Love on the Line, A Great Expectations Love Story: The Graykens, Book 2 by Laurie Lewis
I fell in love with Matt and Mikaela’s story in Love on a Limb. I was a little apprehensive when I heard there would be a part two. This book surpassed my expectations. Matt originally married Mikaela for convenience. She was to be his voice while he died of cancer. Unexpectedly falling in love with each other, Mikaela gave him something to fight for. This book is about his fight to stay alive and that you must believe in miracles, especially during the darkest days.
“Don’t let your happiness depend on the amount of time you have but on the quality of the love you give.”
This was a hard lesson for Matt to learn. He kept reliving his past mistakes and regretting a future that he would never see. He was missing everything in his present. Once he accepted his present, his fight became easier mentally. Everything is mind over matter. You need to have a good outlook if you want to survive.
“I can’t explain it, but I am content …… I just want to live in this moment. To be fully present every second I have.”
“I’d say the ability to love life in the present is true happiness, Mr.Grayken”
The author didn’t sugarcoat anything in this book. She showed the reality of what someone goes through from the treatments to infections and setbacks, the feelings of guilt, despair and hopelessness to the victory of walking across the room unaided. For someone like me, who has luckily never experienced this, it showed me the harsh reality. My heart breaks for anyone going through this. There were several times that I had to stop reading because I couldn’t stop crying.
I truly believe that if you stand by each other, especially in bad times, and when love is on the line that you choose each other; then everything will work out fine. Thank you Ms. Lewis for sharing Matt and Mikaela’s ups and downs. It is truly an exceptional story which shows what love and faith can get you through.
Review by @annahirsch
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