Review: Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry

Posted September 7th, 2012 by in Blog, Harlequin Mills&Boon, HJ Top Pick!, Review, SuperRomance / 0 comments

Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry made me cry tons, there is an underlying thread of sorrow attached to this book but also a big ray of sunshine and hope.

Death can be devastating to a family, especially when you loose the “Glue” that holds the family together. For Michael, Billie was that Glue; his beloved vibrant young wife was snatched away out of the blue leaving him distraught with sorrow and with two young children to raise.

Angie, Billie’s best friend has been a rock to this grieving family providing them comfort and support and being there for them in their time of need.

As Michael and Angie spend time together and heal, they develop a friendship and an easy companionship; Suddenly Michael and Billie start to see each other in a different light. Michael begins to see Angie as a beautiful desirable woman, and Angie is attracted to Michael big time.

Angie and Michael are so filled with guilt and remorse, they fight the attraction tooth and nail, their romance is slow to develop, but oh so beautiful and heartwarming to read.

I liked the fact that the author didn’t feel the need to victimize the first wife to justify Michael falling in love again so soon after his wife’s death

 

Within Reach shows that you do not have to quantify love; one can have two true soul mates in one life time, and love two people equally without one relationship over shadowing or replacing the other.

I loved the play of emotions in this book; it was sad, yet funny and deeply moving.

Sarah Mayberry has written a wonderfully poignant and heartfelt tale of second chances and finding true love again

I would highly recommend this book, but be warned you will need a box of Kleenex on hand.

 

 

Published August 7th 2012 by Harlequin (first published August 1st 2012)

Book Info:

Being a single dad was never on Michael Young’s agenda. Yet with the sudden loss of his wife, that’s exactly the role he has. On his best days, he thinks he can handle it. On his worst… Luckily, family friend Angie Bartlett has his back, easily stepping in to help out.

Lately, though, something has changed.

Michael is noticing exactly how gorgeous Angie is, and how single she is. She’s constantly in his thoughts and he feels an attraction he never expected. Does he dare disrupt the very good thing they have going? If they have a fling that goes nowhere, he stands to lose everything—including her. But if they make it work, he stands to gain everything!

This book made me cry tons, there is an underlying thread of sorrow attached to this book but also a big rainbow of sunshine and hope.

Death can be devastating to a family, especially when you loose the “Glue” that holds the family together. For Michael, Billie was that Glue; his beloved vibrant young wife was snatched away out of the blue leaving him distraught with sorrow and with two young children to raise.

Angie, Billie’s best friend has been a rock to this grieving family providing them comfort and support and being there for them in their time of need.

As Michael and Angie spend time together and heal, they develop a friendship and an easy companionship; Suddenly Michael and Billie start to see each other in a different light. Michael begins to see Angie as a beautiful desirable woman, and Angie is attracted to Michael big time.

Angie and Michael are so filled with guilt and remorse, they fight the attraction tooth and nail, their romance is slow to develop, but oh so beautiful and heartwarming to read.

I liked the fact that the author didn’t feel the need to victimize the first wife to justify Michael falling in love again so soon after his wife’s death

Within Reach shows that you do not have to quantify love; one can have two true soul mates in one life time, and love two people equally without one relationship over shadowing or replacing the other.

I loved the play of emotions in this book; it was sad, yet funny and deeply moving.

Sarah Mayberry has written a wonderfully poignant and heartfelt tale of second chances and finding true love again

I would highly recommend this book, but be warned you will need a box of Kleenex on hand.

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