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Isobel Roberts is a married woman, on vacation with her husband in Morocco when she first encounters Jay, who saves her from an unsightly development in the market. From that point on, she thinks of him, her feelings growing into more than she's ready for, or so she thinks. What will she choose to do: Stay committed to her husband, or stray into the arms (and bed) of another (married) man?
There are so many characters in this book whose stories grab your attention (aside from Jay and Isobel). Lucy's feisty in trying to get her way in her relationship with Jay; Isobel's friend Maria is the no-nonsense birdie on Isobel's shoulder, helping her along throughout her decisions, whether good or bad; Andy Skinner is always trying to figure out just what Jay has pulled him into with this timeshare business in Tuscany, and whether or not he's getting screwed in the process; and so many more. With all the people involved, how long will it take for Jay's lies to come to the surface, or will he get away with everything?
Honestly, almost from the jump I wanted Jay to get caught at something, whether it was the infidelity, the fraud in Tuscany, just something. There's so many people in the world just like him, who think they're above everything and everyone and nothing can touch them, and I REALLY wanted someone to knock him down a peg (or several). There's schemes going on, underhanded business deals, price-gouging against "holiday tourists", and so much more. For the life of me, I wanted to just scream at all the characters to get them to catch onto it all.
The reason I dropped to 4 stars is because I got a little confused in the beginning as to the timeline, as weeks/months would pass between chapters, which bounce back and forth between characters, so I had a hard time keeping track for a little while. However, the time frame slows down, and it's easier to tell what's going on after the first quarter or so of the story.
Now, all that being said, DOES Jay ever get caught? Do his lies catch up to him, either in his personal or professional life, or does he get away scot-free? You'll have to read and see! =)
I want to thank NetGally and the author for giving me a chance to review this book.
Let me begin by saying I do not like stories about cheating. That is one of my hard limits!
This book was well written and intriguing regardless of my opinion of the subject matter.
I never could really connect with Isobel. And Jay wasn't much better for me.
It really wanted to be s sensual read but just came off smarmy in my opinion. Still I would give the author a shot on another book!
Isobel is a wowan bereft of love in her marriage. She rushes headlong into a pathway that leaves her emotionally distraught and wanting further escapades to ease her personal emptiness. So much of his book is real life- so many women follow in Isobel's footsteps and end up longing for greener pastures. They so often do not find them, but fall into a maze of broken hearts and hopeless futures.
Tom Barry's Isobel is a woman of personal sorrow who acts out her desperation. He has done a masterful job of capturing the woman's plight. I recommend this book- the sex is not gross or disgusting, but done with a modicum of tact though explicit. Nice job!
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The prose is quite lovely, but at times it got a little too dry/dense/verbose even for me.Read more