*Release Blitz/Review* The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros

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.

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“We’re all entitled to our mistakes. When you recognize them for what they are, don’t live there. Life is too short to miss the lightning strike and too long to live it alone. This is where my story ends.”
For the record – historical fiction is not usually my jam and I have the attention span of a squirrel so going back and forth between past and present is not something I’m usually into but DAMN! I have no words. (As in I’ve been trying to figure out how to write this view since I finished the book almost a month ago…) This book was everything. Hands down one of the best books I have ever read and will likely ever read.
“Gran used to say she saw the characters as fully fleshed-out people with complicated pasts, set on a collision course. She saw their flaws as something to overcome.”
Noah has been brought in to write the ending to Gran’s final, unpublished story. Her story. Georgia is of the mind that if Gran wanted that story finished she would have done it herself, but it was too painful for her to even consider. While it goes against everything in her heart, Georgia is willing to allow it in order to try and please her mother for the first time ever. Living back in Gran’s house after a horrific divorce, Georgia is trying to learn to live on her own and be her own person. Do more of what her heart wants and less of what her brain thinks she should be doing.
“That’s the kind of love that stories are written about, Georgia. The kind that makes people believe it has to be out there for them, too.”
I have read every single book by Rebecca Yarros and have loved each of them, but the way this book was written, I felt like I was actually watching it happen. I could picture the bombed streets, the planes over head, the military barracks, the book store, the house, Gran’s office. It was brilliant. Absolutely freaking brilliant.
Kleenex, wine (or comforting beverage of choice), and alone time (no one wants other people to see the ugly cry) are strongly recommended. Don’t wait on this one – one click ASAP!

Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She’s also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.

She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with two of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time. She lives in Colorado with her family, their stubborn English bulldog, and a feisty chinchilla. Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October.

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