Four Word Film Reviews dAnya and Jack This is a mesmerizing story of two siblings who feel guilty for the way they treated their siblings in the past They are both lost souls What is so wonderful about this story is that these two have gone as low as they can go but are trying to better themselves Unfortunately theyon t see how far they have come or the way those who love them see themTanya is a story about going to the Keep Calm, Alice Is Here Affirmations Workbook Positive Affirmations Workbook Includes dark side and fighting your way back into the light It s about realizing that what may be normal for other people isn t normal for you and it s okay It s about realizing that we all make mistakes and that we have to own them It s about realizing that our past is our past and itoesn t Crystal Decoder define who we are Tanya is about realizing who you are andiscovering the person you want to beSource Author 45 stars Great read short and sweet I somehow managed not to realize until I started it that it connected to Hurricane Lily The Bridge and Fault Lines It was fun to revisit all those couples I should have been You Owe Me One diligent about checking out RRM after having so many feelings about The Bridge back when I read it literally years ago but while I was mooning through my Kindle looking restlessly for something to read on lockdown Iiscovered I Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes d also purchased TanyaThis is a semi follow up The Bridge and I would recommend reading The Bridge first because otherwise seeing Henry and Christa preparing for a wedding won t melt you to goo uite so effectively packing a similaregree of intensity into a similar slight page countTanya is about well Tanya Christa s alcoholic sister who abandoned her midway through her first round of chemo and Henry s brother Jack recently turned from Second Son (Jack Reacher, doing something or other with the Peace Corps I will say it slightly weirded me out that this was a romance between the siblings of each of the leads in the previous book like I can t imagine anything worse than one my sibling sating my one of partner s siblings But it wasn t exactly intentional on the part of the any of the character s Tanya and Jack have an anonymous one night stand on the way to the wedding and WHOOPS so I guess weird shit like that just happens sometimesAnyway Tanya is a few years United States of Americana down the road to recover and has recently supported through Christa another round of chemo For people who The Bridge which ended with Christa and Henry essentially committing not toie and be together The Thermals of August despite the fact he s still suicidallyepressed and her breast cancer has just come back CHRISTA IS OKAY CHRISTA IS OKAY I can t believe how much joy I felt over that even though I sort of believed it anyway at the end The Bridge Anyway Tanya is still a self loathing wreck because she s a substance abuser because both see and Christa have an intensely complicated relationship with their Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller damaged noweceased mother and because she ran out on Christa the first time round Part of her coping strategy is selfish rough very satisfying sex with men she oesn t have to care aboutAlthough naturally this plan rather goes out the window when she meets last night s selfish rough very satisfying sex partner again at the wedding I feel the book packs a lot in forgiveness self forgiveness redemption hope choice espite the length but much like The Bridge it has a faintly ephemeral uality These are moments in people s lives It s not a full story It s nothing like a full a story But it s enough to let you care for them and hope for them and believe in a better future for all of them I really Lost Horizon do love that and it s such a uniue and powerful talent this capacity RRM has to tell you everything you need in a collection of careful scenes andelicate gapsAlso what happened to her Why isn t she writing any She s so ridiculously brilliantI adored Tanya she s a messy complicated heroine who has True Prosperity done some ugly things and fears her own ugliness There s also an edge of femdom to her sexual interactions with Jack which was unexpected and really ratherelightful I Thing He Loves didn t uite warm to Jack like Iid to Tanya although it s interesting to see how the same set of circumstances shaped both him and Henry I suppose in the same way the same set of circumstances shaped Christa and Tanya But whereas both Christa and Henry felt fully realised in T I think it s fairly easy to give a character a Dr. Witchs Animal Hospital disorderillness to explain their actions and createrama whether it be Search Marketing Strategies depression substance abuse PTSD etc I think it s much harder to pay the subject matter the proper respect and weave a believable romance into the mix This is a pet peeve of mine and Rebecca Rogers Maher never lets meownIn Tanya Rogers Maher crafts a gorgeous unflinching story of recovery guilt and redemption that Never Takes The Easy takes the easy out but also never No Capital Required drowns in a sea unnecessary angst I m always floored when I pick up her books expecting aepressing tale but instead find realistic flawed yet inspiring characters and a story that leaves me filled with joy and hope I feel like I learn things reading her books How to live life fully how to appreciate the things and people I have in my lifeI can t "Say About Tanya That Isn "about Tanya that isn already in the summary other than read it Read everything she writes You won t be Programming in Swift disappointed My friend Andrea wrote aetailed review if you would like to check it outWe first hear about both Tanya and Jack as the siblings of the troubled Christa and Henry in The Bridge While you on t need to have read that book first it will increase your enjoyment of Tanya immensely leave you weeping with joy at the end It s beautiful to see how Tanya and Jack who aren t portrayed in the most flattering light in The Bridge come full circle both as a couple and as a family unit There is also a cameo with a character from Fault Lines Again it s not necessary to have read it first but it s nice to catch up and revisit old favorites You can read my review of The Bridge here It was on my Top Reads list for 2013Rebecca Rogers Maher has a lot of great posts on her blog this week as part of the TANYA Blog Tour Right Here
at Home about realistic romance explicit sex scenes recovery happy endings and If you re not sure about picking Home about realistic romance explicit sex scenes recovery happy endings and If you re not sure about picking this book yet I encourage you to check it outReview originally posted on For What It s Worth on 5114 VERY good I really loved the writing too so I ll b one clicking all of the author s books Dark and gritty just how I like my books except the speech at the end Blah I can never readwatch those I would love to read a full length novel from Maher Not a breezy easy light hearted read A bit ark twisted and angsty But its original and interestin. Autiful woman he thought he’d never see againBoth at a crossroads in their lives Tanya and Jack collide for one explosive weekend Will they choose the safety of past regrets or will they be brave enough to embrace the present together. ,
This joint review was originally published at The Book PushersMeka I The Complete Guide To Associate And Affiliate Programs On The Net Turning Clicks Into Cash discovered Rebecca Rogers Maher s writings when I reviewed The Bridge After giving it high praise and feeling as though the book had trounced all over my emotions I could hardly wait to get my hands on Tanya I went in to this story with very high expectations Perhaps that was unfair of me but I can t always help the way that I feel I wanted this story to wow me to emotionally lay me open the way that The Bridgeid In some respects it succeeded but somewhere it fell flat for meMarlene I also found Rebecca Rogers Maher through reviewing The Bridge In fact in the promo copy they used to get us to pick the book the review they are uoting is mine Which is weird but awesome The Bridge was heart rending and gut wrenching and kept my emotions set on puree long after I finished it I was hoping for a similar kind of book hangover after reading Tanya but instead I ended with of a meh reactionMeka The last line of the book Girls Like Us dedication set the tone You see I am firmly entrenched in camp Nice Girl and when the heroine isn t a nice person it bugs me Ion t expect them to be perfect paragons of virtue but I Affiliate Marketing Then and Now do have to believe that there is something redeemable about them Ion t even mind a snit or being snippy these are human emotions and we all have them I recognize it s not fair but I The Invisible Presence doubt I m changing in that either Iidn t realize that Tanya and Jack were the siblings of Christa and Henry respectively This made it eually Clickbank Affiliate Marketing Profits Right Now difficult for me to connect to Tanya because she is presented as an alcoholic in the previous book She couldn t help her sister when she needed it the most and so there s all these preconceived ideas that I had concerning the kind of person that she was and it bothered me a lotMarlene Tanya s introduction in The Bridge made her out to be an unrecovering and unrecoverable alcoholic She thinks of herself as a terrible person and she acts like one She hasn t healed or forgiven herself and acts likeirt and expects to be treated like Sticky Wisdom dirt It s hard to sympathize with a character who starts out hating herself and stays that way That she is turning her life around is overwhelmed by her constant assertion that she kind of isn tMeka The book picks up about six months where The Bridge ends Henry and Christa are getting married and it s twoays before the wedding Tanya uses men for sex in order to cope with her own Online Marketing demons and that is how she meets Jack Sheoesn t realize that he is Henry s brother at first and they have a hookup in the hotel The next Spoiled day she realizes that it s Jack and the wind is knocked out of her sailsI really wanted to connect with Tanya I trulyid I think that it is easier for me to connect with The Business of Family Business depression as that is something Ieal with and understand as a struggle I have a lot of baggage involving the Healing Herbs Spices destructiveness of alcoholism and what that cano to a family It is clear that Tanya is trying to get her life back on track It s also very obvious that this is no walk in the park and the author Kit de Formation Microsoft TCP/IP does not hold back on the struggles that she s faced or is currentlyealing with in her lifeMarlene Tanya was the weak point in the story for me too and for some of the same reasons Although the author oes an excellent job of portraying Tanya s struggle with alcoholism it felt like it was because she oes
An Excellent Job Of Portraying People Inexcellent job of portraying people in trouble whether it s Binary Sound (Boston, depression cancer or alcoholism She s good at getting inside her characters travails and making the reader feel howifficult things are for that character But I couldn t get inside Tanya s head the way that I Hidden (Otherworld Stories, did with Henry and Christa and that may be partly because it s easy to sympathize with Christa s plight and I understood of Henry s struggle from the insideTanyaoes too much to punish herself long after everyone else has "stopped even wanting to punish herMeka I found it easier to get in "even wanting to punish herMeka I found it easier to get in the head of Jack Henry s brother He s just returned from a stint in the Peace Corps and is now trying to figure out what to Led Astray do with his future He sone so much in his past but where Pieces of a puzzle does he fit in now Heoes not know but in Tanya he sees something that could spring open and bloomTheir scenes together were charged with emotion but I couldn t help but feel a little hollow as well It seemed they could only really connect in bed when what I wanted for them was to connect romantically as wellMarlene I ve known a few people who have served in the Peace Corps and it can be a very hard re entry Jack s temporary lack of Human Error direction made sense Admittedly some people probablyon t ever figure out what s temporary lack of Local Online Marketing direction made sense Admittedly some people probablyon t ever figure out what next after an experience like his but Jack s not there yet He needs to find a new purpose in his life and part of that purpose turns out to be figuring Tanya outThere is an element of insta lust turning into insta love awfully Les grands vaincus de l'histoire damn fast I couldn t see why Jack fell for Tanya unless helping her keep stable was another purpose There were moments when this story felt like a tragedy plot bolted onto an erotic story Iidn t feel the loveMeka Unfortunately I was not convinced that Tanya and Jack s happily for now was something that would stick Maybe I was supposed to feel that way Both of them had such tumultuous lives and it felt as though they were not given enough time to breach the maelstrom of emotion and issues that stood between them I felt as though Jack was capable of No 91 A Belfast Ghost Story doing that than Tanya and toward the end while she made some progress I simply was not convinced that she could meet Jack halfway I felt as though her progression was the weakest part of the book for meI found myself invested in Henry and Christa s progression than the main characters There were some moments when I got teary eyed such as when Jack and Henry had a good talk and Tanya s gesture toward her sister but it was not enough I wanted to know about how Henry and Christa were Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing doing what their struggles had been and how they managed While this was talked about somewhat in the story I wanted This made me sad because I felt as though I should be invested in Jack and TanyaMarlene I loved seeing Henry and Christa again Their story in The Bridge was intensely beautiful and it is so sweet to see that their happy for now is getting a longer now I only call their story happy for now because it s unfortunate but obvious that Christa s cancer means that they are living on borrowed timeTanya and Jack s story seemed to be about the sex than the romance where Christa and Henry s story felt completely romantic Sad but very romantic Jack Tanya a recovering alcoholic meets Jack at a roadside stop on the way to her sister’s wedding Hoping to Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, drown her sorrows in the company of a stranger she brings him back to her motel room The nextay shaken by the intensity of the
Read ä eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì Rebecca Rogers MaherNd Tanya on t seem as solid together He s not just moving than halfway but he s also found a purpose in his life Tanya although she makes positive progress at the end still has so much negative self talk that she needs to work through You o have to love yourself at least a bit in order to be able to really partner with another person Tanya s still beating herself upMeka Rebecca Rogers Maher s writing is sharp and finely honed Her voice is refreshingly honest when it comes to ifficult issues and tangled emotions She never skims the surface or writes about an issue with anything less than blunt truth and that can be a tough pill to swallow as a reader Her writing is nuanced and she can keep me in the story so I wish the book would have worked better for me overallI give Tanya a CMarlene The author oes a fantastic job of letting readers into the hearts and lives of people who are facing intense problems She s great at making you understand just how Dead Man Stalking (The Morganville Vampires, difficult a struggle her characters are facing without turning everything into aownbeat However to make a story work as a romance it helps to understand why the couple would fall for each other and Tanya wasn t there for meI also give Tanya a C Maher has a knack for writing highly The Soul of the Matter damaged characters and yet somehow making me believe in their happy ending She should probably see about bottling this talent she be a millionaire within minutesTanya is a continuation of the author s earlier novella The Bridge It Queenie does stand alone fairly well but the past romantic couple isirectly tied to this story featuring the past heroine s sister and the past hero s brother For that reason I felt like they sometimes overshadowed this new romance And while I think Maher Stolen Hearts does an excellent job writing in a shorter format with this particular story I found myself just flat out wanting of Tanya and Jack Still it s a very good story and Maher is easily one of my favorite writers currently working today She writes challengingifferent stories that you might not necessarily be Seemed like a long epilogue than its own story Last year I read The Bridge by Rebecca Rogers Maher a very powerful novella about two people who meet when they are on a bridge ready to commit suicide As you can probably guess these two end up leaving this bridge and falling in love In those short pages Maher really excelled at giving us a very 101 Ways To Get More Customers From The Internet (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja Book 3) dark emotional love storyTanya takes placeuring the wedding of Henry and Christa from The Bridge Tanya is Christa s sister a recovering alcoholic who comes into town late one night for the weeding weekend celebrations and heads straight to the bar to stare at the liuor Although she only rinks seltzer water she likes to punish herself with feeling guilty Growing up with a rug Amazon Affiliate -The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on Amazon dependent mother Tanya was raised by her sister and always feels like she is the selfish one When their mother became sick with addiction Tanya turned to the bottle When she gets the phone call that their motheried of an overdose Tanya turns to the bottle It isn t until Christa is Online Marketing for Authors diagnosed with breast cancer that Tanyaecided to get help But even two years later she feels like she isn t worthy to live a life that will give her happiness So she turns to anonymous sex When he sat Google Advertising Fundamentals Exam Prep Guide for Adwords Certification down across from me all six feet of him I figured shit it s my luckyay A good looking guy when I would have taken anything with a pulse I m not choosy when I get like that Sometimes the Spot 50 Butterflies Moths dirtier they are the better It s the filth of it I m after the vague sense of self punishment of eating something bad for me I like when they re mean or sexist or stupid I like taking what I want from these men and then shoving them out theoorBut this guy His restlessness is what got to me the fact that he couldn t keep still I wanted to push *Him Down Onto A Bed And Force Him To Stop *down onto a bed and force him to stop To lie there and be good and take itAnd he id He id thatJack is the hero s brother from The Bridge Jack has just returned from the Peace Corps in Guyana and has no idea what to o with his life Growing up extremely privileged then working in a very poor area that past two
years and now thrust back into New York Jack feels lostand now thrust back New York City Jack feels lost Tanya makes eyes at him from across the bar and propositions him his legs are following her before he can even think straightJack may come across as of the one in control of his life and his self but Tanya kind of forces this side of Jack to the front that shocks even him But he is happy for it I flip her over to her back I feel her breath on my neck gasping She bites me and I fall against her and then move faster Give it to me I grab the back of her knees and push going eeper Give it I have no idea where these words come from They re like nothing I ve ever heard myself say They rise up from some WordPress To Go deep underground place in me that I m not even sure I want to knowThis book has some really good intense love scenes Just sayin I love this author s voice An erotic novella that uses sex to show the vulnerabilities these two are facing They both feel lost in life and I think they both feel like theyon t Ghost Stations 5 deserve to be happy They are so happy for their siblings who have gone through so much and have found such love but theyon t know how to embrace this feeling They speak through their physical actions in the bedroom and then we have a very nice romantic endingWhat I think this author excels at in a short setting is giving us very broken characters who are not magically healed because they fall in love Tanya will always struggle with being an alcoholic It will take Jack time to find his purpose in life Christa and Henry from The Bridge are still Sex And Honey dealing with battlingepression These characters have heavy issuesand they also fall in loveVery much looking forward to another book Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book ReviewsSometimes it s just easier to be screwed up than allow yourself to try to be happy to try to be normal What is normal when your whole life has been anything butTanya is the Infinitely (Infinite Love Duet, daughter of arug addict who overdosed and Queer X Design died She is the sister of a two time cancer survivor Tanya is a recovering alcoholic who uses meaningless sex with men as a way to punish herself for not being a betteraughter and sisterJack is privileged from a wealthy yet A Hollywood Bride (Billionaires Brides of Convenience, distant family He has just spent the last two years in Guyana working for the Peace Corps He s the brother of a clinicallyepressed man who almost ied in an explosion Jack is lost in a world he no longer understands or feels he fits intoTanya is told in first person through the eyes of both Xperience Tanya joins her sister’s bridal party at an upscale mountain lodge There she meets the groom’s family for the first time including his brother Jack just home from the Peace Corps and reeling from his night with the bold be. .