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- Print Length: 282 pages
- Publisher: Georgia Cates Books, LLC (March 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MZ4GFZC
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,505 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rose is homeless and in a dark place no one should be. You know that something bad has happened in her past but upon meeting Vale for the first time Rose sees a glimmer of hope. Fast forward 3 years Bastian requests Rose for his companion. Oh, and let me not forget to mention that he is offers to absolve Vale's 2 million dollar debt with him in return. Right from the start I loved his character. He has kind eyes and a sense of humor. As if that is not sexy enough, he is instantly protective to Rose and her night terrors. He is so compassionate and his only thoughts is wanting to reassure Rose she's safe. What a man! Bash the man, is not as held together as he appears to everyone, however. He thinks he's got all the answers and can control what fate has in store. It is kind of deep when things unfold in stages between him and Rose and it is like Fate itself is teaching him to look at things different. He never saw himself romantically involved with a woman 13 years younger or to have his freedom in his final plans to be questioned not by others but by himself. For all his kindness and cajun flare he is alone in the world besides Vale, and now Rose. That is what drives Bastian to want Rose in his life.
He is diagnosed with ALS and pride has convinced him that in order to die with dignity he will end his life before things get too bad. He wants Rose there for reassurance that he's not alone until the end.
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Rose and Bastian share everything and eventually no secrets lie between them even what his intentions are for his future. All of this changes when once again fate steps in and the two are in love with each other. There are no games or secrets the two are honest with their feelings and can't stand to be separated. But once occasionally Bastian brings up his original plans out of the blue, it's always under the surface of their relationship. I felt the pain Rose must have felt when in their happy moment Bash reminds her of his intent, it was cruel. That is one of the hardest part of this book. He says he loves her with all his heart but he is so self absorbed with this plan to escape his fate that it clouds how badly he is hurting her. This subject matter is heavy and while the couple are so much in love I recommend you truly think hard about this title before reading this. For me it was so hard. My heart ached with Rose and the pain she endured. She was not just losing her best friend, her companion and heart but also the father of her son.
Bastian was out of control with his words and cold indifference while we as the reader hear his thoughts in his head. We know his heart wants him to accept the baby but his mouth voices the opposite to Rose. God, I was soo mad at how stubborn he was but in the end they do find their own way. Even then it's one of those endings that is not leaving you totally warm and fuzzy in the end. Life happens and all love and endings are not the same. All she wanted was the happiness fate would allow them to have for as long as it would last. Little miracles pop up along the way and it is beautiful what they have. If your looking for a light read steer clear but if what you desire is characters finding their way through the dark and finding another kindred spirit that somehow takes the agony and makes it bearable look no further. My rating while low for a Cates book is primarily for Bastian's selfishness and stubborness toward Rose.
It could be argued that the pain he caused was due to his fear of not controlling his own future and being scared but I thought he was foolish in wasting the precious time any of of have to enjoy what the child they shared growing inside her. He more than makes up for it and took away some of the sting I felt at this beautiful, sexy man but I felt it drug on too long. The amount of pain he caused our h was sort of unforgivable no matter the cause. Vale said it best when she said that the poor girl has never had a soul in her life that didn't disappoint or abandon Rose and she deserved better. The love for her should have helped him see that sooner. Whatever my difference I still love the authors writing but will avoid any books like this in the future. This is a clean read with minor insinuations. The focus is as the title implies, agony. Enjoy, if you dare!
We first meet Rose and find out how she ended up being a homeless nineteen year old street performer who is just trying to survive and finally breaks down and goes in to The mysterious woman who has been watching her. She finds out her name is Val and she has a proportions for her, Rose considers it since at least she'll be cared for and won't have to live on the streets for the time being and starts training for Duets.
We then meet Bastien. He is Val's best friend and has decided to try out Val's service of a companion with no romantic love expectations. Since Val has been training Rose and says she's her best and it a smart intelligent woman he decides he will
Pay for her.
This is when the beautiful heart wrenching story starts entering your soul. We find out Bastien chose this because he is sick and doesn't want to die alone and Is giving up on life.
What will happen when Rose finds out the truth , can she stick by him or will she allow him to dismiss her,
I definitely recommend this story. It has you feeling so many emotions and just wants rose and Bastien to have their happy every after.