Book Title: What’s Left of Us Author: Amanda Maxlyn The heartwarming conclusion to What’s Left of Me. Love found me three years ago. I’m cancer free, happily married to the love of my life, and working toward my dream career. Our life is complete. Perfect, really. Or is it? I’ve always wanted a family of my own, but never dreamed I could have one. Now Parker’s ready to make my dream our reality. But sometimes our dreams are haunted by our deepest fears. Fears of failure, having a child, and in our case … death. How do I help the person I love get over his fear when I’m still trying to overcome that same fear myself? Together we must learn What’s Left of Us.
What’s left of Us continues the story of Aundrea and Parker and their happily ever after. She has overcome cancer and this story picks up 3 years later into their marriage.
Let me start of by saying I LOVED What’s left of Me. It was my very first FIVE star of 2014. I cried so hard.. I worried SO much about her wigs falling off and Parker finding out about her cancer. I just LOVED how honest and raw it was. How REAL it felt.
I was curious where this story would lead. What would happen.. I feared that Aundrea’s cancer would reoccur and the angst of that kept me on edge. The soul crushing angst from book one does not linger into book 2.. I don’t know how I feel about that quite yet. I craved that same felling yet I was thankful she was in remission. I’m very conflicted on my rating on this story. I LOVE Parker. I LOVE what this story was about (no spoilers but I love where it was leading) but I found myself needing that gut wrenching plot that Maxlyn gave me with WLoM. She spoiled me I guess.
The writing I would rate 5 star, the story line just fell a little flat compared to book one so I’m rating this one a 4 star.. I enjoyed it but I didn’t LOVE it like I did the first.
I will say Amanda Maxlyn can WRITE. Her words flow so eloquently that I sometimes catch myself reading the same sentence again, just to say it out loud:) Another beautifully written story!
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Life works in mysterious ways.Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer. I refuse to cry. And I refuse to give in. A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile. But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him. What if it changes everything? Tragedy found me when I was seventeen. Love found me when I was twenty-one. My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.