5 StarsAddison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
Addison and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?
Selena's Thoughts; After reading the prologue I knew this book was going to punch me in the gut. I know what it is like to deal with the death of a parent, that feeling of emptiness when all you want is just one more conversation, one more hug, one more smile, one more day.
Addison is struggling with the death of her Mother in the most excruciating way. She isn't coping she is just surviving. Going through the motions of everyday life. She is broken and for all intents and purposes alone. Cue, Zander. He is perfect for her from the word go. He makes her smile and THAT, that is what it is all about. He is sweet and funny and every single thing she needs in her life. I was so in love while reading this book. I did cry, and perhaps I even sobbed a couple of times but this book is a journey for Addison. She is learning to live again, learning to let go of all the bad and only focus on the good.
There were times will reading this book that I felt the words were meant just for me. And I will hold those words in my heart. Some people would say, "It's only a book." But when a book truly speaks to you it is NEVER just a book.
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Social Media Links:T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans. T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime.
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