Within Reach ( ebook ) BY Sarah Mayberry

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Being a single dad was never on Michael Young's agenda Yet with the sudden loss of his wife that's exactly the role he has On his best days he thinks he can handle it On his worst Luckily family friend Angie Bart. Wow I can not believe how much I loved this book especially as it has my second least favorite trope the widowwidower falling for the best friend My least fave is heroine falling for brothers The two main characters are real and wonderful the children are adorable and the story is realistically done without losing any uber drama Having lost my best friend a few years ago I have a hard time wrapping my head around this plot but darned if Sarah Mayberry doesn t nail itRe readRe read and I as I suspected I had to take a star off Still I rarely give 4 stars but for a writer to make the concept of a best friend moving on with the spouse takes something The hero falters a little but given that he lost his wife he pulls through for the heroine I teared up for a second time with this one Inherent angsty love story of two essentially decent people

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Within Reach

Lett has his back easily stepping in to help outLately though something has changedMichael is noticing exactly how gorgeous Angie is and how single she is She's constantly in his thoughts and he feels an attracti. 35 stars I uite liked this one Have read some Sarah Mayberry in the past and usually enjoy her writing Sorry have no time for a proper review these daysxx

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On he never expected Does he dare disrupt the very good thing they have going If they have a fling that goes nowhere he stands to lose everything including her But if they make it work he stands to gain everythin. This was an excellent book about grief about friendship and how the people left behind deal with it When the book opens Angie is celebrating her best friend Billie s birthday with her two kids and husband and that happy picture is gone the same day Billie dead of a heart defect It is ten months later then and when Angie visits the house the picture is very different there is no joy and instead there is dust and Michael who took time off work to help his kids and who seems to walk through a fog because his wife of six years is dead and at the age of 35 he is a widower with two kids He isn t dealing with things well and it takes Angie to wake him up Angie who has been a rock these past few months Angie who also lost her best friend who was like a sister He doesn t take it that well when she tells him that maybe he needs to go back to work that may help him move forward but when his daughter tells him about the things he has forgotten to do for her he wakes up because he needs to move on for his kidsI felt Michael s grief was depicted extremely well in the book He struggles to function at first he looks after his kids and that is all but going back to work gives him something else to do His identity was tied so closely with being a husband and father and now half of it is gone He thinks that he will spend his life being a father so it is a shock to him when he has a sex dream and it fills him with disgust and guiltAngie was a friend to Michael but they were never close in her mind he was always Billie s husband and never a hunk so when the first time she notices him it fills her with horror and disgust She tries to draw away but Michael notices something is wrong and she vows to keep her thoughts to herself It takes longer for Michael to notice her in a sexual way and when he does he lashes out he is not ready for what he is feeling What is made very clear from the start in this book was that both of them had never had any untoward feelings before and they both loved BillieThey do acknowledge their new feelings and vow not to act on them because in their minds it is a betrayal and then they do act on them and the guilt does rise up They both can t stop getting involved but their is an understanding between them Angie fits into their lives the kids love her and Michael loves having her around but when Angie comes to see she has fallen for him she draws away which makes Michael see that things between them has been one sided with her giving and giving and Michael just taking He isn t ready for anything but somehow without him knowing love snuck in it wasn t something they both wanted and were ready forI found this book emotional as hell the way their friendship grief and gradual love was depicted was amazing The moment at the cemetery when his daughter is talking to her mother was so emotional I know some people may feel Angie was a second choice but she wasn t Michael never saw her coming so it takes him a while to see what was under his nose all along those long grief filled months I never found the relationship dirty or taboo but these two had a lot to overcome because they felt that


10 thoughts on “Within Reach

  1. says:

    Within Reach is one of the best most poignant most beautiful contemporary romances I’ve read to date The very na

  2. says:

    This book was so beautiful so full of emotion I absolutely loved it A huge huge recommendation to everyone 3

  3. says:

    Wow I can not believe how much I loved this book especially as it has my second least favorite trope the widowwidower falling for the best friend My least fave is heroine falling for brothers The two main characters are real and wonderful; the children are adorable and the story is realistically done without losing any ube

  4. says:

    5 stars – Contemporary RomanceI wish I had time to fully review this to give the proper notice it so richly deserves But since I don’t I

  5. says:

    35 stars I uite liked this one Have read some Sarah Mayberry in the past and usually enjoy her writing Sorry have no time for a proper review these daysxx

  6. says:

    In Mayberry's last book Her Best Worst Mistake I thought the heroine's guilt about hooking up with the guy her best friend had dumped was overdone This book also features a guilt ridden heroine but you really can't blame

  7. says:

    This was an excellent book about grief about friendship and how the people left behind deal with it When the book opens Angie is celebrating her best friend Billie's birthday with her two kids and husband and that happy picture is gone the same day Billie dead of a heart defect It is ten months later then and when Angie visits the house the picture is very different there is no joy and instead there is dust and Michael who took

  8. says:

    Why was it just okay for me? I felt that Angie sacrificed too much of her self in giving and giving to Michael I understand she was being empathetic and really cared for him and her best friend's family but she shortchanged herself s

  9. says:

    Within Reach by Sarah Mayberry focuses on one of my favorite tropes in romance A widowed hero who finds love in th

  10. says:

    I made a strong emotional connection with Angie early on and warmed to Michael as he started to lift out of his grief Nothin