_____________________________________________________________Four years ago I became known as the girl with cancer. I refuse to cry. And I refuse to give in. A relationship with a man is the last thing I’m looking for right now, but one night with Parker changes everything. He is persistent, and he knows what he wants. Me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m fragile. But he doesn’t know, and I’m not ready to tell him. What if it changes everything? Tragedy found me when I was seventeen. Love found me when I was twenty-one. My name is Aundrea McCall, and this is my journey.
I don't know why, but I've been reading a lot of emotionally charged books lately. And this one just knocked me flat out. To say it is heavy is an understatement. It isn't just the cancer part - which of course, is as seriously heavy as it gets - it's the pain and suffering and ultimate healing that goes along with it all. Parker is just perfect, and that's just what he had to be to put up with the unfairness of the situation. But, he doesn't see it that way, he is just this gorgeously solid rock of support and love. Ahhhhh - we all need a Parker in our lives. At times I felt like the author was trying a bit too hard to pull tears out of her readers, and the book could have used some more moments of levity, but other than that, it was well-written and stunningly emotional. For those who like tear-jerking romances, this one's for you.
What's Left of Me: 3.5/5 stars.