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Title :  Bereft

Author :  Jennifer Foor

Series :  7 Year Itch #2

Release Day: SEPTEMBER 21

 

 

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synopsis
We’d been married seven years, and for the most part, I thought we were happy. Little did I know my other half wasn’t. He’d been screwing around on me for the past six months. Now, on the verge of divorce, I’ve found myself in a conundrum.
He’s half my age, with a body that won’t quit. I keep telling myself it’s payback, but who am I kidding? Instead of getting even, I’ve now made things irreparable. I have a choice to make, and it’s going to be a lot harder than I imagined.

Give in to Temptation
Fulfill your deepest Desires

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review

* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Stars ~

What happens when a spouse is unfaithful during the marriage??  Is it something that can be overcome or do you end things then.

Bereft is the second stand alone book in Jennifer Foor’s 7 Year Itch Series and it covers infidelity in a marriage.  I felt everything Jennifer described in this story felt real…the emotions felt raw and true to life.   This book had me thinking many times, How would I handle this situation?  Would I stick it out and try to work things out or would I cut and run?  

I was a little nervous about reading this book because I knew the premise of the book was about cheating and that is a hard limit for me in books, but because it is a Jenn Foor book, I had to read it.  I am glad I did!!!  The way this story is played out was different from other books with cheating in them. I don’t want to say it was justified, because cheating in my book is never OK or justified, but it also wasn’t just some drunken mistake between two people like we see in other books. This is so hard to explain, you just have to read the story to understand what I mean.

The 7 Year Itch series is so different from what Jenn has given us with her other books.  This series gives us a real and raw look at some of the challenges a married couple face during the course of a marriage.  She shows that real life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows like we see in most romance novels.  She shows us that marriage as a whole is work and both partners have to work at it for it to succeed.  In this book she shows us that sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side and that you truly don’t realize how great you had it until it’s gone.  How falling prey to temptations can have lasting consequences!!

We meet Grayson and Rachel in this story. Grayson makes the fatal mistake of having a 6 month affair with someone he shouldn’t have even thought about it with. Even though he wasn’t the one who initiated it, he should’ve known better and stepped away. Rachel was a happily married woman, until one day everything falls apart. Not only does she think she’s lost her job, she comes home to find her husband with his mistress. As you may guess she is distraught. Over the course of this story we see what both Grayson and Rachel go through, the feelings and emotions that their mind and bodies go through. After reading this book, I still don’t know how I would react in this situation, I truly believed Grayson felt sorry and regret for his mistake, but once that trust is broken, can a couple ever really ever get it back?? I guess every couple is different. The only thing I really didn’t like were some of the choices Rachel made after finding out about the affair. I felt she should’ve taken some time for herself and not jumped into something with someone else, even if at first it as for revenge.

As usual Jenn Foor gave us a book that was intriguing, emotional, heart wrenching, raw and real. This book was definitely out of my comfort zone when it comes to books I normally read, but I am glad I gave it a chance….I enjoyed this one even more than the first book in this series. It is a quick read and once you start you will have a hard time putting it down.

 

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excerpt

My wife didn’t want to see me, and who could blame her?

I’d fucked up.

I’d let a little ass ruin my marriage, and that’s exactly what it was coming to. Rachel was a strong-willed woman. She was set in her ways and liked being in control of the situation. I admired her strength, and the way she was able to manage multiple problems at once.

This though, this broke her.

I saw it in her desperate eyes. She was broken – lost – destroyed,

all because I couldn’t keep my dick in my pants. I saw an opportunity to feel young again and I dove right in, knowing the consequences would bite me in the ass at some point.

I made the decision out of greed. I wanted to feel empowered; like I was able to get someone young and attractive. For a little while I felt like the king of the world. I thought I’d get away with it. The more it happened, the harder it was to imagine getting caught.

 

 

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abouttheauthor

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Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author.
She is married with She’s best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 

 

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