie z motylkiem wpiętym z boku, i zastanawiam się jak on się trzyma...chcesz zobaczyć , odkryć swoją granicę bólu...przeczytaj, moja już chyba przekroczyła granicę

  • Naiu Herondale
    2019-04-14 02:15

    este libro realmente rompio mi corazon***alerta spoiler***no supero esa muerte, es como... yo tenia esperanzas de que viviera :(nadie sera mejor que kate! ella es unica