Beside Herself by Elizabeth LeBan

Beside Herself by Elizabeth LeBan
Publisher: Lake Union
Genre: Contemporary, Women’s Fiction
Length: Full Length (277 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

With her signature wit and charm, bestselling author Elizabeth LaBan shows how marriage doesn’t necessarily follow a straight line and unexpected detours might just bring you back to the place you most want to be.

When she finds out her husband cheated, Hannah Bent thinks her marriage is over. Isn’t that what happens after an affair? But she’s seen friends divorce, and it’s not pretty. Plus, she and Joel have kids and an otherwise-happy life, and she still loves him, although begrudgingly.

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Just as she thinks she’s made a decision, her journey to happiness is waylaid by storms of doubt. But the important thing is that she’s finally figuring out what she truly wants for herself, and she understands that whatever choice she makes must be hers and hers alone.

With plenty of action, this story hits hard and doesn’t stop.

I’m a sucker for a love story. I am. I want to know people are going to make it after all. This story is unique–at least it is to me. This book starts right off with the fact the husband cheated. Right there, that might be a turn off to some readers. So, if it is, beware. Then the heroine decides she might like to have an affair, too. This might be the deal breaker for other readers. Just putting it out there so you know what you might be getting into.

That said, LeBan writes an interesting story that drew me right in. I had to know what would happen. Based on the blurb, I wasn’t sure if I’d like the book. I’m not wild about reading stories with cheaters. But the more I read, the more I had to keep going. Like I said, the author drew me in.

I have to admit, I wasn’t a fan of Joel. I wasn’t entirely sure what made him decide to cheat, but he did. I did like how the characters grew through the story, though. I also wasn’t fond of Hannah at first. She seemed to just crumble. That said, she doesn’t stay crumbly. I liked how she evolved through the story. She’s not perfect, but it works. I could relate to how she felt and could see why she did what she did. Above all, she loved her husband. I get it.

This book might not be for all readers, but if you’re willing to give it a try, then it’s a pleasant, thought-provoking read. Give it a chance. You might be surprised. I was.

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