the blurb….

“Until yesterday, twenty-one-year-old Phoenix Collins had it all figured out: she was going to live forever.  Not literally of course; nobody lives forever – she knows that, she’s learned it the hard way – but bearing a mythical name had convinced her that someday she’d have a fresh start, her life back on track.

Therefore, when she wakes up in a hospital bed to learn that she has twenty-four hours to live, she’s utterly confused, if not in complete denial.  A big scar stretches across her stomach, but she has no recollection of the previous days events.

As she races against the clock, anger and frustration threatening to overtake everything in their way, Phoenix crosses paths with Gabriel, a young widower.  Meeting him completely upends her plans to figure out why she’s dying, for the more she gets to know him, the more she remembers what it really means to live for the day…even if this the only one she has left.”


This is Bertaud’s debut novel and I really enjoyed it.  I have to say that I wasn’t sure I was going to when I started but after the first few chapters I was engrossed and read the majority of it in one day.  Bertaud has written this really well and there are some unexpected twists and turns throughout.

It really makes you think about what you’d do if you found out you only have 24 hours to live……What would you do with your time? Who would you want to see? Would you be able to say goodbye?  The book also delves in to family, friendship and love.  It’s definitely emotional at points but still maintains the fast paced story, keeping you gripped! What happen to Phoenix? Why does she only have 24 hours to live? What’s was going on the days before her accident?

It’s definitely worth checking this out, it’s not like anything I’ve read before which might be why it took me a while to get into it, but it was most definitely worth it for big twists!!  I’ll be looking out from more from this author for sure!

If you want to check out this book you can find it on Amazon here.



Let me know what you think if you’ve read this!

Chelle x

Note: Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this in return for an honest review.  All views are my own.

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