Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Separation. We all get one true love in our lives, and it’s up to us to find it. Fate will act and try to push us together, but ultimately it’s up to us to recognize who that one person is when he’s standing in front of us.
It turns out that I recognized who my one person was when I was separated from my husband.
Anxiety. On the same day I determined that I was finally going to file for divorce, I confessed my secret to Jesse Drake, my swoon-worthy colleague known for his womanizing ways. Jesse invited me to crash with him, and with each new piece of the enigmatic Jesse puzzle that I started to fit into place, I found myself wondering if Fate had pushed us together for a reason.
If only my husband would stop getting in the way of the man with whom I was meant to be.
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~ Review ~
4.5 - 5 Stars!
“So the task ahead of me was to figure out who I was – on my own – now.” - Veronica
Veronica was a high school English teacher who always kept her problems to herself. She was married to a man she no longer recognized as her husband. Things had not only fallen apart, but she now saw him for who he really was – a controlling jerk. They had been separated for a year, but they still lived in the same house. No one, not even Veronica’s family or best friend, Quinn, knew about her marital situation. One night, after a few drinks, she cracked and opened up to her friend and co-worker…Jesse.
Veronica had always felt an immense attraction towards Jesse. Can’t say I blame her. The guy was the epitome of dreamy. He was hot, considerate, smart, passionate, and a wonderful friend. Jesse was the high school counselor, so they had been friends and coworkers for five years now. He had noticed that Veronica wasn’t as happy as she once was, which is why he flat out asked what was wrong. Little did both of them know, that conversation would have a huge impact in their lives.
After breaking down and letting him know about her situation, Jesse ended up offering Veronica a place to stay while she got back on her feet. Little by little, she moved in with him and slowly their friendship morphed into more. The chemistry between them was incredibly HOT. Unfortunately though, Veronica was still legally married and until that annoying fact was no longer an issue, they both had drawn a limit as to how far they could go physically.
“You’re amazing. You’re smart. And you’re so goddamn beautiful that sometimes it hurts to look at your and know that I can’t have you.” – Jesse
Richard, Veronica’s soon to be ex-husband, made everything ten times harder than it needed to be solely for spiteful purposes. So yes, you can expect some angst and drama throughout the book. Things sure got messy! On top of all of that, Jesse also had things going on….heartbreaking secrets he hadn’t shared with anyone before. Let’s just say, he knew emotional pain very well.
“Haven’t you realized yet that I only have eyes for you?” – Jesse
This man made me swoon….hard. Once you read this book, you’ll see why, but trust me, Jesse is yu-mmy! I could tell he was madly in love with Veronica. The way he treated her? Whoa. She was his princess.
“I’ve got you, V. You’re going to be fine.”- Jesse
I loved this book. That’s all there’s to it. The storyline had a smooth flow and it kept me hooked from the very beginning. The characters developed gradually and I enjoyed seeing them grow. There was a great balance between emotional scenes and humorous ones. Quinn, Veronica’s best friend, was sooo funny! Her wittiness made me laugh out loud several times. The nicknames she gave people were truly unique. *giggles* I would love her as a best friend!
Well anyway, I have become such a huge fan of Lisa’s. Her writing style is one I always connect with, but this book?? Ha! I connected with this book on such a personal level that days later, it still amazes me. I honestly don’t think it could have reached my hands at a more perfect time. Thank you, Lisa Suzanne for writing such an amazing story. Loved it.!!!
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~ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ~
Lisa Suzanne is a high school English teacher who lives at home in Arizona with her amazing husband and adorable yellow lab. She loves summer more than her students do. She has loved to write for as long as she can remember.
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