Summary Via Goodreads:
Casey may have not known what was in store for her when she met Jonah Black on MyTrueMatch.com, but now that she’s with him, life has become even more unexpected. She’s discovered someone else in the picture and now she cannot figure out how she fits into the puzzle.
Convinced that he doesn’t need her, Casey is torn between giving up and doing whatever it takes to help her family. But Jonah, it turns out, needs her more than she knows.
Time is something neither of them have.
Can they hold each other together as the clock runs out?
Synopses for the other parts:
The Donor (Part One)
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.
The Donor (Part Two)
When Casey joined MYTrueMatch.com, she never imagined she would meet a man who not only helps her pay the bills, but has been nothing but a gentleman.
As the nose bleeds make way for worse symptoms, Casey can’t help the feelings she has for Jonah, despite how he may never return them. And he’s been keeping things from her. Big things. How does he make his money, and who is that girl in the picture?
With the clock ticking, can she find the answers she’s looking for?
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My Review: 5 out of 5 stars
If I was to say this didn’t anger me, I would be lying. If I was to say this wasn’t what I was expecting that would be also a lie. It is not the job of the author to please the individual reader but to please the wills and needs of the characters. In the end, this was a tragically beautiful ending to a compelling and heart-wrenchingly story.
I would like to first warn readers of this review: This is the final installment of a serial, there will not be spoilers for this part unless hidden and to be read at your own risk. There may (most likely) be spoilers from part 1 and 2 there is no way around that.
Second Warning: This was given to me as an ARC in exchange for an honest review and honesty is what I do.
Song Choice: “Living of Love” The Avett Brothers, “Hold On To What You Believe” by Mumford and Sons
First thoughts: I had a hard time with this one. Not only was it my favorite part of the serial but it was also my most hated. Why you ask? Because it had to end. And I had a good feeling i knew exactly how it was going to end, well okay not EXACTLY but a general idea. And I was proven right….sort of. It is hard to say without giving the book away so I won’t. In the end I cannot fault Nikki for the way she handled the ending, actually as much as i dreaded the known ending (in my mind) I wasn’t unsatisfied with it. Far from it. I sort of respected the hell out of it, and totally understood why. Didn’t make it easier ;). So I spoke a lot about the ending in this part I feel its important because its not just the ending of the ending piece, but this is the final installment of Jonah and Casey’s story.
Thoughts on Plot: So granted there were things I totally did not see coming, not at all, and I thought that was a huge piece of this entire thing. Things just aren’t as they seem right? Who is this high class looking hooker that is all over Jonah? And where did all of Casey’s things go? She found a sanctuary before she died isn’t that what we all hope for? I think so. And it was going to be seemingly ripped away from her. Never fear my friends!!! Keep reading…until the rug gets pulled from underneath you once again. I wanted to hate Jonah for so many reasons, but i couldn’t find it in me to do so. He gave Casey a gift that I don’t think anyone else could. In the end this final installment to a heart-breaking tale ends with all the hopes and dreams of a young woman fulfilled. For me it was an excellent ending. HUGEST OF THE HUGE SPOILERS RIGHT HERE (view spoiler)
Casey: A well rounded young woman who has lived her life to help her family and make sure they can make it for when she is gone. She is the definition of selfless, Jonah offers so her so much and she doesn’t take it. In the end I think i understand her and believe that is she the girl we all say we want to read about, but I am not going to lie i was secretly hoping for something else. I think she gets to experience something beautiful in this last installment. Not only have we seen her fall in love with Jonah but she gets something she never has before. Someone took care of her for once. Casey was a wonderful character.
Jonah: He was hard to hate even though I wanted to at a few points. I understood him though. I appreciated everything he had done and continues to do for Casey. (That’s really all i got sorry)
Writing: Excellent, unique, and intriguing.