Readers will be captivated by this emotionally intense tale of love and life as a man battling cancer also finds himself battling his heart when a determined woman sets out to become a part of his life. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Come Back Tomorrow by Amy Argent, along with getting my impressions of this first book in the Embrace Tomorrow duet, then add it to your bookshelf!
At twenty-nine, he’s already beaten cancer twice, but when it comes back a third time, he can see the writing on the wall. Estranged from his family and believing he’s a burden to his friends, Will decides to go it alone and surrender to his fate.
Tori Somerset is a clinical psychologist with an unusual hobby—befriending terminal patients with no friends or family to make sure they don’t die alone.
When Tori meets Will, he’s a mystery—where are his friends and family? Why has he given up on living? And why is he keeping her at arm’s length? Tori is certain she can help Will make peace with his decisions, but first she has to convince him to let her in...before it’s too late.
**Come Back Tomorrow is the first book of a duet.
MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
This is the kind of book that will change your life once you start reading it! As a realistic depiction of the ravages of cancer, Ms. Argent never pulled any punches in showing readers what it's like to battle cancer. She showed the physical and emotional toll of dealing with the disease, especially when it's your third bout. Into this difficult time period the author introduced an unexpected romance between the lead characters, a romance that pulled at my heartstrings while leaving me on the edge of my seat to see what happens next for this pairing.
When readers first meet Tori she's a psychologist who helps terminally ill people deal with their illnesses. She usually deals with older individuals, so she's caught off guard when she meets Will because he's a 29 year old young man. She starts off as his friend, something he desperately needs though he doesn't want to admit it at first. She starts off as a sounding board, helping him work through his baggage and anger, before their deepening connection leads to love. For Will, love is more scary than cancer as he doesn't want someone he cares about to watch him die. It's partly why he's alone at the start of the story...to not only keep others from hurting but to protect his own heart as well. Tori's not the kind of woman to be shoved aside though and it's a heartwarming transition from friends to something more, a transition that's believably balanced with the harsh realities of cancer treatment. Ms. Argent never sugarcoated the truth of a journey that caused me lots of tears as well as a few laughs courtesy of this likable and endearing main couple. Their romance was uplifting amongst all the indignities Will went through in treatment. By the turn of the final page I was therefore left exhausted, emotionally wrung out by a story that left me utterly impressed by Ms. Argent's talent and breathlessly waiting for the next part of Will and Tori's story in an unforgettable duet of books!
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Amy Argent is the author of the Embrace Tomorrow Duet: Come Back Tomorrow and its sequel, Whatever Tomorrow Brings. Amy can honestly say she writes day and night—clinical trial documents as a medical writer by day and contemporary romance as a novelist by night...and possibly into the wee hours of the morning. She has a PhD in Genetics that she agonized entirely too much over, but it did result in a fascinating day job—the details of which tend to creep into her fiction.
Amy can be found in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband, two teenagers, and two hedgehogs, where she’s most likely planning her next departure from reality—destination: Dragon Con, the closest Renaissance Faire, or the nearest book.
Amy has always been fascinated by the many ways people cope with the human condition. Her stories explore the emotional journey we take when adversity drastically changes life’s course, but being an eternal optimist, she’s found her niche in soulful stories with silver linings. In truth, they can always be found if one is willing to look for them.