*BOOK REVIEW* Better- Carey Heywood

Title: Better
Author: Carey Heywood
 Release Date: February 17, 2014

** inspired by actual events **

Aubrey is embarking on a bucket list trip around the world, the last wish of her Aunt Ally. It was supposed to be the trip Ally would take when she got better. Now it’s just a chance for Aubrey to say goodbye.
Adam escapes in his solo trips overseas, working just enough to fund the next one. When the opportunity to circle the globe falls in his lap he can’t refuse. The only catch, he won’t be traveling alone this time.Unable to hide from each other Adam’s overprotective nature thwarts Aubrey’s desire to find her own way. Can they move past initial assumptions to find something better?
The raw uncanny emotions that streamed seemingly out of the page with Better by Carey Heywood left me feeling every emotion from a to z. The bucket list left by her dearly departed aunty leaves mystery and hope for a young and loving Aubrey. The trip of a life time doesn’t come without a companion by the name of Adam.
If I could list reasons A to Z as to why you should pick up this book and read it I would. All I can really describe without shedding a tear whilst writing, is that it is a tear-jerking; emotionally pivotal and loving romance that deviates how to move forward when you lose someone you love and how to create memories that show that you haven’t forgotten a loved one but you also haven’t let life get away from you. Phenomenal is a word that gets thrown around quiet a lot when I find a book I have so much admiration for. The tug-a-war my heart went through reading this book was emotional and gifting.
Better is about self discovery and dealing with a lost love one, which I think is what I related to so much. The story is filled with so much love and unexpected journeys.

The chemistry between Aubrey and Adam from the beginning was amazing. Adam is the typical stand-off player, but as they develop throughout the novel there was a light shone into an unexpected love that although started off on the wrong foot, turns into passion. I loved how Carey created Adam as a photographer and with a witty streak. The characters worked both emotionally and physically to create bonds and share memories, which demonstrates real life to a T.

Overall, the journey that Adam and Aubrey intertwine through demonstrates strong characters and a pivotal narrative that you will shed a tear to. It showed so much courage and love to create and write a novel like this. Carey did an amazing job at atmospherically inhabiting what so many have endured in real life, and demonstrated it within the characters. The importance of self discovery and learning to let go. Aubrey and Adams story is a tale of finding love and accepting love. I rated Better a 5-Lit Love, as it was so emotional and beautifully written. I kept a tissue on hand, and you may need one too.


New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. I make up stuff and write it down.
Here are some things that make up who I am, in no particular order; Books,
Swedish Fish, Rivers, Kids (I have some), Husband (I have 1), Dog, Wuss,
Reader, Elephants, Mermaid Shows, Belgian Chocolate, Plastic Rings, Fizzy
Water, Abs (I don’t have them…well yes, I have them but they’re nothing to look
at I meant Abs
that I like to look at), Twitter (@careylolo), Making up Words,
Chair Dancing, Old Movies, Cartoons, Belgian Waffles, Mint Chocolate Chip Ice
Cream, People, Kayaks, Screen Porches, Laughing, Colored Paperclips, Junky
Green Laptop, Golden Rule, Falling in Love, Jumping in Puddles, Spellcheck,
Windy Days.


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