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Truly, I think this is one of the most crazy, funny, interesting books I have read in a very long time. Tamar Sloan has written a book that makes you think, while also making you laugh and cry. There were literally moments while reading where I yelled at the book, and towards the end, I actually physically closed my eyes, not wanting to see what would happen next. Of course, I needed to know the ending, and I had to open them to keep on reading, to remind myself this was not a movie. This is one of those books where I will literally just shove a copy into someone's hands and say "Read this!" no matter who they are. It's that good.
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These are the numbers Casey Morgan sees in her mind when she touches someone with her bare skin. They do not change and they do not lie. These are the days left in a person's life. Harry, Dad, Mom...PJ Sullivan. Homeschooled since she was young, unable to cope with regular schooling due to her curse, she has few friends and rarely leaves the house. But that all changes one day when she opens the door and runs right into the hottest hunk of man she has ever seen. PJ Sullivan is older, rides motorcycles, and makes her feel things she has never felt before. One day she gives in and kisses him, and his number shocks her. Now it's a race against time to love him as much as possible. And save him, if she can.
The whole concept of Casey's curse is fascinating to me, and I love that Tamar Sloan shows the readers what Casey does with it at the end of the book. It really teaches a valuable lesson in accepting who you are and realizing you have a role in the world. Casey's inner monologue was hysterical, and I loved her relationships with her family and her friend. Though she tried to fight her feelings for PJ, knowing it could never be more, she found that her heart was much stronger than her brain. Feelings won over logic, and it just goes to show that sometimes following your heart is the right way to go. PJ was perhaps one of my favorite heroes in a romance book. One, because he took things slow and respected the fact that Casey was new at relationships, and Two, because he was a genuinely good guy who loved kids and wanted to make their lives better. If more guys were like PJ, I would probably be unable to resist them too. I understand Casey's plight.
This is the first book I have read by Tamar, but it most certainly will not be the last. Amazing book by an amazing write. I expect great things out of this author!
**I received a free copy from the author and this is my honest review.**