Title: This is Living
Series: The Living Series, Book 1.5
Publisher: Self- Published
Author: Melody Dawn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
★ ☆★ ☆★ – 5 Stars!
The first time Jayson Reece saw Chloe Schaeffer, he knew she would be his forever. He promised her then that he would show her how to live rather than just letting life pass her by. Now, 9 years later, they’ve had the storybook romance, a picture perfect wedding, and two twin boys to complete the family they always wanted.
But something is missing…
With two rambunctious boys, Chloe decides to be a stay-at-home mom until the boys are old enough to go to school. So, with her dreams of being a social worker put on hold, she throws everything she has into being the perfect mother and wife.
Jayson has a very demanding career as an Emergency Room physician. He tries to balance out his workload and that of being a family man, but lately his job has come first. Is he beginning to lose focus on the things that are most important to him?
Will Chloe’s drive for perfection and the challenges of Jayson’s career drive them apart? Or will they realize that love creates the perfection she desires and the balance he needs to keep his family together?
There’s only one thing left to do. Jayson needs to renew his promise to Chloe and she needs to trust Jayson to get them back to where they belong.
A place where living and loving is required…those only wanting to exist need not apply.
I do not think I had enough tissues.
This book takes you a journey, not just through heartbreak but through family, relationships, work, and how a family is to function. Sure we are all humans, and in this book… the humans have flaws.
Chloe and Jayson’s story continues with this follow-up from To Live Again.
Chloe, a stay at home mom, who has twins.. learning to cope while her husband works.
Jayson, a working husband, in residency working to better himself for his family.
Jayson is learning how to balance family, work and time for himself. Chloe is learning how to take things just the way they are. However, she is feeling alone, she hates to be alone.
During this book, I could relate on a lot of terms. I, too, never want to be alone, it is one of the most hardest things to have to deal with. It is amazing how our brains are geared, and it takes time to overcome those. You will learn as you read This Is Living, there is more to fears; there is heartbreak, self-trusting, the ability to love oneself while loving others. You will also see friendships and what it takes to be a friend, even with showing up and just telling them straight forward on what they need.
Man, I just loved this book. Just have a box of tissues handy, and have your best book friend in your messages so you can vent, you will need someone to listen.
About the Author
Melody Dawn is an aspiring contemporary romance author residing in the southern part of the United States. She started reading romance novels when she was a teenager and became addicted to Happily Ever After’s. She got her own HEA when she met her soulmate 20 years ago and they have been together ever since. They have two furbabies who think they are Kings of the Castle and require a ton of attention. When she is not reading or writing, she loves to refurbish old furniture into new pieces, scrapbook, and most of all spend time with her main guy.