Today I am featuring the awesome new release from authors Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter – Numbered. Numbered was simply a stunning read that floored this reader from one chapter to the next!
What would you do differently if your days were…
Live every day like it was your last.
Mathematician and many-time Loser in Love Poppy Devine believes in being prepared. So when she discovers she has breast cancer, all she has to do is dust off the carefully numbered bucket list she prepared years before with her best friend Julia.
There are only two problems: Quentin, a gorgeous younger man with rock-star ambitions, wasn’t on her list. And take-a-risk Julia, has suddenly come over all disapproving.
Together with Poppy’s hippy mother Scarlet, the three form an unlikely alliance to help Poppy realise her goals. Sky diving, swimming with sharks, cooking classes in Tuscany, visiting an orphanage in India are all part of the journey. Along the way, Poppy is forced to confront her best friend’s grief, her fraught relationship with her mother, and the fact that she really might be using her last available time on earth to make the most imperfect match of her life.
But Poppy comes to learn that when your days are numbered there’s no such thing as perfect and love really is all you need.
Each of the main characters in this book are strong minded, strong willed and sure focused at helping Poppy in getting through the horridness that is her illness. The barbs are out between Julia and Quentin and it was some awesome reading! Grab the tissues as tears flowed for this reader and Omg I was just wrecked in so many sequences of the story that I lost count! My heart bled for Quentin, Poppy and Julia and Spike was a surprise shock positive that evened this story out. The gut-wrenching emotions flowing from Julia floored me at every turn, right along side Quentin’s battle of emotions. Poppy was struggling but more sporadically, like she was too afraid of showing them for fear reality would bite one too many times.
The shocks throughout the read very often snuck up on this reader and the raw emotions of each of the characters tipped the scale in tears for me. Each dimension/character struggle felt like being stuck in the spin cycle of a washing machine – completely wrung me out. I’ve read a lot of spectacular books this year that have floored me with feelings and reactions that, if the same book was read for a second time, probably wouldn’t get that same response. However, Numbered by authors Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter is a book I could read again and again and still get the feeling, the same wrecked, emotional tornado I felt reading it this first time and to me that is a book that CANNOT and SHOULD NOT be missed. Hearts and flowers all the way, just simply breathtaking reading. Absolutely up there with the best books I have read this year without a doubt.
Review copy received from the Publisher
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