Our story begins with Quinn and Graham’s first encounter, the one that started them down the road to a relationship, and it is unconventional to say the least. It next transitions to years after their marriage and they’re in trouble.
I didn’t read the synopsis before I started listening to the story and had no idea where it was going. Transitioning from past to present was a stroke of brilliance in getting readers to truly understand Graham and Quinn. We see them in real crisis and then get the next segment where they’re just beginning their romance. The contrast was striking and instead of the author telling us their problems, we experience it from multiple dimensions, all the while wondering how did these two get here. It’s sometimes funny, often heartbreaking and at other times deeply romantic. My emotions were all over the place but always, always rooting for these two to somehow find a way back to each other.
Madeleine Maby delivers a wonderful performance, adeptly capturing the essence of each segment and distinguishing the characters nicely. I loved this story, even when I was hating Graham for some of the decisions he made and frustrated with Quinn for not appreciating this man. If you like your romance dished up with a bit of turmoil and serious, real life issues (I won’t elaborate and destroy your reading experience), then settle back and read this book. Better still, get the audio and truly have a great time.
(I received an advance copy from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review)