Life for NFL football star Gage Tucker was perfect, until his best friend walks away from him. Using alcohol and women to drown out the pain, Gage attempts to live his life. Then he runs into the one girl he knows he shouldn't use, Cobie Nayler. Cobie is the little sister of Larkin, the one who took his best friend away from him.
After one hot night, Cobie and Gage go their separate ways only to be forced back together after Cobie finds out she's pregnant, and Gage is the dad.
But in the matter of mere seconds, everything changes, and Gage is forced to step up and take control of his life or lose everything.
Chandin Whitten is a married mom of two beautiful little girls. During the day she is super mama living her dream on the beach in Florida. By night she is the writing warrior.
She has always loved writing and reading, but after graduating high school she took a hiatus from reading to raise her daughters. After reading FsoG in the spring of 2012, Chandin started thinking seriously of writing her own book. She started the beginning of 2013 and had her first novel, Beautiful Goodbye finished by Valentine's Day.
Writing is a therapeutic escape for her. She uses a lot of real life experiences to build her stories and pull out a range of emotions in her readers.
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Side note: Gage Tucker, you make my panties fall right the fuck off. Dear God! I'm not talking melting to the thighs, no incineration shit. They.Just.Fall Off. My va jay jay gets all wet and drooly.
Let me start by saying that I'm hard to break when it comes to emotional shit. I'm not a crier when it comes to books and only a handful have literally brought me to tears. Beautiful Misery did just that. I was a mess of snot, dripping tears and complete dry heaving sobs before the 50% mark even hit. Cobie's situation broke me! BROKE. ME. And the way that Gage was there. Jesus fuck, I was a mess. My four year old daughter crawled into my lap at one point with an entire roll of toilet paper and said, "Mommy, I'm gonna wipe the uglies away from your face." Yup, it was that bad.
Chandin has a way of developing this story with such depth and emotion that it's hard to break away from the devoted relationship between Cobie and Gage. Their reality is ever changing and a constant flow between happiness and devastation. And when the ultimate sacrifice is made, nothing short of heartbreak and turmoil ensues.
Annie, beautiful and independent. A spitfire woman with a determination to succeed and do right in the life she was dealt. She takes Gage on in a time of need and ends up paying with the most guarded part of herself. Her heart!
The road to healing between Annie and Gage isn't easy, but boy is it fun to watch. The sex is hot! YEAH, HOTTTTT!!! The fights are dirty, and the tears are messy. In the end, I'm glad I pushed myself through after that 49% mark because I'm always secretly hoping for that HEA.
Annie, a very wise woman once told me 'if you fight like your married, talk like best friends, and flirt like loves then you are meant to be. Well, that describes us perfectly. I guess we are meant to be. Life is about finding that one person who is your kind of crazy. You're more than my kind of crazy, you're my happily ever after....
I happily give BEAUTIFUL MISERY 4.5 stars and a recommendation. Also a warning to have a box of tissues on hand and a strong heart.