Saturday, October 19, 2013

Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves

I wish I could give this 3.5 stars.  I went into this with very high expectations...  I loved On the Island and couldn't put it down, I also loved Uncharted so naturally I should love this one but I didn't.  It was good but I didn't love it.  I thought the first 1/2 was a little slow while the 2nd 1/2 dialed up the drama quite a bit.

The book is about a family, a happy family, that becomes strained and tested when Claire's husband, Chris, loses his job.  When Chris finds a job, it requires travel and he's gone a lot which leaves Claire lonely and longing for her marriage but emotionally, Chris is spent.

Getting to read a little bit from everyone's perspective worked for me and I found the main characters all likable - not so much the neighborhood couples who I didn't connect much with and found confusing at times (I just couldn't keep them straight).

I was able to really connect with Claire and understand her perspective so much. And it must be said that I melted when Chris got in the shower with her - I truly felt his love for her in that moment.

1 comment:

Soma Rostam said...

I have been hearing a lot about the author from everywhere
I am disappointed about this book, though
Your reader,
soma
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