Book Title: Next To You
Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: New Adult, Drama, Contemporary, Romance
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
…I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them…
Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancée and best friend left when she ran away. The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, believe in family and that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Now he’s struggling between wiping any traces of her from his life and drowning his sorrows away with the help of his new best friends—Don Julio and Jack Daniels.
Rebecca’s past suffocated her to the point of not wanting to continue, her lifeline and the only reason to live began to withdraw from her. She wished it had been her imagination, but heard it loud and clear: “If not, there’s always a divorce, nothing is forever.” This time it became a leave or die situation. Something has got to change—she had to change. Packing light and leaving a letter behind, she takes a journey that can help her find herself through the shards of her painful childhood.
As letters, memories and stories are exchanged, two once inseparable people reconcile what’s left of their relationship. Beyond the confines of everything they built together, they’re left with two lonely people searching for what it means to be whole. Will they find meaning under their bruised psyches or will their pasts get the better of them?
One of the things that I love about books is sometimes it can make you feel like you are a part of the story line and you know the characters personally. That is what I feel whenever I read a book by Claudia, like these characters are my family and friends. NTY picked up where WLTY leaves off and you are left for a few minutes wondering what happen to make Rebecca leave like she did. I loved the fact that you got to see a different Bex and that you finally got the back story to Daniel. Becca and Danny both had to go through some personal things to get back to where they belonged and really figure out what they meant to each other. I loved the fact that there were letters going back and forth between them and no matter what Danny's feelings never change for Becca no matter how hard he tried to fight them. The fact that I got to see other sides to the supporting cast of characters made this story even better. Int he end all ended how it should have and Daniel and Rebecca finally got their HEA
Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.
She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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