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Whitney and Mason's life was perfect. When Beth explained her Seven Year Theory. They scoffed at the idea of the seventh year of marriage being the make it or break it year for most couples. That theory didn't apply to them. They were the perfect couple. Their brand new house overlooked a spacious lake. Their brand new cars were state of the art. Their careers were taking off at an accelerated rate. Their sex life was incredible. Their lives were perfect.
When Whitney's widower brother-in-law dies, leaving three small children in their care, their perfect lives are torn apart. Raising children was never part of the plan. Raising children requires sacrifice. Sacrifice they never intended to make. Sacrifice that could bring chaos to their perfect way of life. Sacrifice that could bring an end to their perfect marriage. Sacrifice that - if not done correctly - could bring an end to a child's life.
Mason considered himself incredibly lucky to have a wife like Whitney. She was beautiful, sexy, smart, had a professional attitude toward life, and she wasn't interested in starting a family. When Whitney's widower brother-in-law was killed leaving his three small children in Whitney and Mason's charge, Mason is exposed to a new side of Whitney. A side he was not prepared for, a side he never thought he'd see.
Suddenly Mason's world was filled with diapers and stains. His perfectly coiffed wife quickly transformed into an unkempt mother of three living in jeans and carrying a diaper bag as a purse.
Mason's needs were no longer being filled. His house was a noisy mess. There was a six-year-old boy looking to him for fatherly attention. But fatherhood requires a man to live for his children and not himself. Mason was not prepared to do that, but how could he walk away from Whitney in her hour of need?
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By Valerie on 05-05-15
I really enjoyed this book. The topic really resonated with me, and I think the author did a great job of addressing real life issues of love and loss. This is the first book I read in the series and plan to go back and start from the beginning. But, regardless of where you start, I would highly recommend.
Disclaimer: I was gifted this audio book for free in exchange for an honest review.
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By Angela on 04-28-15
This story was like listening to a real life story. The author, Alaina Stanford did a wonderful job in writing this story. The details were vivid, there's loss, happiness, pain, tragedy, and new life. I felt this story came together perfectly. However, a wasn't so happy with the ending. I'm not sure if there's to be another book but it ended with a cliffhanger and the words The End. I really dislike cliffhangers and if it hadn't been for the way it ended, the story would've received 5 stars.
Narrator, Paul Woodson did a magnificent job in his telling of this story. He made it easy to connect with the story. He breathed life into this story and I felt like I was seeing everything that happened in my mind as I listened. This is the first story that I've listened to by Paul but I will be looking forward to listening to more of his work. I was able to connect with the characters and some of the characters I could feel my own life in them. I don't know if I explained that right but hopefully people will understand what I meant. He did a fantastic job with each characters accents and I didn't have any problems knowing which character was speaking throughout the story. He definitely gets 5 stars for his performance. This isn't my normal genre but I loved the story and look forward to listening to something else written by this author. I recommend you give this story a chance. I think you'll enjoy it as much as I have. I received this audio in exchange for an honest review.
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