#BookReview: Blaming the Wind by Alessandra Harris

blaming the windSummary:

Sophia Douglas can’t shake the fear that she’s in over her head. A spontaneous elopement and a layoff from her high-paying job are stressful enough, but a plus sign on her pregnancy test sends her into a panic. Fearing her husband, Terrence, might leave like her father did, Sophia confides her insecurities to Tara, her friend and mom of three.

Though Tara Fisher encourages Sophia to trust Terrence, she’s hiding her own secret: a handsome attorney is pursuing her, and she’s questioning her commitment to Josh, her husband of ten years. After a devastating career-ending accident, Josh has changed and so have Tara’s feelings for him.

When a crisis arises that threatens to destroy Sophia and Terrence’s young marriage, Sophia must either overcome her fear of abandonment or lose everything she never knew she wanted. Meanwhile, as Tara is torn between responsibility and passion, her imperfectly put together life starts to unravel, and ghosts from her past resurface to haunt her.

As these two couples grapple with secrets, temptation, and illness, only time will tell if their vows are strong enough to hold them together.

Review:

Well, this book just didn’t do it for me. Unfortunately. I liked the concept, I liked the cover, and I liked the beginning of the story. But to me, everything was so overdramatic. I knew what would happen in each next scene, because I thought – what would be the most over the top situation and bam – that’s what happened. It was too much. The characters weren’t particularly likeable, they came off as quite self-centered and whiney most of the time – even the men – and while I did read the novel the whole way through, I struggled the majority of the time.

2 stars

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