Desperately Seeking Epic by B N Toler
Published by Indie on March 23, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Paul James loved Clara Bateman.
Hating her would have been easier.
She was the past, and he was hell-bent on keeping her there.
Or so he thought...
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You’re my father.
I don’t know much about you. I know your name is Paul James, you’re a thrill seeker, and once upon a time you did stunts and people called you ‘Epic.’
I’ve been told you don’t know about me. That it’s complicated.
But for me it’s simple.
Here’s the thing: I’m twelve years old…and I’m dying.
And as much as this could crush my mother, I have to meet you before I go.
In time, I’m sure she’ll understand. She’s still in love with you.
So, Epic, if you read this, please come back. You don’t have to be my dad. You don’t even have to tell me you love me or you’re sorry. Just come see me.
Patiently waiting, but running out of time,
I’ll go ahead and throw it out there. This book WRECKED ME. I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting into based off of the blub. Or so I thought. Yet, I went into it anyway and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Here’s the thing. I don’t really want to give too much away. I honestly think that it will take away from your experience of the story. This book is amazingly beautiful and emotionally devastating. There is so much more to it then what you think you are getting.
We do get to see Neena meet her father and we start to learn some of the back history between him and Clara, Neena’s mother. What I love the most about this is a glimpse into Paul James’ heart.
“Look at me, Neena.” When she does, he tells her, “You are so damn beautiful. I know I’m your father and you think I’m just telling you this, but it’s true. Inside and out, kid. Beautiful. I’ve been to a lot of places, seen a lot of faces, and none in this world are as beautiful as yours.”
As if I wasn’t already done for, he says that. Paul James might just be more “Epic” then the adventures he is known for.
There is so much to this story. Love, sadness, laughter, illness, happiness…it has it all. It’s one hell of an emotional roller coaster. I think many people will be able to connect to every single amazing character. They each have a very specific role in each others lives that is beautiful yet challenging.
Don’t let the emotions scare you. Read this book and experience their journey. It’s worth every single thing you will feel. Amazing job, BN!