Monday, February 20, 2017

Breaking and Holding
by Judy Fogarty

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 358
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  For Patricia Curren, the summer of 1978 begins with a devastating discovery: an unfamiliar black pearl button in the bed she shares with her controlling husband, Jack. Seeking the courage to end her desolate marriage, Patricia spends a quiet summer alone on beautiful Kiawah Island. But when she meets Terry Sloan, a collegiate tennis player trying to go pro, their physical attraction sparks a slow burn toward obsession.

Once Patricia and Terry share closely guarded secrets from their pasts, they want more than a summer together. But their love soon fractures, as a potential sponsor takes an unusually keen interest in Terry—both on court and off. And when single, career-driven Lynn Hewitt arrives, other secrets must surface, including the one Patricia has kept from Terry all summer.

Kritters Thoughts:  Patricia Curren had a hard childhood and Jack Curren came to her rescue and now has become a controlling husband.  She decides to stay the summer in their vacation home and this summer may send her life in a new direction.

From the beginning this book just read a little off.  I couldn't connect with Patricia and just didn't care to take this journey with her.  I almost wish I had learned more of her childhood and why she is who she is earlier because I maybe would have cared more about her from then.  

The parts of this book I enjoyed reading was Terry and his tennis time.  I don't know a lot about tennis, so I liked reading about his journey trying to get into the professional tennis world.  Terry was probably the one character that I could get into and really wanted to see where he would end up.

Although this book didn't hit the mark for me, I would still be interested in reading her next book - pending the synopsis.  


Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  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.


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