Date published: October 26th, 2015Publisher: self published
Synopsis: Just when you thought you had it all.
Chloe Cahill’s dreams changed after becoming pregnant in high school. She married her high school sweetheart just after graduation and together they welcomed a handsome son into the world. Now that Alex, her son, is in school she sets her eyes on finding the perfect job. Chloe feels the need to grow dependent upon herself instead of always relying on her husband.
But what happens when her husband goes out for a night of drinking and he doesn’t remember what happens?
Jackson Cahill thought he did the right thing by marrying his pregnant girlfriend just out of high school. Lately he’s been feeling restless in his marriage. One late night of drinking turns his life upside down but it just doesn’t end there. Jackson’s got himself in a real mess. The dilemma may just be too big of a disarray for him to get out of.
Can Chloe and Jackson keep their marriage from falling apart? Or will they decide to veer down different paths?
What I Thought:
I have a thing for second chance romances. It's not often I find one where the couple is still married and yet trying to find the love in their relationship again. For that reason alone, I knew I had to read this book. The story caught my attention early on and I found it enjoyable.
Jackson Cahill is one lucky man. His wife and child love him but he's not very happy with his life.He got married at a young age and he's not happy with his life at home. He's fighting with his wife or spending too much time drinking thinking about how his life has turned into something he never imagined. Chloe on the other hand is happy. She loves her husband even though things have been strained between them lately and she adores her son. Chloe would never in a million years think Jackson would hurt her until he does in a way that's unforgivable.
I found myself very frustrated with Jackson. I understood the reason behind his unhappiness and desire for change, but I didn't like the way he was going about getting it. It felt selfish and hurtful until I thought he did something that would've been hard for most people to come back from. At that point I was fully on Team Chloe. I liked seeing Chloe find her self confidence again. Yes she was reeling from Jackson's words and actions, but instead of falling apart, she found a way to put herself back together. And Jackson found out how much his family meant to him.
I must say I liked reading a book about where a couple falls back into love. It was a nice change from watching them fall into it. I also liked how this story accurately showed some of the trials an established marriage can have. I also liked how the story was paced. I was expecting a lot of angst and while the book was heavy on the feelings it was relatively light on the angst. I haven't read all of the books in the Love series, but many characters from previous books made appearances and I would love to go back and read the books I haven't.
About the Author
USA TODAY bestselling author Megan Smith is a New Jersey native creating the memorable characters her fans have grown to adore. Smith is a wife and mother, who makes time for her family, professional life and the creation of her fictional characters. Fans of The Love Series— Trying Not To Love You, Easy To Love You, Hard To Love You, Let Me Love You and Made To Love You — are captivated by relationships, special bonds and family ties pervasive in Smith's emotional, energized and engaging work. Smith is also the author of the 2014 releases, Finding Us (Finding Series), Forever Light (Forever Love) and a few top-secret projects.
Literary Agency Representation: Jamie Bodnar-Drowley of Inklings Literary Agency
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*Thank you to the publicist for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*