Main Characters: Vera Miles, Mateo Casalles

Contemporary RomanceFiery Passion

 

“Love, our love, had been a shooting star, burning in the darkness, unseen until it got too close, too bright and too quick to capture. It burned out, lost to the deep cold and darkness, to the brutality of space, the infinity above us and in the new emptiness inside of me.”

Review

First of all, if you are completely against cheating, then this book is not for you. This book is about a young woman who falls in love with a man who is married and has a daughter. Married in a sense that they are still together, and this love story takes everybody else in his life by surprise.

I do not condone cheating. I think it’s selfish for people to want to be with another when they are already committed to someone else. Moreover, I don’t like men who forget that they have a kid all because they have fallen with someone else besides their wife. However, the cheating part is not why I am going to give this book five red hearts.

It has been a while since a book has made me want to laugh, cry, and even throw something in anger. This book did all of those. First, it made me angry at so many things that happened while they were on the program. Then, it made me want to cry because while I have not in the exact same situation as Vera and Mateo, and while I don’t understand why this had to happen while he was still married, I have experienced heartbreak once or twice, and I know that hearts are only too easy to break.

I read one review for this book in Goodreads where the reviewer thought this was unrealistic and was a fairy tale. I completely disagree. For me, I think things couldn’t get any more real than this. Cheating happens. Families get broken. Marriages get torn apart. Wives and children get left behind. This is a reality.

Sometimes, in life, the villains get the happy ending. The wife and child will just have to live with it. That does not mean that it should be accepted by society. That does not mean that we should condone it. It just means that sometimes, the bad ones finish first.

I think that most of the people who will dislike this book are victims of cheating and/or know someone who has been cheated on. However, if you really are objective, you will understand what this book really is about. It’s not about love being right all the time. It’s not about following you heart because it won’t lead you wrong. Because the truth of the matter is, the heart, in love, doesn’t really care much about right or wrong. This is why we have a brain. This is why we have rules.

When people cheat, sometimes they lose their friends. Sometimes we judge them and if they are our friends, we stay away from them because we don’t accept what they have done. However, it does not mean they won’t have people on their side because sometimes, they will have people too who will understand, who won’t judge them, who will support them.

There are stil so many things I could say about this book. I just don’t want to make the review longer than it has to be. Suffice it to say that if you have a weak heart or if you find yourself prejudiced most of the time, then you won’t enjoy this book. At first, I thought that too. When I read the blurb and scanned through some of the reviews, I had my doubts. But I soldiered on and read it. I haven’t regretted a single page because this book gave me so much more than I have ever expected.

 

 

 

“Love is like a thief, it robs you of all thought and logic, and all you have left is a heart that you can only pray is strong enough to survive the rest.”

Reading Order [book-series]

 

 

 

 

“You can fall in love in a second,” she said with a snap of her fingers. “The heart has no regard for time.”

 

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