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Goodbye To You by A.J. Matthews
Release Date: 07/01/14
Rating 4 stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Europe? Nope. Mexico? Nope. Key West? Not me. This summer, I'm playing nursemaid to my sister. Yeah, I know. Relatively good looking twenty-two-year-olds don't spend the summer bedside in the cancer ward, but that's the plan - until my sister threatens me with bodily harm unless I get on the plane. That's when I met him. He likes me. Really likes me. But more than that, he loves my boobs -- like can't get enough. I have no idea how to tell him that they'll be gone soon. Courtesy of a preventative double mastectomy. Yep. That's what testing positive for the breast cancer gene mutation will do to a girl. But don't feel sorry for me. I'm enjoying him, holding on until the last possible minute, while I muster up the strength to tell him, and watch him walk away.
I like this book. The subject of this book is different. A heavier topic than the usually boy meets girl/girl meet boy plot. I have had people in my life you have died from cancer. I did not have to nurse them while they died but it is an emotional experience. One of those people had breast cancer. I could not and do not want to imagine having to make the decision to have a mastectomy. I have quite busty...hell I have huge boobs. So much so my doctor is always mentioning reduction surgery to me. My brain says that I am more than my breasts but I don't think I could recognize myself without them.
This story is all about a young woman who watching her sister go through cancer. Then she finds out that she has the breast cancer gene and makes the brave choice to have a preventative double mastectomy. Her summer is a countdown to the surgery basically. After that will the guy she met (the guy who loves her breasts so much) stay or will he runaway? Just a really good story.
Should you read it? Yes. Who should read it? Those you like New Adult stories but looking for slightly more than the regular romance.
About the Author
I wrote my first book at six. A retelling of The Three Little Pigs, illustrated by my grandmother, the book was never picked up and was self-published instead, glued to cardboard with a cover fashioned from wallpaper scraps.
Today, I write stories featuring nice guys (or nice guys in-the-making) in between my other jobs writing research reports for a commercial real estate company, refereeing two young daughters, navigating the teen waters with a too-cute-for-his-own-good son, spoiling a neurotic cat, and making my darling, patient husband shake his head. I'm also an autism mom, chocolate enthusiast, sports-watcher, nacho-eater, and beer-drinker. A Maryland native, I live in North Carolina now, but dreams of the beach fuel my fantasties, and my characters can often be found strolling in the sand or sailing along a coast.
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