Making Hard Choices – I’m With You @taylordeanbooks Tag Team Giveaway

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Welcome to my Tag Team Event! Laura and I are the Tag Team Bloggers. You can find Laura at fuonlyknew. We Tag Team an author and publish our posts at the same time. Whether it’s for a cover reveal, giveaway, review, interview, or something more, the author will be tagged by us and you will be alerted to go to Laura’s blog or mine to see additional content. It’s really fun to see how differently we view the same book and you get an extra chance to win with our giveaways!


Taylor Dean’s I’m With You will not only tug at your heartstrings, it will break your heart and put it back together again. Making the hard choices is when you really know you are alive.

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I cannot imagine the paralyzing effect losing a child would have on me. Taylor Dean does an amazing job of wringing every drop of emotion from me, but leaving me satisfied at the end.

Child loss. Trisomy 18 – incompatible with life.

The heartwrenching decision. Hope. Compassion. Love. Romance.

Taylor even includes a couple of cleaning tips while Chloe is cleaning house. It is writing like this that keeps Taylor Dean’s stories “real”.

Catastrophes draw some people closer, while tearing others apart. Each person must find their way of dealing with what little control there is left in life when tragedy strikes. . The characters are so developed and complex, I feel as if I know them, some friends, others not so much.

Two women, so totally different…and Jack. Chloe is just too nice, in my book. I want her to kick some Tanya ass and maybe even smack Jack up side the head and tell him to get real. I got very pissed at Jack, and even Chloe at times. I wanted to punch Mark in the face. What a dip shit. I was so angry the last third of the book…Men…but, it is true, Men Are From Mars and Women Are From Venus. We all deal with things in our own way…to survive.

When I think the worst is over, Taylor throws even more terrible angst my way. I knew it was too easy for Happy Ever After. Something else had to happen. I kept waiting for the proverbially other shoe to drop. It did more than drop, it collapsed!

I’m With You left me wrung out, emotionally spent. I sat in silence, regrouping.

As I read about Jerad tears filled my eyes. I had to pause before reading Taylor’s note. Trisomy 18 is real and personal for her and her family and I would like to thank them so much for sharing their story.

Animated Animals. Pictures, Images and Photos  5 STARS

For a review with another perspective and another chance at the great giveaway shown below, be sure and check out Laura @ fuonlyknew.


Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

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Three winners!
I'm With You Giveaway

To enter answer the question or leave Taylor Dean some love below and leave your email so you can be notified. Giveaway ends October 7, 2015.
What is your happiest or most tragic memory?

Giveaway 3/29/16 – 4/8/16. .

 For a review with another perspective and another chance at the great giveaway shown below, be sure and check out Laura @ fuonlyknew.

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27 thoughts on “Making Hard Choices – I’m With You @taylordeanbooks Tag Team Giveaway

  1. Pingback: Tag Team Event and Giveaway ~ I’m With You by Taylor Dean | fuonlyknew

  2. Fantastic review, Sherry! Sounds like we feel the same way about this one. It’s always fun to see how our reviews differ, isn’t it? And Taylor’s writing is so solid.

    • Never disappointed with one of her books! It is fun to see what you come up with and I am heading over there to find out!

  3. Hi Sherry! Thanks so much for featuring I’m With You on your Tag Team Event. And thanks for your beautiful review. I understand why it made you angry. Some marriages just don’t survive losing a child. I’m grateful that my daughter’s marriage not only survived it, but grew stronger because of it. But it wasn’t easy
    In the end, I’m glad you enjoyed the book. I know it isn’t an easy book to read. But writing it healed me in so many ways.
    Thanks again for everything!

    • I can’t imagine how hard it was to write it, bringing back all the memories, but it can be cathartic and I am glad it was for you. I love that your daughter and son in law were able to get through it and come to closer while doing it.

  4. This sounds like an amazing book. It deals with an emotional subject and from the reviews it sounds like its done in a sensitive way. Looking forward to reading.

    • Very much so. I love Taylor’s writing and her ability to wring emotions out of me through her words.

    • It is emotional. I didn’t hold back while writing it. I wanted it to be a true glimpse of the emotions many deal with when facing loss. However, the love story is upbeat. I didn’t want the book to be overwhelmingly sad.

  5. Taylor has shown great courage through her words. Trauma and loss are excruciating to write about. I experienced this personally while writing my Vietnam War memoir many years ago. Digging up and confronting painful experiences/memories is painful, but in the end can prove cathartic. My (proverbial) hat is off to Taylor Dean.

    –Michael [email protected]

    • Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts Michael. I agree and good luck.

    • Thanks, Michael. It was highly therapeutic to write I’m With You. It released all of my pent up emotions.
      Glad your memoir did the same for you.

  6. Wow so many sad and happy memories to choose from. Each memory hold something dear to each of us and to me, but happy one are so precious. I have 5 amazing kids and each birth made me happy, but my 5th, and last is my happiest. There were so many complications with the birth and we almost lost her, as well as almost losing my self, with the improper care I received. My happiest moment was the ability to go home with my baby in my arm, and both living through the events of the previous week to survive.


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