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For some, it’s simply one of life’s certainties, nothing more. For others, it’s merely a fleeting thought, one often overshadowed by the reckless delusion that they have been blessed with the gift of immortality.
For Aubrey Miller, death is the definition of her very existence. Overcome with the guilt resulting from the loss of her beloved family, she alters her appearance from the once beautiful, blonde-haired, blue-eyed little girl to that of one shrouded in complete darkness, enveloping herself in her own unbreakable fortress of solitude as a form of protection for others.
As she enters her first year of college, her goal is simple: Earn a degree with the least amount of social interaction as possible. What she never anticipates is the formation of very unlikely relationships with two people who will change her life in ways she never believed possible: Quinn Matthews, the boisterous former pageant queen, and Kaeleb McMadden, a childhood friend from her past who never really let her go.
Over the years, as their connections intertwine and grow, a seemingly indestructible bond is formed between the three…
But when death painfully reemerges, Aubrey is lost once again, burying herself deeper than ever before inside the familiar fortification of her fears.
Will the refuge of friendship, the solidarity of life-long bonds, and the power of unconditional love be enough to do the impossible?
Will they be enough to finally bring about…
The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller?
****Standalone NA Contemporary Romance/HEA****
****WARNING – Due to the graphic nature of some scenes, this book is intended for mature audiences only. Contains adult language and themes.****
L.B. Simmons is a graduate of Texas A&M University and holds a degree in Biomedical Science. She has been a practicing Chemist for the last 11 years. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Texas and writes every chance she gets.
The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller is one of my all-time favorite books. Ever. Ever-ever. This story of a young woman finding her way out of the darkness has never been told so well.
Aubrey believes that very existence brings death to those close to her. To protect those around her, Aubrey creates the alter-ego Raven; a detached unapproachable, sharp-tongued hot mess.
Through four years of college she befriends two amazing equally broken people. Their bond proves that true love, whether friendship or romantic, is a powerful force.
When I offered to re-read this book for review I was excited. I wanted EVERYONE to know about it so they could fall in love with Aubrey, Kaeleb, and Quinn just like I had. I am not usually a re-reader, I don’t know why, it just never seems to work out. I get bored, knowing what’s coming. But I told myself, “Self, you can do this. You need to experience this again to fully explain why every-fucking-body needs to read this book.” So I did it.
I was SO unprepared. Did you know that if you understand the foundation being laid before you it is even MORE gut-wrenching the second time? I do now. I was in tears by chapter two. I was asking the author for tissues and whiskey by chapter eight. But I have to say, it was worth it. No worries, this is not the reaction the first time you read about Aubrey.
What does happen the first time you ask? Well, you heart breaks. A lot. And you fall in love. And you swear to read every book by Ms. Simmons. So grab your tissues and drink of choice. Lock the door and get ready. There is so much to look forward to:
Aubrey: The growth in character will inspire you. The turmoil she goes through will tear you apart.
“Because death annihilates love. And I am death. I’m not meant to love. It’s a proven fact, Doc.”
Quinn: The best friend. And oh what a friend. Even through her own problems she wanted to lift Aubrey up. Her own trials and triumphs will make you ashamed for every time you judged someone.
“Beautiful people tend to be ugly, ugly people tend to be beautiful, storms tend to brew below a person’s cool, calm exterior, and tremendously happy people tend to be overcompensating for their own grief. Nothing is ever what it really seems.”
Kaeleb: The hero of all heroes. So loving, so vulnerable, so much of everything you want for Aubrey. The guy that does the right thing, not the easy thing.
“You’ve always been my sunshine. Ever since we were kids…I know you’re still in there, Bree. And I will find you.”
The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller is an amazing work of art and should make L. B. Simmons a household name. It makes my cup runneth over.
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