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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tour! A Review of Next to You by Claudia Y. Burgoa

Next to You (Life #2) by Claudia Y. Burgoa
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: July 1, 2014
Publisher: Self


…I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them…

Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancĂ©e and best friend left when she ran away. The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, believe in family and that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Now he’s struggling between wiping any traces of her from his life and drowning his sorrows away with the help of his new best friends—Don Julio and Jack Daniels.


Rebecca’s past suffocated her to the point of not wanting to continue, her lifeline and the only reason to live began to withdraw from her. She wished it had been her imagination, but heard it loud and clear: “If not, there’s always a divorce, nothing is forever.” This time it became a leave or die situation. Something has got to change—she had to change. Packing light and leaving a letter behind, she takes a journey that can help her find herself through the shards of her painful childhood.

As letters, memories and stories are exchanged, two once inseparable people reconcile what’s left of their relationship. Beyond the confines of everything they built together, they’re left with two lonely people searching for what it means to be whole. Will they find meaning under their bruised psyches or will their pasts get the better of them?

Next to You is the second and final book in the Life series by Claudia Y. Burgoa. Everything came to a head, and Rebecca is facing her pain now. I give her major props for getting the help she needed. I knew this would be super hard for Daniel, but I thought he'd have a little more understanding and support her from the start to get help. I think he took it hard because he felt like a failure to her. I think he also felt a little abandoned. There is a lot of "little boy" still left in Daniel. Like the first book, this was hard to read, but for different reasons. Mostly, I was feeling bad for Daniel and was hoping he'd understand instead of taking it personal. The time apart was good for them. They both needed it. I still can't believe how horrible Becca's family and Ian's family were to her. I kept my fingers crossed that they would see the light. Did they? You'll have to read it yourself! Becca has a great support system among her friends now. We saw it in the first book, and we see it even more in this one. Everyone needs friends like hers. I think this series would offer readers who've had similar experiences as Becca some hope. It took her a while, but she got help. Think of how much better things could have been had she gotten that help sooner.

Next to You by Claudia Y. Burgoa was kindly provided to me by Xpresso Book tours for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of a couple other books by Claudia Y. Burgoa!

Claudia lives in Colorado with her family and three dogs. Two beagles who believe they are human, and a bichon who thinks she’s a beagle. While managing life, she works as a CFO at a small IT Company. She’s a dreamer who enjoys music, laughter and a good story.

To learn more about Claudia Y. Burgoa and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds like a wonderful series and a touching story, too!


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