Goodreads: Taken from the book cover: Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience.
A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.
Ope’s Opinion: I did not realize when I purchased and started reading this book that it was part of a trilogy.
This book brought out a lot of emotions for me. I felt like marriage was disposable for the characters. It was all about feelings – some times when things are rough, you must be unselfish, put feelings aside and do the work to make the relationship work. I think it was too easy for Annie to give up on her marriage. She should have been stronger, should have thought about her kids and family before putting them all in jeopardy.
I enjoyed the college years in this book.
I do like the way this one ended, so I have decided not to read the other two in this series.
The author is an excellent writer and knows how to weave a story – I just didn’t care for some of this story. So I would read a stand alone book by A.R. Talley at some point.
Rating: 3 – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.