The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo


“His music holds the heart of America…but his soul holds a terrible secret.”

Chart topping pop musician Cory Minor has it all—fame, money, more women at his disposal than time to spend on them. He’s living the life most American men only dream of. Until an ordinary concert in Springfield threatens to destroy everything he’s worked for.

As he and his band leave the arena for his next show, Cory’s tour bus crashes into two teenage girls, killing one girl instantly and leaving the other barely clinging to life. Lawsuits are threatened, tabloids are talking, and Cory’s idyllic world falls apart. But what no one knows is that this scene is all too familiar. Because this isn’t the first accident Cory has caused. This isn’t the first time he’s destroyed someone else’s life to save his own.
It’s just the first time he’s had to face it head on.

Small town girl Samantha Dalton has no one—no mother, no father, and now no sister. She’s lost everything in a world that celebrates excess. So when Cory Minor shows up at her doorstep offering money and apologies, she turns him away too. You can’t lose what you don’t have, and she can’t take another letdown, especially not from someone who has managed to rip away all she had left. Samantha has been fine on her own for years, she’ll be fine now too.

At least that’s what she tells herself.

But Cory won’t leave. He’s persistent in the worst possible way.

Will Cory’s determination to make things right pay off in the end, or will Sam keep pushing him away until there’s nothing left to fight for? How can two people learn to rely on each other when life keeps hurting them both?

My endorsement:~

Gutsy. Authentic. Honest.

Amy Matayo doesn’t know how to write any other way and it’s what makes her novels so captivating to me. That and she’s shockingly talented at weaving a tale of tragedy and heartbreak that will strip you emotionally and piece by piece glue you back together, whole yet irrevocably changed. A big claim, I know, but I speak from my experience of reading her stories and that’s what happens to me! Cory Minor is a rock star who has grasped hold of all that lifestyle offers – the riches, the women, the adulation – with both hands and without apology until tragedy brings him, once again, to his knees. But Cory being Cory won’t give in without a fight. Then there is Sam, a women whose life has been indelibly altered through heartbreak even before Cory Minor appears on her doorstep. The Whys Have It is the best kind of story, at its heart one of grace, transformation, and redemption, for readers who look beyond the words and see the heart and soul of the story and the woman who wrote it.

With thanks to the author for my review copy. I provide author support services to Amy Matayo, however, my views remain my own.

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6 Responses to The Whys Have It by Amy Matayo

  1. Wow … fab review my friend. Pre-ordered it the day it when up on Amazon and looking forward to it arriving on my Kindle on the 20th.

  2. You already know how much I can’t wait to read this book! Love your review!

  3. I’ve read several of Amy Matayo’s books and she is very good at writing about life from a gut level. She writes the things we feel, but don’t want to speak – the things we’ll say to ourselves, but not to God and definitely not to another human being. Amy is a fresh voice of freedom in a world that wants to keep you bound in silence and fear. So 2 thumbs up Amy – and keep fighting the good fight for He will break every chain – break every chain – break every chain!

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