Jan. 29, 2019

MVP ~ Ceej's Review

MVP by Rachel Van Dyken is a story worth every single painful second as much as every single healing one!

Synopsis:

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken comes a story about losing everything only to find it again...

I was the golden boy.

America's Quarterback.

I was everything to everyone. Always available. Solid.

I can remember how something felt wrong that day.

And I haven't been able to get that feeling to go away.

Not when I buried my child.

Not when my fiancé looked at me like I'd been the reason for it all.

Not when I look in the mirror and scream at the top of my lungs.

Football kept me sane.

But I've lost everything.

And then I got a phone call.

She was in an accident.

She remembered nothing.

A gentleman wouldn't fight for her, wouldn't remind her of the pain.

So, I let her go.

I let her live her happily ever after and I took all the darkness,

all the pain, all the anger.

Only, the universe had a sick sense of humor.

She bumped into me.

She pursued me.

The beautiful woman I used to call mine.

She said she wanted to make me smile.

She didn't know she's the reason I stopped.

Ceej’s Review:

MVP is yet another book that Rachel Van Dyken has written that has hit a little too close to home for me.  It started in her newsletter, and admittedly, it took me a few weeks for me to start reading it though I normally gobble up her work as soon as it’s available in whatever format I can get it.  As soon as I knew what MVP was about, I wanted to avoid it.  There’s so much pain inside it, the kind that festers if not released.  But it's a very real view into what the death of a child does to a family.  What it does to a person.  It's hard to explain to those who haven't experienced it, and it did not surprise me that Rachel was able to do so. 

My heart broke for Jax and Harley.  I couldn’t read this book without crying, even cried at the end.  But those were tears of joy and healing.

I couldn’t blame Jax for his actions as I would have done the same if I were in his place.  I’d have done everything I could to protect Harley.  And on the other hand, I couldn’t blame Harley for being angry at Jax for keeping things from me if I were in her place.  I’d have wanted to know, no matter how devastating.  They were in impossible positions in the worst places to be, in my opinion.

Rachel, thank you for the beautiful HEA.  My heart needed that.  Not all of us get that HEA, but to be able to feel even a fraction of it, I am grateful.  I loved MVP, every single painful second as much as every single healing one.

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