About the Story:
Shaun and Addison have been married for three years, yet there is no love or passion in their lives. They meet up once a month in order to have sex to produce a child wanted by their families. After months alone in a cold house Addison moves out to start a career doing what she loves, cooking. Seeing a television interview of her, Shaun is surprised to see that his wife is not the cold woman he thought she was. Meeting up and finally talking, they start to fall in love with each other. But not everyone is happy with their new found feelings. Will they be able to survive a betrayal they didn’t see coming?
I want to marry you Ms. Crescent. I want to marry you and read your stories before they come out, that’s how much I love your writing. The beginning starts with such a bang, and I was immediately engrossed in the characters, and their lives and emotions. Ms. Crescent always does a great job of making her readers feel a spectrum of emotions and this book is no exception. Passion, love, lust, sadness, anger, betrayal. You become part of the character’s world and pray it never ends.
Shaun and Addie’s relationship is messed up from the beginning and I love that she doesn’t start off where the reader would expect. You get to see the struggle the couple goes through to try and overcome the preconceived notions they have about each other. You see both sides to them and you grow with them as they start to become more than just a cold couple. When something happens (betrayal!) you feel their disbelief and pain alongside them and you the satisfaction at the end when it’s handled. The epilogue is sweet and wraps up the whole book making you sad that it’s over but you also have satisfaction because you have such a happy ending.
If I were to criticize this book, and this would really be nitpicking, I would say that there were a couple times where information was repeated and then changed slightly. It wasn’t a big pain, but I will say I had to go back a reread it to make sure I had it right. But otherwise, another great novel by Ms. Crescent! I can’t wait to see what she writes next!
Shaun and Addison married to secure the future of their families' respective billion dollar companies. They’re expected to stay married, and produce children. In the beginning, Addison waited for Shaun, but when she saw it was going to be a loveless marriage, she found passions elsewhere in her cooking.
Shaun had hoped for a good marriage. When he discovers his wife is as cold as her family, he only stays long enough to do his duty as a husband. When he sees his wife on a television interview, he discovers a whole new side to Addison that he’d only hoped existed.
Away from their families, can these two people find true love? Shaun is determined to be more than a billionaire husband, but can Addison allow herself to fall for a man she knows nothing about?