Dear Ms Cassidy,
And now for something completely different. The other two books of yours I’ve read have been heavy on the paranormal and had more of a humorous feel to them. Though “Sex with Your Ex” has humor and a paranormal element, it’s mainly a marriage in trouble book. It’s also got such an emotional depth to it. Just as your heroine, Melina, does, readers will have to decide whether or not they can forgive a hero who’s committed the ultimate betrayal.
I thought you handled the payoff scene brilliantly. I mean, how many times have I wanted a wounded heroine to really let the hero have it with both barrels only to have her forgive and forget too quickly? Too damn many. And I love how Melina’s actions and feelings are a product of how she was raised. I appreciate that Brady knows he f*cked up, knows how much he hurt the woman he loves so much and is willing to work to save his marriage. Melina’s honesty with herself was refreshing too.
I have one niggle that keeps this from being an A grade and since it’s kind of a spoiler, I’ll cloak it in secrecy. After all the pain of Melina and Brady not being able to conceive and both of them coming to terms with that, you went and gave them the miracle “romance” baby. This just seems to negate everything they’d been through and frankly was unnecessary, IMO. Yes, it’s feel good but my grade would have been higher without it. B+ for you.