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Title: Where Life Takes You
Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Publication date: July 31st 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
BECCA TRENT LIVED HER CHILHOOD NEXT TO A CRUEL WOMAN—her mom—who lived to torment and neglect her. During her high school years, her mother married; bringing home not only a new husband, but a step sister her same age. The latter took over her Mom’s role—making Becca’s life miserable. Including stealing Ian—Becca’s best friend and boyfriend—Lisa treated her worse than her mother had for the previous fifteen years. A couple years later, thing ended up in tragedy. Becca buried that part of her life in the deep corners of her psyche, caught between sanity and nightmares. Between therapy, work and her constantly looming past she can’t seem to find room to breathe. The memories of her late step-sister, Lisa, are her closest company. Her best friend, Dan gives her that family love she always lacked. Everything was close to perfect, until everything and everyone from her past came back. Now she’s trying to figure out how to survive and keep that bond which seems now to be held together by a thread. Note: This is the first part of a two book novel.
Thank you Jesus the blurb said this is a two book novel. That is the best news I have heard all week.
You don’t even know.
That’s how into it I was.
This book was absolutely amazing!
Becca has been through hell and back. She has a mother who never wanted her, a step-sister who hates her, a best friend who left her, a step-father who blames her…. I can’t even begin to go into what she went through because it isn’t in the blurb and I don’t want to spoil it, but it is so much more than the blurb gives away. It is amazing this girl is standing up and not a puddle blubbering on the floor.
Dan is her best friend now. He is the one who protects her, who is always there for her. He literally is her shield between the world and herself. He is fiercely loyal and protective and there is nothing in this world he wouldn’t do for her.
That’s all I feel like I can give away without spoiling anything.
Where Life Takes You is an absolutely breathtaking book. Claudia takes us so deeply into Bex’s world that you can’t help but have your heart broken for her, you can’t help but hope for her future, and your mouth will drop open at the end of the book.
I got done and I said there had better be another book.
I mean, it could have been a stand alone, but that would just be cruel… to me.
You need to read this book if you like books that aren’t your average romance, it is a book that is just so much more.
Claudia, you are amazing! I *heart* you! I cannot wait to pick up the next book and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sending me this one!
Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.
Claudia Y. Burgoa
Not Everyone’s Mama