take me back, they start out not at all on the same page but for one thing. in spite of all the lies and half-truths, in spite of the anger and the disappointment and loss, they want to be together.
so they take a ten-day vacation to belize to see if their marriage is something they can save. and you know it's going to take a lot of heartache before they can even decide if that's possible. these characters are hiding some pretty big secrets, from us, from each other, maybe even from themselves.
and maybe in order to find what it will take to fix things they have to break it all apart completely. every confession, every memory, every lie, every truth chips away at the walls they've built in their marriage, the walls they've built around their hearts. and this is painful, it's emotionally devastating, but it's also renewal.
but to get to that renewal they have to fight like hell. because everything falls apart. the secrets from the past become a part of their present in a way neither of them could have ever imagined. and they aren't just fighting for their marriage, they're fighting for their lives, fighting to live and love another day. and when living hangs in the balance, maybe all the other stuff--the lies of omission, the half-truths--aren't all that important.
at the end of the day, the truth held at the center of their hearts is how deeply they love one another. sometimes love isn't enough, but sometimes it is. sometimes you just have to trust in the love and everything else will sort itself out. it's not easy, especially when there is so much else they can't trust. but if they can believe in love, then maybe, just maybe things will work out. ok it's a romance novel, things work out, but you have to see how they work out. because it's so emotionally satisfying. honestly, i've read pretty much everything meghan march has published. some i've loved more than others, but this one might be her best yet.