Monday 12 May 2014

**Release Blitz** Out of Reach by Missy Johnson

Title: Out of Reach 

Author: Missy Johnson

Release Date: May 8, 2014

My best friend was dying and I was in love with his girl.

Andy and I had been best friends since we were eight-years old.

Watching him slowly fade away, ever closer to his final breath, made me so incredibly angry. I knew there was nothing I could do to change it--I had given in to despair, but Andy had not. He had one last hand to play.

He wasn't going to simply sit back and wait for Death to claim him--not Andy. He was going to live life until he couldn't hold his eyes open any longer.

Andy didn't want to die in some sterile hospital and asked me to take him and Emily to the beach. It would be our last road trip together.

Emily. Emily was a problem for me.

I harbored a secret that would have torn our friendship apart. I was in love with Andy's girl, and had been since she'd walked into our sixth grade class, so many years ago.

So what kind of person am I? My best friend is dying, and it's awful--but my heart still aches for his girl. I hate myself for thinking beyond Andy's death and whether there could ever be a future for Emily and I, but I can't help it.

I'm in love with her.

Claire's 4 Bare Naked Stars Review ****

I knew as soon as I started this book that it was going to break my heart, to the point that I put it down again, and it did, several times over.

“It’s amazing how being told you’re going to die puts things into perspective.” **

Andy is dying, that’s not a spoiler, you’re made aware of that straight from the off. His family is devastated, his girlfriend Emily is devastated and so is his best friend Seth.

“Fucking cancer. He’d been fighting it since it first reared its ugly head when we were seventeen.”**

But Seth is also struggling with guilt, because for years he has been hiding that fact that he is in love with Emily.

Andy persuades Emily and Seth to take a trip with him, and as he is so sick he wants them to live out his bucket list.

“Anger bubbled inside of me. Who cared whether or not it was true? I didn’t want anyone else. I wanted Andy.”**

As they live out Andy’s fantasies, emotions run high as Andy tries to ensure Emily and Seth are Ok after he is gone.

This book is well written, and at times funny, but it will rip your heart right out before it puts you back together again.

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.


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