It all started with a Girl's Getaway Weekend in Sedona, Arizona....
It's been a year since Jennifer Ellis's ex-husband left her for a much younger woman and Jennifer still hasn't dated. Now turning 40, Jennifer wonders if she'll ever find love again. So Jennifer's best-friend, Melanie Malone, books them on a Girl's Getaway in picturesque Sedona, Arizona in hopes of inspiring Jennifer to have a vacation fling.
Jennifer gets more than she bargained for when she meets the ruggedly handsome 29-year old tour Jeep guide, Cody Miller, and the two begin a passionate romance. What Jennifer doesn't know is that Cody has a secret past that not only threatens to destroy their new love but also expose a tragic event from Jennifer's past that she has tried desperately to forget.
©2013 Karen Mueller Byson (P)2013 Karen Mueller Bryson
July is my month in the rotation; be gentle it's my first month doing this on my own
This one was a reach for me. If the plot line hadn't been eerily similar to a couple of my previous relationships I wouldn't have bothered. Well as it turns out I should have trusted my instincts. I managed to make it through four pretty rough hours. The breaking point was the Book's male lead stalking a woman he'd spent all of two weeks, then asking her to marry him. Rather than running away screaming; the woman feels guilty about not saying yes to him at once. This guy had been getting more controlling all through the book and this is treated as proof of his love; not the behavioral disorder that it is. The second factor that bothered me was that the lead character let's herself be pushed around by everyone in her life. The best friend Mel begins the book as an interesting character. Then she meets a middle aged businessman and begins acting like someone from a late sixties,early seventies sitcom. Only my familiarity with the plot line got this one two stars. Do yourself a favor and skip this title. It'll be helpful to your blood pressure.
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