5 Star Review by Ashley
Oh my heart. I don't even know where to begin with Losing You- the laughing, the crying, the happiness, the hurt or the love. Ryleigh Andrews blew me away with this book. Every word, every party, every inside joke, every nickname, every tear wormed this book and these characters into my heart and fed my soul.
Lizzie- this woman. I see so much of myself in her. Lonely, lost, seeking but not knowing quite what is missing. I loved her wit and sense of humor, her sarcasm and touch of vulnerability. She soon finds that missing piece when she returns to her hometown after too many years away; her best friend, Tom. This guy, be still my heart. But more on him later (promise). It was pure luck that she met Marc but that chance quickly became so much more. Marc is a hot mess with a heart of gold. Lizzie made him want to be a better version of himself, to put his tragic past and his coping mechanisms behind him. And it worked, until it didn't. Things get messy, really messy and no one is left unscathed. Which brings me back to Tom.
Now, if you've read the Never Over You series (which you don't have to because this is a standalone) you'll remember him. The events here overlap that series and I loved getting to see it from the other side. Here you really get to know him and he is an amazing guy. One of the best I've read. This man stole my heart in more ways than one. And then my happy heart shattered. I knew it was coming and I still wasn't prepared for the wreck this event would have on me; I cried my eyes out.
I was so engrossed in the story I didn't even realize I was done until I tried to flip for another page and it wasn't there! There was a lot happening in Losing You and all the story lines blend seamlessly to create a writing masterpiece. Ryleigh Andrews packed such an emotional punch with this book that I didn't know if I wanted a drink or a hug until I felt better, probably both. Her words seeped from the pages and bled into my heart. Oh, and that ending, perfectly full circle for everyone- Lizzie, Tom and Marc.
About the Author
During the day, Ryleigh is an analyst, but even then, she’s writing, sneakily crafting scenes on post-it notes. She's been told she's a bit of a geek...some say nerd. She'll agree to it all. She loves music. It's been a force in her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of Star Wars and superheroes has probably been going on just as long...see, this is where the geek/nerd thing comes into play. But, most of all, Ryleigh loves the written word. She's been writing for a long time. Her first story came to her during one of her history classes. She wrote it in the margins of her notebook in teeny tiny letters so no one knew that she was writing a book instead of taking notes on 16th Century Europe. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son, along with her Siberian Husky, Mick Jagger, and her cat, Winston Churchill.
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