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I read this book but then I decided to get on Audible it's a beautiful stop about struggles and going tru a health problem with a little sweet adorable girl! The only thing I really was desapointed was the narrator what a sexy voice but sounded like a robot! I had to speed the voice so I would be able to listen to the end it's a shame though it's a nice story about love and sacrifices!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Julia has really been through Hell, her husband Gage has been dead for 2 years now and, apart from still being heartbroken, she is a broke yet hardworking devoted Mother to 5 year old Everleigh. Julia has another problem - it is that her handsome womanising brother-in-law Crew is always coming around to see his niece and Julia hates it, resents him and she blames him for so much..... including once breaking her heart because he was her first love. But when she gets some tragic news it's Crew that comes swiftly to her rescue and makes the ultimate sacrifice for love.
The cover was powerful, the plot sounded good but unfortunately it was a very depressing look into the lives of a family unit as they got the devastating news of a once happy child as she's struck down with Cancer. There's a blow-by-blow account of the pain-filled depressive and exhausting days, the prognosis and the terrible decisions that follows. Coupled with the affect that the harrowing chemotherapy has on a little body and the heartache and emotional strain that's put on Julia and Crew who have to put on a brave face, come to terms with the events and make some hard choices. Because Crew (an ex MMA Fighter) is coming back into the Cage after his forced retirement (on medical grounds) after making an extraordinary unwavering hero-worthy decision to help and he knows it could not only threaten his health but endanger his life too.... but he is all too willing to sacrifice himself for the love of his two girls.
There is, eventually, romance, tender stolen moments and deep emotional sex scenes but the overpowering feeling of the pending loss of Everleigh or Crew..... or even both of them was very emotional, sad and not really the type of listen that I like to escape into. Coupled with this is the dual narration of Kai and Wen who I usually love and I've listened to most books they've done together but I cannot understand what happened to Wen's narration because he...... would pause at the end of sentences...... all the time which breaks....... up the flow and leads..... to annoying silences and abrupt...... endings to thoughts and conversations. And, even on double speed, this was very noticeable, frustrating and distracting.
Worth the credit? For me, because of the content, I have to sadly say NO but I can understand that many listeners will find the powerful message, the second chance romance and the two heartwarming and heartbreaking Epilogues well worth a credit. For some it's going to be an emotional, inspiring, tender and romantic 5 star listen with glowing reviews..... and that's good for them but, hand on heart, I just can't recommend this as the sucker-punches and tears far outweighed any joy so it just wasn't for me.
12 of 15 people found this review helpful
I have laughed, cried and felt the tens moments with the characters... I don't really want to call them characters, to me it felt as if I was part of the family going trough all the emotions from sad to happy to silly to very hart touching sad.
Thank goodness for the second epilogue!!! I almost got cross at the writer to end the book with a knot in my throat and my emotions all over the place.
This is all about all kinds of LOVE, sacrifices and second changes. PLEASE do read this book!!! The only negative thing to me is..... the book is finish... Hope you enjoy / enjoyed the book as much as I have.