- File Size: 3173 KB
- Print Length: 277 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991436202
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 17, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ICUL270
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #126,614 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Aubrey is 24, but since graduating high school, she's lived at home with her parents to take care of her Aunt Ally, who has cancer. She's a little on the naive side, but not annoyingly so. The first few chapters of the book are about Ally, as she nears the end of her life with no hope for further treatment. Have tissues handy for this part! It was very sad, but very realistic.
Ally leaves Aubrey money in her will to fund a trip around the world. I think it was Ally's way of encouraging Aubrey to find herself and thank her for devoting herself to Ally's care for so many years. Aubrey's dad is hesitant on her going alone so he finds a companion to travel with her. Enter Adam.
Cue the laughter. Aubrey and Adam don't really get along at first (although it's obvious that he's attracted to Aubrey and vice versa), and I found myself laughing at them many times. Great chemistry. Slowly it becomes a romance set against the backdrop of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and South America.
Aubrey takes Ally's ashes and says goodbye to her in various locations, which was very touching. This was a moving and inspiring story and I'm very glad I read it.
From the first chapter or two I thought I was going to ugly cry during this entire book. I am so glad I was wrong. I did sniffle here and there, but mostly I fell in love with Aubrey's adventure.
And I fell in love with the idea of Better and not waiting for Better to come. Better is every day, not a far away unknown date in the future.
Thank you Carey Heywood. I look forward to reading all of your books.
I had the wonderful privilege to be a beta reader of her so I read it last year, and it was on my favorite list of books I read in 2013, but I’m sure that this book is gonna be one of the best books you’re gonna read on 2014. This is by far the best book I have read from this author, very emotional yet wonderful story.
You can see from the first page that this book is going to be really good and as you turn the pages you will see how personal is this book just by the way she wrote it.
Aubrey is a character that if you have felt the lost by cancer of someone you love you will feel for her and you will heal with her. Talking about emotions, there is a poem here, a poem I still can’t read, I still cry when I think about and I will always keep safe in my heart. The poem Aunt Ally wrote (which you will read soon ;)) this poem was so hard to read because it made me face emotions I never wanted to face, emotions I hide because I just didn’t want to feel them. But as I read the poem I made peace with myself and mourn my lost of that special because of a cancer or they were taken away from me out of nowhere.
"… I was tired, I'm now at peace."
Out of the emotions, this book is wonderful, Adam, sexy Adam, you will fall in love with him, he is in this trip with Aubrey and he has this need to protect her, that will make you want someone as caring as him. Because Carey is like that, making this guys hot and caring, the perfect combination but never to the point of feeling that they don’t exist but to the point of feeling that you will find someone like him maybe even better.
"We shouldn’t waste the time we have together."
"But I'm scared I'll get hurt." I admit, losing myself in his grey eyes. They darkened. "I won’t hurt you."
You should really buy this book to found the story between Aubrey and Adam and how special is Aunt Ally. A big congratulations to Carey for writing this amazing book, inspired by his friend. I’m pretty sure he is watching you with a smile, he must be proud of you right now cause this is a story that deserves all the awards and I will keep forever in my thoughts.
This is Aubreys story of her loss. How do you overcome the hole that is left in your life? How to do have fun when your best friend is not there to share the laughs with you?
Aubrey finds out how from beyond the grave when Ally leaves money for her with special instructions. She gets the push she needs to find herself, how to make herself "Better". After visiting every continent (well not Antarctica) and leaving a piece of Ally behind, Aubrey not only found out how to move on, but found much more. She found her forever in Adam.
This was such a beautiful journey of finding yourself after a crushing death. If you have ever lost someone you love, you will not just connect with Aubrey, you will feel every word right down to your bones. You will feel the emotion, know the pain and applaud her joy as she is able to fill the hole that was left in her heart. My life is better for reading it as I got to reflect on all of those who left my life too soon and remember our "Better" moments.
Thank you Carey Heywood. Your Harry Potter is my Divergent and now I want a charm bracelet. Nicely done.
Traveling the world she grieves, grows and falls in love. Ms. Heywood takes us along for the ride, complete with the tears and the pain that Aubrey went through. By the end of the book she has healed us along with Aubrey and shows us life goes on, but you never forget the ones who did not win their battle against cancer.
Make sure you have enough tissues on hand, because you will need them, especially when you get to the point after the book is done and you read how Carey had the strength to write the book and her story.
Thank you for writing this book. It has helped me more than you could possibly know.
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But it is the one that had my crying right away in the beginning.
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