“Will you stay? At least for a few minutes? You’re the first visitor I’ve had.”
Intense green eyes, so warm and yet distant. So alone and vulnerable, yet so resilient and strong.
“Can I come back tomorrow?”
So many days spent with him, gaining his trust by giving him my own. Falling in love with him a day at a time. A smile at a time.
“I’m scared, Tori. I feel like I’m falling apart, and there’s nothing left to hold on to.”
“Hold on to me, sweetheart.”
Oh God, and then . . .
“Tori, I want you to go . . . and I don’t want you . . . to come back tomorrow.”
And I left.
“Code blue, code blue, room four-twelve.”
And he nearly left this world before I could get back to him. Before he could see the truth of what was between us.
“Jenny, is there any hope for him?”
“Tori, you need to be there for him and help him fight this. Remember that he loves you, and in the end, he chose you.”
He chose me.
Will chose me, and he’s fighting for me. He’s fighting for us. And I’m going to help him fight, with everything I have.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Will and Tori’s friendship was born over movies and raisinettes in his hospital room while he was a terminal cancer patient. Along the way, they fell in love in CBT and Will realized that a life with Tori was worth fighting for. There are no guarantees that the radical treatment will cure his cancer but Will has decided that he doesn’t want to die without trying to fight. I cried for these two in both the first book and the second, wanting them to get a happily ever after!
Much of this book is Will’s medical journey. It’s messy and highly emotional. There are some really graphic and difficult scenes to read as Will struggles, but the love that he and Tori share is inspiring. She literally holds his fractured pieces together as he fights to survive.
I wasn’t sure how their romance would translate once Will was released from the hospital, but I thought that Argent did a great job of writing the difficulties they face as a couple at home dealing with an illness. Will’s vulnerability over needing to rely on Tori to bathe him, his frustrations and fears about what happens next and how Tori supports him through that — it all felt organic. I loved the last chapter, particularly, when we finally get inside Will’s head and got his POV on their relationship.
The Embrace Tomorrow duet was a fantastic offering from a new author. I’d love to see a story for Jason and Jenny, how they fell in love while supporting their best friends!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Meet Amy Argent
Amy Argent is the author of the Embrace Tomorrow Duet: Come Back Tomorrow and its sequel, Whatever Tomorrow Brings. Amy can honestly say she writes day and night—clinical trial documents as a medical writer by day and contemporary romance as a novelist by night . . . and possibly into the wee hours of the morning. She has a PhD in Genetics that she agonized entirely too much over, but it did result in a fascinating day job—the details of which tend to creep into her fiction.
Amy can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two teenagers, and two hedgehogs, where she’s most likely planning her next departure from reality—destination: Dragon Con, the closest Renaissance Faire, or the nearest book.
Amy has always been fascinated by the many ways people cope with the human condition. Her stories explore the emotional journey we take when adversity drastically changes life’s course, but being an eternal optimist, she’s found her niche in soulful stories with silver linings. In truth, they can always be found if one is willing to look for them.
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