In This Life

Secrets ruin lives, and lies protect those secrets…

Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch.

But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him.

Five years pass, and Anna finally moves on with Dante after giving up hope that Jude will ever return—until they come face to face again in a chance encounter. Reeling, Anna discovers the life-altering secret of why Jude never contacted her—and why they can’t be together. But the passion that ignited between them on an exotic beach years ago never died, making it impossible to stay away from each other.

And Dante? Anna discovers that the friend she grew to love—and trust—has a secret of his own.


My Review

OMG. Although, the word better suited for this book is probably...magnificent!

As the story progressed, I felt the strong connection involving Anna, Jude, and Dante. The love that Anna shares for both men was genuine. Yet, the relationships could not have been more different. It was like Anna was always meant to be with Jude. Even though they had only shared a short time together Thailand, the author really does a great job of displaying that Anna and Jude were like seahorses. Once, a seahorse find's its mate, they mate for life. On the other hand, Anna and Dante's relationship was formed by a long standing friendship.

I finished this book in half a day. My heart and emotions were thrown on a roller coaster as I took this journey with Anna, Dante, and Jude. There was no favorite for me as I loved them all. In fact, I actually was jealous that Anna found love not once but twice. This story did end on a high note. Nothing worse than reading a book only to have a weak ending. A recommended read! I am going to be checking out more books by this author.

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