I had a perfect life. Schoolteacher. Married to my high school sweetheart. Little starter house that we called charming but was really just old. All I needed was the two-point-five kids and I’d be living my perfect dream. Then my husband died.
After the funeral, I had a breakdown that lasted for a month…or twelve. But now I’m reemerging, healing, finding my way. It’s time to learn who I am now, and whether or not I can fix a leaky sink. And by my side, the entire time, is my husband’s best friend, Liam. The single dad knows a thing or two about personal struggles, and about how to replace faucets.
With Liam, I feel alive again. Confident. Capable. Liam has become my best friend too. Except if my parents, my in-laws, and the rest of the town had any say, I’d stay far away from him and his bad boy reputation.
How do I admit to them what’s so hard to admit to myself? That I’m starting to look at him like he’s more than a friend. That the heat in his eyes when he looks at me is far beyond friendly. That like it or not, Liam makes me feel whole again.
Wow! Just great
A powerfully written book about recovering from grief and a second chance at love. That sentence makes it sound much heavier and more ponderous than this story is. It’s really a very hopeful and uplifting tale of the recovery process, and one woman’s healing and growing, as she gains strength and finds herself after the death of her husband. What makes this book so powerful, is this couple was married so young, she went from being a high school sweetheart, to a wife, to a widow in just a few years without growing into herself during that time. So this story not only helps her heal, but we watch her grow into the strong, independent woman we know she can be. The romance is a solid slow burn, feel good all along. I just kept encouraging them each step of the way. As I said, it’s powerful and strong, and I loved it. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my freely given, honest review.
📖This is my first Marie Johnston book and I really enjoyed it! The love, angst and heartbreak are so beautifully written and spoken through these characters. Liam is a hard working single father who’s had his share of heartache. He’s a good man who takes care of others and is a talented artist. Kennedy is broken - heartbroken, physically and mentally broken. She has suffered an immense loss. She is trying to move forward and her husbands best friend is helping her along. Liam and Kennedy’s friendship is so beautiful and loving…but can it stand the test of time? Marie writes about grief, mourning and finding your way back in such a loving and respectful way. You will be filled with emotions while reading this story. 🎧The audiobooks is fantastic. Lee Daniels and Tyler Darby execute a beautiful narration of Make Me Whole. The emotions for both characters, from each narrator, is masterfully delivered with tender and soothing voices. Each event the characters experience is delivered with the right tone and emotion. This is my first audiobook from Lee and Tyler - I look forward to listening to more of their books. Congratulations Marie, Lee and Tyler on a beautiful book. I received a complimentary copy and I am leaving my honest review.