Top positive review
He works too much. She only has time for the children. What happens when a real crisis occurs?
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2020
I can’t believe how great this book was! I couldn’t put it down. It is very realistic so a warning goes out for any woman or man who has had to deal with marriage complications during a cancer diagnosis, and especially breast cancer. There were moments in this book where I actually sobbed. It was so distressing. Beautiful and poignant exploration of a marriage dying due to “everydayness” until something even worse develops. This book begins with a very painful prologue…
Terra Burrow cares for her two beautiful and bright children: 6yo Lanie and 4yo Noah. Although she used to be a highly praised professional, she chose to give that up to stay home with her children. She has put on a little weight and doesn’t feel as attractive to Braydon. She assumes her husband feels the same b/c he works so late and MAY be having an affair with his admin. She and Braydon rarely talk and never have s** anymore.
Braydon works his butt off to keep the bogeyman away from his family. He grew up poor, even homeless at some points. That will never happen to his family. He adores them, but he’s never at home b/c he’s making the money to allow his family to live well. He’s still a very handsome muscular man at 34yo, giving rise to Terra’s fears of his philandering.
I must admit as much as I loved this book, I became very irritated with Terra at times b/c she wouldn’t communicate her feelings and then when she did, she was (in her words), “a petulant teenager.” But of course, this is a very realistic narrative. I can see any of this really happening. Flash backs are used to show us how they were together before children. This was a captivating, steamy and realistic story and I volunteered to review an ARC of it through Booksprout. It comes highly recommended and it gets more than 5 Perfect Stars.