Haylie Julian wants nothing more than to put her crumbling marriage back together. Chase used to be a fun-loving, light hearted husband who had lately become an overworked attorney obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder. It isn’t long before Haylie starts waking up next to a man she barely knows. His secretive phone calls and late nights at the office leave her feeling alone and afraid of what he might be hiding. Ignoring his continuous pleas to just leave well enough alone, she continues to dig for answers and discovers a heartbreaking truth.
Struggling with what she has just learned, Haylie sets off to a quaint little North Carolina beach town to decide if her marriage can survive. It isn’t long after she arrives that her world is once again turned upside down as Chase’s secret stares her right in the face.
Haylie and Chase are married but Haylie is starting to doubt her husband. Chase is withdrawing (and being super shady) and as clues to his infidelity are becoming clearer, Haylie has to finally admit to herself that he's having an affair. #indenial #toughchoices
This story was very real. I mean, take a look at the subject matter. It's as real as you can get and honestly, it felt like a very genuine read to me. My only issue is that it was a short read **sobs**. BUT even though it was a short read, I felt that the pacing and the flow was great.
Haylie was a fantastic character. This girl is strong. Yes, she's a human so she has her "weaker" moments but I loved that she ultimately stood up for herself and chose herself over a POS. The connection you create to her is pretty instant and strong. I felt like she was a friend and I kept rooting for her!
Overall, a quick but wonderful and empowering read! Check out a teaser for Courtney's next book, Holding on to Georgia below. Also, make sure to add her on all social media (links below)!