Dear Agony by Georgia Cates



LOVED this book. Georgia is wonderful as weaving a story that you think you know the end to, but you have no idea.

I love contract romances. You know the kind, the ones that they are together as a result of a deal? I LOVE them. I always know, or I suppose hope, that they will end up together. I don't even care that it is a tad predictable, I just love it regardless.

Rose didn't have a good start. To be frank, it was terrible.

After The Duet Foundation found her, her life changed 100% for the better. Then came Bastien. He has a secret and in the end it could be what ruins them.

Well, either the secret of Bastien's stubbornness to do things the way he has planned.

I loved the back and fourth with these two. Rose went through such a transformation that once she finally found herself it was a sight to see. Then there was Bastien, with him ti was a matter of letting his walls down and being honest with his heart.

This was a beautiful story about finding love and staying despite all the battles.


Dear Agony, You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties. I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens. I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants. I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal. I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash. He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate. Until everything changes. I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin. I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares. I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness. Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable. Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly? I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me. Always yours, Rose In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?