***Warning: This book contains serious and sensitive subjects such as mental health issues, and unimaginable loss. Although this is a standalone, I do recommend reading the series in order because all characters subsequent stories continue on in each book even though they are not the main focus. ***
Psychotherapist, Madelyn St. Claire, has all the answers. At least, that’s what the plaques on her wall say. There isn’t a fear she’s met that she hasn’t helped a client blast through. So, why can’t she work through her own?
Oh, that’s right…
She’s been so busy helping everyone else through their challenges over the years, including her best friends—the GEGs—that she never even realized she had any of her own true fears. Then again, she didn’t have a reason to until he came along.
Cellist, Declan Pierce, can hit all the right notes, as long as he’s hitting them on stage. When he’s off . . . well—he’s off. So, he keeps his head down and tries to stay focused on his career and his son, Hunter. They have shared in a trauma that would bring most closer. However, theirs has only weighted their bond down, slowly causing them to drift further and further apart.
That is, until a beacon of light shines through.
That beacon is about five-foot-nothing, all curves, heart, brains, and no BS.
But that is only part of this story.
It’s a long road to Happily Ever After. Maddie and Declan learn that it takes more than just the two of them to get there, and it’s not a smooth stroll. It’s not meant to be, though, is it?
Life can give you whiplash. Buckle in and hold tight to those closest to you because, honestly…
It takes a village to make love epic.
This book will take you on the emotional ride of your life. It is hilariously funny. The GEGs will keep you in stitches with some of the things that come out of their mouths. But, when you least expect it, the book will slay you. You will definitely want to keep tissues handy because you will need them more than once. This book is so much more than just a love story. It is a story about family, whether that family is by blood or not. The love story is just the icing on the cake.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that there are some really dark moments in this book that might be a trigger for some people. It deals with detrimental loss and dark mental illness. It all works together, however, to make an amazing story. If you can handle the dark moments (and they are just that...moments), this book is definitely worth the read!