Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Review: IS THIS WHAT I WANT by Patricia Mann (part 2)

“I see the beauty of our human imperfection, the necessity of it, in fact.” (148)

It’s been a while since Beth cheated on her husband with a college student. Oh, if we can turn back the hands of time, right?

Now both she and Rick are in therapy, trying to heal and mend the broken pieces of their relationship. Can they possibly rebuild their marriage? Poor Beth will always be paying for her mistake. Well, she played with fire and got burned.

Of course, Dave, the guy she cheated with, would return as an enrolled student in her class. Will Beth fall off the wagon? Will she finally give in to the sensual temptation of Dave? I must admit that part of me was hoping that she would take that chance with Dave, but then I was also rooting for her and Rick to work out.

I liked how the emotional struggle was painted in such true, raw light. Every shout, every tear, every painstaking battle made for a scintillating read, just like the first book, Is this all there is? What was even more interesting was that we get the POV of Rick, the husband. It turns out that he was no saint either.

Is there truth to the old saying “Once a cheater, always a cheater?” This novel explores the sociological and psychological aspects to sex and relationship. It’s a story of broken trust and a rocky road to redemption.

Of course, the new ways to “spice things up” were a little too kinky and graphic. I mean, who has sex on a plane?

Overall, this was a well-written and enthralling read full of love, drama, and infidelity.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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