Thursday, August 10, 2017

Review: The Two of Us by Victoria Bylin

About the Book

Heartwarming and Touching New Contemporary Romance from Victoria Bylin
After two broken engagements, nurse practitioner Mia Robinson is done with dating. From now on, she only trusts herself and God, and she's focused on her eighteen-year-old sister, Lucy, and caring for patients. Just as she applies to work for an international aid organization, a phone call from Lucy, who's pregnant and running off to marry her twenty-one-year-old boyfriend, throws a wrench into all of Mia's plans.

Jake Tanner may have recovered from the physical injuries he sustained on the job as a police officer, but his heart has yet to heal from losing his former partner in the tragedy. He's poured himself into starting a camp for the sons of fallen officers and mentoring Sam, the adult son of his deceased partner, who's asked him to be his best man at his wedding.

Mia is expecting a mess when she arrives to sort out the situation with Lucy, but she wasn't expecting Jake. And Jake, who can't help envying Sam and Lucy, doubts he'll ever experience their happiness for himself. But maybe Jake's courage and Mia's caring spirit are just what they need to bring them a lifetime of healing and a forever kind of love. . . .

My Review

Five Stars

The Two of Us was the first book I've read by Bylin and I completely loved it! I couldn't read it fast enough, it was just that good!

After a failed engagement, nurse practitioner Mia Robinson is wanting a new start in life. Hoping to get a job with an international aid organization, Mission Medical, she'd be helping people and seeing the world at the same time. But when she gets a phone call from her teenage sister Lucy informing her that she's eloping in Las Vegas, Mia adjusts her plans a bit. After Jake Tanner's partner Connie Waters was killed in the line of duty, his dream is to open a camp for kids of fallen officers. Having helped and mentored Connie's adult son Sam, Jake finds himself in Vegas for Sam's hasty wedding. Coming together to be there for their loved ones, could Jake and Mia find their own chance at love?

Mia's reserved, organized, and always thoroughly thinks things through before making a decision which is the complete opposite of her younger sister Lucy. Lucy has a good heart, but is very impulsive. Mia's very protective of Lucy, having raised her since she was ten. Sam's a guy who takes his responsibilities seriously and though he's made mistakes, owns up to them. And Jake... oh... Jake! From the very first scene, he stole my heart! He has a lot that he's dealing with, but he's a wonderful guy who's doing his best to help others. Pirate, Jake's service dog, was awesome! It's amazing everything that service dogs can do and I loved reading about him!

This book deals with some tough but realistic issues. One of which was Alzheimer's Disease. Alzheimer's is a cruel and terrible disease. As someone who's watched a loved one (my Grandma) struggle with it, I could feel the character's heartache in dealing with the disease. It's gut-wrenching at times, but a sad reality many people face.

The Two of Us is a fantastic contemporary novel that I highly recommend! It left me with so many emotions. I laughed, I shed some tears. It was a special book that I hope many people will check out! I can't wait to read Bylin's other books!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All thoughts and comments are my own honest opinion.

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