Friday, 30 June 2017

Everything We Left Behind

Everything We Left Behind (Everything We Keep #2)

Kerry Lonsdale  

Book Review: ♥ ♥

*Read Everything We Keep before even looking at this book*

Everything we left behind is Carlos's/James story. At the end of book one, we see Amiee finally letting go of James. Her husband to be who is no more. James is gone, and Carlos has his own life. After many years James emerges from his dissociative fugue to find he is living someone else's life. Everything he left behind is gone, and he is living in Oaxaca with his two boys. Carlos has everything James thought he wanted. He's an artist, living free from the drama of his Donato family, but Amiee is missing from his perfect picture. James doesn't remember living as Carlos, so his loss of his ex is fresh in his mind. He doesn't remember his two sons or his life in a foreign place. James and Carlos are two different people. James now needs to find his own way. Everything is different, but he needs to find his own home in his heart.

I read these two books back to back, and I probably would not recommend this. At least a little space between the books would have been better because it made some of the plot more predictable due to the writing style. I struggled with the rating of this book but came to the decision it fitted perfectly with the first book, therefore, needed the full 5 stars.

James and Carlos are two separate people in the form of one body. The story is told from both of their points of view. Neither are perfect, and both have their issues. I enjoyed this story. I would say this is the sadder novel of the two but has a happily ever after. James just needs to pull it all together and find the best of both worlds.

5 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC of this book via Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.*

Paperback £8.99. £3.98 Kindle or Free for Kindle Unlimited, 348 pages
Expected publication: July 4th, 2017

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