From USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann comes Even If It Hurts, an emotionally charged contemporary romance. When you have a perfect marriage, only an impossible reconnection could make you risk it all.
When I met her, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
We were so young and so passionate.
We studied business in the day and each other’s bodies at night.
We always knew it would end with the semester, so we loved hard with no regrets.
When I met her, I couldn’t get her off my mind.
We were fresh out of college and ready to take on the world.
We fit each other like missing puzzle pieces.
And just when I thought my life was perfect, it got better. She became my wife.
I met my first love while studying abroad in London.
When I moved home, I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again.
Until I met him. The man who became my husband.
The one I promised a lifetime to.
Then, my first love came back into my life …
And I realized that love was bigger than any one man.
Even when it hirts
This story had me guessing. I was team Oliver, but I could see how Lance was amazing. Who do you choose, your first love or the life you built with someone you love. Can you give up everything you worked hard for or give up your first love again! If you had a second chance to do it over, would you give up everything you have to have your first love again. This book pulled at my emotions like none other. Chloe wasn’t bad, the situation was a victim of circumstances. The choice she made, is relatable.
Review: Even If It Hurts
Even If It Hurts by Marni Mann is an emotional romantic standalone about one woman and two loves. This is NOT a menage and barely qualifies as a love triangle, it is a deep and emotional story about first love, losing first love, finding love AFTER that and then what happens when your first love is suddenly back in your life after years apart. It is emotional, it is sexy, it broaches topics that are usual hard-limits for me in the stories I read but because this was a Marni Mann book I took a chance and I'm glad I did. Reading Oliver/Chloe/Lance's story was not easy but it was honest and the touchy elements of the story were handled with class. Get ready - this one will get your feels all feely and such. Enjoy!
Hurt SO Good!
Marni Mann is a pro at putting my feelings through the wringer. I’m not a fan of cheating or love triangles, but I read this book anyway because I’m a HUGE fan of Marni Mann’s writing. I am so happy I gave it a chance. It felt realistic to me and I could totally understand why Chloe made the decisions she did. The book is about Chloe meeting her first love, Oliver, when traveling abroad in London. She and Oliver have a whirlwind, fun filled romance that made my knees weak. Oliver was so dreamy. I loved him. Unfortunately, their time comes to an end when Chloe has to head back home to the United States. A few years later she meets Lance. He loves her just as much as Oliver did. He was such a great guy. After being with Lance a while, Chloe’s job takes her out of the country and her path crosses again with Oliver. I was anxious to see how Chloe’s story was going to play out and to see who she would chose to be with. I loved both men so much and felt that they both loved Chloe so much that I was truly ok with whomever she chose. Such a wonderful, heartfelt story. Chloe was one lucky woman to have had two great loves!