Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Degrees of Love by Lisa Slabach

5 Star

Like the shiny new BMW parked in the driveway of the Silicon Valley home she shares with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Susan Sinclair exudes confidence and style. Newly promoted to a prestigious Senior Vice President position at her firm, Susan is the picture of personal and professional success.

Yet appearances are deceiving. With each advance in Susan’s career, Matt has grown more distant. But he refuses to admit there is a problem, and Susan, determined to give her boys the close-knit family life she never had, forces herself to play along.

Then she meets her new boss, Reese Kirkpatrick. She and Reese become a crackerjack team, but little by little, pleasure mixes with business. For the first time in a long time, Susan feels seen and appreciated for who she is.

In a moment of weakness, friendship becomes something more. Now, unable to stomach the fa├žade her marriage has become yet unwilling to decimate her family by moving forward with Reese, Susan faces a choice that could cost her everything—including her children . . . but possibly bring her more than she can dream. 

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I was pleasantly surprised to discover this debut author late last year. The synopsis of her book and the cover both appealed to me, so I picked it up to give it a try despite never having heard of this author before. I certainly did not regret this as it was one of the books I enjoyed the most last year and identified with perhaps the most.

This is the story of Susan Sinclair, a woman who finds herself accepting a new position as a high powered executive which leads to more responsibilities and travel with her attractive boss. Living through difficulties in her marriage, it isn't long before Susan finds herself falling for her boss and trying to resist the temptation.

Finding herself trying to be a good mother, employee and wife but with her heart all over the place, I found myself empathizing with Susan. Which any of us could do if we had ever gone through relationship troubles.

Some of the events and dialogue in this story really resonated with me and felt like something that had happened to me. The great strength of this author was to create a character that spoke to me so strongly despite different circumstances but similar feelings.

I loved this book and read it in a day, almost in one sitting as it was that compelling and captivating. I can't wait for more from Lisa Slabach.

Thank you to iRead Book Tours for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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