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Dear Agony,

You've been my shadow, following me through childhood - filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions...until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens. I traded Dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants. I traded myself to a stranger - Bastien Pascal.

I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.

He's my friend. My mentor. My roommate.

Until everything changes.

I'm not supposed to get goose bumps when his hand brushes my skin.

I'm not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.

I'm not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.

Falling in love with him? Preposterous...unavoidable. Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I've come to love so dearly?

I'm finally happy. Don't ruin this for me.

Always yours,

Rose

In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair - a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?

©2017 Georgia Cates (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • 04-12-18

Male narrator spoils story

The male narrator sounds much older that 36. I initially thought the character was quite old until his age was revealed. I was unable to get past this throughout the story.

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An Alpha Cinderella Story

I loved Rose and Bas's Story. this Book is a Sweet Slow Burn. Rose was unwanted snd Mentally Abused at Home. She Was Forced to Grow up Fast living on the streets Homeless. Bastian Grew Up in a Wealthy, Privileged, Loving and Drama Free Home. He is the only surviving member in his Family when He gets a devastating medical diagnosis that hardens his out look in life. It was refreshing to see the Heroine be the strong dominant one in the Story. She Is Taken off The Streets By a Women Named Vail that runs a Legitimate Male Companion Business called Duets. Rose is trained to become a Duet over a 3 year period before being placed with her first Male Companion. Bas and Vail have been Friends since they were Children. Vail Owes a sizeable debt to Bas for loaning her the money to start her business. Bas offers to wipe the remaining Debt For Rose.
With the Stipulation of No Sex. Bas just wants a friend so He is Not alone when his illness takes over. It was incredibly Sweet that the Love that grew was the Love of Friendship first. of course this is a love story so that slowly grows to more.
The Sexual Frustration and Build up left me a little disappointed when they finally cross the line from Friends to Lovers. The Sex Scenes are PG-13. They Fade from the moment he Enters her Straight to the after Bliss Cuddling.
The Plot Twist is Predictable but not necessarily in a bad way. The Plot twist isn't the main focus in this part of the story. the important part is how the characters handle it.
This might be a bit of a spoiler But I strongly think this is Important to mention. This Book has an underling sensitive topic that could be a trigger for some. Although the word Suicide is not specifically stated it is Highly implied through out the whole book. Personally Having Someone Extremely Close to me Take their own life. As well as Knowing my own and Hearing Other Suicide survivor stories I felt it was necessary to add this statement.