This is the story of two women: Carly Sloan and Tabitha Fletcher.
We get both of their POVs and also it alternates between the past and the present for both characters.
They both know what abuse is. They just have experienced it in different ways. In the present, they meet and their futures will forever be intertwined.
One of the girls will find happiness with the man that she has fallen in love with but she knows something is missing to complete her happiness.
The other one will find herself again after loosing everything. In the end, they both become stronger. They are both survivors. Like the phoenix they both have a new life arising from their ashes.
This was a very emotional read. This novel deals with abuse and their consequences. I'm sure women like these are all over the world. That's why this story works, because it feels real, it could be real. You may actually know someone like this.
The characters are all believable. Multidimensional.
I was very happy with Carly and Kyle. He was just perfect for her.
“God, Carly, I love you. I love you so fucking much. I’ve never felt like this before. I’ve never needed to feel like this before. You’ve turned me upside down, Carly. Inside out.”
I can say the same about the secondary characters. Carly's friends were very supportive. They were also funny. They make me want to be part Wine Wednesdays.
“I love you guys and Wine Wednesdays,”
The end of the book leaves so many openings for a new beginning in Tabitha's life. I'm rooting for Alex even if Seth is a good guy.
I can't wait to read it.