by Hilary Grossman
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Goodreads: Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?
Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…
As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?
We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?
As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?
Kritters Thoughts: The second in a series, but this is one of those series where the second book centers around a different character than book one, so yes a series, but two separate works that are linked. I loved book one, so check out Plan Bea.
Plan Cee centers around Cecelia who had a hard childhood and still bears the pain from those years. She runs into a past boyfriend and he turns her world upside down and she must confront those demons of the past so she can actually move forward.
Because I loved the first book so much, I may not have read the synopsis before reading this one and had I known I am not sure I would have read it. I personally don't love hard marriage books. Call me naive, but I like to skip this sub genre and keep it out of my reading pile. I have a great marriage and have never experienced a wayward spouse, but these books just don't sit right with me and I don't tend to enjoy them.
I liked how the series moved to different characters and tackled a different kind of relationship, the mother daughter in the first book and a marriage in this one, but maybe not the way I would have loved it. I would still read book three and like Hilary Grossman's writing, but had I known I might would have skipped this one for the next one.
Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row
Ebook 2017 Challenge: 5 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author. 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.