Results May Vary: A Novel By: Bethany Chase

Book Description...

"She never saw it coming. Without even a shiver of suspicion to warn her, Caroline Hammond discovers that her husband is having an affair with a man—a revelation that forces her to question their entire history together, from their early days as high school sweethearts through their ten years as a happily married couple. In her now upside-down world, Caroline begins envisioning her life without the relationship that has defined it: the loneliness of being an “I” instead of a “we”; the rekindled yet tenuous closeness with her younger sister; and the unexpected—and potentially disastrous—attraction she can’t get off her mind. Caroline always thought she knew her own love story, but as her husband’s other secrets emerge, she must decide whether that story’s ending will mean forgiving the man she’s loved for half her life, or facing her future without him."

Title:  Results May Vary
Author:  Bethany Chase
Publisher:  Ballantine Books
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Results May Vary:  A Novel" by Bethany Chase

My Thoughts....

This was quite a read about a marriage that after ten years has broken up due to her husband having an affair.  This was an exceptional well written portrayal of complications of a marriage and infidelity. Was this the kind of affair that could be reconciled after some counseling for Caroline and Adam? Well, in this case there seemed to be to many lies, betrayal, humiliation and complications that kept coming out that will simply have you shaking your head and saying 'REALLY.'  This author did a wonderful job at bringing out the emotions and heartbreak that can happen in situations like this read showing how a marriage can be turned up side down and leaving you with many questions to what had happened for this to come to this end.  Why was it so hard to Adam to explain this situation to Caroline why this had happened? Will Caroline be able to forgive the man she has loved for half of her life or just face the future without Adam?

I love the quotes about love  that were presented at the beginning of each chapter and how this author was able to share a certain amount of information about gay issues was very nicely done.

The characters ...[Caroline, Adam, Jonathan, Ruby, Neil]to name a few in this story were all well developed, defined, portrayed, and believable giving you quite an engaging good read.  

The novel really gives the reader something to think about long after the read and that is  'CAN YOU EVER REALLY KNOW THE PERSON YOU LOVE?'  Well. what will happen as Caroline's fairy tale life comes tumbling down? Will Caroline be able to pick  herself up and keep on moving ahead after she finds out the total truth about her husband?  To find out about it all you will have to pick up this good read to see how this author will bring it all out to you as she give the reader 'an unflinching look at the anguish of a disintegrating marriage.'  It will be definitely a read you will not forget any time soon. 

Thanks to Net Galley for a copy of this book for a fair and impartial review


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