DEAR AGONY: A NOVEL
By: Georgia Cates
Release Day: March 1, 2017
You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.
I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.
I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.
I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.
I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.
He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.
Until everything changes.
I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.
I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.
I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.
Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.
Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?
I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.
In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?
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*arc received for an honest review*
I know I shouldn't say this, but I'm still kind of pissed of at Bash. I get here his head was at, his reaction to his reality, but I don't care. I'm pissed off. At a character. I'm pissed. I know I should be more forgiving or something , but nope... I'm mad. I can't help it. It's irrational, I know.
I love V, that little flesh peddling Madame. and I love Rose even more. The strength she showed surviving the streets and her childhood, taking an opportunity presented to her and using it to better herself and breaking the cycle. Loving someone even though she had little to no examples of what that was. Even moreso, loving Bash even in spite of what he wanted to do. Loving him enough to walk away when he was hurting her so much. again, this leads me back to being pissed at him again.....
I liked this story, and I love Georgia Cates and her writing style, but I felt like I spent a large majority in love with Bash, then immediately hating him, and still do now. regardless if he made up for it, I still have so much anger in regards to him. he did a complete 180 and I just can't go for it.I can't believe it. I don't trust it. I don't know why.
I do really suggest this book. Read it and give me your thoughts. Did you stay irrationally mad at Bash even though the book was over?
I gave this 4 stars
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.