REVIEWED BY DEBS CARR
Cleo believes her marriage is fine, so she’s hurt and confused to discover her husband’s graffiti on their bedroom wall announcing that, “This marriage is over.” She turns to her friends who take her for a night out to forget her troubles. Cleo ends up having a one-night stand with Justin, a gorgeous man who takes life as it comes and their brief encounter ends up being the catalyst that changes her life far more than she could ever have imagined.
Despite Gav’s protestations that he’s ready to work at their marriage, Cleo discovers she’s pregnant with Justin’s baby. She invites Justin back to her house and is about to tell him about the pregnancy, when they’re interrupted. Her sister and then Gav turn up and when her sister Liza makes a comment about ‘Out with the old and in with the new’, Justin feels humiliated and tells Cleo to leave him well alone.
Having disappointed her parents with her behaviour and the end of her marriage, Cleo decides she can manage on her own. She discovers Gav has been lying to her and therefore doesn’t feel quite so guilty about her relationship with Justin.
Justin returns from America where he’s been working for eighteen months. He goes round to see Cleo and discovers she’s had his daughter. However, nothing is simple in Cleo’s life, but her one constant in it is her young daughter. Gav wants to give their marriage another try and is finding it hard to accept that what they once had is now over, and Justin finds he is the recipient of some very underhanded dealings that he has no idea how to sort out.
I read this book in one sitting and couldn’t put it down. I was thrilled to find Sue Moorcroft had written another gorgeous hero to rival Ratty in her previous novel, Starting Over. This is an excellent story full of twists and turns that will keep the reader riveted from the first page right until the satisfying conclusion.
Rating: A perfect 10/10