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Zoe and James have been childhood sweethearts, now they are married with children. Zoe has always felt different, always need more. She has the perfect life, the most loving and caring husband, onto of that sexy. But there is something missing. He's not giving Zoe what she needs in the bedroom. Needing that itch scrathedm Zoe will venture into a world she would have never thought she would enter. Cheating on her husband... But not with one, or even two, but three people. They each give her something she is needing.
Finally going for help, she spills her all to her therapist.
But want once was fun, is now tearing her apart. Zoe is a sex addict, but why? How did this all come about?
When everything starts crumbling around her and her secrets arent secrets no more, can James and Zoe keep their marriage going. Can James finally give his wife what she is seeking in their bedroom.
This is the first book I've read by an Afracian-America author. As well as a book that all the main characters are the same race. This book was pronominal. It keeps you engaged, keeps you turing the page. And finally saying "I didn't see that coming." An absolutely amazing read.
What I loved most about this book is the way it’s written. I greatly appreciate “real talk”, meaning characters who talk like your average person, slang and all. It makes them easier to relate to and the story just flows better because it’s almost like you’re talking to or listening to a friend. That’s one of the reasons I was able to finish it in a day, well that and because I literally couldn’t put it down.
While I typically don’t go for books that involve cheating or love triangles I couldn’t resist this one. We always hear about male characters or even male celebs in real life being sex addicts, but we never really hear the story from a female addict’s perspective. Some people might say, “I don’t care what she has to say about it, cheating is cheating”, but it’s really not, at least not in this situation. Zane does an amazing job of portraying Zoe and Jason’s relationship from the moment they first met until their current predicament. She basically lays out the foundation showing their ups and downs and mixed emotions, so we know without a shadow of a doubt that Zoe is in fact madly in love with her husband. She’s just sick and needs help.
I can’t help but place some of the blame on Jason. Zoe reaches out to him every chance she gets, trying to initiate both sex and conversation, and he turns her down every single time. On the rare occasions they actually do have sex it’s bland and boring and Zoe is always left unsatisfied. It’s not that she doesn’t desire her husband or that she finds him unattractive. It’s the complete opposite, she comments on his good looks and amazing personality all the time. The problem is that he’s just not worried about her needs and wants, only his own, and that’s not enough for her. Coupled with the addiction, it just leads to numerous bad decisions on Zoe’s part.
The amount of drama, romance, suspense and over all craziness packed into this novel was insane, in a good way. I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book, hence the reason I finished it in a day. All of the plot twists really did catch me by surprise, especially the ending. Zane does an amazing job of weaving an intricately detailed story of lies and deception and spinning it into an absolutely gripping unputdownable (totally making that a word) novel. My coworkers and I did a group reading of this book, even though we all finished at different times, and we all agreed that it was sexy, shocking and seriously intense. And we’ll all be seeing the movie together :)
As much as I loved this book I do have a couple of issues. My main issue being a little something I like to call inappropriate use of exclamation points. In my opinion exclamation points are used to express excitement or anger and should always be used in the proper context. That wasn’t the case here; exclamation points were used at the most awkward times when neither of the aforementioned emotions was present. Now this might not bother you in the slightest but for me it interfered with my reading because in my mind I’m picturing the characters responding a certain way and the exclamation points just don’t coincide with what’s being said or the tone of the scene.
My other issue is that certain plot points seemed unbelievable. To give an example I have to include a SPOILER so consider this your warning. When Zoe is in the hospital from her accident she awakes to her husband and her therapist in the room. The therapist then proceeds to tell Zoe how she already informed Jason of EVERYTHING that had happened with Zoe and her affairs. Umm, I’m sorry but is a doctor supposed to do that?? What about the whole doctor-patient confidentiality thing?? I mean I felt like Zoe’s therapist was way underqualified to help her anyway and should’ve referred her to another doctor who specialized in Zoe’s type of addiction but that’s another issue entirely. Maybe she was supposed to be like that, who knows.
This was my first experience reading a book by Zane but definitely not my last. I can’t wait to see what else she has to offer. Oh and if you couldn’t tell I DEFINITELY recommend this one ;)
There were some crazy twists in this story and Zoey's lovers were looney tunes. I don't know how one woman could find so many nutty people to sleep with. Jealous lovers pose a serious threat to Zoey and her family and when Jason discovers her secret all hell breaks loose. I actually felt sorry for Zoey when Jason confronted her about her infidelity. She was so broken and desperate, but at the same time I felt she deserved his wrath. Although their marriage was practically over, Jason stepped up and was willing to work things out and their relationship grew exponentially after they both addressed the problems in their marriage. And just when I thought their HEA was coming, exes were popping out of the woodwork trying to destroy Zoey and Jason. Attempted murder, serial killings and mass graves highlighted the last third of the book.
I enjoyed the twists and crazy characters that brought the story alive. I did feel that Zoey and Jason's past secrets which contributed to their sexual issues were a little over the top, but otherwise this was an exciting read.