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The Story of Us by Tara Sivec

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Published: June 11, 2017

Forever

238 pages

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, babysitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

“I never thought before and after would collide.”

Eli spent five years being tortured. He’s finally home and alive, but he is damaged. Shelby spent five years being tortured in a completely different way, and when she finds out that Eli is not only alive, but back home, she isn’t sure how she feels. The darkness that has lived inside her for the past five years has settled and grown roots. As they come back together, the real question is- are they alright?

Whew. I spent hours reading this book cursing Tara Sivec for writing a story that destroyed me. Tara Sivec us know for her steamy romcoms. Her bold, charismatic, memorable characters. Her sass and her wit. But my god- the woman is a damn gifted writer. This is not a romcom. There is no witty banter that ends in a steamy roll in the hay. Prepare to have your heart ripped out of your chest.

This was an emotional rollercoaster. From the very start, I knew this book would shatter me. And yet, I read on. As I got deeper into the plot and felt more connected to the characters, my heart continued to ravage with every page.

Eli’s story is heartbreaking from the very start. It is a miracle that he turned out as charming and loving as he did. Shelby’s story broke my heart differently. Her journey is devastating in so many ways. Together, these two broke pieces try to come and find some peace. Except the past doesn’t stay in the past.

I love Tara Sivec. The way she brings a story to life is just magical. I know her as the sassy rom-com writer who can write one hell of a steamy scene. But she can also write such a beautifully devastating story that will break your heart. This book is, so I like anything I have read from Tara. But this is an absolute must-read. Grab a tissue, get comfy, and prepare to have your life ruined.

Tara, you continue to slap me in the face with the incredible score of your talent. The dynamic range you possess is bananas. This story is beautiful; it is sad, emotional, and has such raw vulnerability. Get ready to have your heart ripped out and danced upon.

Find The Story of Us by Tara Sivec on Amazon. This title is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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