Wednesday, 12 November 2014

But I Said Forever – by Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Expect little, forgive much?
After a whirlwind courtship, Brittany Beresford married her Prince Charming and looked forward to living happily ever after. Five years later, she’s been reduced to a not-quite-desperate housewife, with a husband who spends more time flossing his teeth than holding meaningful conversations with her. 
She braves his disapproval by turning working mother and, other than feeling far more drawn to a handsome baker she works with than him, things seem to be looking up. But then Brittany discovers that her husband’s “hobbies” include something even worse than golf - and he expects her to put up and shut up. 
Fairy tale illusions shattered, but still believing marriage is for life and wanting the best for her son, Brittany has a choice to make: should she follow her heart, or her conscience?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

23, married and mother of a son, doesn't this sound wonderful?! Well, not for Brittany, she doesn't like being a home alone mum and the relationship with her husband Philipp seems to be cold. When she finds a job, he doesn't like the idea of her working. She cuts her hair and he doesn't want her to walk around like that... It's embarrassing. Additionally, he barley spends time with her or their son James. Oh and this tone, rude and really unfriendly. Let's just say I didn't like him at all and I just wanted her o leave him.

They married when Brittany was 18. They were in love back then, but now...
I admired that she finally went for a job and she finally thought about herself, slowly realising that her husband and their marriage, wasn't real anymore! With the help from her two nannies she also found out what he was hiding and that made her finally leave him and filing for divorce. But Philipp wouldn't be Philipp without fighting! I was just hoping for her not to listen to him. I got really scared at one point, but I won't tell you more here. 

Starting to work at this bakery made her see the world with other eyes and she met some awesome people there. They became really important for her, especially Zach, gorgeous Zach. I would have lived to rad more about the two of them together, so maybe book2?!

Jennifer's writing is fresh, young and authentic. She has a great voice and makes the reader feel part of the story!


My possible cast:

Brittany: Emma Watson

Jennifer on Twitter: @GilbyRoberts

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