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.
✯✯5 Beautifully Broken Stars!!✯✯
I had bought this book awhile ago and just hadn't gotten around to reading it. Man, I can not believe I waited that long to read it. I'm so mad with myself because of it too! This is not my first book by Missy Johnson. And, like I've said before it won't be my last. This was my first tear-jerker from her. She killed it.
We have 3 best friends Seth, Andy and Emily.Andy and Seth have been best friends since they were young. Then, Emily moved into town. Both Andy and Seth fell in love with Emily instantly. Andy asked her out first. Granted, he didn't know Seth liked her. And, Seth being the good friend he is. Never said anything. Fast forward to today.
Andy is dying of cancer. He has weeks left. If he's lucky. Emily has spent most of their time together taking care of him. Andy refuses to let the last memories of him be of them taking care of him. Andy talks Emily & Seth into taking him away. Seth and Emily are not to worry Andy has taken care of everything. They agree to it but still wonder if it's the right thing to do.
They get to the most beautiful beach house. Andy lets them know that Seth and Emily are going to help him finish his bucket list. Well, they will do it bc he can't. He's got crazy stuff on there too. ESP since not everything is things they'd do. Maybe bc one or both might be afraid of heights. And, Andy. Man!! He'd have me rolling with the things he'd say where they couldn't say no.
Andy also had other motives to what he was doing. Anybody that watches Seth look at Emily can see instantly that he's in love with her. Emily is conflicted. When she first met the guys her crush was on Seth. Then, things changed. But, she definitely feels things for him. Emily will never act on them because it's only a matter on time before she looses Andy. She can't loose Seth too. But, Andy on the other hand. He loves Seth and Emily more then anything in the world. He will do anything for them to be miserable when he's gone.
When you read this make sure you have tissues and nobody is around. There were times I'd be bawling and someone would come into the room and look at me like I was crazy. We got both Emily & Seth POV. And, the prologue was Andy along with a chapter. His POV broke me the worst!! Andy did things his way. He went out in the way he wanted and with the ones he wanted around. Granted, he did certain things I didn't agree with. But, if I were in his shoes I'd probably do it like him.
Seth was such a great guy. Always putting the people he cared about most feelings before his own. Every time! Emily, was different. She loves Andy and can not see a life without him in it. When her parents died she moved in with Andy and his family. But, every memory she has was of her, Andy and Seth. It took her awhile but realized how much Seth did for her. If she wasn't confused before everything came out. Now, she was beside herself.
Even though I'm pissed at myself for waiting so long to read it. I read it at the perfect time for me. This wasn't a true love triangle. But, it worked for the story. It was beautifully written. I am totally a huge huge fan of Missy Johnson!!!