Psychotherapist, Madelyn St. Claire, has all the answers. At least, that’s what the plaques on her wall say. There isn’t a fear she’s met that she hasn’t helped a client blast through. So, why can’t she work through her own?
Oh, that’s right…
She’s been so busy helping everyone else through their challenges over the years, including her best friends—the GEGs—that she never even realized she had any of her own true fears. Then again, she didn’t have a reason to until he came along.Cellist, Declan Pierce, can hit all the right notes, as long as he’s hitting them on stage. When he’s off . . . well—he’s off. So, he keeps his head down and tries to stay focused on his career and his son, Hunter. They have shared in a trauma that would bring most closer. However, theirs has only weighted their bond down, slowly causing them to drift further and further apart.
That is until a beacon of light shines through. That beacon is about five-foot-nothing, all curves, heart, brains, and no BS.But that is only part of this story.
It’s a long road to Happily Ever After. Maddie and Declan learn that it takes more than just the two of them to get there, and it’s not a smooth stroll. It’s not meant to be, though, is it?Life can give you whiplash. Buckle in and hold tight to those closest to you because, honestly…
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I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.
Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen.
I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy.
I fell in love with this series when I read book one, Under Contract, and I've never looked back. I was waiting rather impatiently for Maddie's story and when it finally released I couldn't get started fast enough. I was rewarded with a book that made me laugh and cry and reminded me of the definition of true friendship.
This book is all the things we've come to expect from the GEG's. It is laugh out loud funny and full of WTF? moments. But it is also so much more. This story is heartbreaking and even gut wrenching at times. Yeah, you will laugh but you will cry and you may find yourself wondering "why?" on more than one occasion. But don't let any of that keep you away. This book is amazing!
Declan and Maddie meet in what some might consider to be an unconventional way. They have more than their share of misunderstandings and setbacks while they get to know each other. But through it all they learn to forgive and in the end they learn to love. When tragedies strike, Maddie and Dec lean on each other more than ever as they try to sort through the remains of the brokenhearted left behind. But with tragedy comes a bond that little can break.
There are more funny moments than sad so, don't go thinking it's "one of those" books. We still get the whole gang of GEG's and their crazy clan of cohorts. It wouldn't be a proper GEG book without the hilarious banter of all the girls and Jay! Let's not forget Jay. But this time around we also get a hot sexy Viking and Aussie Kisses added to the mix!! And it is a welcome addition!! But be warned, you will need tissues.
All in all Jacquelyn Ayres gifts us with a beautiful story of love, acceptance and forgiveness. One so packed with emotion that I needed a day to process all the things that happened. She takes a difficult subject and handles it with the love and care that it deserves. She mixes in a healthy does of laughs so that things don't stay too heavy for too long. And she gives us a fictional group of friends that help each other laugh and heal. A group that I would love to call mine! I can't wait to read Julie's story. I know that it won't disappoint!