Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

5 Star Review By Lana

This book is not what you think. It makes you stop and think about your journey to love yourself even when things get rough and tough. You will feel for Rose and sympathize for Bastien and root for both of them til the end. This is truly a heartfelt story that makes you think about your life. I loved this book.

Review (Letter) by Heather

Dear Agony -

My name is Heather and I'm a friend of Rose Middleton's.  Or at least I consider myself one after reading her story to you.  Why must you be so mean?  Why must you provide little bits of hope to her, just to have them shatter in front of her?  Why did you provide a bright light in the way of Bastien Pascal when... Fine I'll stop asking questions you can't answer.  But really, Dear Agony, I'm mad at you.  

I fell in love with Rose from the very beginning. She is strong, beautiful and kind even though she doesn't actually realize it.  You Agony, make her doubt herself even more and that is infuriating. 

Should we talk about Bastien?  I think we should... there is so much amazingness in one human in that man.  He is strong, determined and pretty hot... not to mention he loves with his whole being, maybe a little too much.  His love leads him to need to care for someone even if that means doing anything and everything to keep them from suffering in his eyes. 

I hope that in the future I don't have to write you any more letters Dear Agony.  But for now, I'm going to fall more and more in love with Rose and Bastien. 


Heather White

Dear Agony by the Amazing Georgia Cates

Dear Agony,

You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.

I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.

I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.

I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.

He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.

Until everything changes.

I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.

I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.

I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.

Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.

Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?

I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.

Always yours,


In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?



Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her iPod and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

Representation: All questions regarding subsidiary rights for any of my books, inquiries regarding foreign translation and film rights should be directed to Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich.