I don’t normally read romance novels. They are not really my jam. Too sappy. Too much happily ever after. I picked this one up because it’s a darker tale, about a woman who is caretaker for her mother, who is dying from Huntingtons. She’s had the genetic testing and knows that at some point she will also develop symptoms. So she makes a list of rules for herself which includes no dating/no falling in love, because she doesn’t want to put anyone through the hell of watching her die. But then she meets a very special man and obeying that rule becomes much more difficult.
I enjoyed how this novel didn’t shy away from portraying just how awful it is to watch someone you love deteriorate, and even more so – how difficult it is to know you will suffer the same fate. I feel like it’s exactly what I needed to read right now as my body is consumed by cancer. I saw so much of mine and D’s struggles in the lives of the main characters. I felt seen.
Love is always worth the struggle. Yes, there will be pain. It’s a roller coaster ride for sure. The ride can be rough, and sometimes you want to get off. But every single moment with him has been worth it. I would say yes over and over, a million times yes.