Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Save Me by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Daphne Mitchell has always believed in cause and effect, right and wrong, good and bad. The good: her dream job as a doctor; Owen, her childhood sweetheart and now husband; the beautiful farmhouse they're restoring together. In fact, most of her life has been good--until the day Owen comes home early from work to tell her he's fallen head over heels for someone else.

Unable to hate him, but also equally incapable of moving forward, Daphne's life hangs in limbo until the day Owen's new girlfriend sustains near-fatal injuries in a car accident. As Daphne becomes a pillar of support for the devastated Owen, and realizes that reconciliation may lie within her grasp, she has to find out whether forgiveness is possible and decide which path is the right one for her.

ARC received for review.

I'd had reasonable hopes for this to be at least a decent read but it fell far, far short of that.  I frankly don't even understand the point of the book.  I really did not care about Daphne's marital troubles and I, frankly, wanted to smack some sense into her (over and over and over again because she just refused to get it).

Daphne's husband cheats on her and instead of just ending the marriage and moving on like any sane person would do she clings on to her husband (even though he no longer loves her) and still has him as a part of his life while he deals with some issues with his new girlfriend.  No, really.  This is the plot of the book.  I won't go into any more detail since that would spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it, but I think that's enough.  

Daphne simply has no self respect or personal boundaries.  Her behavior and continued involvement with her husband just left me (almost) speechless in shock.  I actually said "Are you f*ing kidding me?" out loud several times while reading this.  I was tempted to throw it against a wall but I worried about the health and well being my walls.

Overall this was a well written book but Daphne was about as enjoyable to read about as listening to nails on a chalkboard for hours on end.  If you enjoy reading about a woman who revels in allowing herself to be treated like a doormat then this would be an excellent choice.  Otherwise I'd give this one a pass.

★★☆☆☆ = Just Okay

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Ryan said...

Sounds like the book had promise, but the author gave the main character the wrong motivation for staying around in her husband's life.

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