This is Charlie and Jake’s story. This story is told from Jake’s perspective. Charlie and Jake have been married for six years and have two children. Like all marriages, theirs has hit a bump in the road.
In order to be with Charlie, Jake had to give up his relationship with his own parents because they did not approve of him marrying a black woman. Charlie’s parents are both dead.
Now if I was to answer the question on Jake’s behalf, “Is it worth it?” I would answer, “NO!” I could not warm up to Charlie and it could be because the reader is reading from Jake’s prospective only, we do not get to hear how Charlie feels. However, based solely on all the actions Jake takes to get his marriage back on track and all the negative responses Charlie gives him back for his efforts, there is no way I would have continued with this relationship.
I found Charlie to be cold and unresponsive to Jake no matter what he did for her. Admittedly, Jake being a man, would have made some mistakes, but to be so cold to your husband when he is doing his best to be there for you and literally allowing you to walk all over him and not give anything back, I thought Charlie was heartless. Undoubtedly Charlie must have her own inner turmoil going on, and Jake tries to give her the opportunity to open up to him, but she is happy talking and being with others more than being with Jake.
There are some twists and turns in the story and it’s very emotional in places. I like that Jake was able to cry when the circumstances in his marriage began to overwhelm him, and he was able to show his emotions.
It’s worth a read. I finished it because I wanted to see how Jake was going to scale this mountain that Charlie had erected in their marriage.
-Reviewed by Marcia
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