Meg's Review:Please be sure to check out Capturing Peace before reading this, it is not necessary, but recommended. Now, this book has had some controversy over its premiss and blurb but bear with me. I have a big love for Molly books, and thus went into this blind, as I do most of her books. I am glad that as a result I didn't see any of this controversy and have it possibly it bias my reading because I really enjoyed this novel. I Highly recommend you read Capturing Peace with this novel as well though, I feel it gives you an extra insight into the novel that can help you gain a little more understanding. In this novel we fall into the the book meeting Kamryn and really from their things only get more complicated and conflicting. But, I digress. Kamryn is living a lie. She is making decisions forced upon her by her life and the last straw has been drawn. She is running away. Running far and fast to follow her dreams and escape. Only one problem. Running away to hide from your past life? Well, the past always comes back in some way to haunt you. Brody is living his worst vision of a life. Everything that he could have had is an illusion, and he is stuck in a vicious cycle. He is married to a woman who has made it her life goal to make him miserable. She has trapped him and left him with no hope of ever leaving. A life that she ensures is as hard for him as it possibly can be. Her tool of trade? The worst type of manipulation you can imagine. When Brody and Kamryn collide it is a palpable scene. My breath caught and my heart warmed. It is that type of feeling that you can't ignore. The one that hits you right when you least expect it. Not all love stories can be the same, or you wouldn't love them. Brody and Kamryn's is a love that you cannot ignore because even with the wrongness you feel, it feels right.
This book plays with a lot of different moral issues that you will have an opinion on. That is the point. This is the type of book you become emotional invested in because you need to find the right in it, the validation for your feelings. You need to find out all of the truths so you can evaluate the situation as a whole. That is exactly what Molly does for you. I really enjoyed this book. I love a good love triangle and this is done in typical Molly fashion, with twists on something you thought you had totally figured out. I highly recommend this if you are a Molly fan. It is a fantastic read.
"He was looking at me as if he'd just found what he'd been looking for-and the look was so open, so intense, it sent a shiver down my spine. It should have scared me, but somehow felt like what I was looking at was a reflection of what I was feeling."
Synopsis: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.