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Posted March 15, 2013
Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry was a very emotional story that c
Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry was a very emotional story that captured my attention right from the beginning. I read it in one day simply because I had to know what was going to happen with the characters. Great writing, real characters and a perfectly paced storyline all make this book fantastic. Angie was a wonderful heroine---caring, compassionate, giving and generous. She did so much to help Michael and his children get through a very traumatic experience in their lives. Michael was a total hottie who was a great husband to his late wife and a wonderful father to his children. As in most romance novels Angie and Michael’s road to their happily ever after was not an easy one. There were sensitive circumstances that made it very difficult for them to accept their feelings for one another. I absolutely loved both Angie and Michael. I loved how honest they were with one another. There was no BS here or game playing.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The author’s writing was so incredibly vivid; I felt each and every emotion with these characters. I really liked how we got to hear not only what Angie was thinking, but Michael’s thoughts as well. This book was a solid 4 ½ stars for me. I would have absolutely given this book a 5 star rating if not for the ending. We thankfully do get our happily ever after, but the book seemed to end rather abruptly for me. I would have loved an epilogue where we got to see how Angie and Michael were doing in their new relationship.
Overall, Within Reach is a beautifully written story about two unlikely people finding love after experiencing a tragedy and I highly recommend it.
Posted August 15, 2012
Within Reach gets your emotions working in this book. You'll be
Within Reach gets your emotions working in this book. You'll beWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
laughing, crying or getting mad at a certain character
(coughs)...Michael. I love the author's writing. She has been one of my
favorites since I first read Her Best Friend. The author always writes
with a bit of tenderness and humor. I enjoy reading her books. Angie
and Micheal seem to work in a way that Michael and his wife Billie
didn't. Angie is more like him. Calm and steady. Billie was wild and
free. Angie and Michael were never really friends when Billie was alive
but somehow in her death they have come together. Whether it is for the
kids or what, either way the friendship grows. They hesitate in letting
it go to far because each of them thinks that they are hurting Billie in
some way. When they are together they work. They click in a way that I
think Michael and Billie didn't. Angie is a great character with a big
heart. When her best friend Billie dies suddenly she steps in and helps
take care of Micheal and the kids. She changes with Michael, in a good
way. She always saw her life as being filled with work. Relationships
beyond friendship were not needed. Being around Micheal and the kids
more and more shows her what she is missing out on and what she wants.
Micheal, Micheal, Micheal. What can I say. He spent so much time after
his wife's death not really living. When he started to actually live
again he did it with conditions and kept people at arms length. He then
strung Angie along. She was the one person who stuck by him from the
beginning and he pushed her away. He puts himself at risk of loosing it
all again all because he is scared. I loved the story. It spans a year+
so it is not as fast paced as most books. You really get to know the
characters. The kids add a lightheartedness to the story. They tone down
the seriousness at times. I enjoyed reading it and can't wait to read
more of her books. I recommend this book as a good weekend or beach
Posted July 7, 2013
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