Eloped at the age of eighteen. Separated at the age of eighteen. Disappeared at the age of eighteen. This is what happened to Calla Greer. Her perfect life was shattered on her wedding day when she caught her husband Cain with another woman just hours after they said I do. With her heart broken, she moves across the border to Windsor, Canada to get away from the nightmare she stumbled upon. Hell bent on going to college and fulfilling her dream of becoming a lawyer.
After six long years of still being married, Calla returns to Detroit to have Cain sign divorce papers.
Only Cain has changed.
He’s bitter, angry and for a good reason.
At least that’s what he’s been telling himself for the past six years.
Cain Bexley had fifteen minutes to destroy his marriage to protect the woman he loved.
He did the only thing he could think of to make her leave. He jumped in bed with a woman. Life at home was a lie. Lives were at risk. People are not who they seem.
Not even Cain’s dad or Calla’s parents are who they say they are. When Calla shows up begging for a divorce. He shows her exactly who he is and no way in hell will he sign those papers.
What happens when six years later she returns? The only woman he has loved. A woman who has changed herself! When all the lies surface will she be able to forgive everyone she has trusted in her life or will Calla turn to the man who destroyed her?
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We meet Cain and Calla on what is supposed to be the happiest day of their young lives. They’re a modern version of Romeo and Juliet. Their parents don’t like each other and refuse to allow the two together. But true love cannot be stopped, right? True, until Calla walks in on Cain in a most compromising situation with another woman, ON their wedding night. Calla runs and disappears. Six years later, she comes to him for a divorce and this is where the story really begins.
Life as Calla knows it doesn’t exist. It never did exist and she’s forced to come to terms with everything she thought of as real being something fabricated. But her life is in danger and her whole family step up to protect her, but most of all Cain has spent his entire adult life keeping Calla safe, though she doesn’t know it. This come to a head though and from an unlikely place.
I enjoyed this book. It was a simple and quick read. Cain is a naughty guy and that bathtub scene early on the book. PHEW!!! OH HOLY! But don’t think that Calla-girl just accepts it…oh no….she gets down and dirty right with him. There are side characters I enjoyed and I’m looking forward to seeing more about them. Manny or Roan being the biggest one and I’m thinking that book 2 might be about him. There’s also Beamer. I liked that guy! I want to see more of him too. And maybe John and Cecily’s story. I have a feeling it was a great story too.
Ms. Coopmans came into my world with Contrite. And I’ll be honest, it’ll be hard pressed for her to top that book in suspense. This book isn’t supposed to be as suspenseful but it still has it, and she’s still good and pulling out the emotions. So, don’t think I’m pulling this book down or comparing them. I just want you all to be clear where my head is with this. I did enjoy this book. I enjoyed Calla. That girl was strong. So, would I recommend this book? Yes, I would. I would be certain that people knew it was naughty and a little on the “depraved” side (though honestly, it’s not THAT bad, but yeah….there’s some not typical lovin’ going on in hur!). So not for the young or faint of heart.
Kathy is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.
She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball and Football.
By day she is a hairstylist and loves her job.
She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”