Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.
To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.
When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.
Thoughts: I don’t read cheating stories EVER. That being sad Molly McAdams has the ability to craft a story that takes everything you thought you knew about relationships and throws them out the door.
I’ve struggled for weeks with how to write this review and I’ve decided to be very simple and tell you that this is one of the most powerful books on marriage and relationships I’ve read in my twenty plus years of reading romance. The closest I can come to reading a book similar is Catherine Hart’s Ashes & Ecstasy.
Half the time when you read a book blurb and then read the book you can see where the blurb was written before the book was finished and no longer matches most of the story. That isn’t the case with this story. The blurb very much matches the story.
By the time I was done with this story I was so glad that I’d read it. It is one of those books that when people ask for something good to read I tell them they need to read this book.
Brody and Kamryn are two of McAdams absolute best couples.