Marietta Parks believes that the only way to stop surprises from happening in life is to control your own fate. Paying attention to every detail she scripts out her own life. Leaving love, romance and children out of it. But then she meets a man who just has to be added into her story, Tobias Harden was the man of everyone’s dreams but t her he was a lovely addition to her already scripted life.
Tobias Harden was the modern day Casanova. Love was not in his vocabulary, and he was allergic to the word commitment, like poison Ivy to the bare skin. A chance kiss with Marietta Parks makes him question his single life. He was to be the best for her, and oddly enough she happens to be the only woman he wants to kiss. Tobias convinces Marietta that she needs him in her life. But after three years of marriage and life’s obstacles, he finds himself in bed with another woman. He has to convince her that he is still the man for her, especially now that she’s pregnant.
So I must say that I liked this book because it wasn’t a typical romance, but I had to shed my rose colored reading glasses to get there. I should know better! This was such a ‘real’ story. The heroin falls for a man that has a reputation for being a bit of a player. He’s a sexy movie star, what do you expect? Despite all of her inner alarms and common sense, she falls for him. He wins her heart and then… he breaks it, by cheating on her.
Somehow, this is when things get good. Now, Tobias really has to work to win his Marrietta back, and she has to put the past and her hurt aside. This is real. Love isn’t always clean cut and contained between two people. Life happens, nouns get in the way, but when you really love someone sometimes those things can be worked through. I also liked that we were able to see both characters POV, so you didn’t really have to wonder if Tobias was sincere or not. You knew that both of their hearts were in it, and they just had to find their way back.