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E wayThis was an enjoyable read Chris The fuck up husband Age 29For a man trying to save his marriage he hits his wife in the spots where she s vulnerable He made her feel invisible ignored her demeaned her achievements called her annoying countless times and flaky You don t do that to anyone much less your wife even if she is all those things You talk A marriage is supposed to be a safe haven a comfort zone you share with a partner you trust but somehow Chris chipped away at Jenzy for the last two years and was blind to that How do you not see your wife for two years How do you forget her birthdays anniversaries and multiple occasions Make her the butt of your office jokes where everyone laughs at her That was one of the points I genuinely felt angry That he humiliated her in front of his co workers He made her feel worthless by not inviting her to office spousal dinners How do you manage to resent someone for decisions which are your own make them feel insecure about their body by rejecting them and abstain from sex for 48 months when you are with the love of your life and are supposedly sexual creatures How do you manage to hurt a woman who loves you so much and gives you countless outs He lacks the self awareness and repercussions his actions could have upon othersAnd after she files for divorce he still doesn t see her That s what pissed me off the most I didn t like who he was It s like there wasn t a threat of there actually being a divorce for him until after the halfway point in the novel Surehe could be charming and have charisma but he sacrificed his wife by making her feel pathetic A few dates and empty promises didn t fix that He still did NOTHING he was PASSIVE and GAVE UP He s slow moving He doesn t do drastic and a trip down memory lane isn t all it s sought out to be He takes too long Why did he take so long He doesn t beg He should have been begging at her feet He doesn t cry Instead he backs off LET s her go with another man when he should have immediately uit his damn job and turned up every single day and begged like a fucking beggar He never FOUGHT He never suggested counselling He never goes through the big show or let her now how he is feeling He s too reigned back And this is probably left field but before he Blue Skies and Gunfire knew Jenny he dated married women And that made me feel like he didn t have character or the right character and instead I found it sleazy and slightly weasel like I found him to be a person who craves other people s acceptance in a social crowd I found him to be a lackluster man who had dreams and blamed his fuckups on other people Jenzy The wife who files for divorce Age 27I just needed tonow Like nowing he was screwing around would mean I just need to step up my game or something I could fight for him if I had to I was at the beginning of the book and this line immediately made me sad Why would you fight for a husband who doesn t treat you with the respect you deserve Why would you fight for a husband who hypothetically was cheating Immediately it made me think she had a bruised self esteem and that he was responsible She pissed me off too but I actually did like her I found her warm and ind However no matter if you aren t divorced don t
date another another man and bring him into your marriage Don t subject him the pain if you will return to your husband Don t string him along and do to that man what your husband did to you Don t abuse his love and desire to make you happy Moses Third party Hated him Not because he was the competition I hated him because he was boring predictable a completely unrealistic premise To find a man willing to be strung along with a woman still half in love with her husband and wait for her and be okay with her being intimate with her husband when she succumbs to pressure Motherfcking Teresa And I really don t rate a man who can t respect a marriage He put moves on before he should have Wait it out threaten the husband Fight Don t share Don t settle This book needs a serious editor and the current one should totally be fired I lacked respect for the characters Don t get me wrong it was a sad one made my throat tight and my eyes tear up But a man like Chris although eventually coming to realisation never fought And that was the saddest thing 12 The Divorce stand alone A candid glimpse into a marriage in crises hubby with blue balls I love you too I guess I will write a better review with art after my reading challenge is overThe Divorce stand alone is a candid glimpse into a marriage on the rocks Story opens up to a wife Jennifer Jenzy coming to the painful realization her marriage to Chris is overTold in dual POVs it alternates between flashbacks and the aftermath of Jenzy s decision as Chris is desperately trying get her back while they both try to understand what went wrongStory is a mixture of hilarious moments of blue balls and heart wrenching revelations It deals with the power of lust the fragility of love the preciousness of life the ambiguousness of time and ultimately the healing power of forgivenessHero 12Heroine Plot 12Storytelling 12Sexual tension Sex scenes Story ending OVERALL RATING 12Angst HIGH FOCUS Darkness MEDIUM FOCUS Humor MEDIUM FOCUS Kink MEDIUM FOCUS Romance HIGH FOCUS Sex freuency LOW FOCUS Suspense MEDIUM FOCUS Thank you to everyone reading chatting on Shh Shhurrender your TBR. E total opposites but I new that when I met her she hasn’t changedmaybe I have I was her anchor her safety her home Now I’m that guy that’s wreaked her and there are plenty of men willing to repair the damage I did So I have a plan Find out what happened to change my affection for her within the last two years and win her back before someone else does because I still love her and she still loves meI gue.
MAN AND BRING HIM INTO YOUR and bring him into your Don t subject him
Nicole Strycharz É 4 ReadA year and half later I m still struggling Let s just say both MCs unappealing and move onReview to comeI just really need to get my head a The book was well written I just couldn t buy the HEA These two weren t compatible for a marriage and the h ended up with the wrong guy in the end I would feel differently if she had changed from her ways over the marriage but she was exactly the same as she started out It was the H who changed and his beratement for her beliefs went on for way way to long to just think a trip to Disneyland and some begging was going to do it He new how she was when he married her to demean her for two years because he was on a different path is wrong So really he could cry her a river but it doesn t matter The issues that they have are only ever managed they are never resolved in a marriage and I did not see him sticking it out for the long term The OM issue was fairly negligible I thought she served him with divorce papers and at that point the relationship was over Just because the H did not like to lose and went all out to win her back isn t enough It smacks of dog in the manger behavior and in another year or three they are going to be back where they started Overall the story was good the hero s efforts to woo her back were great it was just an unrealistic outcome for me 35 Stars Love must be bottomless you fall in and you fall out Either way there s no catching your feet I have to start off by saying I enjoyed this book a whole lot than I d originally anticipated I was expecting a true chik lit Ossos Perdidos (Temperance Brennan, kinda situation but what I got was a serious but entertaing look at how a relationship can go so wrong The sexy times and unexpected humor took this to a level beyond chick lit as luck would have itOn the plus side both Jenzy and Chris were completely developed characters As tired as I got of Chris and his inability to understand just why he pushed Jenzy away and the dude was really trying to understand the evolution to eventual selfnowledge was done realistically It would ve been so easy to turn Chris into an uncaring douche but the author didn t take the easy way outMy main complaint This lovely book needs at least another couple of rounds with an editor The writing itself is beyond solid but the editing issues managed to pull me away from the action and given the story and writing in general that s truly a shameIs The Divorce a good read Yes Was it worth the99 I paid for it You betcha If you re in the mood for a real story about a less than perfect couple and you can handle a plethora of editing issues I d give this one a shot Only 99 pennies right now FYIOh the delicious grovel how I adore theeShout out to my homie Bev for drawing my attention to this angsty prostate thyself sandwich of ooey gooey goodness Seriously this thing was like a party in my mouth I just ADORE books where the H has done fucked the hell up and spends the majority of the book trying to wheedle his way back into the h s good graces And boy does he ever Books like this seem to be of a rarity these days so this was a true diamond in the rough that really got my grovel motor running Plus this one had the added element of being about a married couple which I really enjoyed In a romance book world filled by the insta love phenomenon that seems to be all the rage these days this was really refreshing NOT nocking the insta love feral fangirls calm down *Me Love The Insta Love *love the insta love time when it s done rightI m just saying it s nice to read about an established couple with some history now and thenThis was also a different read in that it was about a failing marriage as evidenced
By The Title Derp Some Of The Realistic Everyday Woesthe title derp some of the realistic everyday woes marriage and the hurdles that arise from the whole opposites attract situationBeing that my husband and I are two twinsie peas in an easy going OCD pod I found it especially interesting to read about how Chris and Jenzy dealt with being type A Alpha asshole v Positive Hippie Patty on a daily basis Not gonna lie Jenzy s
Constant Crystal Incense Horoscopecrystal incense horoscope mantra would drive me up the Great Wall of fucking China But whatevsSpeaking of Jenzy and ChrisI LOVE the name Jenzy And I hereby announce that I have decided I am going to be named Jenzy in my next life I will also be a rainbow unicorn that farts fairy dust stomps around to the soundtrack of Say Anything and can eat unending amounts of chocolate without getting the horsey chubs But I digress ChrisWell Chris is my husband s name And I must say reading a book with the H having the same name as my husband and being about a failing marriage no less was uite a hoot Another thing that made this book so thirst uenching was the ending Chris final gesture was so beautiful it actually made my black heart almost leak AlmostSo there you have itIf you like groveling this book is for you And for my Safety Gang peeps view spoilerThere is no cheating in my opinion PM me if you want details hide spoiler KINDA SPOILER ISH I have some issues with this book And the biggest one was Moses the heroine s love interest while in the process of a divorce This guy was tooeverything too ind too nice too understand too handsome too all and too boring I felt like he was a filling The conflict Because God forbid a woman being able to stand up on her own after a divorce if another man is not there to lift yo. Jenzy I love my husband but he doesn't see me any We were college sweethearts and for seven years I've been his wife Five of those years were bliss; the last two have been a long fall from grace He’s the love of my life the sexy and smart man I saw my future with but now I don’t think he sees it too I’m tired of not being seen I’m tired of not being heard and I’m tired of being in love alone I was hi. U up I found that part unnecessary and a weak cliche plot device I d rather see her standing up for herself And just the humongous groveling the hero did was enough to build the story and Dr. Simon Forman keep the reader entertained I ve never read a book where the hero messed up big time and had to fight with teeth and nails to prove his love and right his wrongs but not before reaching rock bottom That was priceless And I love him And I m not sorry And another reason I didn t like the other man character was because the book started to drag on and I felt almost boring at some parts At some point the story was stuck at the heroine doubts about should I or shouldn t I This would be a 3 stars read But I gave 4 because my cold hard heart was really feeling sorry for the way the heroine was suffering by the horrible way the hero was treating herI even felt my eyes dampen a bit A little I guess and that s almost a mission impossible on my hard shell And of course because of the groveling Some authors should take a lesson on this book on how to make a hero really pay for his mistakes and work to almost impossible heights without the certainty of winning the heroine s forgiveness and love again Winner winner chicken dinnerYep this was a total winner it dragged me out of my book funk and left me with the mother of all book hangovers A hero that s a total dick realises it owns it and grovels HUGE is total catnip Added to that it causes a marriage in trouble and I can t 1 click fast enoughI loved the angst the who will she pick Chris s POV which was hilarious at times I will never forget the restaurant stalker scene where he s caught with a pair of broken binoculars dangling from his neck I about bust a gut laughing at him and chuckled for days afterward lol It wasn t all laughs as I said I loved the angst the slow build between Jenzy and Moses her indecision which was totally justified because Chris truly was the King of Dicks to her before she said enough was enough I also loved Moses patience with Jenzy how he played things at her pace He was total swoonworthy material and perfect to help Jenzy heal and recover from her two years of an unhappy marriageNow then I hate reading a book that has poor editing and will always downgrade my ratings because of this there is no excuse whatsoever to put out a book that lacks BASIC editing That said I loved this one so much that I can t take anything away from it This was pure gold despite the editing Please check out of my reviews at wwwbookaddicthavencomWhen I first saw reviews start to pop up on friends pages for this book Inew I had to check it out I had no idea that I d love it as much as I did This book was like a drug for me I could not put it down until I had finished itJenzy and Chris met in college and were instantly attracted to each other Their chemistry was amazing I loved the spontaneous animal attraction that these two had going onat least when Chris wasn t screwing it upFast forward several years and
All Of The Spark Inof the spark in and Jenzy s marriage has been snuffed out They ve been married for seven years and for the last two Chris has treated Jenzy deplorably My heart broke for her with each instance of his callous disregard When Jenzy has finally reached her breaking point she tells Chris that she s leaving him She s done Put a fork in it Believe me it was long overdue by the time she reached her limit I was cheering her on big timeFace It s been a while since I ve really dug right in to a book and not wanted to tear myself away I blame it on getting older and technology robbing me of an attention span But alas I had to tear myself away from this on the weekend for of all things a book club HA I couldn t wait for real life to give me a break so I could get back to it and finishAfter being married for seven years two of which have been very unhappy Jenzy announced to her husband Chris that she as moving out and filing for divorce Chris was completely blindsided though he really shouldn t have been and decided he was going to fight for his marriageI m a real sucker for assholes who redeem themselves Chris was one of the biggest asshole heroes I ve read in a while though for some strange reason I was rooting for him throughout the story When the story started off I didn t really get why Chris was behaving the way he did but glimpses into how Chris and Jenzy met and ended up
together cast a harsh light on his commitment issuesThis story had a balanced mix of humour angst romance and heartbreak Icast a harsh light on his commitment issuesThis story had a balanced mix of humour angst romance and heartbreak I Chris s character to be a a bit of an enigma He seemed so put together in most ways but completely oblivious when it came to his wife I found many of the scenes in his uest to win back Jenzy to be hilarious particularly the ones he dragged his brother Todd into What Serving Up Secrecy (Ladies of Westside kind of guy dates a woman in the middle of a divorce Uh in college before you met Jenzy you dated two married teachers and a single mom Don t live in the past Todd As the story progressed and Chrisept making a worse mess of things I couldn t imagine howif these two would ever work things out I found the way he finally won Jenzy back to be very heartwarming and really I couldn t see any other way working for him given their historyI also loved the little glimpse into their life afterwards showing realistically how happily every after can have it s own little bumps along th. S optimistic hippie girl that he couldn’t get enough of Now I’m just his annoyance So I told him I finally found the backbone and this is our story Chris My wife just told me she wants a divorce What the hell do I say to that I thought we were fine well fine is a bad word I thought we were okay Doesn't matter what I think because she's moving out and I can't really let this happen Yeah she annoys me we’r.