Review: Coming Home for Us by Carrie Ann Ryan
Losing the love of your life is devastating. For Elijah, it is even more traumatic as the events unfold in how he lost her and the night it happened. Two years later, Elijah still deals with his lost and struggles to move on. An unpopular opinion for many is that someone who was so in love should move on with their life. I personally have no issues with this and this is why this book is so good for me.
I am definitely a fan girl of Ms. Ryan. I now understand why many readers list her as a favourite. It is more than her writing voice; it is the emotion and heart she puts into her stories. These are relatable situations showcasing life throwing us a curve ball and how we handle it. For me, the characters in this book are fantastic. I loved Elijah's wakening as he comes out of his grief. He will always miss Joy, but he still has an entire life to live.
Maddie is a woman after my own heart. She is caught between her professional and personal life. She wants to grow in her profession and her personal life she wants to be able to move on. It is as if all her wishes came to fruition but now she has too many choices. Whilst some may sneer at a character having too much of a good thing, I appreciate the dilemma and complexities of her decisions. I love Maddie and how she tries to weigh the pros and cons. She worked so hard to get where she is now and taking it to the next level with all good choices is difficult. Many times stories have conflicts with only bad choices. What happens when you have all good choices? The FOMO can be real and hard.
This romance after a terrible loss should give readers hope. I highly recommend this contemporary romance to readers who want their cake and eat it too.
* I received an ARC for an honest review