Tall and thin, twenty-eight-year-old Bronwyn Palmer has become positively gaunt, a ghost of her former self. That self was - and still is - the wife of a rich, handsome executive with an ocean-view house and his own security staff.
It was in that house, two years ago, that Bryce Palmer learned Bronwyn was pregnant with their first child. But Bryce's rage over his impending fatherhood touched off a chain reaction of emotional and physical traumas that wounded them both. For Bronwyn, it meant fleeing the perfect marriage to start over with nothing but a precocious daughter named Kayla to care for. For Bryce, it meant a tortuous two years spent blaming his wife for deserting him, and living with the pain of not knowing his child. Now a chance encounter has brought Bronwyn back into Bryce's life, both bearing scars...and neither knowing the whole truth of that fateful night that drove them apart.
©2014 Natasha Anders (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
It's good to see a disability addressed and the coping mechanisms used.
I love all of Anders stories although they all have the same plot, I do find the angry man vs victimised woman bickering very tiresome but I guess this is more in line with real life.
A great story all the same.
I really like these break up, but not.... books... I feel for the (h) characters... they are written so well. I really am becoming a Natasha Anders fan here... I loved the first book, totally love this one too. The hubby... boy what character development. I simply love who real these books are... like all the characters have flaws that make them a bit more realistic...then get a narrator like Eyre... Seriously...that gained this series an extra star!
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"What A Drama!!!!"
I enjoy the story, felt sympathy for Bronwyn and understand her point of view not want to reconcile with her husband. The story teach us about forgiveness and trust, the most valuable commodities in marriage. Lovely story!!!
"A Roller Coaster of Emotions But Worth It."
A husband's over the top reaction to an unwanted pregnancy ends up in years of misery and misunderstandings. Wished the heroine had a lot more backbone in certain parts of the story. She also cried a lot but a small detail compare to the rest of this amazing story. Ms Anders' characters are flawed, especially her heroes. I think Theresa, in the previous book, showed more strength of character than Brownyn. Another excellent story from Ms Anders.
As for the narrator, she is okay. Her accent is an issue but not a huge one. One can still understand most of what she says.
"Good if you are having trouble sleeping."
Nothing ever really happened in this book. There was no plot. This was a lot of drawn out dribble about a jerk who treated a woman like crap and a woman who let him, over and over and over and over again. Snooze. I can never 'not' finish a book once I've started it, no matter how bad it is. Once I'm invested in a story I have to finish it. This is the only book I've ever started but just lost interest and couldn't finish. Life is tough enough that I don't need to live someone's misery hour after hour. There was no point to the story if you want to call it a story. No drama other than a spoiled rich boy having tantrums. I don't understand how this got the ratings it did. The first book in the series was pretty good. I was so disappointed by this one. I finally gave up and bought something else.
"Read don't listen to this book"
Yes to both but I'd make sure the narrator was narrating a book that her accent fits. Perhaps a regency book or something where it is obvious that someone is foreign.
I find it very wearing when the H and h continue to misunderstand each other for most of the book and act like young children.
I'm not sure.
I can't stand the way she says things like "heppy" aka "happy" and numerous other words. If I had expected an accent this strong because the person was foreign, I could like it better but it detracted for me.
"Another good story..."
What an angst fest this was, and surprisingly, I enjoyed every bit of it!! Very much like the first book in the series ("An unwanted wife"), "A husbands regret" follows the same pattern: cold, Cruel, Jerky husband; Mistreated, doormat type wife. A series of events unfold, tragedy strikes, years pass, and finally they each see the light and they both make a 180degree change, so the wife grows backbone and stands up for herself, and husband realizes he's a Jerk and grovels non-stop. I don't know how the author does it, but she manipulates your emotions, so at first you hate the husband but as the story unfolds, you end up feeling bad for him and then just falling in love with him!
This story broke my heart for both main characters, for what they go through; it also made me want to shake them at different times, mainly out of frustration for not being open and say what they feel and for not talking about what happened to them in the past. This whole drama stems from a secret kept, assumptions made, and misunderstandings not being cleared when they should've been cleared.
Anyway the story gripped me and couldn't stop listening until I finished it!
Narration: Since I absolutely disliked the narration of the previous book in this series, I have to say I was very leery of the narration on this one. Having said that, I can report that I'm pleased with Justine Eyre's job with this book. She toned down the groaning and the over the top ridiculous accents and affections when reading this book. Her tone was more subdued, therefore not distracting from the story.
"One of my favorite"
This heart-wrenching story is one of my favorites. Beautiful characters and solid storyline make it worth multiple listenings. Natasha Anders' best. Highly recommend.
I read the series and I loved it. The audio book is great! The narrator did a fantastic job! I have one more audio book left to listen to from the series and I don't want it to be over!
"Hard, emotional story"
I had read this book quite some time ago & wanted to listen to it as well. Just as when I read this, it still provokes strong emotion listening to it as well. The first eight chapters are especially hard. There is quite a bit of emotional abuse & it was hard to read and really hard to listen to. Miscommunication is such a common thing in relationships. After the first eight chapters, the story really takes off in to a different direction. I enjoyed this story & the narration was great.
"What a beautiful story!"
Loved it! This story pulled at my heartstrings! I could not put it down! I found myself rooting for Brice and Brin! I laughed and cried, I felt their pain!
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