by Bethany Chase
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: She never saw it coming. Without even a shiver of suspicion to warn her, Caroline Hammond discovers that her husband is having an affair with a man—a revelation that forces her to question their entire history together, from their early days as high school sweethearts through their ten years as a happily married couple. In her now upside-down world, Caroline begins envisioning her life without the relationship that has defined it: the loneliness of being an “I” instead of a “we”; the rekindled yet tenuous closeness with her younger sister; and the unexpected—and potentially disastrous—attraction she can’t get off her mind. Caroline always thought she knew her own love story, but as her husband’s other secrets emerge, she must decide whether that story’s ending will mean forgiving the man she’s loved for half her life, or facing her future without him.
Kritters Thoughts: Caroline Hammond finds out in the most interesting way that her husband has not only been having an affair but an affair with a man and starting in the first chapter, her world is turned upside down and she spends the entire book trying to find a new north.
As a happily married gal, I don't always like to read divorce books, negative thoughts going in just doesn't seem all that great, but when I read the synopsis for this one, I thought I could enjoy this journey. And I did! I loved how real Caroline's thoughts and actions were and it was so interesting to read the ins and outs of how she was making decisions. I loved that it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and it reiterated the thought that sometimes life is really hard and you have to take the good and the bad to have a full life.
This isn't Bethany Chase's debut, so I am excited to go and read The One That Got Away because even though this premise may not be a read that I typically like, I loved how she approached it and her writing was just easy to read. Don't get me wrong it was thought provoking and on a hard subject matter, but it was just easy to read.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Ebook 2016 Challenge: 23 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Random House. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.