Saturday, September 26, 2015

review || BEREFT { blog tour } by Jennifer Foor

JMF Publishing | September 21, 2015 | Contemporary Romance
Seven Year Itch, book 2


We'd been married seven years, and for the most part, I thought we were happy. Little did I know my other half wasn't. He'd been screwing around on me for the past six months. Now, on the verge of divorce, I've found myself in a conundrum.

He's half my age, with a body that won't quit. I keep telling myself it's payback, but who am I kidding? Instead of getting even, I've now made things irreparable. I have a choice to make, and it's going to be a lot harder than I imagined.

Give in to Temptation
Fulfill your deepest Desires

{ about jennifer foor } .

Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.

She is married with two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart.

{ excerpt } .

My wife didn’t want to see me, and who could blame her? I’d fucked up. I’d let a little ass ruin my marriage, and that’s exactly what it was coming to. Rachel was a strong-willed woman. She was set in her ways and liked being in control of the situation. I admired her strength, and the way she was able to manage multiple problems at once. This though, this broke her. I saw it in her desperate eyes. She was broken – lost – destroyed, all because I couldn’t keep my dick in my pants. I saw an opportunity to feel young again and I dove right in, knowing the consequences would bite me in the ass at some point. I made the decision out of greed. I wanted to feel empowered; like I was able to get someone young and attractive. For a little while I felt like the king of the world. I thought I’d get away with it. The more it happened, the harder it was to imagine getting caught.

{ review } .

Jennifer Foor takes the "...and they lived happily ever after" another step, and chose to look at couples when they reached that so-called "seven year itch" with this new series. BINGE dealt with (among other things) a young wife with image issues, and this book deals with a slightly older (than previous) couple that slowly fell apart.

We have a mid-thirties wife with her late-forties husband. She is not his first wife, nor is she the only female in his life. In addition to watching this marriage hit a stall point, we see the interactions with Grayson's now young-adult daughter, which I think added another level of interesting to this story.

Ms. Foor takes the story of Grayson and Rachel and puts out there: You have to put effort into your marriage. Our characters are guilty of busy lives and conflicting, opposite schedules, and with this is the realization that it's easy to take your loved one for granted. It's easy to look elsewhere to fulfill needs.

...there's always a younger model of the version you have.

While I personally did not agree with either Grayson or Rachel's actions (I also found Grayson's to be particularly disgusting), and fully believe in the term "Once a cheater, always a cheater" (...and that's a trust that is hard to build again), we watch as these two realize the extent of their actions, as well as how much the other truly means to them.

I felt that the writing of this story was deeper, in an emotive sense, than BINGE was. It also tackled a very prevalent issue in marriage today. However, on a likeability scale... BINGE was by far better in my opinion.

{ previous reviews in series } .

BINGE 4{ review } .

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