Date published: May 1st 2015
Publisher: K Webster
Synopsis: Caroline Harrison has had enough. After eight long years in an unhappy marriage, she’s ready to throw in the towel. Her workaholic husband, Bentley, is done too—choosing his career over his wife. They’ve met with their lawyers and only need to get through the holidays until their divorce is finalized.
Bentley isn’t ready to tell his family about the divorce, so he asks Caroline to spend one more Christmas at his mom’s under the ruse they are still happily married. Together, they set out on a seven hour car ride in the middle of the Canadian Caribou to put on one last happy show. What could be an opportunity to rekindle their love and spend quality time together turns out to be a road trip from hell.
When a surprise snow storm catches them off guard, Bentley and Caroline find themselves in an accident without any possibility of help in their near future. At one point, their love was all they needed to survive.I But now, when all they have is each other against the frigid winter storm, will they find the love they lost before it’s too late? Or will this be the end…in more ways than one for Mr. and Mrs. Harrison?
The road back to us may be a turbulent path, but in the end, it’s worth the chaos because it leads back home.
What I Thought:
I love stories featuring second chances. There's always something real about them.I feel like love ebbs and flows in real life, and sometimes the story that focuses on that is the most authentic and real. In Caroline and Bentley's case, they've lost each other along the way. They're ready to end their marriage of 8 years and go their separate ways when fate, in a way, intervenes.
I was horrified by the way Caroline and Bentley became stranded, especially since it could've been avoided completely. It really felt like that was the end for them. I was astonished at how Caroline was able to keep herself together when it happened. I don't know if I'd be able to do the same. The fact that her first concern was for her husband showed me all was not lost for them.
It helped that the story was told from both their points of view. I also loved the flashbacks to the past showing their grievances towards one another, as well as the development of their relationship, and how they'd slowly drifted apart. It was very easy to see they still loved one another, but they'd allowed their priorities to change and that definitely influenced their decision to divorce.
I liked how realistic the descriptions of the ordeals Caroline and Bentley faced in the wilderness were. It wasn't easy to read at times and I often worried they were done for. I did love the fact they were able to talk and work through things. They really reconnected both emotionally and physically. In fact I was astonished at how much physical reconnecting they did. It seemed like they were trying to kill themselves by doing so, but it was very nice and steamy.
I really enjoyed my first K Webster book. I was excited to see that there might be another book in the works featuring some very interesting characters I met in this one. Overall, this book was very enjoyable. I really liked the themes the book addressed and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
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