Saturday, September 14, 2019

Review: The Wonder of Now

The Wonder of Now
* Book 3 in the Sanctuary Sound Trilogy *
Peyton wishes she could go back  to life before - before cancer and maybe before she hurt her best friend. But wishes don't come true. She's embarking on a European book tour with her memoir about her darkest moments battling cancer. Peyton's not sure she can do it.

She's not thrilled about sharing her most private moments. She doesn't want to relive the pain and the fear again. But she has a job to do, as her publicist reminds her. He's there to make sure she stays on track; his no-nonsense ways are getting under her skin. They say opposites attract, could there be something brewing between them?
My Thoughts: I was really curious about this book because it the previous book, Peyton isn't really likable. Of course, Jamie Beck masterfully takes an unlikable character and turns her into someone you can understand, sympathize with, and root for. I loved seeing Peyton travel the countryside, eating in her favorite places. I loved how she bravely spoke about cancer, giving hope to those with cancer or their family members. I appreciated how she didn't want to talk about herself and her trials - how talking to bloggers wasn't her priority.  I can't imagine going through all that. I like how she worked to repair her relationship with Claire. It was nice seeing favorite characters appear again. I really liked Mitch. I enjoyed the banter between Mitch and Peyton. They were great at pushing each other's buttons and make each other see different points of view. I couldn't put this book down. I can't wait to read what Jamie Beck writes next.

Cover Thoughts: I love how it matches both Peyton and the other books in the trilogy.
Source: ARC sent for review
Library Recommendation: Jamie Beck should be on your library shelves.

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