Published by Harlequin Books on May 11th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Women’s Fiction
Source: Personal Library
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Sometimes the things we never say are the most important.
Fran loves Will with all her heart. They had a whirlwind romance, a perfect marriage and a wonderful life. Until everything changed. Now Fran needs to find her way again and teaching a yoga retreat in Spain offers her just that. Leaving behind a broken marriage she has some very important decisions to make.
Will needs his wife, he needs her to open up to him if they’re to ever return to the way things once were. But he may have damaged any possibility he had of mending their relationship and now Fran is in Spain and Will is alone.
As both Fran and Will begin to let go of a life that could have been, fate may just find a way of bringing them back together.
Fran and Will have had their fair share of heartbreak, with the fertility issues, the loss and the overwhelming grief they’ve suffered, and Burton take us through their gut wrenching story.
This couple of has been through the ringer, and their pain was palpable and I don’t know hw many times I had to wipes tears from my eyes. Having multiple miscarriages is such a painful loss, and when couples go through what these two have, they sometimes forget what how their spouses might be feeling through all of this. Not talking about it can hurt a marriage, and this is what Fran and Will are going through.
I enjoyed the dual narrations between Fran and Will, it was a prefect way to see the story from both sides. The fears, the feelings they felt and how they dealt it all. It shows us the good and bad times and sometimes the “ugliness” that sometimes comes with betrayals.
While some of things that that Will did through his grief and the growing distance between from Fran, I didn’t understand and I felt so much frustrating towards him. So, I understood why Fran kept her planned trip to Spain to teach yoga. Maybe distance is what they needed. Fran had some things that she did while is Spain that kinda irritated me too, but I pushed those feelings aside and just hoped that this trip would be something that would make her see things differently, maybe both of them see things differently.
I really liked getting to know some the people in Frans yoga class, too. Especially Elizabeth and Constance, they were two feisty women, and I think they could certainly cause a ruckus hopping around Spain. But they would be two women I would definitely want as friends. We all need a little bit trouble sometimes and what a gorgeous place like Spain would be to cause some too.
Fran and Will have a lot of pain and sorrow, they have a lot to move past and work through. Their journey was a roller coaster of emotions for them as well me reading it, with the ups and downs, and seeing the hurt these two have gone through was so heartbreaking. One thing that I loved so much about this was the message of hope and the ending was filled me with happiness for them. It was so worth the frustration and tears I went though while reading their story. The writing was truly wonderful, and it was so easy to get swept up in the story, and it was one that I will stay with me. I can’t recommend this enough.
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