Two years after the man she loved was killed in Afghanistan, Morgan Bartley is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. The reno on her dilapidated beach house in the Outer Banks might be just the distraction she needs to keep her debilitating anxiety attacks at bay and begin to heal her heart...if she can ignore the ridiculously handsome guy next door.
At twenty-eight, single-dad Jackson Montgomery’s life revolves around his five-year-old daughter and his job as a search-and-rescue pilot for the coast guard. He’s no stranger to saving a damsel in distress, and though his gorgeous new neighbor is clearly in distress, she’s no damsel. She’s stubborn as hell with walls a mile thick, and the dog tags hanging from her rearview mirror give him a pretty good clue as to why.
It doesn’t matter that their attraction is undeniable—she swore she’d never fall for another pilot, let alone a military man. There are some wounds time can’t heal, and some fears too consuming to conquer.
She’s a barely breathing heartbreak on the edge of recovery.
He’s a crash waiting to happen.
Together they could have it all...if they can endure the coming storm.
5 Heart Review by Ashley
My heart is so dang full after finishing The Reality of Everything. Rebecca Yarros left it all in the pages of this book. It was full of heartbreak and healing. Now if you haven't read the previous book, Hallowed Ground, in the Fight & Glory series, I suggest you stop and read that first because the events that take place there carry and are a huge part of this story line.
I have loved Morgan since I first met her early on in the series. She was brave and sassy, fun and outgoing. But here, she is stuck in this pit of anxiety, grief, guilt and a never ending cycle of what if. Rightfully so after what she went through but even with all she suffered, she never lost her fighter spirit. Only this time she was fighting for herself. It didn't hurt that her new neighbor and his beyond adorable daughter were there to help her along the way.
Enter Jackson. Whew...all the swoony swoons because that man is what book boyfriend (and real life) dreams are made of. He is patient and protective. I love how he put his daughter, Finley, first. And how he couldn't get Morgan out of his head or heart. How he accepted her faults, fears, grief and all. How he let her open up at her own pace, and even when she shared the ugliest of the ugly, he was there to hold her through it.
The final quarter of the book had my heart beating out of my chest. I think it's still racing. WOW! The Reality of Everything consumed me. It was full of agony and turmoil. But at the same time brimming with hope and promise. This couple is everything! Jackson and Morgans love stemmed from the purest parts of them. And that ending, be still my heart, was pure perfection.
About the Author
Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She's also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.
She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with two of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time. She lives in Colorado with her family, their stubborn English bulldog, and a feisty chinchilla. Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October.
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