Wednesday 16 March 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Because (Seven Year Itch #4) by Jennifer Foor

Book Description:

I’ve heard if you can make it through the first seven years of marriage you’ve made it past the tough part and it’s smooth sailing. 

Whoever said that was an idiot. 

I’ve been married for seven years, and in that time I’ve waited for my immature husband to grow up and become a responsible man. 

It still hasn’t happened, and I’m at the end of my rope. I need him to be a father to our child, not someone who needs his own toys to be content. 

I want a partner, not a guy more concerned about his friends than his wife. 

This is my marriage, and before I throw in the towel I’ve decided to do something drastic to make it happen. 

I’m Shayla Vincent and this is my story.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“How does a couple start over when too much negativity has transpired between them?”

This was one of those books that I desperately wanted to love but could only “like” and it wasn’t through want of trying on my part. Normally I try and throw myself into the characters’ lives and immerse myself, imagine myself in their shoes and living their life but no matter how hard I tried, if I was Shayla, I would have left Brandon years ago. How they got to their seven-year itch is beyond me. A bit harsh??? Certainly not, read this book, let the anger bubble and fester and then you will say that Brandon was a complete arsehole too. He sort of redeems himself towards the end, but for the majority of this book I wanted to strangle him, slap him about a bit and just in general, inflict injury. The dialogue that came out of Brandon’s mouth was unbelievable and only made me intensely dislike him all the more…but anger is a great emotion to evoke from me because it doesn’t happen very often, so Jennifer Foor, I salute you…you royally pissed me off and that is no mean feat!!

“I’m sleeping with the love of my life; my enemy, the only person in the world who will destroy me, and I can’t hold back. I want to fuck her until there’s nothing left to fight about. We need to let it go. It’s the way it has to be. Nothing good will come from this, but I continue, because I know a part of me will never be able to stop.”

Shayla and Brandon were together through college and an unplanned pregnancy meant that they were married young and basically thrust into “adulting.” Shayla had taken all this in her stride, she loved Brandon with all her heart and was totally consumed by everything Brandon. Brandon, however, just wanted to be a teenager again, while he adored his daughter and allegedly his wife, he still wanted the single life too and in my opinion just hadn’t matured. He felt like he had sacrificed his ideals and aspirations when Shayla got pregnant, he went to work to support his family instead of doing what he wanted to do and herein lies resentment. It is this resentment that has caused a lot of their issues but Shayla has her own problems too.

“I owe myself the benefit of knowing I’m still good at something, because everything else I touch seems to turn to shit.”

Shayla was extremely untrusting and I must admit, if I was her husband, I would have been a little peeved too, however, he made her this way. While Brandon would never lay a finger on Shayla, he cut her with words, he mentally tortured her and she sucked it up like a sponge. But deep down, underneath all the resentment, loathing and fighting I could see love, Shayla and Brandon just needed to find it once again.

“Moping around miserable wasn’t helping me change the way our relationship has molded into a loveless cesspool of negativity.”

This was a story that I believe many married couples could relate to, it does make you think about your own and you cannot help but draw comparisons in some way or another. Shayla didn’t have a backbone and I think that if she had found hers earlier on in the relationship it never would have gotten this bad, however, she does find it in the end. These two though did love each other in their own way, sometimes life becomes a habit, bad habits crawl in and stay, the good ones lose their place. This was a journey for Shayla and Brandon, they had to rediscover themselves individually as well as rediscover themselves as a couple. A marriage is a partnership, they needed communication and to realise that sex was not a means to sweep it all under the rug…after all you can make a mountain out of a molehill and these two had a whole mountain range to sort through.

About the Author:

Jennifer Foor is an award winning Contemporary Romance Author. 

She is married with She's best known for the Mitchell Family Series, which includes ten books.two children and spends most of her time behind a keyboard, writing stories that come from her heart. 

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