Blurb: Jenna: My life was perfect. I’d had it all: a doting husband, a career on the rise, and great kids. When all that comes down around me—when I lose the one person I need— it feels like my world has been swirling around the edges of a black hole. A never-ending despair that is consuming me. The vows I had made to him still haunt me, still feel as fresh as the day I’d spoken those words. But he’s gone and I don’t know how to move on. I’m not even sure I could.
Until… I meet him.
I was happy. So happy. There was nothing more that a man could ask for. I had the kind of fairy tale that few get. I worked hard and played hard, but my family always came first. But when it all crumbled around me, I didn’t know how to carry on without the love of my life at my side. They say, ‘till death do us part’. I just never thought she’d go before me. Now, all I do is exist because I must, and my children need me. But some days, I can’t push past the pain and misery. Sometimes, I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do.
Then she comes crashing into my life. And in that instant, I know… My life will never be the same again.
Review: I absolutely adored this novel. This book, the first of what I hope to be many from this author, is a joy to read. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster from chapter 1 and by chapter 2 I was reaching for Kleenex and hoping that his book was NOT going to be a cry-fest. We all need one every now and again, but in the middle of a trying semester, I was NOT ready for that type of release. Luckily I was not subjected to much more tissue grabbing. Thank goodness.
I love Chase (H). He is such a joy to read. Told from alternating points of view, every time I was reading him I felt myself smile a little bit, and root for him just a little harder to get the girl. The only thing that bugged me about Chase, he had no problems leaving the babies and as a mom, I get anxiety about leaving my little even if it’s with my sister.
Jenna (h)is a vulnerable mess, but she has every reason to be. I love how she cares for her babies and her commitment to them and work is admirable, but girlfriend needed to get laid. Bad. Enter my main man Chase (go get ‘er tiger!). The push and pull between these two is romance novel gold. Especially in a second chance romance. You don’t want to make the same mistakes as before so you’re cautious AND when you have kids dating’s even more complicated. I loved loved loved it because I could relate since my husband and I met when I already had a 9-year-old son. Anywho, the star of this book is and forever will be Lacey. The precocious three-year-old who stole every scene she was in. I fell in love with this cutie instantaneously. What she brings to this story is so innocent and precious you can’t help but love her.
Now for the not so greats…it ended too soon. Just when all the juicy bits are coming to light we get and epilogue that jumps us ahead 7 years. WTF!! My feelings were hurt because dammit I needed answers! It doesn’t look like we are getting a second book so you will have to hit up the author for the answers to those questions. Maybe she’ll be a gem and do a Q&A with me some time??? So, 4.5 stars for this wonderful debut novel by newcomer Maggie J. Schuler!
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