The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
Publication Date: February 21, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Military, Romance
Format: e-ARC
Source: publisher

Twenty-eight-year-old Georgia Stanton has to start over after she gave up almost everything in a brutal divorce—the New York house, the friends, and her pride. Now back home at her late great-grandmother’s estate in Colorado, she finds herself face-to-face with Noah Harrison, the bestselling author of a million books where the cover is always people nearly kissing. He’s just as arrogant in person as in interviews, and she’ll be damned if the good-looking writer of love stories thinks he’s the one to finish her grandmother’s final novel…even if the publisher swears he’s the perfect fit. Noah is at the pinnacle of his career. With book and movie deals galore, there isn’t much the “golden boy” of modern fiction hasn’t accomplished. But he can’t walk away from what might be the best book of the century—the one his idol, Scarlett Stanton, left unfinished. Coming up with a fitting ending for the legendary author is one thing, but dealing with her beautiful, stubborn, cynical great-granddaughter, Georgia, is quite another. But as they read Scarlett’s words in both the manuscript and her box of letters, they start to realize why Scarlett never finished the book—it’s based on her real-life romance with a World War II pilot, and the ending isn’t a happy one. Georgia knows all too well that love never works out, and while the chemistry and connection between her and Noah is undeniable, she’s as determined as ever to learn from her great-grandmother’s mistakes—even if it means destroying Noah’s career.

Told in alternating timelines, THE THINGS WE LEAVE UNFINISHED examines the risks we take for love, the scars too deep to heal, and the endings we can’t bring ourselves to see coming.

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the Publisher but that did not in any way influence this review!

Two love stories side-by-side, each with their own drama, heartbreak, and romance…yes, please!  I feel like every book I read by Rebecca Yarros becomes my new favorite of hers but I can’t help it – they just get better and better.  This book is intricate – imagine a story with a multitude of layers, twists, turns, and surprises mixed with every emotion that is possible to feel and you just might be able to describe this book to others.  For me, I’ll just call it the most epic of stories!

These characters will live on in my heart for a very long time.  How could they not? After all, I experienced war with them, I experienced terror and fear and anger with them. That alone should be enough to bind me to them.  However, I also experience utter joy with them and timeless love with them.  I listened to their most intensely personal thoughts and heard them pray for miracles. And so they definitely have left an imprint on me. The way that the story of Jameson, Scarlet, Constance, Georgia and Noah unfolds in lovely waves before the reader’s eyes is beautiful, it’s heartbreaking, and ultimately it’s very satisfying.  You may even have the desire to start the book all over again once you’re done…or maybe that’s just me.

I’m not going to tell you anything about the story in this review – there’s no need for you to know any more than what is written in the synopsis of the book as that alone should get you excited about reading it – but I will tell you that you do yourself a disservice if you don’t pick it up now! I think everyone who reads this book (and everyone should) will be left touched by it in some way.  I don’t know if it’s the love, the loss, the struggles, or the romance that will touch your soul but trust me…you will not soon forget this book.  I know I won’t!

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