Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
*Beware of possible Spoilers*
Paige Reinhardt makes her living as a marriage counselor and is married to workaholic lawyer, Dave. She’s been counting down the days to a vacation in the Hamptons, but it keeps getting delayed. Dave has too much going on at work, and then he gets suspended out of the blue! Now he’s working from home, supposedly not knowing why. Paige knows he’s lying to her, and assumes it has to do with the insider trading scandal that’s going around. How can Paige help save other people’s marriages, when her own is crumbling around her?
And, after a two decade absence, Paige’s former addict sister, Sloane, has come for a visit. Tensions are still high between Sloane and their mother, for reasons unknown to Paige. But Paige is hoping to find out with the discovery of her mother’s journals from the year that Sloan disappeared …
Overall, I found this book to be a decent read. My relationship with this book wasn’t an instant love affair by any means though. I really struggled to get absorbed into the story. I found the first 100 pages are so to just be boring, going in one ear and out the other. I even debated passing this book onto another reviewer. But for some reason once I start a book, I have to finish it! So, I trudged on. I’m glad I did as I started to understand and even enjoy the story. Sloane’s relationship with Paige makes all the difference in this tale! Once those two start talking the story just comes together.
I also really enjoyed Percy! I knew from the moment he was introduced that he was going to somehow become involved in the Paige, Dave, love triangle. But I never expected just what would happen within Paige and Dave’s marriage. And, just how deep the deceptions ran. It made me a little sad actually. But it left way for a nice subtle ending that I really enjoyed!
This book is nice, if you have the time, and enjoy contemporary romance or chicklit. But remember that it does take some time for the story to draw you in. Stick with it! You will be glad you did!