Review: No Longer Mine by Shiloh Walker

Filed in Review , Shiloh Walker , The Geeky Lover Posted on May 13, 2010 @ 6:48 am 16 comments

Format Read: eBook
Number of Pages: 167 pages
Release Date: April 2010
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Formats Available: eBook

Book Blurb:

One woman, one man, and a love that won’t let either of them go.

Born on the wrong side of the tracks and dealt a fair share of hardship, Nikki Kline never gives up a fight. Even when her reason to keep going is ripped from her, Nikki tries desperately to hang on. But when the man who broke Nikki’s heart comes back into her life she doesn’t know how much she can take. Especially since that man seems determined to win back her damaged heart.

Wade Lightfoot is a man who knows he’s made more mistakes than most. As much as he would like to repair the damage he’s done to those he loves, Wade also knows there is no going back. But when he sets out to put things right the last thing he’s prepared to find out is that he had a son. A son he’ll never get the chance to meet.

When the truth is out and all the old wounds are bared, it seems impossible that Nikki and Wade will find their way back to each other. But true love is an undeniable force that even past hurts can’t destroy.

This book has been previously published and has been revised from its original release.

Warning: This title contains heartbreaking tragedy, lies and deception, and a scorching passion that nothing can deny.

My Thoughts:
I had to wait a week before I could at least stand the thought of reviewing this book. Not cuz I didn’t like it but more because I was so touched  by it that I always started crying only thinking about it. The warning at the end of the Blurb really is true: No Longer Mine is a heartbreaking tragedy that won’t leave you untouched.

The story starts in a dramatic way. We join Nikki, her little son and her brother in a bumpy ride through a storm. We see how much they care for each other and bam everything is over. We find ourselves again in the hospital with Nikki barely living and conscious just long enough to get the news that her boy died in the accident. At this moment I first thought that I wouldn’t be able to read this book. I was so touched and felt so much for Nikki I was afraid I couldn’t stand all the emotion and heartbreak that had to follow. I took a break and during this time I thought about what would happen next and what should not. I started to think about all the possible ways Shiloh could ruin this book and I thought perhaps it wouldn’t be that emotional the whole time. I was wrong.

Nikki is broken but she tries to stay strong. Her life was nothing you would wish even your worst enemy. She was hurt by Wade big time and when she discovers that she’s pregnant she just knows one thing- she wants that child. The boy gave her life a sense again. She had something to live for and when he is ripped out of her life she thinks that nothing is left that’s worth living for. I can hardly imagine how it must feel to be in that kind of a situation but I have to say Ms. Walker made me believe I got what it would feel like. My heart broke so often for Nikki and I admired her for her strength. When she sees Wade in her life again all the old emotions surface again and she has no idea how to handle it. Can she live with the constant reminder of her boy and the heartbreak Wade caused her? I think I couldn’t stand that.

Wade is clueless that he had a boy. He thinks that Nikki is just angry cuz of his past mistakes and the way he indirectly ended their engagement. He wants her back cuz he never stopped loving her and he tries to find a way to sneak back into her heart. He knows he was wrong in the past and he knows that it is hard for Nikki to forget that but he underestimates the situation. He has no idea that he was a father and that Nikki lived through hell cuz of losing that child. 

As you can imagine the whole situation seemed hopeless from the start. But I just couldn’t stop wishing for a HEA. But what kind of HEA can that be? The boy is dead after all?  I learned to accept that together with Nikki in small baby steps and at the end I could see a future for them again. It was a hard and heart-wrenching story.
No longer Mine is no story you can read fast and be satisfied with. I cried so much, even after I finished this book. It just makes you think about life and death and the unfairness of life. It was really depressing from time to time. 

A few times the book was too angsty for my taste and some things seemed a bit off but it is a book I will never forget.  

All in all No Longer Mine was a captivating read. I had to put it down from time to time but my thoughts never left it. It was just so emotionally intense, heart breaking and lovely at the same time. I loved the characters and was sucked into the story right away. I highly recommend this book. 

I give No Longer Mine 4 out of 5 bookies.

About Susi

Susi is a geeky vegetarian from Gemany. She just finished university and now works as a civil engineer in steel construction. Besides her reading addiction she also knits like a maniac while listening to audiobooks. Susi also blogs at the Secret HEA Society.

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  • pattepoilue May 13, 2010 at 6:50 am

    This is a wonderful review Susi! I know exactly how you feel because I kept crying while reading it. (Well I'm still reading it lol)

    It's heart-wrenching but it's beautiful at the same time. I love it so far!

  • pattepoilue May 13, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Oh and I should add that I'm in love with this cover. It's just gorgeous.

  • Heather (DarklyReading) May 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm sounds like a really emotional read..I'll need to check it out with a kleenex box..

  • Mary G May 14, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Awesome review Susi.
    You put into words exactly how I feel about Shiloh's books. There isn't one that I read & didn't finish with a huge sigh. I love what pattepoilue said: Heart-wrenching & beautiful at the same time.Sigh.

  • Blodeuedd May 14, 2010 at 1:22 am

    Great review!
    But oh no, even crying, sounds very emotional indeed

  • SusiSunshine May 14, 2010 at 4:27 am

    @pattepoilue Agree about the cover and yes to the heart wrenching. So sad!

    @Heather Don't forget the kleenex hon! You will need those!

    @Mary G I just read 2 of her books but I'm determinate to redeem that mistake. Very beautiful writing.

    @Blodeuedd Yes the book was good but the crying at the end just didn't want to stop. Really felt like a crybaby.

  • Leontine May 14, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I read No Longer Mine on release day. I sat down and finished the whole book in one afternoon. I just had to know how and if they would get to a HEA! By Chapter three SW already had me in tears…

  • SusiSunshine May 14, 2010 at 9:37 am

    @Leontine Me too! She really had a death-grip on ,y heart through the whole book. Great novel.

  • Mary G May 14, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    You're so lucky Shiloh is new to you. You have a whole backlist to go through. I don't know which 2 you read already. Although I love every word ever published my faves (faves ever not just of Shiloh's)are Fragile, Broken, The Missing & if you read Playing For Keeps you need a box of tissues. Just wonderful stuff.

  • Mary G May 15, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I forgot Always Yours & My Best Friend's Lover were the first ones I read.

  • SusiSunshine May 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    @Mary G Okay I'm writing all the titles down. The first I read was Hunter's Need and I loved this book. I always wanted to buy Fragile and Broken but last time I checked the books were not available. =( But I will so try again.

  • SusiSunshine May 15, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    @Mary And I already have the Missing here. Can't wait to start it. =)

  • Melissa (My words and pages) May 16, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    This really sounds like a sad read. But yet there is some sort of lesson or inspiration to the sound of the story with going through such hell to make it on in life. Wow. Thank you for the review.

  • SusiSunshine May 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    @Melissa You say it. It is a fantastic book after all. You just have to survive all the crying. 😉

  • Shiloh Walker June 4, 2010 at 3:51 am

    thanks for the review, susi! :o)

    Glad you enjoyed it. I can honestly not ALL of my books are quite this um… up and down. I don't think… O.o

  • SusiSunshine June 4, 2010 at 4:01 am

    @Shiloh Totally my pleasure even if you made me cry.

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