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Posted September 4, 2013
This book was fantastic! Honestly though, I feel it will get mixed reviews, and some ppl may be annoyed w/how things play out. My rationale for that is that a woman who is not married or has never been married and experienced the trials and tribulations of marriage may not be able to fully identify w/the character and her decisions.
For those who are married and have been through really rough or devastating times, I think u will be better able to identify and understand what the character is going thru emotionally. I loved the book!
Hats off to u Mia Asher! Well done!
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Posted September 21, 2013
I can't get over how awesome this book was!!! I totally loved it from beginning to end, and I'm actually upset that its over, and I wish I never read it, so that I could start the whole thing over again.
The book starts with a seemingly happy marriage, between Cathy and Ben, complete with super sweet flashbacks of how they met, that makes you fall in love with them. Then some unfortunate things happen to them and in comes a young hottie, Arsen, who ruthlessly pursues Cathy, and the temptation is almost insurmountable. But wait, she loves, Ben?
This story becomes a very angst ridden version of love, hate, adultery, passion and then again, love. It was an emotional roller coaster at times, that I would happily ride over and over. I actually loved and felt for each of the main characters. I totally understood where each one was coming from. I didn't think that Cathy was a cheating hussy, or Arsen, a manipulative cocky playboy, or Ben, just a trusting boring husband. I felt like I could be in each of their shoes, and do what they did. I don't know, this book spoke to me.
You get married, things are great, times get tough, or you get bored, and all of a sudden things aren't so great anymore. Its a little bit of a warning tale, saying while the grass may seem greener on the other side, yours may be the right grass for you. Not everybody gets a happy ending, but its a great ride.
I highly recommend this book. You will love it!
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Posted October 19, 2013
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Posted December 16, 2014
This book was amazing. Nothing happened the way I thought it would. I was so emotional throughout the whole book. I felt every feeling along with the characters. The ending made me sad and happy at the same time. The writing was amazing!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 15, 2014
A Very Powerful Painful Story.
I have to say that it was and wasn't very difficult for me to give this book a 5-star rating, because how a book based around the plot that it has can be such an excellent read, but at the same time be one of the worst reads I have ever read, I will never understand. This book literally Destroyed me! It made me cry ugly tears. It made my heart hurt so frigging much for one character in particular, Ben. What a wonderful man. Mia Asher is a Genius! This book was absolutely brilliant, but as brilliant as it is, I can never read this book again. It was too much for me. My heart cannot take it.
After having read Arsen, I can honestly say that I have never hated two characters more in my life than I did Cathy and Arsen. They were absolutely awful and so destructive, and in all honesty, I cannot find one redeeming thing about either of them. Shame on them!! Shame on them!! I understand that Cathy was at a bad place and I understand that anyone would be at a bad place after experiencing what she experienced, but there is no excuse for her actions, she was not the only one who was experiencing the trauma. She was selfish, self-centered, and just downright nasty. She honestly did not deserve Ben at all. Ben was the best. He was absolutely gorgeous--inside and out. He loved his wife more than words itself. The man was amazing. I honestly have no words for Arsen. Great, he is extremely good looking, but who cares. I don't. I truly did not like the ending of this book. Cathy did not deserve a HEA. Where were her consequences for all of the destruction that she caused???!! Ben deserved better than he got in this book. And Arsen...too bad. However, I must admit the ending left me wanting a book for Arsen as well.
Mia Asher, you stripped me bare with this one. This book was one powerful rollercoaster ride. You are a brilliant storyteller. Keep on writing these wonderful stories. I cannot wait to read your next one, I just hope it doesn't hurt my heart as much as this one did. Bravo Mia Asher!! Bravo!!
Posted June 2, 2014
Please please please tell me there's a sequel!?! Omg. Best book I've read this year. So much emotion. Well developed characters. My heart broke... not where I thought it would. I was waiting for the sobs...they snuck up on me though.
I can't tell you how much I loved this book. It is definitely one of this best I've read. Well written. I could feel and understand the characters. I felt for Cathy. As much as it broke her heart she needed everything that happened to heal.
I just really hope there's more!!
Posted May 24, 2014
This book is raw and achingly truthful. If you been in those shoes you see the truth in the love and the lies and tbe beauty and sadness of achingly beautiful raw love. You will love and hate this story and tne characters. You will feel their pain and cry for tgeir sorrow and honesty andif you see it through the end then you will see the truth in real love. That it has the power to forgive, look past, release and heal. Real love will break you and make you over and over again.
Posted May 4, 2014
Let me first say I loved the book. However, there are parts I absolutely hated, not because it wasn't a good book but simply because I felt for the characters and hated what was happening to them. I don't condone adultery so it was hard to read sometimes but it is reality and the book brought me to tears multiple times and that's what I love about it. When an author can bring me to tears by words...amazes me. Mia Asher is an amazing writer!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 28, 2013
Arsen broke my heart, pissed me off, made me cringe, and kept me awake reading until 5am for two nights in a row. It was ugly, dirty, naughty, disgusting, and real!
Cathy acted the selfish, spoiled wife, made terrible decisions and sabotaged her marriage. As a mother who had three healthy pregnancies, it was difficult to relate to Cathy. As a wife who’s been tempted by the pull of adultery, as most married women are at one point or another, it was eye opening watching her slide the slippery slope between inappropriate friendship and flirting to jumping headfirst into a full blown, torrid affair. I did however, understand her need to feel alive again, to feel the excitement, danger and electricity of a new and taboo relationship.
This is not a pretty love story. It doesn’t leave you feeling good. But, it does leave you feeling. Not many authors can do that and do it well. Mia Asher does.
Not everyone gets their happily ever-after. I hated Cathy through most of it, except for the flashback scenes when she was falling in love with her husband. The story was so well written though, that I couldn’t put it down. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for more of this author’s work.
Posted December 26, 2013
AWESOME BOOK! I want a sequel to this book. This book made a definite impression on me. I loved Catherine, wht a tragic thing she did with her life and t turn it arond eventually. What a book. I highly recommend it...it is very different.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted November 8, 2013
Its sad to admit but I haven't read a book in about 10 years but decided to check this one out after seeing some quotes from it online. . I was instantly hooked & I loved every minute of reading it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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