Title: Desperately Seeking Epic
Author: B N Toler
Release Date: March 23, 2016
Paul James loved Clara Bateman.
Hating her would have been easier.
She was the past, and he was hell-bent on keeping her there.
Or so he thought…
Craigslist Ad: DESPERATELY SEEKING EPIC
You’re my father.
I don’t know much about you. I know your name is Paul James, you’re a thrill seeker, and once upon a time you did stunts and people called you ‘Epic.’
I’ve been told you don’t know about me. That it’s complicated.
But for me it’s simple.
Here’s the thing: I’m twelve years old…and I’m dying.
And as much as this could crush my mother, I have to meet you before I go.
In time, I’m sure she’ll understand. She’s still in love with you.
So, Epic, if you read this, please come back. You don’t have to be my dad. You don’t even have to tell me you love me or you’re sorry. Just come see me.
Patiently waiting, but running out of time,
Whitney’s Five Star Tear Stained Review
I love me some angst and BN Toler is like my crack dealer. Only she deals in tears instead of actual drugs. When the synopsis of a book makes me want to cry, it’s safe to assume I’ll be buying that book. And since I still haven’t recovered from reading BN’s Where One Goes last year I figured why not? If I get dehydrated from moisture loss due to crying, I can replenish with wine, right?
So yeah, reading this book guarantees angst. But reading Paul, Clara and Neena’s story was a beautiful experience. Between the emotions of parents with a dying child and that child’s amazing strength, I fell in love with every single character immediately. I don’t want to spoil anything but as the synopsis says, Paul and Clara are reunited over the illness of their daughter, Neena. These two have a lot of love for each other but have torn each other apart emotionally whether in the past or present day.
Neena is definitely my favorite character and I think the author did an amazing job of portraying realism when dealing with her illness and the attitudes of she and her parents. The book is well written, flows well and has a few sexy moments but it’s really all about the feels.
Definitely a top recommendation!
B N Toler lives in Virginia. When she’s not reading and writing, she’s thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.**
She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town.
She loves music,(bluegrass, country, 80’s, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is American Pie by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church) dancing, (even though she sucks at it)reading, writing, eating (too much) sleeping late, (which she rarely gets to do) and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever.