The Cost of Love and Sanity by Jaye Cherié
Series: Zane Presents
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Strebor Books; Original edition (January 14, 2014)
Can one woman’s fear undo the rest of her life? Alex Carter’s struggle with love, loss, and faith requires her to face long-held dreams and the man she once left behind.
For Alex Carter, everything is going according to plan—she’s built a successful career and has a steady boyfriend—until life decides to throw a wrench in the mix. Suddenly, her company threatens to downsize and her boyfriend ends their relationship. It is then that she realizes that, like many women, she has neglected to pursue love and family—the goals closest to her heart—in favor of a career.
As a new year begins and Alex decides to focus on personal concerns, she runs into an old flame, Nathan Chestnut. Though she once had it bad for Nathan, she’s careful about trusting him again. Alex’s remedy is to ask him for an unexpected favor, which seems like the perfect resolution to her broken belief in happiness until she realizes that it can only grant her a piece of her dreams.
As her heart and reality get in the way of her request, Alex reaches a major crossroad. Will she gather her faith and fix the situation? Or will she suffer in silence for the rest of her life?
This was an ok read, the story started slow for me but did pick up a little. There were a few twists but nothing major, so the story had an easy flow.
While I enjoyed this book, there were things that felt off to me. I thought the writing was a bit…I don’t really know how to describe it, but most of it just didn’t sound right to me somehow. There was a lot of repetitiveness which is something I’m not fond of.
Also, the main character had me shaking my head most of the time. She’s supposed to be 35, but at times she acted and thought much younger.
I did love the message the book was trying to send, that you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than you want.
Although this wasn’t one of my favorite books, it’s only her second book, so I would read one of her future books.
About Jaye Cheríe
The world of entertainment has always been a priority for Jacksonville, Florida native Jaye Cheríe. Her unwavering passion for music and movies led her to photograph, interview and write articles on entertainers and personalities.
After working on her writing skills and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Cheríe embraced the challenge of helping to build a new fashion/beauty magazine. It was there that she, not only played a fundamental role in its launch, but also decided to follow her instinct and return to her entertainment pursuits.
Her lifelong interest came into focus when she formally created Entertainment Wire. Entertainment Wire is an online media that covers news, reviews and interviews in pop and urban culture. Since 2006, Cheríe has reviewed movies and music, interviewed entertainers and kept audiences informed on celebrity news.
Jaye is currently an author with Strebor Books, Inc, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel, The Golddigger’s Club, will be released in Mass Market December 2013. Her second novel, The Cost of Love and Sanity, will be released January 14, 2014.
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