Book 3, Wilder Irish
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Even if I’d known I would lose Sunday McCormick Collins so early, I would have married that beautiful woman. What we shared is all I’ve ever wanted for my children and my grandchildren. Love isn’t about the happy ending. It’s about the happiness found each and every day you’re together. – Patrick “Pop” Collins
Padraig Collins loves his bartending job at Pat’s Pub, the Baltimore hangout owned by his equally beloved family. He’s young, carefree, filled with starry-eyed hopes and dreams for his future…which are irrevocably thrown off course when patron Mia Curtis comes into the bar, visibly upset. When she leaves in tears, Padraig follows. He hopes to give the young woman comfort and assurance. What he gets in return is a massive dose of reality.
Mia has a ticking time bomb in her head, an inoperable tumor, with a diagnosis of only six months to live. As Padraig lets her cry on his shoulder, listens to her heartbreakingly detail the things she’ll never get to experience, he’s forced to face some hard facts about the way he’s lived his own life up to this point. Meandering through each day as if youth means immortality, and he has all the time in the world.
An evening of soul-searching leads to a life-changing decision—Padraig will help Mia accomplish everything on her bucket list. He won’t let her die with a single regret. But that goal transforms into something far deeper when Padraig falls in love with the courageous woman. His once endless future shrinks to months instead of years, accompanied by a crushing sense of desperation.
Until they realize life isn’t measured in time. It’s measured in moments…
This story will hopefully widen your definition of a traditional happy-ever-after. Not all of us get the luxury of a lifetime…but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a lifetime’s worth of love in the time we’re given.
A HIGHLY RECOMMENDED READ!!!
Bravo Mari Carr! What an amazing story! It got me right in the heart. This is book 3 of the Wilder Irish series and it features Padraig Collins and Mia Curtis. I shed a lot of tears reading this story. A lot of them were from situations that touched me so much I couldn't stop the flow. This was so beautiful and so perfectly written. It's not your average romance novel. There's not a traditional HEA but there is an HEA. There was also quite a bit of steam pouring off the screen of my e-reader.
The characters in this series are fantastic! I highly recommend reading this book. I cried a lot but at the end I closed the book with a lighter heart and some hope for Padraig's future. I can't wait for more from this FABULOUS author!Highly