Book Title: Love on a Limb
Author: Laurie Lewis
Paperback or e-book: 342 pages
Date Published: November 26, 2017
Genre: Christian, General Fiction (adult)
Matthew Grayken is young, successful, and dying, which is why he’s about to propose to a total stranger. He isn’t interested in love. He needs a companion and nurse to ease his last days, and a legal voice to enforce his wishes when he no longer can. Lonely, compassionate nurse Mikaela Compton is intrigued by Matt Grayken’s tender request, but as their friendly marriage turns into love, she rejects the inevitability of Matt’s death and prays for a miracle instead. Mikaela reignites Matt’s will to fight the disease, but he’s losing the battle. The miracle he needs will require Mikaela to leave Matt at the hour of his greatest need, and break the fundamental promise she made to him—to be his advocate and enforce his last wishes. She can’t do both, and she faces an excruciating decision—how far out on a limb she’s willing to go for love.
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*Thank you to NetGalley & BooksGoSocial for my copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.*
My Honest Thoughts:
Love On A Limb is an unconventional love story that is full of emotion, friendship, devotion and faith. It is a slow burn romance and grab the tissues, you will need them. Although born out of a dark situation, their love transcends the darkness and brings about light. Mikaela makes the decision to be “all in” even when things go downhill and their love begins to bloom. While Matt struggles with his emotions and the reality of his looming illness and what the future may or may not hold.Even as Matt tries to distance family and friends, loyalty prevails and shines brightly even in his poker playing college buddies. Without giving any spoilers, I enjoyed where the story leads you and how the memories between them are documented. Hint….it’s the “limb” part of the title. And although, the cover may hint at the storyline being one of a seasonal setting it is not. This book is one that I would highly recommend. It is inspirational, clean and tugs at your heart strings.
P.S. The theme is developed around cancer and takes it head on, so if this is a trigger for you take caution.
“Family is our treasure. It’s your treasure too now…”