This book follows two main characters over ten years. Stephanie and Jamie are both with other people. They eventually marry these other people after meeting eachother at art workshop weekend.
I initially liked both characters especially Stephanie who clearly was having a tough time. She had panic attacks within the first few chapters. I liked that Jamie brought her back to life and made her happier.
We realise after meeting the two main characters that Jamie is the art teacher in one of the classes. They very quickly fancy eachother and there’s instant lust.
It’s revealed very quickly that both are unavailable for any sort of romance yet that doesn’t stop them from flirting and arranging to keep meeting up each year at this art weekend. They start cheating with eachother and It really wasn’t pleasant to read. I don’t agree with cheating in life and I hate to see it in books.
They could have separated from their partners after they started falling for eachother instead of keeping it to once a year and cheating. It’s very clear these two people should be together and they will end up together so what’s the point in hurting other people when they could have just been together from the beginning.
The stories goes on over 10 years they both have kids with these partners and they still keep meeting to cheat together that’s when it really irritated me.
This book was a rollercoaster of emotions the ending really upset me. I hated the characters and then I’d like them again. I loved the writing it was very easy to get into to.
It reminded me of love, rosie and one day which I absolutely adore. I just couldn’t get on board with all the the cheating.
I would have given this book a 4 or 5 star review if it had gone a different way but it let itself down with that aspect so I rate it 3.5.
I was kindly gifted this copy by Penguin Random House and Ebury books for an honest review on my social media