- File Size: 1792 KB
- Print Length: 318 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: River Hills Press (December 23, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 23, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HHIW7AO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Bree and Sean have been married 10 years and have two beautiful kids. Mackenzie is bubbly in all her innocence and Zach is stubborn and so loving. The surbuban life is great, but what do you do when everything you know is tested? Sometimes you have to fall completely apart to figure out the right way to come back to what is right and true.
With the support of her unorthodox sister Jan, Bree is about to master the test of her lifetime. With a little french dynamic and some stepford housewife hyped up desperate houswives, Bree will find her footing. A beautifully and devastating flow of real life situations and stigmas brought to you by a talented writer. The flow of this book just makes you feel all the right emotions at all the right times. Just the right amount of drama mixed with all the emotion.
Sabrina – Beautiful Career Driven Woman on the fast track to partnership as a financial planner. Mother of two. Faithful & loyal wife.
Sean –Handsome as sin. Ex-Pro Ball Player. TV Media Sports figure. Caring, loving Father to Sabrina’s two kiddos. Sabrina’s Cheating Husband.
An established, seemingly solid married couple is torn apart when the Husband comes home with a guilty conscience and confesses that he has had an affair. Perhaps it was true remorse on his part or the threat from his jilted vengeful ‘side piece’ that spurs him to come clean (the reader is left to speculate as the story is told from Sabrina’s P.O.V.) I questioned the decision to write with that approach about infidelity. I thought the husband could offer some depth to this story. But as I read, I realized that this book wasn’t about WHY MEN CHEAT. This is a simple story about coping with a very real issue. One that many women deal with. –Yes You Too-
The transformation that Sabrina goes through to keep her sanity and offer her kids some stability in her crumbling facade of perfection is simply heart wrenching.
-She quits her job on the eve of receiving a promotion.
-She fires the nanny to become a stay at home mom.
-She tosses her cheating husband out of the house. Good Riddance. Trust went out the door with him.
-She becomes the stereotypical “Soccer Mom”, “X-Mas Pageant Mom”, “PTA Mom” all in an effort to capture loss time with her kids while chasing her career.
-She even starts a flirtatious relationship with the kid’s handsome French Teacher.
Find out how all of this goes together and how this woman struggles with self-esteem, trust, boredom and loneliness as a result of her seemingly perfect life unraveling, because she didn’t see it coming.
It’s Real - It’s Refreshing - & YES it’s Sexy
Their journey to and fro is extremely difficult at times, and brought out numerous emotions for me. I laughed at Bree' s internal dialogue with herself and the conversations she had with her sister and friends. And the heartache and anguish she felt really touched me and brought tears to my eyes.
What a great read! A story of love-lost and found.
Bounce by K.M. Jackson was one of those books that completely took me by surprise. I wasn’t sure what I expected out of the story, the plot summary pretty much sums it up but I will tell you what I was not expecting. Its heart wrenching and inspirational and this story touched me on so many personal levels that it left me dumfounded. It is a genuine real-life portrayal I think every woman should read and Sabrina Jacobs reminded me why I am so proud to be a woman. In all our glory, we truly are the stronger sex and she is no exception! Yes, her resilience is continually tested, but she stays true to herself and even through her toughest moments of trying to figure out who she is in the midst of an identity crisis, she never wavers in her core beliefs and she never cheapens herself. Her emotions are real, raw and honest ranging from depression to anger and written so superbly it is heartfelt. She doesn’t lower herself to any random vengeful acts even though I was personally encouraging her visions to live out Angela Bassett’s role in Waiting to Exhale. That woman became my personal hero when she started a little bonfire with all of her cheating husband’s possessions, but I’m supposed to be above that type of behaviour, right? Someone pass the gasoline…
Sabrina Jacobs is a woman who has her life together. She is happily married (at least on her part) to her college sweetheart, a former NBA player who is a celebrity in his own right with his successful sports talk show. Sabrina is an incredibly intelligent woman who has worked her butt off as a financial analyst in a male dominated company where she is about to be promoted to partner and she has two happy, healthy, beautiful children at home. And in one fell swoop, silicone enhanced Bimbo Barbie brings her world crashing down. I will admit that I give Sean a teensy bit of respect for being man enough to admit to his affair, to her face. But this man, who has been the center of her world, is now enemy number one and she rightfully throws his cheating butt out the door.
“Do these shoes make my guilt look fat?”
Guilt. An emotion that rules many of us. Guilt, because sometimes your career takes precedence over your children. Guilt, because you missed that extracurricular activity you promised you would attend. Guilt, because a nanny has become a pivotal female presence in your children’s lives. Guilt, because you don’t want your marriage to fall apart and your children to grow up as a product of divorce. Guilt, because you cannot accept your husband’s repeated apology and don’t know if you can ever trust him again to put your family back together. And finally, frustration, for being the broken woman you swore you wouldn’t be. What follows is a lot of profound soul searching on Sabrina’s behalf.
Shedding her working mom image, Sabrina must learn to navigate the carpool lane as a Stay At Home Mom and learn to play nice with the social climbing, two-faced, backstabbing financially elite Stepford wives that make up the PTA. Sabrina can close muti-million dollar accounts but she is out of her depth with these women and the chatter of her broken home. Sean is desperate to reclaim his family and is relentless in his pursuit. It’s probably the main reason I was able to like the guy. He doesn’t quite grasp the emotional scars he has caused Sabrina or the continual pain he unknowingly still inflicts, nor does he understand why his apologies aren’t enough to get her past the betrayal. His continual stance on “I have apologized for this, how much longer are you going to hold this against me” made me want to grab him and shake him. If that isn’t enough to juggle, her children’s younger and incredibly good looking French teacher is pursuing her and the thought of dating again makes her nauseous. I cannot tell a lie, I really, really wanted her to hook up with the French hottie but Sabrina is not rash or spiteful in any decision while she tries to get her life sorted. Sabrina hails from a family of resilient women and she has an incredibly close and supportive relationship with her sister Janice who also brings her own dynamic to the story. I loved Sabrina’s humorous internal musings over the unbelievable and over the top competitive and outright catty nature of the women she must now indulge and I cried every time her heart broke just a little more. Sabrina is a strong and independent woman and she just might show a few of those Stepford wives how it’s done.
All Sabrina wants is to restore the happiness she once had with Sean but she eventually comes to realize that the past cannot be recaptured and she will have to find her new happily ever after in the here and now. My own mother raised me to never depend on a man, to always make sure that if I needed to walk away from a relationship, I could take care of myself and not stay because I had no other choice. It seems that Sabrina’s gram had some similar wise advice of her own to pass down…
“Never give more away than you are prepared to lose.”
Top international reviews
What was the reason behind the husband's infidelity? There was little to zero background and characters all seemed one-dimensional and plastic. The editing was lacking. Liked neither of the main characters.
I was irritated that what sounded like a great book, really wasn't and it was the author's inability to create a story that lived up to the original premise.