Friday 14 November 2014

Blog Tour ~ Review & Giveaway ~ What’s Left of Us (What’s Left of Me #2) by Amanda Maxlyn

Amanda Maxlyn is excited to share the release of "What's Left of Us", the heartwarming conclusion to What's Left of Me. Make sure to check out the teasers, pick up your copy and enter the $100 Kate Spade Gift Card GIVEAWAY below!

 For more fun & giveaways, come join our Facebook Release Party & Blog Tour Event ~ Friday, November 14th

Book Description:

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.
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Our Review
**ARC received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

“Our past shapes our future, but don’t plan your future around past hardships.”

This is one of those books that I was extremely apprehensive to read. I adored What’s Left of Me with a passion and anyone that knows me, knows that I have it rated as one of my top “Tear Jerkers.” Amanda Maxlyn killed me with that book and now I was afraid that she was going to decimate me all over again.

The prologue killed me, Amanda Maxlyn takes no prisoners and pulls you in like a sucker, and it was the start of what proved to be an unputdownable book.

Aundrea is cancer free, married to the man of the dreams and just beginning to live her adult life. She has had it really hard but is now trying to remain positive, despite the health “dark clouds” that still hover over her. I found myself empathising with Aundrea, it must be hell living with a constant fear that you could die any minute, even if the doctors tell you that all is fine and manageable. Aundrea always found herself looking at the “worst case scenarios” rather than trying to look at the positives. However, being married to Parker meant that Aundrea was forever being reminded of the “bright side.”

“Pain is what keeps my heart alive. Pain is a reminder of the life I have to be thankful for.”
Parker was absolutely perfect in this book, he took Aundrea’s insecurities and fears and did whatever he could to diminish them. He knew what she needed and when and never gave up. He pulls her back into the land of the living like a true pro and Aundrea appreciated and loved him all the more for it. These two were such a perfect couple, they shared that deep all-consuming love, they were soul mates, they were two halves of a whole and their connection was felt with every word and every action. Their marriage is one that people aspire to have, you just had to look at them to see how crazy they were about each other and Amanda Maxlyn projected this beautifully through her prose.

“He Stole Her Heart, She Stole His Last Name.”

This is a very different book from What’s Left of Me, yes there were tears but they were sad and happy, yes this book is emotional, but what else did you expect from Amanda Maxlyn? She seems to thrive on making you feel the rawest of emotions and I have to say succeeded once again.

“She is my present, my future, and my eternity. I won’t let fear wreck what we have. It’s time I face it. It’s time I gave her that breath.”

This is a book about moving on, living your life, never giving up and having the courage to grab what you want with both hands. Making the most of every day no matter the hurdles and curve balls that life throws at you. Live each day as if it is your last and make sure that the people that love you know you do. Treasure your family and friends that are always there for you but most of all be happy. This was a definite feel good book, but you are taken on a ride to get there.

I totally loved this conclusion, it was perfect for this couple and I cannot wait to see what Amanda Maxlyn writes next. I know that I will be reading it.

“There is no life if it’s not a life with you.”
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Book Description:

 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.

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About the Author:  

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.

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