The Worst Bad Thing by J.E. Birk

Sometimes living takes great bravery..... The Worst Bad Thing.

From the blurb:

He thinks I’m worth saving. He doesn’t know how wrong he is.

Some mistakes can never be redeemed. I know that better than anyone. Last year I made the ultimate mistake—I cost someone their life. This trip I'm taking through Iceland, England, and France may look like the trip of a lifetime, but it's not. This is a mission. I have to pay back the debts I owe the world.

Then I meet Gabriel Carrillo. Gabriel is kind, caring, and generous, and he seems to be on a mission of his own to make sure our paths keep crossing. Between sunrise swims in the Blue Lagoon and afternoon walks through Stonehenge, I find myself wanting to spend more and more time with him.

But Gabriel doesn't know my secrets. He doesn't know what I'm out to achieve.

He doesn't know that my future is already set.

The Worst Bad Thing is a 44,000 word hurt/comfort romance set across three countries. It stars a former soldier and the mysterious man he falls in love with on a plane, and it features a HEA. Please see the Author's Note for content warnings.

Miki.J's Review:

Very emotional story.  Told from Tate’s POV only – the chapters bounce back and forth in timeline but it's not distracting or confusing in any way.  

Tate is taking a holiday overseas ...but we soon realise that there is a reason for the trip.  At the beginning of the trip, he meets Gabriel and they strike up a friendship which does become something more.  

But this isn't just a romantic-holiday story…but also a story about grief, second chances and learning to accept that things do just happen.  

I found The Worst Bad Thing to be sad, emotional, hopeful, finding strength, forgiveness and geeky and romantic.  Truly a beautiful book.

Rating: 5 Stars

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