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REVIEW: Survivor’s Guilt by Cassy Roop

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Title: Survivor’s Guilt

Author: Cassy Roop

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Type: Standalone

Cover Design: Pink Ink

Designs by Cassy Roop

Release Date: June 28th 2015

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There are five stages of grief.

Denial.

Bargaining.

Anger.

Depression.

Acceptance.

Losing the love of your life is one of the hardest things anyone

would ever have to face. Especially when your life with them was just beginning. When tragedy

strikes on what should be the happiest time of your life, how are you supposed to pick up the

pieces of your life and move on without them?

Two strangers who happen to share a life changing event, come to

find solace in each other to help deal with their pain. One of them feels the guilt of being the

reason that a life was lost. The other guilty for making a last second choice.

Both of them, guilty that they survived.

But what happens when a bond that surfaces from tragedy brings

these two strangers together? Finding comfort in each other as they both deal with the same

pain, was never the plan. Can they look beyond the guilt of the past in order stop

themselves dying along with their loved ones, but instead live and learn to love again?

What happens when losing your first love becomes the reason for

meeting your one true love?

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This book came along at just the right moment for me. In a reading funk, I opened my Kindle and started reading….and didn’t stop until I was finished.

The story is told in a dual pov and I love that. You really got to know what each character was going through. Each faced a terrible loss and each grieved in their own way. While some may say they fell a little fast, I digress. I think they were meant to fall. Some things were a bit unconventional, but you know the saying, everyone grieves differently.

The whole tone of the book flip flopped between hopeful and sadness. It really encapsulated what the characters were going through.  If ever two characters deserved to be happy, it is Evan and Ellie.  The absolute heartbreak came across the pages so clearly. You will cry with these characters, laugh with these characters and fall in love with these characters.  Be sure to have tissues handy as well, you are going to need them.

On a bit of a personal note, I read this story on the upcoming anniversary of a very close friend’s death. And while Ellie and Evan’s story deals with the loss of a romantic love,  the story still struck a chord with me and reminded me that my friend wouldn’t want me to be sad. She would want me to live and be happy. Survivor’s guilt is something that can devastate a person, I think more than the actual death itself. Having a wonderful support system is key. So not only did the book pull me out of a funk, it did so much more than that. It made me see things a little brighter, a tad more clear and made me realize, it’s ok to grieve.

 

I give this book 5 beautifully hopeful kisses and highly recommend it to everyone that believes in hope.

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Cassy is a fitness goddess by day and romance author by night.

When she isn’t writing furiously on her next novel, she’s making books look beautiful inside and

out as a graphic designer or capturing beautiful images with her camera. She has an unhealthy

obsession with peanut butter, pedicures, and all things Les Mills group fitness. She has on

occasion been seen purchasing clothes that aren’t athletic apparel (although rare).

She released her debut novel, The Price of Love, in March of 2014.

The Celtic Knot Novels are her first erotic romance series. Books 1 and 2, Ashley’s Bend and

Figure Eight both reached #1 in Erotic Thrillers on Amazon. Book 3, Triquetra, released

September 22, 2014 and book 4 the companion novel, Axel Hitch was released in December of

2014.

Her second standalone novel, Void was released in February of

2014. She is looking forward to bringing you more incredible stories in the future!

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