Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review: Because I Love You By Tori Rigby

Because I Love You
By: Tori Rigby
Release Date: May 17, 2016

Eight weeks after sixteen-year-old Andie Hamilton gives her virginity to her best friend, “the stick” says she’s pregnant.

Her friends treat her like she’s carrying the plague, her classmates torture and ridicule her, and the boy she thought loved her doesn’t even care. Afraid to experience the next seven months alone, she turns to her ex-boyfriend, Neil Donaghue, a dark-haired, blue-eyed player. With him, she finds comfort and the support she desperately needs to make the hardest decision of her life: whether or not to keep the baby. 

Then a tragic accident leads Andie to discover Neil’s keeping a secret that could dramatically alter their lives, and she's forced to make a choice. But after hearing her son’s heartbeat for the first time, she doesn’t know how she’ll ever be able to let go.

Wow, just wow.  This book was remarkably written with a story line that was intriguing to anyone who picks it up.  This is real and raw and I’m just emotionally drained for all the characters in the book because this was just an amazing read.  I think everyone should pick this up and see what it is to love someone so much that sometimes you just have to make colossal sacrifices for them.  I loved this book from beginning to end, unconditionally.

We meet Andie and her two best friends Heather and Carter.  Seems like they are quite the tight knit group until something drastic happens and just when she needs them the most, they bail.  It’s tough being in high school and of course even tougher when you are pregnant in high school.  It is a serious thing that happens daily in our world, but it’s all about how you deal with your current situation that shows what kind of person you really are.  Just when she thought she has no one her ex comes into play and steps up to the plate.  Neil is a pretty incredible guy.  Even through all his trials and tribulations he still puts Andie first, because he loves her.

With the loss of her two best friends she does befriend someone new, Jill, who I think is absolutely adorkable. She’s this nerdy girl who without a second question has Andie’s back until the end, that’s what you call a true friend.  She really helps Andie get through some tough situation all while being the best friend she could to Andie.  We need more people like Neil and Jill in this world, because we already have too many Heathers and Carters in the world.

There are a lot of tough circumstances discussed in this book and I don’t want to give them all away but Andie has had a lot to deal with, but I think in the end she made all the right choices for herself and those around her.  Neil also had a lot to deal with but he too proved himself to be the bigger and better person.  When you find a book that can take you on such an emotional journey such as this you can’t help but praise it from beginning to end.  The main story line in this book had to deal with teen pregnancy, again this is something that happens daily throughout the world but it’s how you handle it that makes you the best kind of person.  Dealing with anything this life changing is always difficult and I think this book approached it in a positive way.  No I’m not saying go be a teen mother, but there are options out there and you have to remember to explore them all before making a final decision.

I love the cover of this book, very eye catching because you want to know what it’s about.  You think it’s going to be a quick insta love story but when you read the description you just know deep down that it’s so much more and it really was.  This book was so much more than I expected, amazing read, amazing writing and yes, very much recommended.

Advance Praise

I received this book from NetGalley and Blaze Publishing, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!

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