Friday, November 14, 2014
Review & Giveaway for What’s Left of Us by Amanda Maxlyn
The heartwarming conclusion to What’s Left of Me.
Love found me three years ago.
I’m cancer free, happily married to the love of my life, and working toward my dream career.
Our life is complete. Perfect, really.
Or is it?
I’ve always wanted a family of my own, but never dreamed I could have one. Now Parker’s ready to make my dream our reality.
But sometimes our dreams are haunted by our deepest fears. Fears of failure, having a child, and in our case … death. How do I help the person I love get over his fear when I’m still trying to overcome that same fear myself?Together we must learn What’s Left of Us.
“Fear, it's all around us. It finds a way inside, lodging deep within, refusing to surrender. It latches on, following you on this path called life.”
This beautifully written novella takes us back into Parker & Aundrea's life. I love how it is written in dual POV's so we can understand what is going through each of their minds as they move forward in their lives together as husband and wife.
Aundrea has been in remission for three years now but there is always the background fear that it may come back or that her heart will eventually give out on her. Parker has the same fears and is intermittently haunted by nightmares that leave him waking up in a cold sweat. Losing Aundrea would be his worst nightmare, she is everything to him.
“She's made me a better man – a man capable of conquering any obstacle. I've never loved like this. She and I... we were made to love one another.” – Parker
These two have a lot of life enriching experiences in this story from buying their first home, deciding whether or not to start a family together and dealing with immense grief. Once Aundrea and Parker decide to confront their fears and not let them control their future they will be able to see their future more clearly.
“I believe there are stages in our life, no matter our past or our age, which we deserve to be given a second chance at – a rebirth of something we missed out on. This is one of those second chances.”
I loved catching up with Parker and Aundrea's life and had so many ‘aawww' moments reading this sweet novella.
Life works in mysterious ways.
Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer.
I refuse to cry.
And I refuse to give in.
A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me.
He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile.
But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him.
What if it changes everything?
Tragedy found me when I was seventeen.
Love found me when I was twenty-one.
My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.
I am the mother of two little boys, married to the love of my life, and living in one of the smallest towns in Minnesota. When I’m not chasing or cleaning up after my boys (yes, all three), I can be found writing or snuggled up with my kindle, a glass of wine, and spending time with my fictional friends and family.
I am first and foremost an avid reader! I love to read anything romance from paranormal, young/new adult, contemporary, and even yes, (wide eyes) erotic/BDSM.