Saturday, March 21, 2015


Title: Losing Her (His #2)
Author: Mariah Dietz
Release Date: March 1
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“I loved her and she left. Maybe I wasn’t enough. Maybe I’ll never be enough.” I’ve been thinking these words since before we even got together.
Everything is new. The old no longer has a place here. Physical items are easy to replace. I'm constantly battling the ones that aren't.
Every thought and memory I have is stained.
By you.
You weren't even there for half of them.
How is she still present even though she left?
I can do this. I’m going to survive losing her.
*** This is the second book of the His Series, and it DOES end with a cliffhanger. The final book of the His Series, Finding Me, will release June 1, 2015***
We all fell in love with Max in Becoming His. Now it's Max's turn to let us into his head for a bit. Don't worry this is not one of those it's the same story, just a different point of view. Essentially we pick back up where we left off in Becoming Him and continue to move forward. There are parts where we go back in time and see it from Max's side, but there is always a little bit of new added to those scenes. Take a look into Max's struggle in moving forward with his life after Ace's decision to run and having to deal with him past.

5 Stars
I started by reading Becoming His and was quickly drawn in by the relationship of Max and Ace. I am not one who usually loves the same story retold in the other's point of view, but I LOVED this book. Obviously you should read Becoming His first because that does have a huge part of reading this. Mariah Dietz did just a great job with the emotion in this book. You can feel your heart reaching out and feeling Max's pain. The parts that she went back to from the first book didn't feel like you were re-reading. They felt like whole new stories. Wonder

“Dude, you’ve got to get up.” Jameson sighs as I pull the pillow back over my head. I don’t even know what day it is anymore. I don’t care.
What adds salt to my wounds is the fact that the world keeps turning. People continue waking up and going about their day. The sun rises and sets. I hear kids laugh and play, neighbors greet one another, and birds sing, and all the while I wonder how? How does the entire world appear to be surviving this nightmare of losing her? 
Hank comes to visit in June. I still haven’t heard from Ace, and yet I’m still staying at my mom’s. I can’t leave. I can’t go back to that house. I’d moved rooms shortly after she left, and now reside in the guest room on the main floor. It’s better this way. There aren’t any pictures of her in here or random memories, like the one of her sitting on my bean bag chair when I was sick last summer. I also don’t have to face the window that looks out onto hers.
Hank knows that I know mom sent for him, hoping that he’d be able to “help” me. She of all people should know that having Hank around isn’t going to help me. He’s fucking married to the love of his life; he doesn’t have a fucking clue about the shit that I’m going through.
Of all things, Hank wants to go camping. I’m sure he thinks that getting away will help. He doesn’t understand that moving rooms has helped me realize I could go to Antarctica, and things wouldn’t change; the distance isn’t going to make the pain any less.
When we get camp set up, Hank opens a cooler and passes me a beer with a giant, shit-eating grin, like we’ve just overcome a huge hurdle. Deciding that I shouldn’t rain on his little douchebag tea party quite yet, I accept the beer with merely a grimace before taking a long swig. Before long, that single swig becomes a chug, and then a guzzle as I consume more alcohol than what three people probably should.
I sit by the fire and close my eyes. My mind automatically reaches back into that locked and forbidden drawer to pull out the image of Ace, striving to recall the sound of her laugh, the feel of her touch. It brings me back to our camping trip last September, when Jameson announced that was what he wanted to do for his birthday.
Becoming His (#1) – Find on Goodreads
Sometimes life's unforeseen paths lead us to discovering sides of ourselves we never knew existed.
Ace Bosse has always found solace at home, but when she returns for the summer from college, she builds an unexpected relationship with the Reckless Max Miller.
Three years ago, Max left for Alaska to find what he thought he'd lost, but now realizes just how much he left behind.
Max teaches Ace that sometimes a little crazy is exactly what life needs while learning that some chances are worth taking, regardless of the risks.
But how do you know when you've met the right person? And will they be prepared to experience one of life's biggest obstacles?
Falling in love isn't easy--but holding on to it is where the real challenge lies.

Ace and Max grew up next to each other with just enough distance to never be friends. While Ace always admired Max from afar she always thought he never noticed her. Max finally returns from Alaska and enrolls in the same school as Ace, but before school can start they have a whole summer of fun times, hanging out, being pushed together, drama, boyfriends, girl "friends", and more. Can these two get it together or will it be another lost opportunity.

4 Stars
Where to start. Ace is such a typical girl in which she doesn't see her own beauty and allure. Max is the typical boy who is off doing his thing and has all the girls vying for his attention. Max and Ace have continued to dance around each other and make sure they are never really available. While this can be very frustrating it makes for a great story because they develop such a great friendship. I was very intrigued to find out how this ended and I CAN NOT wait for their story to continue. I love their friendship and how they can read each other so well at some times. Great job Mariah Dietz! I will be watching for new books of yours to come out!

Mariah Dietz lives in Eastern Washington with her husband and two sons that are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon, where she spent the majority of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her sons, good coffee, books, travel, and dark chocolate. She also has a deep passion for the stories she writes, and hopes readers enjoy the journeys she takes them on, as much as she loves creating them.

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