May 17, 2015

The Road Back to Us by K. Webster ~ FMR REVIEW



The Road Back to Us by K Webster 
Publication Date: May 4, 2015 


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Caroline Harrison has had enough. After eight long years in an unhappy marriage, she’s ready to throw in the towel. Her workaholic husband, Bentley, is done too—choosing his career over his wife. They’ve met with their lawyers and only need to get through the holidays until their divorce is finalized.
Bentley isn’t ready to tell his family about the divorce, so he asks Caroline to spend one more Christmas at his mom’s under the ruse they are still happily married. Together, they set out on a seven hour car ride in the middle of the Canadian Caribou to put on one last happy show. What could be an opportunity to rekindle their love and spend quality time together turns out to be a road trip from hell. When a surprise snow storm catches them off guard, Bentley and Caroline find themselves in an accident without any possibility of help in their near future. At one point, their love was all they needed to survive. But now, when all they have is each other against the frigid winter storm, will they find the love they lost before it’s too late? Or will this be the end…in more ways than one for Mr. and Mrs. Harrison? The road back to us may be a turbulent path, but in the end, it’s worth the chaos because it leads back home.


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~ Review By Kim ~

Bentley and Caroline met and began dating in college. Three years later, they both knew that they shared something special. 
On a road named USthe young and ambitious Bentley proposes to Caroline. Knowing that all he wants is her..to be able to provide and give her everything she could ever want or need. Of course, she says yes!
Eleven years of being together hasn't done anything to improve Bentley and Caroline's relationship. Matter of fact, they've filed for divorce. But keeping the truth from their families just to save themselves the trouble.
A trip home for Bentley and Caroline proves to be a dangerous thing. 
The weather turns bad and the couple get caught up in a horrifying car wreck. 
Days of bad weather and no food; leave Bentley and Caroline with only each other to depend on for survival and gives them a chance to discover that maybe they aren't quite as finished as they thought.
But will Bentley and Caroline be able to continue their-Team Harrison, Us first; philosophy? Or will they let real life destroy them?
The Road Back To Us is a touching poignant story of a couple who have lost themselves to the daily grind that life sometimes is and the ever reaching want for more. This book is a story that shows anything worth wanting is worth fighting for.

~ Review By Fidah ~

The Road Back To Us is an adult novel about second chances. The story revolves around a married couple - Caroline and Bentley - whose marriage is in shambles. Before the divorce is finalized, the couple has to spend Christmas together as their family believes that the couple are still in a happy marriage. Unfortunately, they got caught up in a snow storm on their drive there and have no else to depend on except each other.

The storyline was definitely very interesting and unique. I really appreciated how the story wasn't about falling in love, essentially it's about fighting to keep the love going and strong because it takes effort to maintain a relationship. I liked that the story was about fixing. The author intertwines certain memories from their past into the present and it made connecting with the characters so much easier because you get a better idea on their relationship from when it was just starting out.
However, I did feel like it was a little unfair while reading the book. I've noticed that Bentley is the constant one putting the blame on himself. While it's true that Bentley is hugely responsible, I think that Caroline is also to blame for not speaking up. Other than that, I wish the danger aspect to their lives was more pronounced because I wasn't really on the edge of my seat when things started going against the two. There wasn't really a rush.

Overall, the book was a very sweet and touching story about these two lovely characters. I enjoyed the story a lot because I feel like the essence of a relationship was very protected. Too many times, people tend to give up or stop putting in effort instead of trying to work things out together and communicate. I liked how precious the relationship was in the book.

About K Webster

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I love my husband of 11 years and sweet kids. My passions include reading, writing, graphic design, and shopping! I absolutely love social media and the power of how it connects people all over the world. You can usually find me easily on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

 

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