Rated of 5
by Kathy H. (Eaton, OH) Couldn't get to the end fast enough.......
I thought this book would never end. I didn't connect with it or the characters from the very beginning. Each chapter jumped from character to character and it was hard to keep them and their storyline separate. There just seemed to be much too much rationalizing about how and why they each did what they did. I don't know if this would be considered a romance novel but it truly left me cold.
Rated of 5
by MaryEllen K. (Albany, NY) After the Fall
I have to admit that I was feeling very disappointed throughout the first half of the book - it didn't seem to be living up to my expectations at all. However, once I got past all of the background and arrived at the problem around which the story was based, I must say that I actually became quite riveted! At this point the story really drew me in, and the author really was able to get into the minds and emotions of the 4 characters directly involved in the situation. The whole experience of reading the book completely turned around for me and I found that I wasn't able to put the book down. At the end, I felt that Ladd did a great job getting into the psychological aspects of how adultery affects both the cheating spouses as well as their unsuspecting partners.
Rated of 5
by Patricia S. (Trevett, ME) Tale of 2 couples
Although I found the book about an affair between 2 sets of friends to be interesting, it took me a while to get everyone's persona straight as the narrative flips between characters every page or two. Having been privy to other affairs, I felt the descriptions of the sexual cravings of Luke and Kate to be accurate, but the aftermath not as true to life. Had the 2 "innocent" members of the couples not been "workaholics", I don't think the affair would have existed so long. Kylie Ladd, the author does have a great gift for comedy as when she describes Luke being tested for sexually transmitted diseases, and I'd like to see her use these talents in another book.
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