Review by Darcie Czajkowski
Luke Richardson lost a part of
himself when he lost his wife, Natalie, to cancer. With three young children,
Luke doesn't know how he's going to do it alone.
Natalie anticipated this, knowing her
husband since they were kids themselves, and wrote letters to him which start
to arrive the day of her funeral.
In them, she shares messages to pass
on to their children, some of the challenges she faced during chemo, her fears
as she struggled to come to terms with her terminal diagnosis, and, finally,
the admission of a long-held secret that she wrestled with telling him while
she was alive.
At first, Luke lives for her letters,
not only because it makes him feel close to his wife but also because she leads
him to people who help him to continue on with his life.
But when Natalie starts revealing
pieces of her secret, Luke begins to wonder if he ever knew his wife and what
irrevocable implications her revelation will have in his life and the lives of
I feel in love with Emily Bleeker's
writing in her debut novel, Wreckage, and was eager to read her latest novel,
When I'm Gone. Amd it didn't disappoint. She writes with passion and a maturity
that evidences a proficiency at story-telling. She kept me guessing until the
end and filled the story with many layers and twists and turns. I was invested
emotionally in the characters and their journeys, and read the story with an
eagerness to know how it would end. I highly recommend this sophomore novel
from Emily Bleeker.
I’m a mom of four, an author and
Chicagoland native. My first novel, WRECKAGE, was released by Lake Union
Publishing March 2015. My second book, WHEN I’M GONE, will hit shelves March
2016. I’m learning to balance life as a stay-at-home mom with my
life as a writer. Both come with a lot of laughter, tears and a shocking amount
of Diet Coke.
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March 15, 2016
Smart and sexy Dani Carr knows as much about football as any
man--maybe more. It’s always been her dream to make a living talking about the
game she loves. But Dani’s not interested in being just the usual eye-candy
sideline reporter; she wants to be the first woman analyst on a pre-game show,
the ultimate in exclusive boys-club jobs. And it turns out, that despite the
odds, she has the talent to get her there.
Star quarterback-and heartthrob--Tyson Palmer always did things in
spectacular fashion, including ruining his career after debuting as a
first-round draft pick. When the head coach of the Austin Mavericks refuses to
let him waste his million dollar arm, Tyson makes a Hail Mary pass at
redemption and succeeds with everyone…except Dani, who appears to be using her
high-profile commentator job to make a name for herself at his expense.
Dani refuses to let anyone forget about Tyson’s transgressions….and for good reason.
There’s history between these two, sizzling history that dates back to their
college days, and it ended in another spectacular flame-out of Tyson’s. He’s
conveniently forgotten all about that episode because Dani is no longer the
cute girl next door he barely remembers--she’s a bombshell with huge ratings
and a long memory.
But can a woman trying to claw her way to the top and a
quarterback who knows all about rock bottom make it to the Super Bowl without
destroying each other in the process? And what will happen when Tyson-riding
high on his career comeback-realizes he needs to make an even more important
comeback with Dani?
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Dani has always dreamed of being a professional football
broadcaster. After graduating, she
transforms herself. Giving herself a new
look and even a new name. But one thing
that she couldn’t change is her feelings for Tyson. During her college days she adored him and
never gave up on him, even when he was sabotaging his own career.
Dani never thought she’d see Tyson again. But when she’s offered a job with the Austin
Mavericks, the team that Tyson is the quarterback for, the money’s too good to
pass up. Desperate to keep her distance,
and a secret she’s been holding for many years, Dani does all she can to avoid
a run-in. But this only piques Tyson’s
curiosity. He knows she looks familiar,
but can’t place exactly how he knows her.
That is until he witnesses her getting emotional and that triggers his
memory of the woman who meant so much to him.
Knowing that dredging up the past will only further complicate his
personal and professional lives, he knows that he needs to right the wrongs he
created so many years ago.
Well-developed characters and a strong storyline, you don’t
have to be a football fan to enjoy this story!
York Times Bestselling Author, Stephanie Evanovich is a
full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while
waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended
New York’s School of Film and Television and acted in several improvisational
troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job
she ever had, raising her two sons. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid
sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.
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