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Treading Water: Treading Water Series, Book 1 Hardcover – December 8, 2015
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"This isn't your typical romance where you're positive you're going to get the happy ending you were hoping for at the beginning. It will rip your heart out at times and having you weeping for joy at others. A stunning story about learning to love again and learning when to let go to those you love." ―A Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews. Read the full review: http: //bit.ly/uP35HR.
"Treading Water is a definite must read! Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it's never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time." ―Joyfully Reviewed, a "Recommended Read" for November 2011! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Author
A mother isn't supposed to have favorites among her children, right? Neither should an author, but I bet we all have one. This is mine--my first book, the ultimate book of my heart and the first character to live inside my mind as a real, live person. It is also the only book of mine that my late mother was able to read, albeit a much earlier and rougher version. This book has taken me on a nearly eight-year journey from inception to publication. I'm delighted to now bring Treading Water, and its three sequels--Marking Time, Starting Over and Coming Home--to my readers.
A special thank you to the many friends who read this book, loved this book, believed in this book--and asked for the story that became Marking Time, which then led to Starting Over and Coming Home. Thank you also to my agent, Kevan Lyon, and her partner, Jill Marsal, who helped to make it a much better book. Read more about "The House That Jack Built" on my website.
As always, I love to hear from readers, so please let me know what you think of Jack's story. You can reach me at email@example.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Okay, I can buy Jack falling in love or lust or whatever anyone wants to call it, thinking his wife is never coming back to him. He's human...sort of. But NO ONE in his family was a wee bit upset that he was moving this woman into his WIFE'S house and bedroom? But Andi only changed things in the bedroom, she didn't touch the rest of the house.... Yay her! The drama possibilities of moving another woman into the same house as 3 hormonal teenaged girls were ENDLESS. Yet another snore fest. Barely a blip on the monitor of this DOA storyline. And the whole rape thing was just so unbelievable I wanted to throw my Kindle. How about she let the car hit her because the day of the accident, Jack says to her "If you want out of this marriage, just let me know." That is also far fetched but better than what the author came up with.
The ending was tied up too fast for me. No drama. No build up and no satisfaction. It was like MF realized how much time she wasted with the beginning of the book, it was time to wrap it up before it got too long. I'm very glad this was a free download (other than the time I wasted reading it).
I have no idea why people would give this book such glowing reviews but maybe betraying the wife you supposedly love more than anything after she's only been in a coma for a year is romantic to some people? Realistically most people who lose a beloved spouse take more than just one year to mourn before they are ready to start a new relationship. I guess the author meant the fact that the hero and his wife hadn't been intimate for several months prior to the accident to be some kind of excuse for the hero's rushed pursuit of a new woman in his life. A poor excuse in my book. And why didn't he at least divorce his poor wife first??
I've read only one other novel by Marie Force and I did enjoy that one (Maid for love) but I was so appalled by the storyline and the characters in Treading water that I will never read one of her novels again. Luckily I didn't pay for this but that is about the only good thing about this whole experience. A romance novel is supposed to be romantic, no? And have characters you can root for?
Jack's wife, Clare, is in a coma after an accident. Through work he meets Andi whom he falls deeply in love with. As soon as life gets back to normal Clare wakes up to find her husband isn't her husband and more and life has passed her by.
An emotionally charged love story. As long as this story is the insta love was my only complaint. I enjoyed the story nonetheless and want to continue onto to Clare's story. If only because I want her to have her HEA as well. I would recommend but with a forewarning of mushy, quick love.