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Carpe Diem Paperback – January 7, 2016

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 278 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 7, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 152329860X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1523298600
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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What a unique read! I really enjoyed Rae Matthews' side splitting novellas, Sasha and Kelly, so as soon as I knew she had a new full length, I jumped on it! Carpe Diem was totally different. Different than her previous books, and different from any book I have read.

Is it a romance? Not really, but It's almost a triple romance! A woman's romance with the love of her life, with life in general, and with her future. It's about healing. It's about love. It's about grabbing all that life has to offer before it's too late. But is the storyline really a romance? Not really, it's more about a woman's adventures.

I was thrilled to see that the heroine of this book is 38 with a grown daughter away at school. It's so rare to find older heroines in books and I really enjoy when I do, especially relatable ones. Piper has been very happily married to Jack for almost 19 years. With a grown daughter away at school, Piper and her husband were enjoying the empty nest. But when the knock on the door comes, and her husband's best friend and partner, Flynn, is there with two police officers, everything changes. Jack is gone.

"Stop calling me ma'am. You have the wrong house, my husband is at work...It wasn't him, I'm telling you, you have the wrong person! You should be ashamed of yourselves for..."

Shoot, as I look over the book for quotes (I was too involved and forgot to highlight while I read) I am crying again.

Flynn and Jack were like brothers. Best friends from 10 years old, Flynn even gave up going away to college when Jack had to stay back because he got Piper pregnant. He even started the company with his money and still gave Jack a full partnership. Flynn was with Jack during the accident. He heard his last words.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Love, love, love! What a unique storyline! This is not your typical romance. Piper lived a beautiful life until the day tragedy struck. And now that things will never be the same again, she needs to pick up the pieces to continue on.

This book is about healing, learning to live beyond tragedy, and making the most of every moment. It was an incredibly unique read and I truly enjoyed every single word.

While very different from the hilarity and fun loving nature of Rae's Mixed Drinks series, it is no less fabulous.

4.75 stars for storyline
No flames for heat, as this book isn't about that.
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If you want a heartwarming read that gives you all kinds of feels then you need to read this book.

This story started out right off the bat making me cry. I really expected as I read the story that it would be a second chance romance but Ms. Matthews proved me wrong. This is Piper's journey after finding herself a widow at 38.

The characters in this book are so real. They are the type that you would want each and everyone of them in your circle of friends. They rally around Piper and help Jack fulfill his wishes of the twentieth wedding anniversary adventure. There are times of sadness, laughter, friendship and some OMG moments. It was great to take this adventure with all of them.

I truly love a read that I don't know where it is taking you and Carpe Diem was one of those. Ms. Matthews through in some twists and turns that make you say What?!?!

Most of all when you get done reading this book it will make you reflect on somethings in life. Even though you are carried away in a world of fiction there are so many reminders of you to seize the day.

I received a gift copy in exchange for an honest review. Read and reviewed for Kylie's Fiction Addiction.
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After losing the love of her life at the young age of Piper sets out on an adventure her dearly beloved husband had set in motion before his death. With the help of her friends Piper learns how to move on from heartbreak, how to heal and the true meaning of seizing the day.
This was my first experience with this author but definitely not my last. I thought the character of Piper was so realistically written and her inner strength was a marvel to see. Flynn was a character I fell for instantly. This book had me feeling everything so deeply. I cried many times, and laughed. My heart broke and healed along with Piper and I could not put this story down.

*Read and reviewed on behalf of KFA
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