“Bailey Jordan is finally on the fast track in her life with her husband Brad. After following his whimsical dreams to open a surfboard shop in California, a sweater shop in Seattle and finally a coffee shop with none of them lasting long enough to be a success, she finally is making enough money so they can stay in New York in hopes of beginning a family. However on the day of making what could be the biggest sale of her life, she gets a strange premonition that something isn't right about the day. Not knowing what she is feeling or why she tries to push away the feelings.
Brad doesn't know what he is feeling except free. Funny how seeing the accident doesn't inspire him to want to help but all he knows is that looking at the body of the man in front of the electronics store is that he isn't going to make it but he really does have nice shoes. He wonders what his wife Bailey would think if he just took them, after all it's apparent the man on the ground in front of him doesn't need them anymore. Suddenly he sees a bright light and a voice tells him he has a choice, he can follow the light or he can return. He remembers Bailey but thinks he needs to go back for those shoes cause they sure do look comfortable.
In the novel, The Things I Do For You by Mary Carter, the reader is in for quite a surprise when these paragraphs introduce you to the Jordan's, Brad and Bailey. What Bailey doesn't expect is how one phone call can completely change your life and make you rethink what your priorities are. When she learns that her husband Brad has been in a serious car accident and that he has been dead for thirteen minutes, she rushes to the hospital. Hoping that she will be able to see Brad one final time, makes her realize how important he is to her.
However, when Brad recovers he simply isn't the same anymore feeling he's been given a second chance at life, and feels grasping the brass ring in front of him is something he has to do. The man that comes back simply isn't the same Brad that she married and things are going to be interesting as Brad feels compelled to share his feelings and experiences with a Near Death Experience group filled with all sorts of odd characters, you will love.
I received The Things I Do For You compliments of Mary Carter and Pump Up Your Book Tours for my honest review and have to say I really enjoyed it. I actually had to stop at some parts and read it out loud to my husband because of the strange stuff Brad does and wonder how Bailey was able to deal with him. It's kinda tragic in some ways but keeps you entertained in a wide range of emotions all through the book. Some of my readers may be warned of strong language that is found within the pages but overall makes for an exceptional read by the mainstream audiences. For that reason I rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars based on my personal rating system. ”