Monday, May 12, 2014

Out of Reach by Missy Johnson BLOG TOUR!

Welcome to the Out of Reach blog tour! We absolutely love Missy Johnson on Co2BL, so it was a no brainier that we'd be participating in this. :)

Title: Out of Reach 
Author: Missy Johnson
Release Date: May 8, 2014

My best friend was dying and I was in love with his girl.

Andy and I had been best friends since we were eight-years old.

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 live life until he couldn't hold his eyes open any longer.

Andy didn't want to die in some sterile hospital and asked me to take him and Emily to the beach. It would be our last road trip together.

Emily. Emily was a problem for me.

I harbored a secret that would have torn our friendship apart. I was in love with Andy's girl, and had been since she'd walked into our sixth grade class, so many years ago.

So what kind of person am I? My best friend is dying, and it's awful--but my heart still aches for his girl. I hate myself for thinking beyond Andy's death and whether there could ever be a future for Emily and I, but I can't help it.

I'm in love with her.

Hole-E-Crap. That was awful. And it was amazing. And emotional. And heart breaking.

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 first page of chapter 1. But knowing someone dies didn’t lessen the impact. I tried to steel myself from becoming attached. But damn it, I became attached anyway. *shaking fist* Curse you for doing that to me Missy Johnson! ;)

I really liked Seth, Andy and Emily. They were such great friends. And I loved the flashback/memory scenes. And I loved that even at the worst times, Seth and Andy could joke around and be complete dorks together.

Because of the looming death, I found myself in a really weird position. On one hand, I wanted to smack Emily and tell her to open her eyes to what was right in front of her. But on the other hand, what she had with Andy was so good, so I was cursing the author for killing him.

My one issue with this book is that I really wanted to know when Andy had figured out Seth’s feeling for Emily. Other than that, I had no issues. This book is definitely another must read from Missy Johnson. One that will keep you up all night reading if you make the mistake of starting it to read just one chapter before bed. At least that's what it did to me. But being a zombie the next day was totally worth it. :)

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she's a cat, a cat who thinks he's a get the picture).

When she's not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

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