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Tyson Preeter. We first meet him in This Is Falling and fall instantly for him. He’s hot, has a crazy sense of humor, and he doesn’t do “can’t”. If you haven’t met him until this book, that’s ok. Because whatever you think you know or will find out about Tyson Preeter? It’s wrong.
Tyson Preeter is unlike any male character you have ever met. I am not talking about the usual drop dead gorgeous guy that falls in love with a girl. Ty? He’s got heart. He’s got soul. Oh and he’s paralyzed from the waist down. But that never stops him. He lives life. He loves life. Oh and girls. But Ty doesn’t do love. It’s just easier that way. Until he meets Cass. She’s different. She makes him want to be different. Cass opens up his heart in ways he never thought possible. When he learns her secret, he realizes that she is his missing piece. He sees his soul in Cass. He sees that recognizing and dealing with the past and insecurities doesn’t show weakness. It shows courage, strength, and resiliency.
“I love her for everything she is, and I love her for how much she makes me believe in the possible. She’s defiance, in all of its glory.”
Despite Ty’s outside demeanor of confidence and cocky, we learn that when he lost his ability to walk, he also lost a piece of himself that he will never get back. Cass and Ty face obstacles that people their age will probably never face. The author eloquently writes two characters that show a strength and a will to live that most people will never have, yet she displays their vulnerabilities in a manner that truly allows the reader to understand Ty and Cass and everything they continue to face not only as a couple, but as individuals. The humor and emotion displayed in this book is perfectly balanced. Ty and Cass have a banter that will have you laughing out loud. They are witty, charming and all around one of my favorite couples in a book. At other times you will be crying. Crying for two beautiful souls dealt a rough hand in life, but are willing to live and love harder than everyone else. The connection between Cass and Ty cannot be put into words. Ty's love for Cass? It runs deeper than anything I have ever experienced in a book. Their emotional bond is beautiful, raw, and heartfelt. THIS. BOOK. You will feel EVERYTHING.
“And as far as I’m concerned, from now on, there is just you…and everything after.”
You And Everything After is a beautiful, poignant story of love and acceptance. The writing is flawless as the author weaves a story that grips you from the very first page all the way until the end. You are immersed in a world of Ty and Cass and you will not want to leave. The delivery of the story is powerful in that you feel every up and down Ty and Cass endure. You LIVE their journey to love. Their journey to acceptance. Their story strongly supports the notion that despite the circumstances we face in life, we must not only recognize our capability to love, but accept the love we deserve. You don’t know and understand love until you read Ty and Cass’s story. Their love shatters the definition of true love in that it defies everything you ever believed about it. Yes. Their love shatters, yet it makes them whole. Their love finds it’s way through darkness and comes out on top. Their love heals.