When I first started reading this book I thought for sure that I was going to love it. When we first read about Mia's initial reaction to finding out that her boyfriend is cheating on her, I felt her pain. Bloodthirsty bitch that I am, I wanted her to kick him in the nads, make him hurt where it counts. Get a little revenge but what I got instead was Mia hurdling down this desperate journey that ultimately leads to me thinking that she is one crazy bitch and that I would have totally cheated on her as well.
To Mia, the devastating proof is right there on her boyfriend's cell phone. In the dead of night she discovers Pete—her lover, her soul mate, her future—is having an affair. Instead of waking him with accusations, Mia begins to look for answers. What woman wouldn't want to know everything, after all? But her desperate search only beings a frightening series of lies and deceptions.
Everything important to Mia may be on the line, but she's also about to cross it. Desperation, obsession, and heartache can only lead to catastrophe, and if the cold, hard truth is not what Mia imagines, pursuing it could be the worst mistake she has ever made.
Just how far is too far?
I mean, the lengths that she went through to keep Pete pissed me off and while I thought I was going to get a story about revenge of the scorned woman, instead I got a tale of a pathetic woman who got cheated on and at the end I was pissed with the way the entire book ended. I get it, really I do. This isn't a romance and with the way that it ended, I can't even say that this book was a Chick lit novel because the ending just flat out sucked bid donkey balls but the author had me cheering on the main character, Mia. She had me wanting Mia to stand up for herself, she had me pissed to high heaven for her and then in the end, at her.
This book follows Mia through the different emotions she comes into contact with as she learns about her boyfriend's cheating and then it follows her throughout the different events that happen after she finds out. At first, there's that utter desolation and then there's the anger and the revenge but then the end happens and you're left wondering, WTF?
It's not a book that I'd likely read again but I was all captivated by this book because I could totally see this happening in real life and I've known people who thought like Mia did in this book. It did leave me wondering what the hell I'd do if I caught someone cheating on me the way that Mia did. I honestly have no idea. I'd like to say that I'd react differently but who knows? I never thought some of my good friends would do some of the things they did when they caught their spouses cheating. I'd like to think I'd handle it like an adult but I honestly don't know and this book proved that love seriously makes you do some seriously effed up things.
Would I recommend this book? I'm not sure because this is mainly a romance review site and our reader base is mostly romance readers. This is not a romance novel you guys. This is the darker side of love that we don't care for in our romance novels so for all of you romance novel readers out there, I don't think this book is for you because after all is said and done, I'm still pissed and I'm still not happy with the book as a whole.
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