No marriage is perfect.
Josh and Anna Montgomery are trying to have a baby. Well, Anna is. Josh is making the minimum contribution necessary, and it’s ruining their relationship.
Gabe Hawkins is trying to survive the wild ride that is life with his wife, Claire. It’s passionate everywhere but in their bedroom.
For these four friends, the difficulties of their marriages are camouflaged by hazy happy hours, extravagant vacations, picturesque weddings, and sleeping in. The possibilities of their youth are wilting in the light of their waning twenties, and on one fateful night, four friends become two. Survivors become lovers. Truths are told, and nothing seems like forever anymore.
This is one of those books that within the first few pages, you just know that you won’t be able to put down once you start. The writing, the characters–my curiosity was peaked and I just KNEW it was going to be unputdownable!!
Friendship, marriage, love, lies, secrets.
Two couples bound together through friendship. Inseparable. They did everything together. Vacations, dinners, day trips, holiday celebrations.
“Live’s not about what happens, it’s about what could happen… You can’t plan life… You can only live it.”
Josh and Anna, in love and trying to conceive a child that at first they both wanted. Soon it becomes all Anna can think about. Josh tells her to let the idea of a child go and is happy to just spend his life with just Anna, having fun with his friends and being carefree.
Gabe and Claire have everything most couples dream of. Money, a beautiful home–everything they could ever want.
From the outside looking in, any person would be envious of the lives these characters lead.
But nothing is ever what it seems. It’s all smoke and mirrors.
As the events unfold and secrets are revealed, my jaw hung open and my heart raced. I love when books keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. I had no idea what was coming and I LOVE when that happens.
Eliza Freed delivered one hell of a story with Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire. Her writing is incredible and I can’t believe this is the first book I’ve read by her. After reading the synopsis, I immediately one-clicked and I’m so glad I did!!
My only issue was I wished the epilogue had more umph. I was hoping for another BAM moment, and kinda felt a little let down. But overall, Eliza did a fantastic job and you don’t want to miss this one. I get it that sometimes when bloggers gush over a book, often times readers are skeptical. The twists and turns that you don’t expect then you’re like holy sh*t, did that seriously just happen?!! Great story!!!
About Eliza Freed
Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks and her neighbors began to talk; her mother told her to find a job.
She settled into Corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for storytelling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It was during that time she became an avid observer of the characters we meet and the heartaches we endure. Her years of study have taught her laughter is the key to survival, even when it’s completely inappropriate.
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