The Wife. Alexa is drifting through life, trying to be the person she thinks she should be. She’s made a loving home for her family, but with each passing day, she watches her husband’s heart slip away, and feels more isolated and alone.
The Mother. Determined to keep her family together, Alexa submerges herself in her new business and begins to find her independence again. She takes every opportunity to show her husband the wonderful family they’ve built together, hoping to win his heart back.
The Truth. When a ghost from her past enters Alex’s life in the most unexpected way, she is left questioning everything she believes. Lies will be told and secrets will be unveiled leaving Alexa fighting for her life.
The End. There was no way for Alexa to know what was awaiting her.
Review by Lorena
This book was phenomenal. This was about a woman who struggled with her feelings. She loved a man her young adult life and he broke her heart and she never thought she would recover. This Irish man that she met was the love of her life and she believed that he was her soul mate. But unfortunately some terrible circumstances has suddenly came up for Jamie and he had to leave the country and go back to Ireland. He lived with the guilt and pain after his mother passed away and didn't expect more tragic in his life, but when he gets a call that his father is very ill, he has no choice but to go back home. He has literally shattered Alexa's heart because he left her and decided not to come back for her.
Just when Alexa thought that she would never recover from her broken heart, a guy comes in and sweeps her off her feet and end up marrying. Alexa was over the moon with Mike and thought that maybe she was wrong about her and Jamie being soul mates. But then she discovers things about her husband years down the line in their marriage that leave her scarred.
At first Alexa really pissed me off because I felt like she was a doormat for Mike. She would let him do whatever he wanted with her and even though she had her suspicions about him, she would just let them go because she always thought that she was overreacting and she should just accept whatever it was that he did and play the dutiful wife role. But once she opened up her eyes and realized that he was an a$$ and not worth her time, that's when I started liking Alexa. She needed that boost of confidence and she didn't get it until she realized that she shouldn't have to accept what her husband was doing to her, the treatments he gave her and secrets he kept from her. She was better than that.
Jamie had a lot to prove to Alexa and he was willing to do whatever it took to get her back. He wasn't going to play this all wrong either, he would wait patiently for her even if it took the rest of his life until she realized that her husband wasn't worth her fighting for, then he would come in and try to win her back.
I totally and utterly enjoyed this story. It was very different from what I've been reading lately. There were times I wanted to scream at my kindle because Alexa would piss me off but when she became the brave woman that I new she was, I started rooting for her.
This wasn't your typical love story, it was pretty sad because even though Jamie was her childhood sweetheart, I thought at the beginning that maybe sometimes love with some people aren't meant to be and that she and Mike would end up working their differences out and stay together. But he was really a douche and didn't deserve her for how he behaved. So I am very happy with the way this story ended. Jamie really stole my heart because he was a true gentleman and was a patient man willing to wait to get the love of his life back, however long it took. Alexa believed in morals and she followed her heart and she really thought her heart was with Mike even though Jamie was back in the picture. She was willing to fight for her marriage knowing that it was crumbling down.
4.5 star read for The Wife!
About the Author
S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.
S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy series Secrets of Shadow Hill. "Always and Forever", "The Prophecy", and "War of Wizards" are available now.
S.P. Cervantes also has a contemporary romance series, A Broken Fairy Tale, "Dust to Dust", "Wished Away" and "His Jar of Hearts" are now available.
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