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- Print Length: 305 pages
- Publication Date: March 28, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JC9VCWA
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I fell in love with Tabitha in this book. Ready for Seth's book now.
You know me. You know who I am. What I am.
Damaged. Confused. Alone.
You feel sorry for me. You pity me.
You know what I’ve done. What I’ve given up. Who I’ve given up.
You try to understand what I’ve been through and how I can go on with my life. But you can’t possibly understand.
I’ve lost too much. Sacrificed too much. Given up everything so that I can find myself.
Well, I’m done.
I’m done walking away from everything that matters.
It’s time for me to heal.
It’s MY TURN to earn…
This story just blew me away. Loved diving into the past as well as the minds in present time with Tabitha and Alex. Got to learn a little more of what makes them tick.
Again the past to present and switch between the two really keeps me engaged and loving learning more. You never know where the story will take you and I love that.
So many happy tears in this book after so many dark years for both Tabitha and Alex. Both had a rough childhood and have had a rough start in some areas of adulthood because of it. They were drawn to each other from the start in Dear Emily. Alex and Tabitha are a model of love that stretches time and circumstance. True love and fairytale when you learn to be strong on your own feet.
Can they make it back to where they need to be? They both were so broken and broke each other just as bad. Can it be fixed?
Having met the key players and learn some of their story in Dear Emily, I read this one quicker and was even more engaged. Page by page I wanted to know what was going to happen, or what I would learn from the past.
I truly appreciate some of the vagueness in Dear Emily now that this let me know some of the answers I was looking for.
I can't wait to read Seth's story in Dear Juliet!
I was relieved that Tabitha was able to find her 2nd chance at everything. I've been rooting for Tabitha and Alex since they first met and very glad they were able to find themselves back to each other again.
When I flipped to the first page, I kid you not, I immediately re-connected with the characters. The author wastes no time and immediately hits hard with her words, revealing the painful pasts of both main characters that are only briefly touched upon in book 1. Is it possible for a heart to break twice at a time? Because I’m sure that’s what was happening when I first read about Alex’s memories and then Tabitha’s following right after.
After Tabitha’s mom died, she’s tossed into one foster home after another, finally escaping but only to end up in another monster’s den until she finally meets Alex. On the other end, Alex has been physically abused since he was a kid and aside from his bandmates, is emotionally detached until he meets Tabitha. They run through the whole relationship spectrum, going from acquaintances to friends to lovers and because of one weak moment, break up. Even though they don’t meet again until a few years later, neither one has moved on from each other. And when they do finally see each other again, any misunderstandings and hurt are washed away and only longing and love remains.
I think the character growth in this book is stunning, especially for Tabitha. In book 1, she truly was a mess and couldn’t pull herself together after suffering from severe depression, pregnancy, and losing Alex. I was happy the book focus wasn’t entirely just on rekindling her romance with Alex and put Tabitha’s well-being and healing process a priority. I also enjoyed the Carly, Kyle, and Emily cameos as they all played a huge role in Tabitha’s life.
But without a doubt, what made this book stand out for me was Alex. For starters, I liked that he wasn’t portrayed as the typical rockstar who slept around with groupies and had an ego the size of a mountain. He’s loyal and loving, and because he knew the only girl for him was Tabitha, there was no room in his mind or heart for another. But at the same time he also struggled with anger and jealousy issues and that character growth is explored as well.
Though they wanted to, Tabitha and Alex certainly weren’t ready to handle the enormity of a family and their relationship without working out their own problems first, and once they had and faced their fears, it was a heartwarming thing to read them being able to move on towards their future together.
Just like the way the story was told in book 1, this book alternates between past/present scenes switching back and forth between Alex and Tabitha’s POVs. It sounds like a hassle, but honestly, I was entranced and sucked in by the author’s storytelling method and never felt annoyed or disconnected from the characters. However, the one thing that I wasn’t too fond of was Seth’s absence. He was such a big part of Tabitha’s life in book 1 and it saddened me to see him totally cut out of her life. I think I might be the only one who didn’t think he was annoying but instead, felt for this guy who had an unrequited love for Tabitha and the only thing he did receive was pain and hurt. Anyways, his book is next so I’m awfully interested to see where his story goes...
This book and the first one are stories that took me by storm. Completely gripping and the emotion practically bled out from the pages. I’m still getting used to the fact that this is one author who used past/present POVs and time jumps that didn’t get on my nerves (because 99% of them do). With just these two books, Trudy Stiles has skyrocketed to my list of authors to watch out for. And for the time being, I will be waiting for book 3 with bated breath...
Dear Tabitha is the 2nd book in the Forever Family series and not a standalone. Dear Emily MUST be read first and though there are more books planned in the series, it’s perfectly safe to read these two now as book 2 ends on a satisfying, conclusive note. But I won’t lie. I wanted the next book yesterday!! ;)
In this book, it's mostly about Tabitha & Alex. It goes back & forth between POV & past/present. I don't normally care for the past/present thing but it was done nicely & I loved it!
Tabitha is much stronger & confident in this book! Two years have passed & she's got her life on track! Things are going good when Alex comes back into her life. Just shows up on her door step! During that 2 years, she's kept in contact with Carly & Kyle so she has pics of baby Emily everywhere. Alex eventually puts 2 & 2 together & figures out that he could be a dad. A good bit of the book is getting us familiar with Alex's horrible past & why he is the way he is! I really have a soft spot for him! I know she tried contacting him once but I wish Tab would've tried harder! Anyway, LOL, after they decide to give it another try, Tab gets a letter from Tony's mother. Can Tabs face the woman of the man that hurt her? What does she want? Will Tony find her?
The 2nd half follows Tabs as she's determined to find answers! I'm not gonna lie, I was scared for her! I held my breathe a lot, not knowing what to expect! When devastation strikes again, I left me a sobbing mess again! This poor girl! Will Tabs survive another tragedy? Can Alex protect her? Can they have their forever family & find their happy ever after? You will have to read it to find out!