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Monday, 22 August 2016

RELEASE BLITZ, REVIEW, & #GIVEAWAY: I Can't Die Alone by Regina Bartley

Title: I Can't Die Alone
Author: Regina Bartley
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: August 21, 2016


She was alone on a journey to find a man she’d never met. She had a backpack filled with three days worth of clothing, and old photograph, and a letter dated 1997. With one goal in mind she set out to find the man from the letter, the man named Benjamin Cooper. The only thing that she knew about this man was that he was married to her mother many years ago, and according to his letter he loved her. That was the only conformation she needed to search for him.

Tori Holt had no family left that she knew of, and one chance to find someone to share her last days with. Otherwise, she’d die alone. The doctors said she wouldn’t live to see her twenty-first birthday, the birthday that was only three months away. Time was not on her side, but she didn’t care. Tori knew right from the beginning that this journey wouldn’t be easy. But it didn’t stop her, because nothing about her life had been easy. 

Then she met Bo, the handsome boy who kept her company on a park bench. Bo was the son of a man named Benjamin, the man from a letter dated 1997. 

The hardest part about finding love is letting it go.
The easiest part about the journey is the moment it all makes sense.

Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. 5/5 (Exceptional)

*I received a copy of this book from Be My Book Boyfriend & Author Regina Bartley in exchange for a fair and honest review*

Wow. My heart is broken. My eyes and face are wet with tears. My nose is running. I'm broken. This book. Okay, so I knew it was going to be sad by the title, that's a given. I had something in me that just kept repeating over and over "it will turn around and things will change, just keep reading." Well, I was wrong. Darnit. I was wrong.

This is a pretty fast read but is written well. The details and descriptions are great and on par to give you the ultimate experience while reading. The story line, overall, is a great story line.  It's all about loving, opening up to love, letting go, and living in the moment. Sometimes we just want to hurry up and get things done when we need to savor our time with our loved ones.

Can you imagine planning your funeral at the age of 20, after you bury your mom and aunt? Wow.  That was a crushing blow. Author Regina Bartley did such a good job writing this story in such a delicate way.  She wrote a realistic story and provided realistic details. There was no sugar coating things - it was blunt and out there. 

There were a few spots of laughter - the cookie dough incident was my favorite.  That little humor was definitely needed to take a break from such a heavy topic. I absolutely loved that Regina put in a bucket list of sorts but one that was more realistic and with things that could be completed. Another home run there.

All in all, this was a great story. I have no complaints other than I spent the last 3-4 chapter in tears, the words blurry, hoping my boss wouldn't walk into my office wondering why in the world I was crying on my lunch break. Thanks Regina for knocking us all back a notch and making us open our eyes a little more to see the important things in life that really matter.

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Author Bio

Regina is a contemporary romance writer from Kentucky. She lives there with her husband, kids, dog and cat. She can be found behind her computer, a good book, or watching sports. She loves to hear from her readers.

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