I am vociferously passionate about good books. And I hate adverbs.
This book is a beautiful and hard read. I am constantly amazed at how this author manages to space from silly and funny, to real and harsh.
This story takes you in and shows you the hard underbelly of what PTSD can be like. And yet, it is both uplifting and beautiful.
It is sweet, and fragile, and it hurts, and it is beautiful, and it is full of pain, and then there is understanding. Love. Recovery. Dealing.
I even loved the best friend, Frankie, who was so far away, and still so very present every time Gil needed him.
The best part with this story isn’t the pain and the dealing. It is the showing how one plus one actually DOES become more than simply two. There is not one weaker and one stronger character; there is no savior/saved.
There are just simply two people who get together and are the better for it.
There is hope and courage here, in abundance.
Read this. You won’t regret it.
I was given a free copy of this book from the author. A positive review wasn’t promised in return.