Book review: My Life for Yours

By Vanessa Carnevale
Published by bookouture 

Synopsis: Paige and Nick are happy. They have a beautiful home, a loving family and, most importantly, they would do anything for each other. Now, they are having a baby and it feels like all their dreams are coming true.

But joy turns to despair when they discover that Paige has a rare, life-threatening heart condition and they lose their longed-for child. Heartbroken, the couple must accept the reality that they may not become parents after all.

Just as they begin to come to terms with their loss, Paige unexpectedly falls pregnant again. Paige’s heart is still weak, and to carry the baby to term puts them both at risk. The couple now face an impossible decision: Paige’s life or the life of their unborn child?

If Paige keeps the baby, she could lose her life and destroy the man she loves. If Nick tries to stop her, he may lose them both forever. It’s the most important decision they have ever had to make – and time is running out.

How did this book end up in my hands? I was able to read this novel ahead of publication via the Secret Readers app. It was one of four choices and I was immediately drawn to it.

Was it a page-turner? Yes in the sense that I couldn’t wait to pick it up and keep reading. However, I had to take breaks to process all the emotions that it was bringing to surface.

Did the book meet my expectations? I expected a highly emotional read and I wasn’t wrong. In a cocky attempt to downplay my feelings of vulnerability, I set out expecting the worst, believing that it might harden me against anything that might happen. The crafty storytelling was always one step ahead of me though. Tissues were needed!

Three words to describe it. Emotional. Powerful. Real.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it packs a punch with its simplicity.

Have I read any other books by the same author? Not yet, but I think I will.


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