Blog Tour & Five Blush Review ~~ The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros
THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED by Rebecca Yarros
Release Date: February 23rd
SANDY’S 5 BLUSH REVIEW
The Last Letter, written by Rebecca Yarros, was my Top 2019 pick. The roller coaster of emotion, the complex and beautiful storytelling – I thought she would not be able to duplicate. I was wrong. Oooooh who doesn’t like to hear those three little words. Ok! Let’s get into this review.
We’ve all heard the phrase “meet cute” right? In the instance of our two main characters, it was more like a “self-centered jerk” and “she just insulted my life’s work” meet.
Georgia Stanton has gone back home to lick her wounds after her seemingly perfect life blows up while the whole world reads about it in the tabloids. Her great-grandmother, beloved romance author, Scarlett Stanton, has recently passed which leaves Georgia completely rudderless.
Noah Harrison is riding high as Hollywood’s golden boy. Each bestselling novel turned into a successful movie. What else could an author want? How about completing the manuscript of THE author he has always idolized? The unfinished manuscript of, you guessed it, Scarlett Stanton.
Usually, we have two protagonists and the others are secondary characters. Jameson and Scarlett were just as important. We learn their story through Scarlett’s manuscript and their letters. The love story within another love story told in present-day and World War Two is not an easy task. Rebecca Yarros seamlessly intertwines both eras and these four lives.
How can these people that don’t like each other very much do right by what will be Scarlett’s last book? Their intentions quickly go awry because of the undeniable attraction between them. The differences start to melt away to be replaced by an unspeakable need for each other. Noah lives in a world where George no longer belongs. This thing between them is ok to pass the time but it can’t be real. Right?
This love story consumed me in a way that I haven’t felt since The Bronze Horseman by the excellent, Paullina Simons. The angst, heartbreak, twist with just the right amount of heat is EVERYTHING! This would make a great Pearl Harbor-style movie. That’s how I saw it play out in my head while I read. A huge Hollywood blockbuster-style movie. You will cry, you will laugh, you will not soon forget this book.
I am in awe of the written word and its power to transport us somewhere we have never been.
If you’ve never read a Rebecca Yarros book before then PLEASE read this one.
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Told in alternating timelines, THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming.
Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit.
Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another.
But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.
About the Author:
Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.
Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.
Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org.
To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.
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