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Thursday, September 17, 2015

5/5 Review: The Story of Us by Dani Atkins

 
Emma is just days from marrying her childhood sweetheart, Richard. But what should be the happiest time of Emma’s life takes a turn for the worse when, on the night of her bachelorette party, tragedy strikes. Thanks to some quick thinking from a stranger, Emma is pulled free from a totaled car before it goes up in flames. But another passenger is not so lucky.

The wedding is postponed as family and friends deal with their shock and grief. But soon, secrets come to light that have Emma questioning her relationships—and her engagement. Making matters more complicated is the emotional connection she feels with Jack, the mysterious man who saved her life. It’s a crisis no bridal magazine has ever covered: What do you do when, on the eve of your wedding, you find yourself in love with two men?
 
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On her way home from her bachelorette party Emma is involved in a car accident with her two best friends Caroline and Aimee. One doesn't survive, but that fateful night she is saved from the car wreckage my Jack. He takes care of her until her fiance whom has been at his bachelor party shows up at the hospital. Emma has an emotional connection to Jack and leans on him for support. Richard and Emma - agree to postpone their wedding and secrets start to unravel around her. Emma finds herself loving two men, one is safe and known and the other isn't. 

I will start if you aren't into books about cheating - this one isn't so don't lose interest. It's more a story of discovering yourself and whom you chose forever with. Emma doesn't flit between the Richard and Jack - she finds a different kind of solace in each.
Ms. Atkins, weaves a splendid story of friendship, love, and self awaking. Woven in is the tender subject of alzheimer's, which added to the realism.I found the story enthralling and lost a bit of sleep and then was shocked by the ending. I didn't see it coming but it was a pleasant difference.
If you are in the market for a well-rounded romance I would highly recommend this one.