Mia Murphy may be married to the man of her dreams. But the man in her dreams is the one that got away—her high school crush.
Mia’s stuck in a rut, just like every other stay-at-home mom, and the only thing saving her from her monotonous routine is her perfect husband, Declan. He’s gorgeous, he adores her, and the man stole her heart with his sexy singing voice. Mia feels like the luckiest girl in the world, until she discovers that Mr. Perfect is not Mr. Faithful. Mia is devastated. Everything she once believed about Declan and their marriage is now covered in a big cloud of doubt and regret. On impulse, she kicks the cheating bastard out, pushing them into a separation that could mean the end of the picture-perfect couple.
But when Mia receives an invitation to her high school reunion, she finds herself abandoning the present for the oh-so alluring pull of the past. Although her heart still belongs to her husband, inescapable thoughts of her crush, Noah, resurface. And ten years later, Noah isn’t afraid to make his move. When the build-up of fantasies and ‘what ifs’ comes to a head, sparks fly and it’s Mia’s turn to question if her marriage is everything she wants out of life. Searching for answers, Mia dives head first into dating Noah, falling further away from her husband and closer to her old flame.
But Declan’s not giving up so easily. Mia is his one and only and he’s not about to let another man win her heart.
I have so many emotions when it comes to this book. I feel like each and every second was a like being on a roller coaster of so many different feelings. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, I felt joy and sorrow. Emotionally charged, is a good way to sum up this debut novel for Faith Andrews. This is real, honest and a raw book. Don’t let the cover deceive you, this book is real life, and one amazing story.
Mia, oh freaking Mia… I swear I can’t explain the variety of feelings I had about her. One chapter I am in love with her, I think she is great and has it all figured out, then skip a few chapters and I want to choke the ever loving shit out of her. Here is the thing I had to keep remembering, this is not a fantasy, this is honest real people. What does that mean? It means that people are dumb, and they make mistakes. They hurt the ones they love, and don’t always make the best choices when they are struggling with life. She thought she had it all, a great husband, two beautiful daughters and then her world comes crashing down. Here is where I literally freaking cried. The scene where life smacks her straight in the face is so gut wrenching, I just lost it. She dreams of Noah and when the chance is there will she risk it all for him? What if life isn’t what she thought?
“I’m not drunk. And I do want this. I’ve wanted this for a long time and I can’t miss this chance again…I dream about you, Noah. A lot. That has to mean something. Maybe the dreams are there to remind me of what I felt. To encourage me not to give up on something I’ve always wanted.”
Declan, ok so here is another confliction of what to feel. He is great right? Is he? Does he do something stupid? I mean really what the hell do we know because what we think we know we really don’t know! Am I confusing you yet?? GOOD!! Welcome to how I felt!!! I was so angry, SO angry, then not so much! All the while though somehow I was completely #TeamDeclan. You may read and think I am insane but that is fine…I love him and my heart broke for him too!
“I miss you, Mia. Please let me come home. I will never stop fighting for us.”
Lastly we have Noah, ok here is whom I felt the worst for!! He is at war with himself. He doesn’t want to be “that guy” but he is conflicted with his own feelings. Then he has no clue what Mia is going to do because she is struggling with herself as well. In all honesty I loved him. He is a great character and I didn’t feel like he was trying to do anything that Mia didn’t ask of him. Noah respected anything Mia asked of him and for that I can see why you may be #TeamNoah
“Mia, I’ll take you anywhere you want to go. I don’t want this night to end because tomorrow you go back to belonging to someone else.”
I don’t want to give anything away, so I will say this there is a time in every marriage where we feel life slip away. We get married young, have kids, life gets in the way and the first thing to go is usually your spouse. It can be gradual, it can take a tragedy to slam it in your face, and regardless it happens. I felt every single part of that in this book. I felt the sorrow Mia felt, and the feeling of loneliness. I felt the betrayal and the anger she had, and I felt that towards her too. There is no glorification in an affair. It is just real, so if you are looking for a book that you can FEEL something in, then grab this one and see who is Mia’s Man of My Dreams!
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About the Author
Faith Andrews lives in New York where she is happily married to her high school sweetheart. They have two beautiful daughters and a furry Yorkie son, Rocco. If she isn’t listening to Mumford and Sons or busy being a Dance Mom, her nose is in a book or her laptop. She’s a sucker for a happily ever after and believes her characters are out there living one somewhere . . .
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