Having two women wanting you at the same time … isn’t that every man’s fantasy? Wrong. It’s a nightmare, at least for Darin Thorne. The doctors had assured him his wife was going to die, sooner or later, so he’d moved on with someone else. Then he’d gotten the last call he’d expected to ever get—his wife was back from the dead. She’s coming home from the hospital and needs a place to stay. Darin is forced to invite her to come home with him. Two women living under the same roof, one his wife, the other his fiancé. Could this ever work? Darin feels a storm brewing in his life. He can’t possibly live like this much longer. The question still stands … which woman will he choose?
Review by Lorena
Hands down this book gets 5 glorious stars from me. If I could give more, I definitely would give it more!
The moment I read the synopsis of this book, I was intrigued, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I found this book to be unique as I haven't seen nor read one that is about one guy and two girls.
Since the first page I already knew I didn't like Violet, she acted like a real stinker with Darin, but Darin thought that she was the one who saved him after the turmoil he lived when his wife was in a vegitative state and was given no hopes of her ever waking up. He basically gave up and with good reason. Violet came along after a few years of him mourning the loss that he thought he had with his wife and that's when he pretty much got himself back together.
This book really made my heart hurt because I could feel how Darin was torn between two women. He thought he didn't love his wife anymore and that it was time for him to move on with his fiance, but something just wasn't right. He couldn't decide if he still loved his wife the same way he did during their happy times or if he was more in love with Violet. He felt like he couldn't go back on his word in marrying Violet and she just kept niggling him about getting divorced from Livvy. Granted, Violet was in love with Darin but she couldn't be the deciding factor on his feelings, it had to be him who chose who his heart wanted.
I loved Livvy, you could just tell that she still loved her husband regardless of the years she missed with him. She woke up feeling like nothing ever changed, her love for him was just as strong as when they first started dating. Feelings were hurt all three ways and it was pretty devastating to have to read about this man being torn between two women that he loved. It took his brother to come down and talk some sense into him and choose wisely.
The ending is a complete shocker to me and I didn't expect it. This will really have your head spinning going "WAIT, WTH!!" I was so not expecting it to end this way and I hope, hope that Ms. Zook will bring us another book and make us believe it was all a dream!! This ending is just unacceptable to me, there is no way it is going to stay this way.
I just don't have enough kind words to say about this book, other than it was fantastic, heart wrenching, tore your limbs apart, made you want to scream at something and totally made you fall in love with the characters in the book!
About the Author
Sara V. Zook pursued her dream of becoming a writer and after earning her bachelor's degree, sat down to create her first novel in which Strange in Skin was completed in three short months. She's the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, A Magic Within, Evanescent, Reminiscence and her new mobster release, Six Guns. She resides in Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised, with her husband and three small children.
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