Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
Addison struggles to pick up the pieces of her life. Instead of getting back to being the carefree teenager she once was, she's stuck handling all of the responsibilities that should have been her father's. She has no time to grieve, no time for emotions, and no time for happiness...until Zander Reinhardt walks in. All it takes is one little handwritten note on a napkin to kick-start her back to life and help her realize that maybe there's more to that life than pain.
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
Addison had her breaking point. Losing her family, to death and alcohol. Family and friends making her feel abandoned as they went back to their lives. Leaving her adrift, she reaches the point she can’t go on anymore. She tries to commit suicide. But fails and has to face life with help in the most unlikely ways.
Running her mother’s bakery, and going to counseling weekly. Addison feels like she was going through the motions of living. Keeping a cynical protective shell around her.
When Addison meets Zander you are rooting for the guy. He is like a bright ray of sunshine that Addison is afraid to let in. Slow to open up to him, she eventually does. Now I won’t give the book away, just know that when you read this book to have a tissue nearby.
I always feel like if we can face and deal with the inner battle, being help from friends, counselors, family, or strangers. A person who can be there to listen or just sit with you and hold your hand until you can breathe again, until angst lets loose of you enough so you can function.
I have personally went through bumps and snags mentally and physically in life. I related to this book when it came to believing without a doubt there is always an angel watching over you, holding you up when you fall. Being there when you needed them most.
Tara writes this book from the heart, it makes you see there is a lot to live for.
You just have to find that.
Thank you Tara for writing again a great book!
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-73-TALK orhttp://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp