Beyond What Is Given by Rebecca Yarros…ARC Review

Beyond What is Given is out today!



Lt. Grayson Masters is focused on graduating the Apache helicopter course, and the last thing he needs is his gorgeous new roommate Samantha Fitzgerald distracting him. While her smart mouth and free spirit are irresistibly irritating, he can’t deny their off-the-charts chemistry, no matter how hard he tries.

Having just been expelled from college, Sam has no business digging for Grayson’s secrets while she’s hiding her own, but that doesn’t stop her from trying to tear down his walls. Each barrier she busts through drops one of her own, though, and she’s not prepared for the truth: another woman laid claim to Grayson’s heart long ago.

Falling in love is something neither Grayson nor Sam can afford, and when that line is crossed and secrets are exposed, they’ll learn that sometimes it’s the answered prayers that will put you through hell.


My Review:

Beyond What Is Given is the third book in author Rebecca Yarros’ Flight and Glory Series, one of my all time favorite series to date. With each book in this incredible series I think that Ms. Yarros can’t top the last one and with each book I’m proven wrong. This book was no exception. It was truly amazing. Emotional, complex, and beautifully written…I adored it.

The very last thing Lt. Grayson Masters needs at this moment in time is any type of distraction. With far too much on his plate, both in her personal and professional life, he really needs to focus. Focus on graduating, focus on being successful, and focus on keeping his life back home completely separate from the life he has in the military…for far too many reasons to list. Of course just when he needs to be distraction free the very most, Sam comes into his life. Sam who will threaten to shatter everything he’s worked so damn hard for but in doing so may just show him how much of life, real and true life, he’s been missing out on.

This book was so so so so good. I knew it was going to be, because Ms. Yarros always knocks my socks off, but this story was just so many things. Grayson and Sam’s story broke my heat. It ripped me to pieces and I cried my eyes out so many times. But if you know me, you know I love that in a story (and by the end, the tears were big happy tears!). There were so many obstacles in their way and so many reasons why things may not work out for them. Family disapproval, past mistakes that still held emotional shackles around each of them, different future goals, hidden pain…at times I thought for sure these two were doomed from the beginning, Oh, I had hoped it wasn’t true because if there were ever two people destined to be together it was Sam and Grayson. They were opposite in many ways but also very much the same in others. Like a puzzle, the pieces are never shaped the same way but match up to complete the picture in a way only those two pieces can. And Sam and Grayson’s puzzle, although frustratingly complicated at times, turned into one of the most beautifully finished pictures I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.

This was a book I knew I had to have an afternoon free for because I knew once I started reading, I would not stop until I finished. And that’s exactly what happened!

The Fight and Glory Series is one that will always be on my recommendation list and one I have no doubt I will re read many times in the future. Thank you, Ms. Yarros, for wiring some of the most memorable characters and emotional stories I’ve ever read. I will forever be grateful to you for bringing them into my world!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


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About the author:

Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. Her blog, The Only Girl Among Boys, has been voted the Top Military Mom Blog the last two years, and celebrates the complex issues surrounding the military life she adores.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of eleven years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.

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