She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.
He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.
Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.
Expected publication: November 24th 2015 by Loveswept
Genre: New Adult/Romance
** I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**
Every sniffle or sneeze was enough to send Corin running to the doctor thinking that there was a deeper problem, disease or condition that was slowly killing her. She convinced herself that her latest ailments were a result of a heart problem so she decided to attend Mended Hearts, a support group for people with heart issues. It was there that she met Beckett who turned her whole world upside down. He was recovering from a heart attack in which he almost didn't survive and he was learning how to live again with a whole new set of rules and regulations that pretty much made his old lifestyle obsolete. This was their story.
What did I think?
I loved the idea of someone obsessed with dying and someone who almost dies connecting and trying to build a relationship. It of course meant all kinds of issues, complications and other good stuff that kept me glued to the pages. I wasn't the biggest fan of the almost insta-love between the two of them. It was a little too quick and I felt like I was playing catch up trying to get behind the two of them. Once I caught up to the romance though, I was all in.
Beckett was a book boyfriend dream come true. He wasn't an alfa male but a genuinely nice and decent guy. The kind of guy you want your daughters to bring home. I adored him and empathised with all of his struggles to rebuild his life. Corin wasn't as easy for me to like. I enjoyed reading about her struggles and progress as things developed with Beckett but I found her abrasive and selfish at times. Her selfishness was called out at one point in the book and I was really glad it was. It made it a little easier to like her.
This book was an emotional roller coaster and I found myself with a giant lump in my throat and stinging eyes at one point. There was no ugly crying but I came close. It is when a book makes me emotional, in any way, I know I have enjoyed it. I would be feeling nothing if I didn't like it and that was not the case with this book. Although somewhat predictable, combining the neurosis and heart attack made for a unique and definitely entertaining read.
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