I didn’t want to like this book. I really didn’t but I love it and am torn apart by this. This is my first book that’s dealing with the cheating topic and I think it will be my last because I am all the way a HEA person and I don’t do any kind of cheating but I still couldn’t put this book down. It kept me up all night. The writing was excellent and the story compelling.
The story is told from the first-person view of Kathryn Grayson. She made me follow her gut-feelings and I jumped on her train of conclusions. I felt horrible in the end when everything was revealed.
Kathryn spent the last year at home managing the household and tending her baby but this isn’t what she always wanted and that’s why she decides to start working again. Her husband Gabe is working hard as a lawyer to provide everything for his family though Kathryn always loved working and is really excited when she starts her new job. Though already on her first day, she meets Alexander Asher and is thrown by this man. Alex always gets what he wants especially since some misconceptions on Kathryn’s part play into his hands because when Kathryn runs into Becca, the blond good-looking woman which seems to know Jackson and Gabe very well, Kat can’t shake this feeling in her gut about what Gabe might be doing behind her back.
I loved all of the characters because they felt all so real and believable. Besides Gabe (Oh be still my beating heart) and Alex (Yes, I even loved Alex because I don’t blame him for wanting Kathryn.), I loved Kathryn’s mum Gwen. She was there when Kat needed her and she was really supportive and didn’t choose sides.
I understand Kathryn’s actions and reactions but I sometimes wanted to scream at her.[ (She should have talked to Gabe in the first place about her thoughts of him cheating. I hate her for being the one to accuse her husband of cheating when it was her who cheated on him but I understand how she felt for weeks and what drove her into Alex’s arms though this is no reason for her to cheat and I still don’t forgive her for it.) (hide spoiler)]
Closer to the end, I have to say that the author had me scared there for a second and I was put through a lot of emotions that are still overwhelming me. The ending itself would have killed me if it weren’t for the epilogue. Oh thank you heavens for the kindness of the author =)
Who Kathryn chose and what happened at the end is somewhat a Band-Aid for my beat-up heart because finally she made the right choice (at least in my opinion because I wished for this all along even though I liked the other guy too). As I mentioned before I am not happy about the cheating and some tiny parts in this book but I think overall it wasn’t too bad for my romantic heart for the damage to be irreparable. =P
Even though I have no comparisons because this was the first book of this kind for me, it was really tastefully written and I loved that about it. I worried at first that it would be a really dirty affair though Kathryn didn’t just jump on any man she could find. It was a lot of circumstances that played into each other and it wasn't like she planned all along to cheat on her husband. I personally hate lying and cheating because I am all the way for an HEA.
I am intrigued to read the next book Reckless Abandon
-- I received an ARC of this book from the author through the Fifty Shades Support Group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review. --
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars