Two years ago, Brian Weller’s son was killed in an accident, and his wife was left in a coma. As a well known writer, he is unable to produce his next book, and his life feels in despair.
One morning he receives an email from Joanna, a lover from his past. As their past is hinted at, he arranges to meet her during a book tour.
We are then taken back to their past, and the majority of the book tells their story, how they fell in love, and how he had to leave her. Then, there is a jump back to the present, when they meet up, and rekindle their affair.
I enjoyed Bill’s characters, including the rather unpleasant Erik, Joanna’s husband. It’s actually easy to understand how he felt, with the threat of losing his wife for the second time. However, I felt that there was more potential in his character, and I was expecting the ending to be more suspenseful.
This is quite a gentle love story, but it feels as if there is more to tell – Brian’s wife plays a much smaller part in the story than I expected, and I would have liked to have known more about their relationship. I also sensed a missed opportunity for the suspense angle. However, the characters do manage to make this a very readable book.