What if the person you love the most has only one year left to live?

The most heart-wrenching and exhilarating novel of the year, now available on Amazon.

“If you want to read a story that will tug at your heartstrings and make you want to live your life to the fullest, then this story is for you. If you want to have a story stay with you long after you read it, this is the story for you. If you want to pull a story off your “favorites” bookshelf a year from now or even five years from now, this is the story for you. This story is one of love in times of darkness. It makes you feel alive and gives you hope.” – Kelly Klotzer 



When the clock is ticking and you’re falling in love, what will your last adventure of a lifetime be?

Leah thought that the turmoil in her life had come to an end. That is, until the boy-next-door who’s just moved in, turns out to be none other than her old childhood best friend, Damon.

Rekindling their friendship, the two become inseparable and life seems perfect, until Leah learns a tragic secret; Damon is terminally ill and has only one more year to live. Finn.

Leah and Damon decide to embark on an adventure to have the time of their lives and cross out every to-do on their ‘Bucket List’. With the clock ticking and time precious, will they be able to complete every goal before time runs out?

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About the author

My name’s Emily Ruben and I’m from Paris (yep, just like the Netflix show!). I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pen and filled notebook after notebook before I owned a computer. At which point I started covering hundreds of Word pages with my ideas. I love to write the stories people wouldn’t automatically expect, with twisted plots or unhappily ever afters.

I switched from writing in French to English when I was sixteen and my computer was stolen, taking with it all my stories and ideas. After that, it seemed inspiration came to me more in English so I never went back to writing in French.

As of right now, I’m traveling around the world and working remotely. I’ve been traveling solo for over a year and discovered more than 30 countries so far.

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