Before I Go by Brian Charles

Before I Go
.ePUB, 230 pages
Expected Publication: 27 Sep 2022
By: Kensington Books, A John Scognamiglio Book
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About The Book:
A year after her husband's plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Abby Gamble knows she needs to start moving beyond her grief. She and Ben shared a deep love, made even stronger by the heartache they went through together. But Ben would want her to keep living. So Abby throws herself once more into her cosmetics company--only to find herself at a crossroads when she meets Joel, a physician whose past is as scarred as hers. Joel has never forgiven himself for a fateful childhood decision. That guilt has spurred him on to save other lives. When he meets Abby he begins to see a way forward, though Abby is holding back, struggling with the idea of finally leaving Ben behind. Yet Ben isn't gone. Ever since his plane went down, he's been trying to make his way back to Abby. That journey begins on an island thousands of miles away, as Ben discovers his journal among the wreckage debris that has washed up on shore--a series of letters that recounts Abby and Ben's love story. Rereading his letters about the life they planned, and the joy and misfortune they encountered along the way, Ben knows what he must do. Somehow, he must set out to see Abby again--even if he doesn't know what will be waiting for him in the extraordinary event that he makes it home.

My Review:

Wow, there is a lot going on in this book so here goes...Ben is gone after a plane crash, his wife Abby is left to pick up the pieces, Joel is a doctor Abby has started dating and he has a whole trunk of excess baggage himself. Christian is a billionaire who wants to build on the island where Ben's plane crashed. Every single person in this story is connected in mysterious ways.

This book was so emotional and has a lot of heartbreak in it. There is just so much grieving and loss. It is much more than a "woman loses her husband in a plane crash" story. It was a really heartfelt story that played with my emotions and had me feeling everything under the sun. I liked how the book showed that we never know what someone is going through so it is always best to be kind. 

I loved Abby as a main character, she is strong yet sensitive, smart, and successful. And even though she was carrying a lot of grief she still managed to smile and be kind to others. There are a couple of twists at the end of the book and I in no way saw either of them coming, such a nice surprise. This was such a thought-provoking book about moving forward and the fact it was romantic and written by a male author was awesome as well.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Kensington Books, A John Scognamiglio Book, and Brian Charles for the giving of the ARC.

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