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Friday, August 8, 2014

BOOK REVIEW ❤ Carnage 2: The Story of Me by Lesley Jones

I’m at a loss for words and all I can do is cry. I read the books back to back and I’m not sure if this was the right thing to do. I experienced all of Georgia’s emotions and I am crushed. Where is her happily ever after?

When your world, your life and all of your hopes and dreams for the future are ripped out from under you, how do you go on? 

Death without dying is not only the most painful kind of death, it's also the most painful kind of life and I don't know if I'm strong enough to live it. 

I spend my lonely days and nights trying to make sense of what my life has become. Do I have the strength to move forward into the light, or should I just let the darkness take me? 

I'm Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy and this is the story of me, just me.

I'm no longer a part of an us, it's just me.

By myself.

This book starts where we left off. Georgia is trying to piece herself together after a tragic accident. As the synopsis announces it’s just her. Sean is gone. (As I write that tears fall) How does one recover from losing the love of your life? How do you reclaim your heart when the person that owns it is no longer alive?

I won’t say very much except that like Georgia I miss Sean. I know he’s not real, but my gosh that man was a poet.

“Show us your tits G”

Ok maybe not a poet, but his saying is one that stays with Georgia are Carnage readers forever.

(Heavy sigh)

So where was I?.... Oh yeah, Georgia without Sean…

Georgia struggles to hold on as she continues to exist without Sean. This time she knows she will never see him again and it hurts so much more than before, when she couldn’t bear to see him or hear his name. But she has to learn to live again.

In this book we see a different Georgia, a more mature Georgia. It’s not an instant transformation- I mean It’s Georgia Rae Layton McCarthy we’re talking about. She still is a party girl that drinks and does drugs occasionally, however, we do see glimpses of an adult Georgia. It’s evident in how she handles some of the situations that appear. Don’t get too happy because the old Georgia that runs when times get hard yeah, she’s still there, but her family and friends are always around to remind of her of when she’s being selfish.

I can’t say too much more without spoiling the story for you so I will end with this... If you know how Georgia’s story ended in book 1 then this book gives Georgia the ending you wanted her have. The road isn’t all hearts and flowers but at the end there is a rainbow and some happiness. 

Thank you again Lesley Jones for giving us Georgia’s story.

*I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review but I also purchased a released copy of the book.

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Lesley Jones Biography
I was born and raised in a small working class town in Essex, just outside of East London. I am married with three sons and in 2006 we all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about 50K outside of Melbourne Australia. It's a whole new way of life for us down here, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
I am currently a stay at home mum but in the past I have worked at Marks & Spencer, as a classroom assistant/teachers aid and have run my business.
As well as writing, I love to read and have been known to get through four or five books a week. My other interests are watching my boys play football...The round ball version.  I am happy to admit to being an addict of social media and I owe a lot to my Facebook and Twitter family in promoting my work. I am also rather partial to a glass... or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favorite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, I will happily admit to be being a big fan of spray tans, Shellac and am regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although I am more likely to be found in thongs/flipflops than a pair of white stilettos these days.

Social Media
Twitter: @LesleyKJones

Other Books by Lesley Jones


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