Mine by Courtney Cole
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: May 28, 2019
Book Summary: Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.
When Tessa Taylor unlocked her husband Ethan’s iPad to discover nude photos from a twenty-six-year-old bombshell named Lindsey, her seemingly perfect life came to a screeching halt.
With a hurricane barreling toward Florida and Ethan stuck on a business trip, Tessa finds herself imprisoned in her own home with a choice to make: Does she ride out the storm until she can confront Ethan in person, or does she take matters into her own hands?
Increasingly restless and desperate for revenge, Tessa resolves to act. And when she lures Lindsey over a few hours later, there’s no turning back.
What ensues is a battle of wills between two well-matched opponents, blinded by love for the same man but driven by demons of their own. Like storm-ravaged Florida, neither woman will be the same when the skies clear.
He’s mine. Both wife and mistress would stake their lives on it. But only one of them can be right.
Book Review: “This can’t be real. But I’m staring at the words, at the proof, and my stomach heaves. My husband is having an affair.” – MINE
Forget the hurricane coming, this whole book was a storm in itself! From beginning to end, I was glued to Courtney’s every word, it’s as if my life depended on finishing the story. Now, what do you get when a wife and mistress are holed up under one roof with no escape? A shit show, that’s what! Shocked and confused, Tessa, Ethan’s wife, seeks out Lindsey for answers. Will Tessa uncover the truth behind her marriage or will it be more than what she bargained for?
Tessa has it all, looks, a beautiful family and a business savvy mind. But, when her whole world tumbles down on her, she snaps. I resonated with her personality a lot, her pain and anguish about her husband’s affair evidently grabbed at my heart and made my blood boil.
Weirdly enough, both Tessa and Lindsey, the mistress, had likable moments. Even in times where I wanted to grab Lindsey through the novel and pull her hair out. As for Ethan, ugh. Words cannot convey how much I despised him. He’s just a bad seed to man kind that never deserved a woman like Tessa.
All in all, MINE is an insatiable novel that questions the reality of marriage and the drama between two women fighting over one man. By the end, I was pleasantly surprised and I didn’t want it to end. I read this heart pumping thriller in two sittings and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a book that’ll make you feel bi polar. One minute you’ll want to throw it against the wall, and the next you’re getting emotional. Whatever Courtney comes out with, you bet your ass I’m buying it!
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Thank you to Gallery Books and Netgalley for my review copy!
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About the Author: Courtney Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling novelist who would rather write than eat chocolate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business, but no amount of working in the corporate world could quell her urge to write.
Courtney was born and raised in Kansas, home of incredibly friendly people and the most horrendous weather on the planet. Because summer days were so hot, she grew up reading stacks of books… and when she didn’t like the ending, she wrote her own.
Courtney has relocated to Florida where she writes beneath palm trees. To learn more about her, please visit her website, www.courtneycolewrites.com.