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You Were There Too Mia Graydon s life looks picket fence perfect she has the house, her loving husband, and dreams of starting a family But she has other dreams too unexplained, recurring ones starring the same man Still, she doesn t think much of them, until a relocation to small town Pennsylvania brings her face to face with the stranger she has been dreaming about for years And this man harbors a jaw dropping secret of his own he s been dreaming of her too Determined to understand, Mia and this not so stranger search for answers But when diving into their pasts begins to unravel her life in the present, Mia emerges with a single question what if Acclaimed author Colleen Oakley delivers a heart wrenching and unforgettable love story about a woman who must choose between the man she loves and the man fate has chosen for her in a novel that reminds us that the best life is one led by the heart Though the majority of the books that I read and review fall into the suspense mystery thriller category, I read any book that has a premise which intrigues meThis was one of those.Mia loves her husband Harrison.But, she has recurring dreams of another manone that she has never met.Until, one day, when she comes face to face with the stranger in her dreams and discovers that his name is Oliver, and he has been dreaming about her too.How can this be What can this mean Why have they finally Though the majority of the books that I read and review fall into the suspense mystery thriller category, I read any book that has a premise which intrigues meThis was one of those.Mia loves her husband Harrison.But, she has recurring dreams of another manone that she has never met.Until, one day, when she comes face to face with the stranger in her dreams and discovers that his name is Oliver, and he has been dreaming about her too.How can this be What can this mean Why have they finally met This book is a reflection on marriage, grief and fate It might make you cry.It will probably tick you off.But, as with ALL of Colleen Oakley s work..it will make you feel something And, isn t that why we read I have loved all of her work if you haven t read any of it yet it s time to change that Available now Thank you to Edelweiss, Berkley and Colleen Oakley for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for a candid review Three my heart broke into tiny pieces, my emotions everywhere but all the angst and sadness are for nothing, I ache for the characters so much stars This is the first in my life that I got confused what I felt about a book and went back and forth between giving five or three stars It s like black and white but there were no grey areas about this book But then I decided to give three stars This is not about writing Actually the author was so talented enough to touch my soul, heart, mind at th Three my heart broke into tiny pieces, my emotions everywhere but all the angst and sadness are for nothing, I ache for the characters so much stars This is the first in my life that I got confused what I felt about a book and went back and forth between giving five or three stars It s like black and white but there were no grey areas about this book But then I decided to give three stars This is not about writing Actually the author was so talented enough to touch my soul, heart, mind at the same time But then she ripped everything and tossed them to the garbage I felt like somebody slapped me so hard after finishing this book and wanted to climb to the highest mountain and started screaming WHHHHHHHHY WHHHHY DID YOU DO THAT WHY YOU WERE SO MERCILESS TO YOUR CHARACTERS Since J.K Rowling killed Dumbledore or David E Kelly killed Billy on Ally McBeal series , I haven t want to yell at an author screenwriter for so long Okay, I also wanted to yell at GOT s writers, but for another reasons I think yelling is not gonna enough for them As soon as I read the blurb about Mia s dreaming about a man she s never seen before made me think I was going to read a book like Taylor Jenkins Reid s Maybe Another Time or Kristin Harmel s Life Intended I thought it s a romance about two people reach each other by dreams and fight against the all obstacles to find their HEAs.But this is all different Firstly our two heroes, husband Harrison and dream guy Oliver are amazing At some parts they re even greater than Mia who is suffering from three miscarriages and about to lose her mind because every time she closes her eyes, she sees Oliver They coincidentally meet at the market Then they saw each other at the hospital where Mia s husband works Oliver s sister is also the patient of Harrison Mia gets shocked as soon as she finds out, Oliver also sees her in his dreams, too and he tries to save her life but he cannot achieve that in any of them In the meantime Harrison fights with his inner demons because of the guilt he carries so long after he lost his patient He blames himself for deciding a risky operation which affects his relationship with his wife, Mia They start to drift apart Mia wants to try having a baby but Harrison is not ready, he still deals with the loss of his patient and suffers from depression Their problems and vivid dreams bring Mia and Oliver closer each day Even though she has questions about her marriage and undeniable attraction to Olive, Mia does the right thing and always chooses her husband over him When she finds out, Oliver and she spent time in same circles and common friends, the day she met her husband, she could have also meet with Oliver but he got stuck at his work place, she still stayed strong, restrained her feelings for him.Then she realizes no matter what she always chooses her husband over him So I thought Okay great so we got our closure Nope, not so fast Don t jump to the conclusions because there areto come And they re all HEAVY, NASTY, NERVE BENDING, TEAR JERKER STUFF The thing about telling the story for several different POVs we already have three main characters but as soon as I see the POVS of Caroline and Whitney, I got confused but finally I realized the author did it purposely for the ominous part of the book Yessss, there is a bloody, nail biter, OHHHH NOOO WHAT DID YOU DOOO part close to the ending Let s talk about ending I hate it Because any alternative universe options for these three characters will bring usandugly cries,screams like OH come onnn, there must be a solution to fix it Mia is honest, noble, lost but at least finally she knows what she wants in her life But no matter what she wants, her heart is going to be broken I m sorry for Mia Sorry for Harrison, also so sorry about Oliver I was expecting a book about our different choices end with different consequences, finding your soul mate, learningabout the secret world of dreams but instead of that, I got frustration, depression, deathly consequences, broken hearts Nope, the author might be so talented to feel so passionately for those characters but I never ever forgive the writer for being cruel to them At least some of them need their HEAs bloginstagramfacebooktwitter This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to Harrison, a doctor, and they are hoping to someday become parents However, Mia also has dreams about the same man a man who is not her husband from time to time It s puzzling, for sure, but they are only dreams, right Well, maybe not When Mia comes face to face with the man of her dreams in real life, she s thrown completely off balance Complicating matt You Were There Too by Colleen Oakley is a 2020 Berkley publication This story is centered around Mia Graydon Mia is happily married to Harrison, a doctor, and they are hoping to someday become parents However, Mia also has dreams about the same man a man who is not her husband from time to time It s puzzling, for sure, but they are only dreams, right Well, maybe not When Mia comes face to face with the man of her dreams in real life, she s thrown completely off balance Complicating matters , Mia and Harrison, have hit a rough patch in their marriage The couple may no longer be on the same wave length and for Mia, this could be a deal breaker Then her dream lover, Oliver, confesses that, he too has dreamed of her, making Mia wonder if maybe fate is trying to tell her something.Right away one is clued in that something serious has happened, but we have no idea how things got to that point or what might happen beyond it Meanwhile, we watch Mia struggle with her emotions, taken aback by the changes in her husband Yet, she finds herself distracted by the mystery of her dreams, suddenly finding it of great importance to understand why she and Oliver have been haunting one another s dreams and what it might mean While Mia loves her husband, the possibility of Oliver has her wondering what if I don t mind reading an emotional book, but I typically avoid anything that wreaks of a full fledged tearjerker, especially when the author could have given the book the Hollywood treatment and at least left us with the hope, or promise of a happier future One can look at this story in any number of ways, I suppose Some get redemption, some get their heart s desire, and there are a few silver linings too, so the ending isn t a complete ugly cry letdown Unfortunately, those silver linings were not enough to lift my spirits after the book ended I felt like I d been left with nothing concrete to grasp onto I d just invested all this time in these characters and felt stunned with how things turned out for them I needed to feel that fate would indeed intervene somewhere down the road and happier times were on the horizon even if it was in the distant future Alas, that was not to be With some genres, like horror, for example, an unsettling conclusion is often effective and expected and I love closing the book with a shiver running down my spine But, with a story like this one the dim conclusion was too depressing for my taste, leaving me with a feeling of melancholy I read to escape from that feeling, which is all too common for many of us in real life so, while the writing is fine, and the story is not a bad one, it s just wasn t my cup of tea 3 stars This book hit me in the feels and then kicked me in the gut hard Colleen Oakley, WOW What an emotional ride you took me on with your evocative storytelling A beautiful story about marriage, grief, and fate Have you ever had a dream and wondered what it meant What if you dreamed about the same person over and over and over again And then you met that person Would you think that it was faded Mia is happily married to Harrison After the couple relocates to a small town in Pennsylvania s This book hit me in the feels and then kicked me in the gut hard Colleen Oakley, WOW What an emotional ride you took me on with your evocative storytelling A beautiful story about marriage, grief, and fate Have you ever had a dream and wondered what it meant What if you dreamed about the same person over and over and over again And then you met that person Would you think that it was faded Mia is happily married to Harrison After the couple relocates to a small town in Pennsylvania she meets a man named Oliver Oliver is no stranger to Mia, because he has been making an appearance in her dreams for years When Oliver reveals to Mia that he has been dreaming of her as well she is convinced there is a profound reason for this What follows is an intense story full of what ifs and hard choices I was so invested in this story and it was heartbreaking, there was just no possible good outcome Both these men Harrison and Oliver were genuine good guys with compassionate hearts Mia was going through a terrible time having just gone through her third miscarriage and now questioning everything I totally empathize with Mia having gone through two miscarriages myself I understand what it is like to be consumed with having a baby and simultaneously feeling like a complete failure I could completely understand why she was questioning her marriage evenso because Harrison was distancing himself Three remarkable characters in a terrible conundrum I really don t want to say muchabout this but I have read several reviews that allude to the ending The ending of this book is brutal and heart wrenching, but in my opinion it was the perfect ending I might be in the minority on this, but I thought it was the best way for this powerfully emotional story to end OK well maybe not the best way, but the only way, the ending just really worked for me I highly recommend this if you enjoy emotional stories, but be prepared to have your heart broken and don t forget the Kleenex This book in emojis Big thank you to Berkley for my gifted copy of this book All opinions are my own Forof my reviews and bookish thoughts please visit my blog

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