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Author: Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: December 8th, 2014
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book – but whatever it was, it surpassed all my expectations. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
Twenty year old Paisley Donovan is determined to live life to the full – but her family are determined to protect her and treat her as if she is extremely fragile because she has also been found to have the same heart condition which killed her sister. Paisley wants to complete her Bucket list but is almost killed when someone drops her off a pier into the sea, not believing her telling him she cannot swim! Fortunately, the handsome hunk she’d spotted on the beach earlier, Jagger Bateman, rescues her, giving her the kiss of life to save her. That’s when all the fireworks start. Paisley is already planning to marry her boyfriend, Will and Jagger is determined not to get involved with anyone whilst completing his course at the country’s toughest flight school, but the best laid plans often get changed en route!
Beautifully empathically written, it is a romance but so much more. The problems and decision making processes experienced by someone with a congenital heart disease that has already killed her sister are poignantly portrayed without being maudlin about them. The way someone trying to help others with addiction problems are similarly sensitively handled as are coping with the pressures of training, courses, family, relationships and fears. The conflicting demands made on individuals and how they cope with these are all explored, helping readers feel the angst and turmoil of the characters, without detracting from the pace of the story, making it an entertaining read.
Thank you to the author and publishers for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review. Copies of this book are available from a variety of sources, including: