What an amazing journey this has been and I’m so pleased that I shared the ride with Maddie and Tyler. Because that is what we do, as readers we immerse ourselves into the worlds of the character and the lives they live. If a book is written well then we can get completely lost in another time and space…an alternative reality, and that is exactly what I got through the course of these four books.
I felt the emotions, although slow to begin with, as Tyler and Maddie grew closer only to be torn apart, either through their own actions or by some evil drug lord! The pain and heartbreak of losing friends and loved ones, the joy and happiness of finding that one person who makes your life complete.
Often I forget that I am on a journey through life, that this is the one and only shot I get at being here with those I love. It does not mean that I can’t escape every so often into the realms of the fictional, more that the time I spend here, doing whatever I am doing, is what leads to the life I choose for myself. That is essential what Tyler and Maddie discover. Each choice they make leads to the next and decisions will lead in different directions. I loved the use of the “choose-your-own-adventure books” they are a great metaphor for life, except maybe where if you choose the wrong path you don’t get to start back at the beginning, you have to keep moving forward towards the end of the book.
Going to miss Maddie and Tyler but that is the great thing about books…they can be reread!
The EOBS is great. Johnathan has a really wonderful outlook on life and I could hear Tyler in some of the things he says. Julie is a fantastic author in her own right and I have read many of her books (The Mister Series are a particular favourite of mine). I eagerly await to see what the next creation is that this duo will bring us.
Old demons are back.
Maddie’s dealing with the fallout of her choices. Safety and happiness are relative, elusive things she’s desperate to have. But they will forever remain out of reach until the demons of her past are laid to rest.
Tyler’s mistakes resurface to haunt him and he’s just beginning to understand that money can’t fix a broken relationship. He must open his heart and search for answers he’d rather not find.
She wants peace in a world made of chaos.
He wants to rid himself of a lifetime of guilt.
They’re soul mates, but that’s no guarantee.
They’ll need to rely on each other to find their happily ever after.
Because the fight never ends—it just gets easier with someone at your side.