By: Kathy Coopmans
Listening Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Published: September 29th 2017
What does one do when everyone you love dies?
How much is a woman supposed to take before she crumbles?
Adriana Jensen is the woman to ask.
She’s lost too many people to count.
The one death that destroyed her the most
was her husbands.
Only… he didn’t die.
What does one do when forced to walk away from his wife?
How much will it take to win her back?
Blake Jensen, Adriana’s estranged husband, is the man to ask.
He has one question to ask himself.
How much will it take for her to come back to me?
The plot while it seemed intriguing in the synopsis fell inadvertently off a cliff with a lot of repeated story feed and then you’d be thrusted into an abundance of happenings within what seemed to be 10 minutes of listening. Now I know the repetitiveness came from the fact that Blake and Adriana had a lot of mental conversation but it was also due to the fact that the story was told not in chronological order, so when you went back to a memory it seemed to play out until reaching the current time frame.
I didn’t particularly find myself liking either of our main characters. Blake was selfish in his actions and kind of bland. Nothing really stood out about his character that was like WOW what a man. And ad the male counterpart in a romance novel he should be the man I’d be swooning over.
Adriana just seemed to be a walking doormat. I mean literally everyone took their turn at twisting that knife further into her back. I’m surprised the woman can trust anyone at all. If they did it with good intention or bad intentions they still did it. She just seemed to deal with it, a little way to calmly. She had no fight and no backbone.
This is an overly filled drama induce second chance romance novel. I don’t think it was for me in the least bit.
Now I listened to this on audible and OH EM GEE…the audio was horrific. Not once, or twice but three times I was asked by my family why I was listening to a robot reading the book. And that was precisely how it sounded. It was agonizing for me listen to. I almost quite every time I turned it on. While Laurel reading was far better than McAllister. I don’t think I could do another audiobook with the pair reading as a duel.