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This book pulled me in and HOOKED ME BY THE VARIOUS ISSUES me by the various issues explores One especially that I had never even thought about Great writing great plot flawed but lovable #characters Would make for thought provoking discussions in book clubs I look forward to the next #Would make for thought provoking discussions in book clubs I look forward to the next This is the second book I have read by this author and she has a really nice writing style Both books have been well thought out and revolve around court cases The topic of this second book is uite controversial which would make this book a great choice for book clubs and those who like to hash out and debate issues that are uite often divided There is a list of discussion uestions at the end that can be used I believe we all have our own path to travel Sometimes we make false starts and detours but we have this internal compass that nows our true path We just have to listen to itJenny Harrison is the proud and loving wifestep mother to her humanitarian Doctor husband and his two teenage children Alex and Ted They have a good life 4 Stars and a recommendation for any reader of the Contemporary Romance genre sGift copy provided By The Author In the author in for an honest review Finding a Path Do you believe in destiny about predefined outcomes that happen regardless of the way you live your life Are there other ualifiers that define destiny does the end result need to be a major life event or something that impacts how you live your life and what other choices maybe be made In Just Destiny author Theresa Rizzo constructs characters and a storyline that begs the age old uestion about whether or not we end up in certain situations living a certain life regardless of all the planning we do in lifeJust Destiny is a complex story filled with heartache and the turmoil about accepting what is and moving on and about fighting for what we believe is right We see our main character Jenny Harrison go through a major life event a major loss and then use the experience to find her purpose The basis of the story is whether or not Jenny can win a legal battle brought about by her deceased husband s uncle to use her husband s sperm much like any other case of organ donation Jenny s motivation was uestionable but understandable all the same Logic tells you that doing this would only inhibit Jenny from moving on but really how is that any different than if they had already had children They built a life together and this would just have an extension of that no As a reader that s what you re forced to consider Throughout the story we are given clues and eventually we find out ab Just Destiny Theresa RizzoThis is the second novel I have read by Ms Rizzo It is eually as enjoyable a read as the first Her combination of emotion romance and controversial legal issues and courtroom drama is fascinating and ept me from putting this novel downFull review to follow on April 10th at Click to Enter to WIN an eCopy of JUST DESTINYEnds April 13 2014Just Destiny by Theresa Rizzo is an emotionally electrifying journey filled with controversial tension courtroom drama and an in your face awakening for Jeni as she learns how those around her perceive the person she is as she fights for the right to use her late husband s sperm to impregnate her Jeni s journey to a newfound self awareness of the person she is who she is becoming and who she wants to be is filled with miles of painful potholes dark tunnels and twists and revelations than a mountain road Theresa Rizzo has made a statement about love need and loss that is thought provoking to say the least Through it all she never once tries to force the reader to agree or disagree and in the end when you think this is it I KNEW that was going to happen she cleverly throws in one heart stopping twist that in turn leaves the reader romantically charmed and slightly taken abackIf you have ever had any thoughts about if it s possible for a man and woman to be platonic friends Jeni s relationship with her neighbor raises this issue perfectly timed and choreogr. What would you do if your whole world fell apartJenny Harrison made some poor choices in the past but marrying Gabe was the best thing she’d ever done They had the perfect marriage until a tragic accident leaves Gabe brain dead and her world in ruinsDevast. Just Destiny Destiny #1

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Nniversary she attempts to find a way to tell Gabe #About Her Pregnancy But Before She Is Able To Tell #her pregnancy But before she is able to tell the truth tragedy strikes and Gabe is hit by a car Ambulance uickly arrives at the scene and they transport him to the hospital but his condition is what the medical field calls DOA Dead on Arrival He is completely brain dead and he is put on life support As Jenny trys to decide what to do eep Gabe on life support take him off donate his organs tragedy strikes again and she miscarries her baby At this point all she can think about is that she can t lose her husband and her baby at once So as she donates his organs she also at once So as she donates his organs she also one reuest she wants to extract some of his semen so can still have his baby This raises some eyebrows but none than Gabe s uncle George As his legal guardian George feels that this is completely illegal and tells Jenny she will take him to court and stop her Just writing about the plot of the story I can continue on an write an essay There is so much going on that if I addressed all the ey points of this book then this would be longest blog post EVER I bet you can tell just from those couple of paragraphs that this is an emotional book There are books that make you cry and then there are books that effect you so much that you can feel the main characters distress all the way to your bones and that is what this book did to me Even though this book was emotionally draining the writing and the plot development was so great that I did not put this book down for one moment I was actually FORCED to put this book down when my Ipad battery died and I was no a very happy camper Reading about this way Jenny was attempting to pick up her life after Gabe s death was heartbreaking but yet so realistic Her determination and struggle at every turn was so inspiring As someone who just finished nursing school some of the challenges Jenny faced were ones we talked about in school And how it is so important to discuss with your love ones what your wishes regarding resuscitation are These are hard discussion but oh so necessary And then this court case This whole idea of whether Jenny had a right to her husbands sperm since he was unable to give consent was so thought provoking I was completely torn in to There was the part of me that believed YES give this woman a chance to have her dead husbands child And then there was the logical part of me that said maybe this is not such a good idea All in all Theresa Rizzo does a great job at defending both sides of the argument and allowing the reader to come up with their own opinion During the court case some things are revealed from both sides Both Jenny and George have some skeletons in the closet I have to admit I completely did not see Jenny s twist coming And the way it was revealed was one that completely threw me off guard Not because there was a dramatic build up but because of how it was just thrown out in a memory I almost did not believe what I had read and had to go back and re read the scene George s secret I have to saw I guessed correctly in a bit of foreshadowing in the beginning of the story AND YES THERESA IF YOU ARE READING THIS I GUESSED CORRECTLY I have gone this far in this review and I have yet to discuss another great part of this book When Jenny s world falls apart helping her pick up the pieces is Gabe and her best friend Steve He is her rock and shoulder to cry on during this difficult time But Gabe too has a secret And before you guys all go thinking that this is an obvious love story girl s husband dies and he falls for his best friend it is everything BUT that because there is 2 big problems Steve is engaged to marry someone and else and second he thinks that Jenny s plan to have Gabe s baby is wrong There is so much to this amazing book and it honestly a MUST READ for everyone Since I wrote the book naturally I think it s wonderful It s great for anyone who likes a good romance with a little extra in the plot This story would make a great book club. Jenny turns to best friend and attorney Steve Grant Steve wants to help Jenny but he has reservations and secrets of his own When something so private and simple turns public and complicated will Jenny relent What is Steve willing to sacrifice to help Jenny. .
Aphed to play into the story well Do you have feelings regarding the use of a deceased husband s sperm this is huge to the story Is it anyone s concern Is the sperm of the deceased different than harvesting organs to save the lives of those who need them Is risking putting another generation at risk for a genetically transmitted disease not to be consideredMs Rizzo is telling a story of love of need and of acceptance that the past cannot be relived There are no do overs but there is a future to be lived Jeni is not always likable but she learns to be honest with herself a huge step So many secrets have been withheld only to meet the light of day like graffiti on the walls of the world Beautifully written under the guidance of Ms Rizzo s creative touch both the story and the characters come alive and leave their imprint on your mind This is not pure romance The Drama Is High The Intrigue Is Taut Souls Are drama is high the intrigue is taut souls are and the aftermath is laid at our feet to ponderI received a copy of Just Destiny from Theresa Rizzo in exchange for my honest reviewPublication Date February 22 2014Publisher Theresa RizzoISBN 10 0989045021ISBN 13 978 0989045025Genre Adult FictionRomanceNumber of pages 374Available from Barnes Noble What would you do if your world fall apart What would you do if your husband is declared brain dead and you lose the baby you re carrying at the same time Would you preserve that chance in conceiving his child Is it wo Original review found at was fortunate to receive an advanced copy of this book directly from "The Author In Exchange " author in exchange my honest thoughts I m not sure how she found me whether it be from Goodreads or my blog but I am sure glad that she did This was a well written emotional account of the aftermath of a tragic accident Mix in the controversial issue of conceiving a child after someone has passed away and it has the formula for a captivating read The character development was really well done I liked both Jenny and Steve from the very first page They were two individual characters with a strong bond of friendship and I could feel every emotion that each went through as the story progressed There were just enough secrets to eep you interested without having so many that it was unrealistic The relationship between these two was understated yet powerful at the same time I liked the fact that a controversial issue was the focal point of the story Normally when a story gets to the courtroom it tends to lose my attention a little bit This was not the case in this story In fact I felt this is where it really picked up steam This was the point where my household chores got ignored and I stayed glued to my tablet A couple of random pointsI loved the fact that there was a golden retriever in the story Mine was curled up with me the whole time I was reading the storyI thought the ending no spoiler to the story was appropriateI believe there will be a seuel so I will be sure to partake once it is releasedOverall a really good read I haven t read a book like this in a very long time This book has everything wrapped up into one Romance Heartache self discovery a suspenseful trial and most importantly this book is one that makes you stop and think and uestion what you believe is right or wrong I don t now about you guys but this is something that I do not see in many stories and it is something that I realized that I want to see of in booksThis beautiful yet heart breaking story is about a 28 year old journalist named Jenny who fell in love and married a man is who twelve years older than her Gabe is a brilliant philanthropic doctor who is the father of 2 college aged children Jenny feels that she has it all in her marriage Love and two step children who she adores When Jenny and Gabe first got married Jenny had decided that she did not want children but as time progresses she stars having doubts Andas destiny sometimes works she finds out that she is pregnant As Gabe and her go on a mini vacation to celebrate their two year Ated by grief she decides to preserve the best of their love by conceiving his child but Gabe’s family is adamantly opposed even willing to chance exposing long held family secrets to stop her Caught in a web of twisted motives and contentious legal issues. .