Review: DEAR AGONY by Georgia Cates

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Title: Dear Agony 
Author: Georgia Cates 
Release Date: March 1st, 2017 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 


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,

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?


I was so excited when I read about this book. I'm a sucker for a good emotional read. And this is definitely one of them. 

Rose's life is anything but perfect. It down right sucks. She never knows where she is going to be sleeping or where she is going to get food for the night. She lives her life second by second. But that's all about to change when a gorgeous lady comes up to her with an offer she can't refuse. 

She quickly finds everything is about to change. Change for the better. Her life is looking up and she never thought it would. Years later Rose has everything she could ever want. House, food, clothes, a bed. 

That is until she's put in the life of Bastien Pascal. He needs companionship and she's the one he wants. Rose may be scared with this change because she's become accustomed to her life the way it was but now it's changing. 

Bastien has never seen a more beautiful woman but he doesn't want a girlfriend...he wants a friend. He wants someone to talk to. And that's what he finds in Rose and so much more. 

These two are a whirlwind and find themselves ridiculously happy with each others company. But soon something is thrown into Rose's life that she didn't plan for. Something that changes everything. 

Dear Agony is written with so much love for these characters and a true since of what life is. Something raw, painful, real, and full of love. 



Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goodrich.

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