on August 23, 2013
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One glance was all it took…
I'm a cheater.
I'm a liar.
My whole life is a mess.
I love a man.
No, I love two men…
One makes love to me. The other sets me on fire.
One is my rock. The other is my kryptonite.
I'm broken, lost, and disgusted with myself.
But I can't stop. This is my story.
My broken love story.
I have been dying to read this book forever. I took the month of August off from tours so that I could read books off of my TBR and am so glad that I finally got to Arsen. Wow what a roller coaster ride of emotions! Mia is a new author to me and I will definitely be reading more from her!
The topics touched upon in this book are so real and emotional for anyone experiencing them – yes there is miscarriages there is infidelity. Wanting a baby so desperately that you think of nothing else and withdraw from the one you love is something that is understandable when you are the couple going through this hardship. I am not saying that the way that the characters dealt with the situation is for me but I was with them through their journey, I understood what they were going through and I was emotionally vested throughout.
I adored Cathy and Ben from the start; the way that they met was fate and I had a smile on my face throughout the reliving of their past. But now that the honeymoon is over, we can see this couple struggle as everyone knows marriage is hard work and doubts can hurt relationships especially when you aren’t being completely honest and open with each other.
I didn’t expect to like Arsen as much as I did. Yes he was hot and young and a fun distraction but as the story line continued I could see that he was really so much more for Cathy. He helped to save her at a low point in her life when she didn’t recognize herself anymore and again though I don’t condone cheating in any relationship, I saw beneath his layers and saw what a good man he was underneath.
So I’ll be honest and say that I wanted to throttle Cathy for a lot of the book because I LOVED Ben and I couldn’t help but feel that she was throwing away her marriage and totally screwing everything up, she was selfish and at times I hated her.
But this couple needed this wake up call in order to work through their issues, to find themselves again, to realize what they meant to each other and to hopefully find a chance at rekindling the love that once was.
So how did it end? I am not telling…I firmly believe that you need to experience every torturous, anxiety ridden feeling I went through as I read this book. There were parts that broke me, parts where I cried and parts where I could feel the love in my heart wanting to burst out of my body.
Mia Asher took a huge chance with Arsen and the topics involved. I was twistedly sick when I finished this book but in such a good way because it kept me thinking of all the parties involved and I couldn’t help left wanting more. It was addicting, all consuming and I didn’t want to put it down once. This to me is an indication of an amazing book that everyone should read. All I can say is great job Mia – I want more!!!! <3