This is a story about a cheater. Cathy. She cheats. On a husband that is perfect and sweet and I think while I was reading I felt jealous that she has someone like that. That she was able to find someone that loved her like that. In fact while reading all I kept hearing in my head, like it's own sound track, was John Legend's All of Me.
I felt she was selfish and I hated her. I almost stopped reading. I kept thinking, "who rated this so high?" But, I did keep reading, it was like a train wreck, all over the place. Not the story, my emotions. First I hated Cathy, then I felt bad for her. How can I feel bad for her? I felt bad for her like you would a person that has an addiction, because Arsen was her addiction. Then I felt bad for Ben, actually all the way through I felt bad for Ben. And there was soooo much sex in this story. Which would be right, because it's about Cheating.
There were several spots in the book where I got teary-eyed. (seriously I can't believe I did)
Love is never supposed to hurt.
Love is suppose to heal, to be your haven from misery,
to make living fucking worthwhile.
But as I stare at my wife, I know it's all fucking bullshit.
Love has the power to destroy you.
Love has the power to bury you alive in a coffin full of pain and despair,
robbing you of air,
of the will to live.
At the end,(show spoiler)
Check out the author's Playlist. (which includes 200 songs!)
Songs I would add:
Say Something - A Great Big World
Glorybox - Portishead
Cold by Crossfire
Broken Open - Adam Lambert
It's been awhile - Staind
Do what you have to do - Sarah McLachlan (Let's be honest, every one of her songs could fit this book: Stupid, Fallen, Hold on..)
Bleeding out - Imagine Dragons
White Flag - Dido
Blurry - Puddle Of Mudd
Make This go On forever - Snow Patrol
Let it Go - Blue October