Something to Live For

Richard Roper

fiction contemporary romance
emotional slow-paced

352 pages | first published 2019

Sometimes you have to risk everything to find your something...

Andrew works with death for a living. Searching for people's next of kin and attending the funerals if they don't have anyone, he's desperate to avoid the same fate for himself. Which is fine, because he has the perfect wife and 2.4 children waiting at home for him after a long day. At least, that's what he's told people.

The truth is, his life isn't exactly as people think and the little white lie he once told is about to catch up with him.

Because in all Andrew's efforts to fit in, he's forgotten one important thing: how to really live. And maybe, it's about time for him to start.

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emotional 85%
funny 71%
hopeful 57%
sad 57%
dark 42%
lighthearted 42%
reflective 42%
adventurous 14%
inspiring 14%


medium 83%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 14%

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