Review: I’m With You by Taylor Dean

Posted May 26th, 2016 in book review / 18 comments

Review: I’m With You by Taylor DeanI'm With You by Taylor Dean
Publisher: Self-Published on August 12, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: 347
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: three-stars
Heat: one-flame

Can three little words irrevocably change your life?

When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever.

She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged.

Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby.

One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time.

I’m With You is a novel about selfless love and the sacredness of life.

Please note: While this book is a romance novel, it also deals with the sensitive issue of baby loss grief.
The emotions are real, and sometimes dark.
If you are sensitive to this issue, this may not be the book for you.

At A Glance

Very emotional but slow.

The Good

I actually cried! Like tears continuously falling down without even blinking kind of crying. I’m With You is about a couple’s baby dying right before it’s born and the depression and marriage complications that follow.

Emotionally, this book is intense. We follow Chloe as she falls down a depression that seems impossible to get out of. Everyone around her says she needs to get over it, even her husband, but how can you ever get over losing your baby? Taylor did an amazing job of keeping the emotions raw and real through the whole book. I was so devastated for Chloe I could actually feel her spiraling down into a dark abyss of sadness. Then came Jack, an unexpected light.

Jack does not make a great first impression, but he is the backbone of this story. Everything that Chloe sees as something wrong with her, like her constant sadness and her compulsive cleaning, Jack turns it into a strength. He tells Chloe it’s okay to cry, it’s okay to feel for as long as she wants because grief does not have a time limit. He let’s Chloe be who she wants to be and no one had done that before. It was exhilarating how Chloe blossomed like a flower in Jack’s sunshiny presents. LOL, that was corny. But seriously, Jack is an amazing guy with a kind soul.

Obviously, there are some complications between Chloe and Jack near the end (*cough* Tanya can suckadick *cough*), but I love how everything turned out and came full circle.

The Bad

It got pretty boring in some areas. This is a very slow read and I don’t think I was in the mood for something that slow.

Even though I admired Chloe, all that depression kind of depressed me. This whole book made my heart ache and I wasn’t in the right mind frame to deal with that.

The Snuggly

This is a pretty clean romance. We get the lead up but no sex scenes. Don’t read this for the bow chicka wow wow.

Final Thoughts

A very powerful, emotional read that I think a lot of people can enjoy but you need to be in the mood for it. I enjoyed myself overall and would recommend it but just prepare yourself to cry.


“Contrary to popular belief, time doesn’t heal all wounds, but it does put a Band-Aid on them. That’s about it, though. Some things in life are always raw and painful.”

“She didn’t have to get over it and she didn’t have to move on. She just needed to live. Breathe. Put one foot in front of the other.”

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18 Responses to “Review: I’m With You by Taylor Dean”

  1. sherry fundin

    I enjoyed your review very much and had some of the same feelings you did, especially about Tanya. LOL I love Taylor Dean’s books and they are all clean. It’s her thing. Glad you enjoyed it too.
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. Lekeisha

    Aww, I don’t think I can read this one. I’m all for emotional reads, but this sounds truly heartbreaking.

  3. Olivia Roach

    Oh wow this truly does sound like one of those emotional kind of reads. Losing a child is never something a mother should or wants to experience. I can imagine all the complications that follow make life really difficult for the couple. Just a shame about it being pretty slow in certain places.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, it was such a heartbreaking concept. Hard to deal with.

  4. Jaclyn Canada

    Lord there is absolutely no way that I could read this book! I can NOT handle bad things happening to kids so this would tear me to pieces. I’d be snot-balling. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL snot-balling. Yeah, the concept was hard for me to handle. I wouldn’t be able to read it again.

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