REVIEW - Next To You by Claudia Burgoa

Book Title - Next To You
Author - Claudia Burgoa
Publisher - Literally Alpaca Illustrations, LLC
ISBN/ASIN - 1500281948


…I need time. Time to heal those wings and learn to use them…

Was part of the letter Rebecca Trent, Daniel Brightmore’s fiancée and best friend left when she ran away. The person he trusted the most for the past decade disappeared without giving him a second glance. She taught him how to love, believe in family and that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Now he’s struggling between wiping any traces of her from his life and drowning his sorrows away with the help of his new best friends—Don Julio and Jack Daniels.


Rebecca’s past suffocated her to the point of not wanting to continue, her lifeline and the only reason to live began to withdraw from her. She wished it had been her imagination, but heard it loud and clear: “If not, there’s always a divorce, nothing is forever.” This time it became a leave or die situation. Something has got to change—she had to change. Packing light and leaving a letter behind, she takes a journey that can help her find herself through the shards of her painful childhood.

As letters, memories and stories are exchanged, two once inseparable people reconcile what’s left of their relationship. Beyond the confines of everything they built together, they’re left with two lonely people searching for what it means to be whole. Will they find meaning under their bruised psyches or will their pasts get the better of them?



Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband—a.k.a. the U.S.—with their offspring to start a new adventure.

She now lives in Colorado working as a CFO for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.


Ahhh Becca and Daniel, I just love these two. We learned a lot about Becca's past in Where Life Takes You and now we learn about Daniel's.

Becca has left him, but everything is not what it seems. Becca has gained insight into herself and seeks to become whole, or as whole as she can be.

Of course her leaving causes Daniel to spiral downward before he too can start climbing the healing ladder. And there are still some dubious plots taking place that try to unravel them both.

And through their healing Becca and Daniel rediscover each other of sorts. And when they finally come together again, they are stronger than they ever were.

I was so happy at the end of this book for them I almost cried. This is a great series, just the perfect mix of well everything.

Drue gives Next To You

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