This book appealed to me from the start as different to recent books I’ve read and seemed more realistic and relatable. This story is about an established couple who’ve been together for 9 years and married 7. I loved the way Ms. Witt approached this concept and how she alludes to the marriage problems and explains more as the story progressed rather than laying everything out up front, we are able to follow the ups and downs and the emotions of the couple as they navigate this time in their relationship.
This story is all about Derek and Rhys and their current relationship troubles and how it is affecting each of them. I could feel for each character and in ways, was able to understand both sides of their conflict. I loved how these characters were so real to me and I loved that there’s now a wonderful story of a ‘real-world’ relationship that has weathered the storm and is able to come out stronger.
This book could easily be a real-life story and is a wonderful read to help you remember what’s important and how much it means to you. A real-world, relatable read, full of emotion and a realistic and heartfelt happy ending! Highly recommended! Thank you, L.A. Witt, for such a wonderful story!
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
When we meet Derek and Rhys the couple has already split but are living in the matrimonial home because they can’t afford to live separately. We know that Rhys had a one-night stand and confessed to Derek straight away. For Derek cheating is a hard limit and it means the end of their marriage. The men agree to keep their spit on the down low and not tell their daughter so that they don’t spoil her wedding. They then head off on what they expect to be a very uncomfortable a road trip to attend the wedding.
This story is very emotional. My heart hurt for Derek. He did nothing wrong and has had his world turned upside down. He didn’t deserve to be cheated on. What I didn’t expect was how much my heart hurt for Rhys. I didn’t think I’d be able to empathise with a character who cheated but I did. It didn’t take long to release that Rhys was beating himself up more over his actions more than anyone ever could. I wanted to take their pain away.
Is it Over Yet not all doom and gloom. There are some lovely sweet moments, some really hot moments and even some happiness. I revelled in the difficult emotions this story elicited and I was left wondering, if my partner cheated would I be able to take him back or would it be a deal breaker?