Damaged. Confused. Alone.
You feel sorry for me. You pity me.
You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can go on with my life. But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well, I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…
***Dear Tabitha is BOOK TWO in the Forever Family Series. Dear Emily should be read FIRST as this is NOT a standalone book.***
Tabitha was a character who I very much was pulling for in Dear Emily. She had faced so much pain in her life and was once again being forced into a decision that was truly heartbreaking. I was so happy to feel as though she was in a better place by the end, It really seemed as if she had found peace with her past and decisions that were made. But then she opens her door to the one person she never expected to see again.
It has been over 2 years since he walked out on her. She had accepted the fact that things were truly over for them. But seeing him again, brings back all those feelings she had worked so hard to bury. As a reader, I was SO conflicted on how I felt about his return. I didn't really get to know Alex in the first book, since he was gone. So, my alliance was to Tabitha and I didn't want him to cause her to have a set back when she had come so far.
At the same time, I felt like it might be therapeutic for her, if only to give her the closure she never really got in their relationship. And then of course there is the matter of Emily. How will he react when he finds out about her and the choices Tabitha made regrading her future? There were so many questions I had at the start!! Thankfully the author answers them all and them some by the end.
Dear Tabitha will take you on the journey of not only her and Alex finding a way to move past decisions that were made and finding a way for each of them to move on, but also a look into their past. You get a better understanding of the lives they lived and how that shaped them into who they are now. It is a emotional roller-coaster to say the least.
A beautiful conclusion to this series! I can't wait to read more from Ms. Stiles, as she has a wonderful gift of creating a story and characters that are so easy for the readers to feel connected to!!