My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be Addison's best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
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 and Zander both have secrets they aren't ready to share. When the truth finally comes out, is it enough to tear them apart or has something bigger than themselves always been watching over them, pushing them together, making sure they both get their happily ever after?
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T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is
her absolute favorite to read romantic
suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up
with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans.
T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime
Jen's Review -
Wow! Just Wow!
This book was just what I needed at the time i read this -
TOTALLY Awesome book!
Addison had to grow up quickly in life. Her mother passed away and her father couldn't deal with the reality of it.
Drinking his way into rehab after rehab, she finally learned to deal with it. He wasn't going to change, and she had to maintain things her own way.
Frustrated and overwhelmed with everything, she did the unthinkable...
A year later, she finally had a handle on things. Her therapist was a big help. Even though she didn't want to be there, the presence of Dr. Thompson was warming. She reminded her of her mother in so many ways.
Working at the bakery wasn't what Addison wanted to do, but she did it anyway. Her dad still in and out of rehab, she couldn't let her mother's dream of owning her own bakery die. So she worked, day in and day out.
Meg, her new friend - they didn't talk about their past, they both knew each other had it rough, but they were still friends. Meg has a great way of making Addison laugh.
And when she see's that guy in the corner looking over at Addison, Meg couldn't help but make her own comments. :)
yes Addison noticed him, even though she would never admit it.
She was struggling through her own issues, but when he started leaving little notes on napkins before he left, she couldn't help but let her thoughts stray to him more and more.
Zander started coming around the bakery more and more often, and pretty soon they started talking.
When he asked Addison for help baking a birthday cake for his mother, Meg couldn't help but agree for her :)
Addison started to panic, but when Zander showed up for his lesson in baking, everything fell into place. She felt comfortable around him. and she really REALLY liked him.
Her sessions with her therapist continued, and each time she spoke with her, Addison tried out new things to get herself back to normal.
I really enjoyed this book - Addison had some true issues and life dealt her a really bad hand. I loved her therapist, and how she gave Addison really great advice on how to get herself back. How to find out how to make herself happy and trust again.
You could see Addison struggling through each trial as it happened, and you could see how much she wanted things to be different.
The ending was a little too sugary :) But sweet all the same.
Great story! Really made me smile :D
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