Weight of the World

Weight of the World The world s an awfully big thing to carry by yourself Zack lost his job his apartment and his hope which is why he ends up on the roof of a high rise certain that one final step will solve his pro

  • Title: Weight of the World
  • Author: Riley Hart Devon McCormack
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The world s an awfully big thing to carry by yourself Zack lost his job, his apartment, and his hope, which is why he ends up on the roof of a high rise, certain that one final step will solve his problems But a mysterious stranger named Rob happens to be on the roof that night too He talks Zack down, convincing him there s still hope left in the world Zack thinks ma The world s an awfully big thing to carry by yourself Zack lost his job, his apartment, and his hope, which is why he ends up on the roof of a high rise, certain that one final step will solve his problems But a mysterious stranger named Rob happens to be on the roof that night too He talks Zack down, convincing him there s still hope left in the world Zack thinks maybe he s right, which is why he s shocked when he turns on the news the next morning to find out Rob jumped himself Disturbed and confused, he searches for answers, starting with Rob s brother Tommy Rayburn It s been Tommy s job to take care of his brother since they were kids, taking the blows from their father so Rob wouldn t have to Tommy thought he could protect him, even if it meant carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders Considering Rob threw himself off a building, he obviously couldn t Then he meets Zack, a friend of Rob s who s suspiciously evasive about how they knew each other But they re both grieving and determined to find out why Rob jumped Answers don t come easily, and soon they re soothing each other with sweat slicked, passionate encounters Hot as things get in the bedroom, it doesn t take them long to realize there s between them than mind blowing sex and their pain But the heaviness is still there, threatening to pull them under, and if they can t open up with each other to lighten the load, the weight just might be enough to crush them both.

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    1. ~3.5~This book packs a massive emotional punch. Rob always called his older brother Tommy "Atlas," because Tommy carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Tommy protected Robbie from their abusive father and gave up his own happiness to make sure Robbie had everything he needed. When Robbie, seemingly out of the blue, commits suicide, Tommy is gutted and devastated, unable to move on. Then a stranger shows up on Tommy's doorstep looking for answers. Zack, bereft and homeless, was suppose [...]

    2. I'm not feeling this one. At all. I made it to around 30% but I just can't be bothered to read anymore. I don't get the connection between Tommy and Zack. Yeah, yeah I know, Rob is supposed to be the connection. The book starts with Zack showing up on Tommy's (Rob's brother) doorstep. At this point, all we know is Zack and Rob met on the roof of a building both contemplating suicide. Rob ends up jumping and Zack does not. ***This is not a spoiler, it is in the blurb***Six chapters in and Tommy a [...]

    3. 4 stars for this heartbreaking storyThis was my first book by this authors duo. Riley Hart is one of my favorites authors and I've read a couple of books by Devon McCormack. I didn't expect this story to break my heart and make me so emotional. I think I can count on my fingers how many books really got to me. But the theme of this book is so sad and full of angst: losing a dear one who committed suicide.Tommy's brother - Rob decided to jump from a building, but in the same night he saved Zack's [...]

    4. So basically the story is exactly what the blurb says - and the whole drama of the story is when Zack will finally admit to Tommy that he was with Rob just before he jumped and that Rob had talked him out of committing suicide only to do it himself.I wish I could tell him the truth. It itches at my conscience. Some part of me wants to share it all, but I’m so fucking scared I’ll lose the only person—the only friend—I’ve had in a long time.I feel so stupid for thinking of him as that. W [...]

    5. I went into Weight of the World by Riley Hart and Devon McCormack knowing absolutely nothing about it- not the title nor blurb. I'd been told it was emotionally charged, but that's it. Within a few sentences, I knew that this story would hit me hard. It deals with suicide and depression. As I've mentioned before, depression is something that I deal with and it sometimes it makes me critical of stories of this subject matter. Hart and McCormack did a beautiful job handling their character's feeli [...]

    6. “You take the weight of the world on your shoulders, don’t you? You worry about everyone, but you don’t want to let anyone in. You want to take care of everyone, but you don’t let anyone take care of you.”This was a book that snuck past me when it was released and I went into it not reading the reviews or even the blurb - I just saw the authors and was sold. I had no idea what the story was about and I quickly found myself a blubbering mess multiple times through this book.The Weight o [...]

    7. *** We open after Rob has committed suicide. ***Zack, 26, spent time with Rob that night on the roof, and seeks out Rob's brother, Tommy. Why? Why? is the question each asks. Tommy, 35, is angry he didn't see it coming, he didn't help him somehow. Zack is guilt laden and saw Rob as an amazing person who helped him that night. The men lean on each other, try to explore why it came to suicide, why no one helped. They find a Grindr buddy, a Psych doctor, and nothing but more questions. Through this [...]

    8. Felt zero connection between the MCs. Everything was just too repetitive. They'd Talk, somebody gets angry/upset, they fuck, repeat. That's all they do. It was exhausting and in the end I wasn't interested anymore about Rob's reason for committing suicide. #notagoodexperience

    9. 3.5 StarsThis is exactly what the blurb says. Zack has hit rock bottom, and when he decides to end it all, he’s convinced by a stranger to give life another go. When he shockingly discovers that Rob chose to do exactly what he intended, Zack goes searching for answers and finds Rob’s grieving brother, Tommy.What ensues is some major hurt comfort as these two try to find answers, a reason or a clue as to why Rob is now forever gone. Both these men obviously have not had it easy, where they ha [...]

    10. DNF at 29%, so no rating.From the first page, I didn’t connect at all to the story nor the characters. the constant change of their mood and thoughts didn’t sit well for me, and the dirty talk made me cringe. It felt for me so different from the other books written by Riley Hart, an author I really enjoy.I put it down twice and tried to go at least to go to 50%, but I can’t : I prefer to throw the towel :-(

    11. 4 StarsLoss, heartache, despair, confusion, abandonment, anger, guilt. Acceptance.Love.Hope.Weight of the World deals with a magnitude of strong (often warring) emotions. With a plot centred on the ripple effects of a suicide, this story is a tough one to read at times, but in my humble opinion, it was handled with grace and humility.I don't read this kind of story often, for obvious reasons, but in Riley Hart I trust, and I wasn't left disappointed. Even with all the doom and gloom feelings tha [...]

    12. 4.5 to 5 stars. This book broke my heart so many times that it was impossible for me not to love it. Maybe is the fact that I started this when I was PMSing or maybe I'm just an emotional mess but I had to stop and take a break to cry more than once. This story is told in Zach and Tommy's POVs and the authors gave us a few Rob chapters that made us see what was going on with him.All of Rob's chapters are set in that fateful night that changed Zach and Tommy's lives but it still makes you know hi [...]

    13. 3.75 starsThere were parts of this that I liked - the three different view points, the focus on mental illness - and I was a little teary eyed at the end. I just had a difficult time connecting with the romance and how quickly things moved between these guys.

    14. I have no idea how to review this. I'm so tempted to skip out on it. But then I'd be failing my personal challenge to review everything I read. So here goesI hope.This book packed a 5-star angst punch. The entire story held somber overtones. That's not too surprising considering the theme is depression and suicide.I hurt all the time. I hurt so much sometimes it's like I'm being eaten from the inside out. Like I walk around empty. I laugh where I'm supposed to and smile where I'm supposed to, bu [...]

    15. 3.5 for his heartbreaker. This was an angst filled story from beginning to end as Tommy and Zack look for answers as to why Rob ended his own life. Tommy the stoic, ever reliable big brother couldn't save his little brother and struggled to come to terms with the choice he made. Zack met Rob on that rooftop, both with the same intention but Rob helped Zack see some hope - Zack just couldn't reconcile Rob not taking his own advice. Zack & Tommy meet under the most challenging of circumstance [...]

    16. ********** INCREDIBLE **********5 BIG FUCKING STARSI can't count how many times my heart broke while reading this. It was heartbreaking, raw, honest, and so very emotional! I would highly recommend it!

    17. DNF AT 27%The secret, the narration, the first person POV, the skirting around the issues, the grief-relief sext dong it for me. I never enjoy this author's work, ever, but the blurb struck me. I did really want to read a book about someone struggling to such a large extent under the weight of the world and their journey through such. That's not what's occurring here, though. Plus, I can't read a whole book with people operating under the misconception that one is responsible for someone who's s [...]

    18. Yikes!! I'm definitely in the minority with my review. I tried, really really tried, to like this book but gave up at 42%. The guilt of both characters, Tommy and Zach, was stifling and repetitive. They seemed to drone on and on and on and it got really depressing to read.

    19. DNF. I just could not get into this book. The characters weren't likable and it was redundant. They kept saying and thinking the same things over and over and over Very boring read for me. The sex was awful too. It just lacked.mething. I felt like there was no connection between them.

    20. I dunno about this one.Honestly, if Zack was so ready on that building, he needs some serious help. I don't feel like his illness was addressed correctly. To want to jump off a building and end your life is pretty fucking serious, yeah?Anyway. I think I have trouble with these kind of books in general. I think that in order to keep the book from being too dark the serious subject matter isn't handled, well, seriously.My heart did hurt for Rob though, so much. It makes me so very sad that he just [...]

    21. This was a really down story and it’s not that I didn’t expect that but I didn’t think it would drag throughout most of the book. It went from Tommy and Zack having a bonding moment then always the guilt afterwards and this went on and on. Then when Tommy found out how Zack meet Robbie it blew my mind what as ass and how unforgiving he was!!!! He decided to contact Zack again because of a damn dream, seriously 😐. When he turned his back on Zack I was so done with Tommy. The last chapter [...]

    22. It's hard to put my feelings about this story into words. Was my heart completely ripped out? Yeah. Most definitely. The subject matter here lends to a very heavy and emotional story and journey for these MC's. Death and grieving are hard to read and wondering why someone you love committed suicide adds another dimension to the sorrow that hangs over this journey for the MC's. Then, add in a blooming love that meets a bumpy road and the sorrow compounds. There is a HEA but don't expect the path [...]

    23. I must be getting cold in my old age, because the only time I really teared up was when (view spoiler)[ they finally found Rob's letter (hide spoiler)] Sure, there were some hard moments, but nothing really got to me until that.Still, this was a very good story, that details what it means to be the ones left behind, when someone chooses to do what Rob did. I'd still have liked more depth about just what he suffered, but I guess that's the whole point- sometimes you never really know all the answ [...]

    24. ‘The image is so spot on. It feels like I’m looking at a picture of Rob.’Southern gentleman Devon McCormack grew up in the Georgia and according to his biographical information from a very young age ‘he spun tales the old fashioned way, lying to anyone and everyone he encountered. He claimed he was an orphan. He claimed to be a king from another planet. He claimed to have supernatural powers. He has since harnessed this penchant for tall tales by crafting whole worlds where he can live o [...]

    25. I was warned by the blurb that this book would be anything but fluffy, so I wasn't surprised.There was an oppressive atmosphere throughout the whole book like dark clouds having heavy above shutting out the light.After Rob gave Zack enough hope to keep him from jumping off the top of a tall building, Rob himself took the plunge. Zack is full of questions as to why Rob jumped as well as guilt that he didn't see Rob's suffering. He looks up Rob's brother Tommy in the hope of getting some answers.T [...]

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