We have lived. We have loved. We have lost.
But we are standing.
Oh my gosh, so many tears!
On Twitter, TJ kept telling his readers how we were going to cry but I secretly didn’t think I would. I was wrong. I cried multiple times while reading. Especially in the last chapter. I’m pretty sure I even made the deep sob sound.
The thing is, when you start Bear, Otter and the Kid Tyson is so little. Bear was only 18. We got to read their whole lives, and we love them. Now, just like TJ, we are saying goodbye and that is so hard. I’m not ready. I only just discovered these guys a year ago, and I love them.
The Long and Winding Road is hard to review. It’s the end of one really long story, and to talk about it is to give away the end of their saga. All I can say is everything works out exactly how it should for Bear, Ty, and especially for Otter. When you imagine your favorite story, and how you want it to end, that’s exactly what I got in this book. I can’t imagine how anyone wouldn’t be happy with how this ended.
Also, I think what really got me was being back in Bear’s head. I’ve always loved his perspective more than anyone else’s. I love his inner dialogue and his humor, and I think the switch to Ty’s perspective in the third book was the only reason why it was my least favorite. Obviously it could only have been from Ty’s perspective, and it was good, I just really love Bear.
That’s my review. It’s not the best one of I’ve ever written, but it’s honest. Would I like more books, heck yes. I’ll always want more of what I love. However, I’m thrilled with how this series turned out. I love this family. I’ll be rereading it again and again.
Thank you to Dreamspinner Press for providing a free ARC in exchange for an honest review.