#romance, #chicklit, #drama
Cover to cover this book was a drag you down, suck you in, captivating read!
Coming in at just under 200 pages, nothing about this story was wasted space. Every chapter was an integral part of Beth's journey and each showed not only her thought process but also her way of rationalizing her guilt away.
Beth's story is not for the weakhearted, every page turn was like a knife to my heart as I watched her snap and her life unwind before her. There was no way she could keep her present trajectory and it was not surprise, though still burned to witness, when she made some negative life choices.
My biggest gripe with with this story is no matter how was it was paced, relateable or well written/edited, it just... ended. We struggled and screamed with Beth for nearly 160 pages and within the last 20 pages her life flipped around and everything was heading back in the "proper" direction. It was disappointing and I would have liked just a few more pages of clean up. How were the kids dealing, how was Dave handling the abrupt end, Did Beth's best friend forgive her? Too many open questions I would have liked to have had answered.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book, just make sure you hug your man (or woman) afterwards.