7/2/14

Just Destiny - Theresa Rizzo

 4 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
What would you do if your whole world fell apart?
Jenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past, but marrying Gabe was the best thing she’d ever done. They had the perfect marriage, until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruins.
Devastated by grief, she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving his child, but Gabe’s family is adamantly opposed, even willing to chance exposing long-held family secrets to stop her. Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues, Jenny turns to best friend and attorney, Steve Grant. Steve wants to help Jenny, but he has reservations and secrets of his own.
When something so private and simple turns public and complicated, will Jenny relent? What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny? 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Theresa Rizzo is a bestselling, award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. 

Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she now lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She's raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.
He Belongs to Me was a finalist in the General Fiction Category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards and was awarded first place in the Romance category of the National Indie Excellence Award.
Visit her website - HERE

MY REVIEW -
Nicely done! Definitely a good, original read. This story line might be considered controversial. But then, I love controversy, anything that gets people to think, anything that gets me to think - "What would I do?"

*Minor spoiler*
Jenny's husband has an accident and is brain dead just before giving her the baby she so desperately wants. When approached about donating his organs a thought is planted in her head. Would it be possible to take out and freeze his sperm so she cam get pregnant? I won't tell you any more, but there are some surprises and twists.
I will tell you that I see nothing at all wrong with this. He was her husband, she now has the control over what happens to his body, he is "brain dead" so it doesn't matter to him either way - so I say... Sure, go for it!

Very good character development. You like those you are meant to like and hate those you are suppose to hate. I did really like Jenny, I felt her pain, grief, sorrow, and determination. I was with her and supported her all the way. And even though Steve was a little wishy washy I liked him too.

I love courtroom dramas, and this had some of that thrown in there, and there was also a nice little romance. But mainly it was about a woman getting back on her feet and going on with life after tragedy.
Aaaannnddd... Would make a great movie!  :-)

This was a very nice, quick, heartwarming, and different kind of book. I thought it was well written and very enjoyable. This was my first from Theresa - I would definitely read another.

Thank you Theresa Rizzo for sending me an e-book copy of your book for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE


2 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! This one sounds really good! I too like reading controversial books. It really gets the mind turning. Wonderful review, Wendy! I'm going to get this book!

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