Wednesday by Clare James
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Her. Him. Alone. Beach house. Every Wednesday. Clothing optional.
Twenty-one-year-old Aria Prince has just moved back to her hometown to start over after a painful divorce. She’s always prided herself on being an early bloomer, but had no idea she’d be married, divorced, and the mother of a toddler by twenty-one. Surely menopause was just a few months away, especially considering the hot flashes and night sweats. Or was that just exhaustion?
Unlike her friends who were at school, going to parties, and sowing their oats—wild and otherwise—Aria’s days were measured in the number of orders she took at her family’s restaurant, the chapters she read in her nursing text, the amount of Cheerios she cleaned up off the floor, and the wet kisses she received from her son.
And that was just fine with her.
But when she began running into her former best-friend Tristan Green—who was home taking care of his sick father—at every turn, she remembered what it felt like to be just Aria. Not a single mother, or sleep-deprived nursing student, or royal screw up. And though she didn’t even have time to shave her legs, let alone consider a sex life, Tristan makes an offer she’d be a fool to refuse.
Each day they’d give themselves to those who needed them. Every day – except Wednesday. Wednesday they’d take what they needed from each other.
Did she forget to mention Tristan was gorgeous?
Or that they hated each other?
Well, you know what they say about the line between love and hate … it’s a skinny-ass bitch. The question was, could they keep their feelings out of it?
I love second chance romances, so I was really excited to read Tristan and Aria's story.
Unfortunately, while I liked Aria and her family, I had a hard time connecting to Tristan. And while I typically like jerk heroes, he was so cold that I never really felt like he was into Aria. That his interest was all about ego and how she ended up with someone else instead of him. That someone else had been there before him. And I'm sorry, but if someone called me an "uptight bitch" I sure as h*ll wouldn't be all hot and bothered and jumping into bed with them. I get a relationship based in animosity turning into more (heck, I love those!) but this didn't have that feel. I kept thinking that after her husband, Aria deserved better than Tristan. I also felt like Aria just didn't know how to say no. She didn't have a backbone. Every time she took a stand she fell in the very next scene. She had no staying power.
I really did like Aria. Even though she had no backbone when it came to Tristan, she was strong for her son. He was the most important thing in her life and she was willing to do anything to make his life better.
I wish there had been more resolution with regards to Aria's ex Alex. He was a major douche and deserved to be dragged through the dirt for how he treated her. I wanted to see her win major in the divorce.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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