Published May 26th 2011 by Violet Yates.
Synopsis from the website:
Rose is married to Trevor Dunn, who has been unfaithful in the past. The world drops in on Rose when she realizes he’s doing it again. She has a dear friend, Ethan, who may or may not have died in an accident. As Rose pieces the puzzle together, she embarks upon a journey of self-discovery, learning about herself and what she wants for her life.
This is my second novella in 24 hours. I liked the other one. This one, eh… it was just okay.
There’s nothing special about it, to be perfectly honest. It was just there. I really don’t know what else to say about it. It’s nothing I haven’t read before.
I felt the ending was rushed. I mean, she searched high and low for Ethan only to be rejected and Ethan’s all “so-and-so comes first”. I just didn’t care for any of that. I also felt that Rose never owned up to her faults, it was always somebody else to blame for what was happening to her. It was nice that she had a good friend in Missy but instead of her being a voice of reason, again, she was just… there. And “journey of self-discovery”? Where? It was mentioned in passing (say, a just a paragraph in the epilogue) but it’s by no means part of the story per se. I think the author could’ve expanded that, elaborated on said journey and ended up with a novel.
Reading the author’s bio attached to the novella, I get a feeling that this was semi-autobiographical. I really feel that this could be a good full novel rather than just a short piece.
Recommendation: It is 45 pages on the nook. It wouldn’t take too long to read.
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