Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert

5+ heartwarming, adoring, make you swoon stars

“I forced myself to keep my eyes open so I could memorize every curve of her face.  I wanted the image burned so deeply in my memory that when I closed my eyes to sleep at night she would be the last thing I saw and the first person on my mind when I woke.”

SSGT Shane Tudor is returning home from Iraq for R&R and staying with his cousin, Jake, in Maine, after his finance left him for another man.  He couldn’t return to North Carolina to a life that no longer was his.  He is missing something, something inside of him died and he isn’t sure what that is or how to be happy again.

Jenn should be busy planning her wedding, but everything fell apart.  She was betrayed by the people she trusted most and can’t seem to pick up the pieces.  While working for Jake, Jenn happens to run into Shane and everything changes.  There is that instant spark that she feels from her toes and up her spine that she can’t explain.

One note can change everything.  It has the ability to pull people together or tare people apart.  As Shane and Jenn spend more time together they realize that things in their past happened for a reason and maybe love is giving them a second chance.  Will the connection between them make them stronger or will old wounds, war, and trust determine their fate.

“I’m not so sure anymore. I just walked away from someone I cared about because I couldn’t tell her the truth.”

“Why?”

“Because I was scared to lose her.”

“Looks like you lost her anyway. Why not put all your cards on the table. Let her decide what she can handle.”

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If I could give Suicide Note more than 5 stars I would.  As of date this has been my favorite read of 2013 and I can’t wait to see what else Teresa puts out there for us to enjoy.  I fell in love with this book just by the cover alone and knowing it had a little to do with military life I was an instant fan.  I was thankful to be given an ARC copy for my honest review and there wasn’t any part of this book that I didn’t enjoy.

Shane and Jenn’s relationship was magically, developing quickly, as many relationships that involve military members typically do.  Nobody is promised tomorrow and today is a gift so Shane and Jenn made the most of the short amount of time they had together and it showed in the story.  Jenn is a strong willed and determined woman to never be hurt again but something about Shane pulls her in and she is willing to risk heartache for a chance at love, I admired her for that.  Shane was broken after losing so many people that he loved he wasn’t sure he could love again but Jenn touched his heart and even though he was scared of falling again he knew he needed Jenn like he needed his next breath.  When he looked into his future he saw her and went for it.

The constant banter between Shane and Jenn had be smiling and laughing through the entire book.  His outgoing personality and determination to make her smile had me swooning and googly eyed the entire story.  I laughed and I cried – some parts hitting home for me and breaking my heart from them.  I didn’t want this story to end but like all good things in life the story ended and I had a smile on my face knowing that I would enjoy this story for a long time to come.

Teresa Mummert is amazing storyteller she will pull you in with the emotions she puts on paper.  I have enjoyed all her books that I have read and I can’t wait to read more from her.  I would be surprised if Suicide Note doesn’t make The New York Times #1 Bestseller’s list, because it truly is a bestseller in my eyes.

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