Out of Reach
Watching him slowly fade away, ever closer to his final breath, made me so incredibly angry. I knew there was nothing I could do to change it--I had given in to despair, but Andy had not. He had one last hand to play.
He wasn't going to simply sit back and wait for Death to claim him--not Andy. He was going to ...more
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Title: Out of Reach
Author: Missy Johnson
Release Date: May 7, 2014
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This book right here…it will slay you. God. I can’t even explain how emotional I got. Through half the book I was blinking my eyes, gritting my teeth, and attempting to swallow the lump that was lodged in my throat in an attempt to hold back the avalanche of feels this book causes.
I started out thinking this was going to be a forbidden romance-a ...more
This was one of those books that was beautifully painful. I hated every minute of the pain and loss. But when I come out on the other side, I was so grateful that I read this little gem. Please don't let the heavy subject matter scare you away. It was totally worth it.
Andy and Seth have been friends for as long as they can remember. They grew up with each other and are as close as brothers. Emily moved to their neighborhood and they took her into their duo and they became a trio. When Emily...more
“Life was just a game and the end result was death. There was no way around that. No restarting things because you were playing it badly. You had one shot, and that was it. I wasn’t sure I wanted to play anymore.”
I have to admit that this is my first book by Missy Johnson but I can honestly say it won’t be my last. This is one of those books that you know you have read, personally I had a lump in my throat from start to finish, copious amounts of tears an ...more
Complimentary copy provided by the author "Missy Johnson" in exchange for an honest review.
First of all what is it with these bloody authors trying to make me cry!! I didn't blubber cry but I did leak a few!! This is such a sad, funny, emotional story..
My best friend Andy was on his death bed and I had it bad for his girlfriend Emily, these two guys had been friends since they were about 8 years old so they were pretty tight..
Andy didn't want to ...more
I was disgusted when Em said she loved Andy, but wasn’t sure if she was IN love with him anymore because he was dying—this was said after she took notice of the days they had not had sex, and how his illness had affected his appearance. How fucking heartless!
“Two hundred and forty-eight days: that was the last time ...more
Extremely emotional read, great writing, I felt like I was Emsky. I so loved Andy, witty, charming and caring. At times I resented Seth but also wanted Seth to have his HEA. Lots of tissues required. Forever, "I will remember you" Andy.
The first time I saw a teaser for this book, I knew I had to read it. But the more teasers and facebook posts I saw about it, I got scared. It’s never a good sign when writing a book makes the author cry. I mean, if it does that to her, what’s it going to do to me!? The answer: Gut me. Completely.
I’m not giving anything away by saying that someone dies. That information is in the blurb. It’s also stated on the fir ...more
This is a story that although quite short is packed full of emotion. It's a story that makes you think about life, about how the people around you contribute to making it the best it can be. It's also a story that tears your heart apart, stamps all over it and hands you back the broken pieces to put back together.
Emily, Andy and Seth have been inseparable for the last 14 years. Even though Andy and Emily are a couple Seth has always been a huge part of their lives. But Seth holds a secr ...more
ARC received for an honest review
I would like to start my review by saying… prepare your heart, mind, and soul and have a box or two of tissues for your tears and a fluffy pillow to embrace when you start reading this book. Effin’ amazeballs, Missy Johnson!
Out of Reach is a stunning, poignant, extremely moving story about friendship, life, death, acceptance and love.
There is not enough words I can write on how much I was left awestruck and a sobbing mess while and after readi ...more
Andy has terminal cancer and his last dying wish is that his girlfriend Emily and best friend Seth find happiness together once he's gone. All three of them have known each other since ...more
4.5 Heartwrenching Sobbing Touching★
This book...this little book made my heart hurt so bad I wanted to hide in a hole and never come back out. I was in pain. I was suffering. I could feel the unfairness of life through the pages; through the emotions of the characters. This is one special story that will stay in my heart forever.
I knew when I read the blurb that this book will tear me up...but it was worse. It felt as if someone was poking ...more
* Be prepared to have shed a few tears- so have a tissue or 2 handy while reading*
You see 3 best friends: Andy, Seth and Emily. They all have been best friends for years! They are inseparable. However, there is a secret that Seth has kept from Andy and Emily. However, no matter how much he loves his best friend, Emily- he can't tell her. Even now on this trip Andy wants them all ...more
This is the story about three best friends and a love so real and beautiful. This is the story of Em, Andy, and Seth.
What do you do when your best friend is dying? What do you do when your boyfriend is dying?
Andy has the love of his life and his best friend and life would be great if he wasn't dying of Cancer. Knowing he only has a few short weeks to live he pulls the two people that matter the most to him to live out his bucket list.
Andy, Seth, and Em go ...more
These characters are so true to life, I felt like I was right in the scenes and going through the same emotions they were. I cried, I laughed, I cried and then I cried some more. But at then end of the story I was left smiling. What a bona fide amazin ...more
Right from the prologue I had tears in my eyes and they continued pretty much throughout.
Andy has accepted that he's dying, but what he can't accept is leaving his girl, Em behind. He NEEDS to know that she's taken care.
The trip he asks his girl and best friend to take him on is for their benefit mainly. He doesn't want them to remember him as being sick, he wants them to remember his final days as being happy. So with a weird sens ...more
I need some time to write my review after reading something that was so deep and meaningful. Out of Reach was such a beautiful book. Will I even be able to give it justice??
I sure hope so.
*Review copy given to me by author in exchange for an honest review
Tissues... do not go into this book without them... they're a MUST because this one will have a lump firmly lodged in your throat from start to finish and the waterworks will definitely come no matter how hard you try to suppress them. This was such an emotional yet beautiful story that will absolutely touch your soul and make you appreciate every second you have with those you love.
Life was a game and the end result was death. There was no way around that....more
This story will have you crying, smiling, and sighing once it's all over. Andy, Seth, and Emily have been best friends since grade school. Andy and Emily have been a couple since high school, but Seth has loved Emily since the first time he saw her as the new girl walking into their classroom. Only Seth never did anything about his love for Emily and because of his loyalty to Andy he pushed his feelings aside.
At the age of 26, Andy is dying of cancer! He knows h ...more
F*ck Cancer! This is the overwhelming theme in Out of Reach by Missy Johnson. I've personally witnessed a loved one suffer with this awful disease. The author does such an outstanding job describing the physical and emotional aspects of cancer, that I imagine she has experienced the same in real life.
This is the heartbreaking AND heartwarming story of 3 best friends, Andy, Seth and Emily, inseparable since middle school. Eventually Emily and Andy fall in love, and sadly find out he has ...more
This book was a mixed bag for me. While I loved the concept and felt it had great potential, it kinda fell flat for me. There was somethings that just didn't work for me as a reader, which I felt caused me not to connect to the characters in the way I wanted. I didn't feel the emotions I should have. And for me, that connection and emotions that come along with it, are everything as a reader.
Like I said, the concept was a great one. Seth has ...more
who is sadly dying of cancer at 23 years of age. He
knows he really only has a matter of time left, so decides
that he will get his girlfriend Emily & his best friend Seth,
to help him complete his “Bucket List”.
Throughout the story we learn just how much the three
friends really love each other, and just how Andy’s
imminent death & how they will cope after, is affecting
This is by no means a doom & gloom story. This is a
story of true lo ...more
Amazingly beautiful and tragic story line. I love books like this, I felt every word in my heart with this story!
You can’t choose who you fall in love with, but you can choose whether you act on those feelings.
Just because a person has gone, it doesn’t mean they won’t live on in your heart forever.
Have your tissues ready, because they will be needed!!
“You k ...more
All in all a wonderful journey.
Out OF Reach is a powerful and beautifully written story of love, loss and new beginnings. A final destination and one dying man's wish will touch your heart, brand your soul and live with you long after the final page. Touching, funny, honest and emotionally charged, invest in tissues because this is a 2014 must read!!! ~ Kelly, Perusing Princess ...more
This is my first Missy Johnson & I must say she nailed it. She delivered and delivered good.
Out of Reach is a story of friendship, love, loss and moving forward and loving again. This story is quite emotional and I think with stories similar to this, it will always be emotional and will give you that lump in your throat while reading the whole book. I finished this in one sitting. Every scene, every chapter will make you somewhat feel what the characters are going t ...more
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