Unwrapping a Marriage: Book Review
Unwrapping a Marriage
By Reana Malori & Michel Prince**A collaboration from two of your favorite Multicultural / Interracial Authors. Just in time for the holiday season.**
What do you do when the love that once set you free, feels like it’s holding you prisoner?
Sterling and Elizabeth Jackson have built a life most would envy. A beautiful home, two wonderful children and a very comfortable lifestyle. Yet something is tearing them apart. With divorce looming, they are trying to make it through the holiday season for their family.
With clashing schedules, demands from employers and two busy kids, the former lovers have managed to stay out of each other’s orbit, at least for a while. But Fate, or maybe their well-meaning family, has set them up on a collision course.
Past memories bubble up to the surface and there’s nothing to stem the flow. What once was amazing has turned hurtful and full of pain. But is that the real story? Is it too late for a couple who once lived and breathed for each other to find their way back?
There’s a thin line between love and hate. Will Sterling and Elizabeth be able to mend a love that seems broken and lost, or will the final pull on the holiday ribbon unwrap their last chance to save their marriage.
Available on Amazon September 13, 2016, just in time for the holidays!
Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
My Review: With their marriage unraveling at the seams, Beth and Sterling are trying to hold it together until after the holidays. Overworked and facing daily temptations from an attractive client, Sterling is frustrated by his wife's animosity. Stressed from trying to juggle a demanding job, two kids, and scouting responsibilities, Beth is too tired and busy to deal with her husband. Past resentments and a years of miscommunication have pushed this couple apart, and neither of them believe that even a Christmas miracle could heal the rift between them.
Anyone who has been married with children can probably relate to huge portions of this story. The authors bring to life the raw emotion and pain of a marriage in distress. I've been there, struggling to raise children while working full time and participating in numerous activities with my kids. It's exhausting in a way I can't explain, but the authors of this book have perfectly described how it feels to have so much on your plate and to feel the other partner isn't doing their fair share. This story is also filled with hope and sexual expectation. It's about love, family, and devotion. It's also realistic. When a marriage is in crisis, there is no quick fix. Unwrapping a Marriage is real, passionate, and heartbreaking in a way that will bring tears to your eyes. I wholeheartedly recommend it.
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