Title: The Wife
Author: S.P. Cervantes
Genre: Women's Fiction/Contemporary
Release date: August 18, 2015
Cover designed by: Indie-Spired
The Wife. Alexa is drifting through life, trying to be the person she thinks she should be. She’s made a loving home for her family, but with each passing day, she watches her husband’s heart slip away, and feels more isolated and alone.
The Mother. Determined to keep her family together, Alexa submerges herself in her new business and begins to find her independence again. She takes every opportunity to show her husband the wonderful family they've built together, hoping to win back his heart.
The Truth. When a ghost from her past enters Alexa’s life in the most unexpected way, she' s left questioning everything she believes. Lies will be told and secrets will be unveiled, leaving Alexa fighting for her life.
The End. There's no way for Alexa to know what's awaiting her.
Shannon’s 5 Star Review:
The Wife – SP Cervantes
I’ve read and loved everything Ms. Cervantes has written. However, the word loved isn’t a strong enough word for what I feel for The Wife. The emotions and feelings the book evoked in me are truly some of the strongest I’ve ever had while reading any book. So get ready for the feels.
I am so honored to have been able to beta read this wonderful book for Susan.
Marriage is one of the hardest jobs in life, second only to maybe parenting. There is so much you have to put into a marriage to make it work and if only person is putting forth the effort, it’s not going to last. When you realize that you’re the only one wanting your marriage to work you have a tough decision to make.
Alexa wasn’t necessarily unhappy being married but she was unhappy being “the wife”. A trophy on the arm of an important man, who was quick to send her away, before the end of a party, without a second glance or thought. At the most recent party, though, she heard an accented voice from long ago that once held promises of young love and a future of happiness.
Jamie had loved Alexa beyond words when they were younger, but he had to go back home to help take care of his family. Without an explanation, he let Alexa go thinking he was doing the right thing for her. Years later, though, Jamie realized just what he had let go and set out to find her while making his dreams come true.
Alexa had eventually moved on, met and fell in love with Mike. They married, had children, and Mike slowly fell away from his vows and his wife. How many of us get a second chance at happiness and true love? Not many but Alexa was presented with the opportunity to have just that. But does she take it? Are the feelings she feels now for Jamie real or are they leftover emotions and feelings from a long-ago love? She still loves Mike and worries about her family, will she keep fighting for her marriage or will she wave the white flag and admit it’s over.
Susan writes the story that pulls on your heartstrings and will make you feel the hurt, the pain, the angst, and the love. The characters she writes are as real to me as can be, they could be some of my closest friends. That’s how incredibly written the characters are. I loved that she had the wonderful gang from The Broken Fairytale Series in this book. It’s always so good to catch up with old friends, ya know!
Take my word for it, you need to read this thought provoking, heart wrenching, and soul searching book. You will absolutely love it!
~~ That voice. That accent. It’s Irish I think. It sounds like a voice that used to be able to make me feel like I was the most important thing in the world. A voice I haven’t heard in years. A voice that broke my heart.
~~ “My name is Jamie McCullen and I used to be in love with your wife.”
~~ Anything is possible when you don’t give up on love.
About the Author:
S.P Cervantes lives in Orange County, California with her husband and three children, where she is a teacher. She enjoys spending time with her family, writing, reading, and running, but is always thinking of an idea for her next novel.
S.P. Cervantes is the author of the highly rated New Adult Romantic Fantasy series Secrets of Shadow Hill. "Always and Forever", "The Prophecy", and "War of Wizards" are available now.
S.P. Cervantes also has a contemporary romance series, A Broken Fairy Tale, "Dust to Dust", "Wished Away" and "His Jar of Hearts" are now available.