The Reality of Everything

· Flight & Glory Book 5 · Sold by Entangled: Amara
22 reviews

About this ebook

Two years after the man she loved was killed in Afghanistan, Morgan Bartley is trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Renovating her dilapidated beach house in the Outer Banks might be just the distraction she needs to manage her debilitating anxiety attacks and begin to heal. That is, if she can ignore the ridiculously handsome guy next door...

Jackson Montgomery’s life revolves around his five-year-old daughter and his job as a Coast Guard Search and Rescue pilot. But while his gorgeous new neighbor is clearly in distress, he’s pretty sure she’s no damsel. Morgan is stubborn with more defenses than the Hope Diamond, and the dog tags hanging from her rearview mirror give him a pretty good clue as to why.

Morgan swore she’d never fall for another pilot, let alone a military man—and Jackson is heartbreak waiting to happen. But love never plays by the rules...especially when you try to play it safe.

The Flight & Glory series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Full Measures
Book #2 Eyes Turned Skyward
Book #3 Beyond What is Given
Book #4 Hallowed Ground
Book #5 The Reality of Everything

Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
Daneilia Pulido
May 11, 2024
Oh how much I have loved this series. With that said every story comes with the love-hate characters. Those you love and sometimes just absolutely hate their behavior or choices. Morgan was one of those characters for me. To preface, if you've read the series in order, you'll realize Morgan is actually a great character with so much sass and personality. Something I can relate to personally minus the extra Southern charm she puts on. However, it was her sass in the fourth book and part of this book that made me want to smack something because unfortunately when a person grieves, the perception from another will tell ya, we know it sucks big time to lose someone you love. Then on the other hand, those that love and support you can only take so much when you verbally assault them plenty. I know grief through my own losses and I remember having my moments like Morgan, yet, I always remembered that when life happens, you should apologize for one's wrong doings, empathize and love.
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Irene Chartofilis
August 26, 2020
5 stars The Reality of Everything by Rebecca Yarros is a beautifully written, heartfelt read with characters that touched my heart with their story. From the first page I was drawn in, the storyline line is entertaining, emotional, funny and full of swoony moments. I loved watching Morgan and Jackson together, I enjoyed their friendship and I loved the interaction between them and Jackson's adorable daughter Finley. Morgan is one of those characters that will stay with me for a longtime, she's strong, passionate, funny and someone I would love to call my friend. Watching her battle her fears and demons had me wanting to reach into my iPad to cuddle her and just be there for her. There was one scene that truly broke my heart. I felt her pain, I felt her anger and I felt her heartbreak. Damn I'm teary up now reliving it :( I loved Jackson, he's a dedicated father, smart, a great friend and a man who loves with all his heart. I loved watching him get to know Morgan, he sensed her pain and knew he had to take baby steps with her. He felt the special connection they shared and together they could get through anything life threw their way. And I loved how not once did he stop loving her, she pushed hard but his heart was always hers. Another major plus was revisiting with all the previous characters and seeing how life has been and what they're all up to now. I can't express how much I loved The Reality of Everything, it's a book that will touch your heart and take you on an emotional roller coaster but the ride is soooo worth it. The Reality of Everything is a wonderful addition to the Flight & Glory series, each book has been a joy to read and I highly recommend them all!
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Lenore Kosinski
August 26, 2020
4.5 stars — I was so afraid of starting this book, b/c I remember how Hallowed Ground had slayed me. I couldn’t even bring myself to reread the series before reading this one, b/c the emotions just hit home so hard. But as a result of not rereading, I feel like I can confirm that you can read this book as a stand-alone. You’re going to want to fill in the details, but you won’t be lost (though I still recommend starting from the beginning). And I guess I was right to be afraid of the emotions, b/c they certainly tore my heart apart on multiple occasions…but the great thing is that the book put my heart back together in the end. The seriously in depth look we get at a different form of grief in Morgan was honest and raw. I’d never heard of complicated grief before, but I totally understand it in Morgan’s context. And her anxiety attacks were so unbelievably realistic, I felt them to my core. If you want to understand even a glimpse of anxiety, Morgan will show you. The funny thing is that I totally saw where this book was going to go in a few plot points…some from the beginning, some just fairly early on when things were talked about. But it didn’t bother me, b/c while I could guess the events, I could not experience the emotions that went along with them without Ms. Yarros’s words. She has a way of just getting down to the heart of things and making the reader experience everything the characters are experiencing. So while I knew what was coming in a broad sense, I did not know how it was going to feel…what it was going to do to Morgan and Jackson. Jackson felt almost too good to be true at times, but all the same I just didn’t care. He wasn’t without faults, but he was freaking swoony as heck in his strengths. For the most part he was kind, gentle, understanding. He was a wonderful father to Finley, you could feel him doing his best. He faltered, he made missteps, but he was willing to learn from them and become the man Morgan would need. Morgan had such an unbelievable journey in this story. Even when my heart ached at her choices, I always understood them based on where she was at. And I knew that good things would come, b/c I could see the potential for growth in Morgan, even if she couldn’t. I was fascinated by how Ms. Yarros took a group of characters that I’ve grown to love (even with their flaws), and showcased how these lovable caring people can make missteps and blunders. She really laid everyone out bare. But I think it made their friendships stronger in the end. I adored the role Sam had in this story. She was a rock for Morgan, and I loved it. Don’t get me wrong, this book was not all heartache…it just had a lot of it. But as a romance, it was freaking stellar. The chemistry between Morgan and Jackson was off the charts, and I was with them every step of the way as they got to know one another and fell for one another. So yeah. It was everything I was wanting and more. It was the perfect cap on this series, the ending that I *needed*…especially after Hallowed Ground.
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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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