Thursday, May 31, 2018

My Review of Covet by Tracey Garvis Graves

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else? 

Chris and Claire Canton's marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he's offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire's concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can't weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.

Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop and runs into her again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they're spending hours together.

Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire's marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn't take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she'll never cross.

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My Review
4 Stars

Another new author for me, yay! My friend recommended this book to me and I'm so glad I gave it a read. I felt like it truly portrayed what can happen in a marriage, how it can slowly deteriorate. Chris and Claire seemed to have it all until he became unemployed. Days of unemployment turned to weeks and later turned to a year. During this time Chris began to isolate himself from his family and especially from his wife, they barely spoke and didn't really have any physical contact.
Enter Daniel hot, doting police officer. What I really loved about this book is that it wasn't just about sex or anything physical, Daniel and Claire shared an emotional connection and sometimes that's even worse than a physical one.

"Maybe that's how it starts. You stumble upon something that helps you cope, fills a void. Makes you feel something different than what you currently feel. You know in the long run it probably won't be good for you, but you do it anyway. Tell yourself you can handle it.

And before you know it you're in so deep that you can't find your way back out."

"He's stronger than I am, though, because he says, "I need to hang up before I say something I can't take back. Something you may not want to hear," he adds, and the sound of his voice loaded with things unsaid, nearly sends me over the edge."

Tracey Garvis Graves definitely has made a new fan!

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