I am a huge LaShawn Vasser fan, and what I love most about her is her range. Each new book is like a box of chocolates-you never know what you’re gonna get! Truthfully, she had me at the cover, and while this is a fictional account of one woman’s journey to self-discovery, it is also a precautionary tale of how not to get so absorbed in a man (husband or not), that you lose your complete sense of self.
Cree Jacobs is a southern gal through and through. She’s married to Cameron, a handsome blonde-haired, blue-eyed med student who’s in school hundreds of miles away in New York. Meanwhile Cree works multiple jobs back home to not only maintain a living where she is, but to also help support Cameron and his dream of becoming a medical doctor. Not only are these two dealing with a long-distance marriage, but they have become virtual strangers as a result of the separation. While Cameron is discovering new things and getting closer to becoming the doctor he’s always dreamed of being, Cree is stagnant and somewhat complacent. She merely exists and depends on the love of her husband for her happiness.
When Cameron accepts a residency at a New York hospital, Cree makes the ultimate sacrifice and uproots her life to be with her husband. Cameron has always made the decisions, often without discussing it with Cree first, and she goes along, cause you know, that’s her man, and that’s what good wives do (Chile, please.) Cree quickly learns that she doesn’t know Cameron at all. His friends aren’t overly welcoming (one female conspirator in particular) and he’s become this urban hipster who’s the antithesis of whom she fell in love with. And to top it all off, Cree is stuck in a rut-no goals and no plans to enrich her own life. That is, until an unthinkable tragedy strikes…
This was such a well-written, engrossing read. I don’t read stories like this very often where we’re introduced to an already-married couple who goes through trials and actually manage to work them out. This isn’t a story about a woman who was dogged out by her man then was rescued by another man. This is a story about a woman who was able to get through the fire because she was determined to in spite of all the obstacles. Excellent story. Click it up!