My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In this final book in the series Rob Williams is now sober and has admitted to himself and others that he was responsible for the self implosion of the band Zenith and his marriage. He has made his amends to his ex-wife and his best friend and former band mate Spencer. But it’s clear the one person Rob hasn’t forgiven is himself. Just getting sober doesn’t give you back self worth. Rob still perceives himself has a failure and its not helping that those close to him have found happiness in new relationships. When he is approached at the wedding of his best friend by the sister of the man who is now married to his ex-wife he cannot believe she has the nerve to ask him to tell him her story about his recovery so she can write a book about it.
Rebecca Randall is a mother of three young girls. All she has ever wanted to do was publish a book. But no one has ever supported her – not her mother or sisters nor her husband. But two years ago her husband just walked away from her and their children. This was quite the blow to her self esteem but with the support of her brother she has decided to go after what she wants and what she wants is to write Rob’s story.
Rebecca and Rob couldn’t be more opposite. But they both bring out the better parts of each other when they are together. When Rebecca is with Rob she is brash and goes for what she wants and Rob who is at first at a loss around this wholesome PTA soccer mom with three children who scare him but yet cant resist the girls and their unconditional accepting of him even though he has never been around kids or been part of a happy family. But there are many obstacles in the way. And those obstacles keep freaking Rob out.
As with life sometimes to get something good you have to give something up. Both Rob and Rebecca make this sacrifice for the other. Rob gives up Rebecca when her husband comes back for the sake of the kids and Rebecca sets Rob free knowing he has a gift that the world needs to hear and that its finally time for him to pursue that again now that he is a different man and that’s not something he can do with a woman with 3 kids.
If you love somebody set them free… When Rob made this decision my heart broke for him. It was the first time he did something for someone else. During the course of the three books in this series we as the readers have seen Rob’s journey from self destructive alcoholic to functioning member of society but yet still a little lost and lonely. The biggest question was would Rob ever sing again and would he be able handle the fame if it worked out this time.
I am happy with how everyone’s story was resolved but I’m sad it all had to come to an end. Looking forward to whatever is next from this talented author..