Thursday, October 24, 2013

Book Review: Covet by Tracey Garvis-Graves

About the Book
Title: Covet
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Publication Date: September 17, 2013
Length: 320 Pages

From the author of the New York Times bestseller On the Island.
What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?
Chris and Claire Canton’s marriage is on life support. Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire. When he’s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire’s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can’t weather. Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.
Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night. He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade. When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they’re spending hours together.
Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room. Daniel knows that Claire’s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic. But it doesn’t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she’ll never cross.

Covet is another fan-freaking-tastic novel from the genius that is Tracey Garvis Graves. In Covet, Tracey takes on another taboo subject, Adultery. The way she handles the delicate subject and manages to tell a beautiful story shows her true talent. The story has a realism to it, but those who are not fans of books about Adultery will still enjoy Covet.

Clair thought she had the perfect marriage until Chris loses his job and pulls away from her and their family. When Chris finally gets a job, the travel required maybe the final crack in the ice that his marriage is currently standing on. Claire soon meets handsome police officer Daniel and form a friendship. After feeling so alone, the friendship makes her feel alive again, but is it the right thing to do?

While a majority of the story comes from Claire’s point of view, we do get a glimpse of both Chris and Dan’s point of view during the story. I like experiencing all sides of the story, because in this difficult situation, it helps to know each character involved and what they are thinking. The way Tracey writes all three characters is what makes you want them to succeed and get what they want. The problem being is that would never work. The way Tracey handles this throughout the story reminded me why I fell in love with her writing in the first place. 

Any contemporary romance fan will love Covet, and for On the Island fans this is a must read. As a huge fan, I cannot wait to see what Tracey Garvis Graves comes up with next. 

**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review** 

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1 comment:

Pamela DuMond, D.C. said...

Thanks for the review! I'm looking forward to this one. I loved her first book.

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