The Embrace Tomorrow Duet by Amy Argent:
• Come Back Tomorrow
• Whatever Tomorrow Brings
I was gifted copies of these books by the author, and I’m so grateful for that. At the time, I was feeling a bit over-extended in terms of the number of ARCs and review copies I had on my TBR, but the Goodreads comparisons to The Fault in Our Stars and Me Before You (two of my favorite angsty reads) had me hooked. I’m so glad I jumped at the chance to read these books!
This duet follows the love story of Tori, a psychologist who spends her free time visiting with dying patients at her hospital who have no loved ones to spend their last days with them. Tori’s nurse friend who works on the oncology floor gives her a heads-up that there is a new patient, Will, who has had no visitors in the time he has been there.
The first book of the duet, Come Back Tomorrow, follows the two of them as Will battles both the cancer that is trying to kill him and his desire to just let it finish him off. He has given up. He doesn’t want to fight anymore. But as the friendship develops between Tori and Will, and then as it becomes more than just friendship, we are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Seriously, have your tissues ready when you start reading, because I was ugly-snot crying all over the place. Argent gives us a frank and brutal view of the life of a terminal cancer patient, and this may be triggering for some who have experienced this, so be aware.
The second book, Whatever Tomorrow Brings, continues Tori and Will’s story as they fight to bring Will back to health. I won’t say too much about it because I want those who read this duet to experience the beauty of this journey that these characters are on with no plot points revealed. I will say that this book gets steamy and you will never look at painting the same way again. 😁
Overall, I liked book one a bit more than book 2, but I’m giving the duet as a whole a solid 4-4.5 stars.
Thank you again to Amy Argent for proving copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.