The Brighton Effect is book two of The Truth About Love Duet, an emotional contemporary romance/women’s fiction hybrid.
Olivia North was everything I always wanted. From the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew nothing would stop me from having her. Not even her husband, Ryan. In the end, I got her. Maybe it wasn’t all to myself, but Olivia was worth every sacrifice I made to be with her.
What started as a chance to help Olivia heal from the loss of her babies, ended up changing us all forever. Because there wasn’t anything Ryan and I wouldn’t do to make her happy—including sharing her love. Forgiveness and healing are strange bedfellows, but when it comes to love, nothing is off limits.
But everything comes at a cost, and there are key moments that end up changing our lives forever—altering the trajectory we were once on. Before all is said and done, the three of us end up paying more than we ever bargained for. Could our unorthodox love survive the hands of fate, or was it all just the beginning of the end?
Trigger Warning: The main character is dealing with the grief from miscarriages and a still birth in the near past.
Series: The Truth about Love #2
My Rating: ★★★
Gosh. This book. Drove. Me. Up. The. wall. We pick up where we left off with this tale of love, marital ups and downs and heartbreak between Olivia, Ryan and Brighton. A telling of how what may seem insignificant or even temporary can have permanent change in one’s life in ways they never foresaw or even contemplated.
If you read my review of the Truth Pact you’ll know that I hate Olivia with the fire of a 1000 suns. And she did not come out of this book smelling of roses either. In fact I arguably hated her more here than I did in book one.
We pick up where we left off with Ryan and Olivia at a standstill basically following Olivia’s lie. In my mind I thought okay, Ryan is pissed, rightly so and its going to take some heavy lifting on Olivia’s part to get herself out of the doghouse. Or not?
There was so much that went on that just didn’t make sense and honestly, the love that Ryan had for his wife soon became stupidity.
This book infuriated me. I really wanted to love it. I tried really hard, but Ryan’s stupidity and Liz’s selfishness ruined it for me. It was way too much and beyond the realms of possibility for me that I couldn’t even relate to it. At one point my husband even suggested that I stop reading it as it was pissing me off so much. The whole time I was reading it, this was my face