Misunderstandings and Little Surprises
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Book Length (Est.): 163 Pages
Hilarious Second Chance at Love…
The last person Maddy Kelly expects to show up at her mountain cabin for the holidays is her soon-to-be ex-husband, who was always too busy to enjoy their hideaway. Following doctor’s orders to reduce stress, Michael arrives at their remote cabin, unannounced and unexpected, in the dead of night, during a snow storm. Which is why Maddy greets him with a fire poker to the head, rendering him unconscious, and with a case of temporary amnesia. As his memory returns, Michael realizes how much he loves his wife, and is willing to do anything to get her back, even if it means pretending to still have amnesia.
Add to the mix Michael’s mischievous 13-year-old nephew, who has stowed away in Michael’s car, and Maddy’s two dachshunds who take an instant disliking to Michael, and you have a laugh-out-loud recipe for a romantic romp.
*I received an ARC of this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Maddy blamed Michael for putting his career over her. She’d been so lonely in their marriage and after she lost the baby he wasn’t exactly thrilled about in the first place she couldn’t handle it anymore. She packed up, moved out, and basically disappeared. She didn’t want him to contact her. She just wanted to get over him and get divorced. Problem with that is she was still in love with him and all it took was a little snow for her to realize it.
Michael knew he’d made mistakes in their marriage, but he’d been miserable since she’d left. All he wanted was her back. He was willing to do anything, if only she’d talk to him. When he ended up in the cabin with her he took it as a sign to try to win her back, but his methods weren’t exactly truthful and in the end would bite him on the butt.
“He hadn’t even realized how much he loved her until it was too late, until she’d lost their baby and moved out. No wonder she hated him. Jerk was too kind a word to describe his behavior.”
From the synopsis I expected a lot more humor than was actually in the story. The nephew provided a few good laughs, but that was pretty much the extent of the comedy. There is a lot of remembering what went wrong, and apologizing, and even a little making up. It was sad, and heartbreaking, and in the end all it took was one event to save their marriage. A little miracle that saved everything.
My Favorite Moment: A moment of surrender. Even when Maddy knew she’d regret her actions she just couldn’t allow the moment to pass without following through with what she wanted.
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