This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Soul Mate Publishing
Released on July 7, 2013
Two women, life long best friends, face their worse fears together one Saturday morning in California. This isn’t a crime novel, but instead one that literally brings a man to his knees.
I recently read and reviewed Dating Cary Grant on Net Galley. The author got in touch afterwards and said if you liked that one, you might enjoy this other one-even though the two were completely different. I received a copy of the book from the author, but was not compensated and all opinions are my own.
When Cathy and Roxanne embark on a trip to see Roxanne’s spiritual adviser(at least that’s what I think he was), the two don’t know that they are about to be tested in the worse way. I hate this because of the nature of this story, that’s all I can say about what happens. And the more I think about it, the more I know this review is going to be very short. I really don’t want to be responsible for a lot of spoilers. Suffice it to say that something major happens that uproots both of their lives. Cathy’s husband Nick is the other main character. The three have known each other since childhood.
The dynamics of this duo’s friendship was kinda strange. Roxanne is gorgeous, as in men stop to look at her while walking. She dresses the part and her home is a reflection of that as well. Cathy is down to earth, but still attractive-although nowhere near as attractive as Roxanne. She’s a good person and her soulmate is Nick. Roxanne has had mental issues since very early on in her life. She has an obnoxious ex-boyfriend named, Michael, that plays a part as well. He’s a serial cheater and that’s why he’s an ex. And they all have a gay male friend in common named, Bradley, that ended up being a favorite of mine.
This story swept me up so that I couldn’t stop reading. The whole first part of the book is very compelling and heart wrenching at times. There’s twists-most of which I saw coming-but that didn’t bother me in the slightest. It was fun just seeing if I was right. The whole book has a strange at times feel to it, mainly because of the circumstances and not at all the writing. I felt sorry for all the main characters at times and at other times rejoiced with some of them. Oh, and one spoiler I am going to tell is that there is no cheating. I know that’s not something most want to read about. And over and beyond that, the story is about Cathy and Nick’s wonderful bond and love.
I recommend this to adult romance readers. Unique and really very interesting story!