Addison Snow is your typical teenager. She has a family that loves her, friends that make her laugh, and she's wrapped up in the excitement of graduating high school and going off to college to pursue her dream of becoming an author. When her mother, who also happens to be
best friend, dies unexpectedly, her world comes to a crashing halt.
Death changes everyone...
To make the pain go away, Addison and her father travel down separate, dark paths. She chooses to end her grief forever, while he drowns his sorrows in the bottom of a bottle. How do you learn to live again when the most important person in your life is gone?
But can it really be that simple? Can she really trust this man who makes her feel alive again for the first time in a year?
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I am just speechless. This story hit me on so many levels I just don't know where to start. I have just finished reading it and I HAD to start writing this review, even though I don't know what I could possibly say other than you need to experience this. Not soon, not tomorrow, not even later, you need to go purchase this and immediately begin this journey. This is truly more than just a book or a story. I felt like Tara Sivec has shared something extraordinarily intimate with her readers. I'm not even sure I can label the emotions I'm feeling right now after reading this. I can't tell if I'm completely destroyed or totally empowered.
Watch Over Me touched on a few topics that are very close to my heart. As I get older I've come to realize that so is my mother. She is my best friend, just like Addision's mom was her best friend. I literally spend hours on the phone with her every day and cannot imagine what life will be like when she is gone. Because of this, I felt like I was experiencing
right along with her, and it was horrible! Thankfully, it was also
therapeutic and reminded me to never take a moment of time I have with my mom,
or anyone, for granted.
As a teenager/young adult I suffered from rather severe depression. Years of therapy, medication and the support of my friends and family left me loving myself and my life.
however, only has herself to rely on to get through her depression over the
loss of her mother and the overwhelming responsibility her father's downward
spiral gives her. When Zander enters Addison's
life he helps her to remember what it is to be young and happy again. Zander is
really an amazing guy, I could go on and on about him, but I won't because you
have to experience his LEGO genius for yourself!
Tara Sivec has really outdone herself this time. She has proven that she is a versatile writer and can be successful within multiple genres. Watch Over Me is by far her best book to date and I cannot wait to see what she will come out with next!
Review by Danielle - also posted here
About the Author
T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans. T.E. lives in
with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime
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