Emily has the life every woman dreams of.
At 29, she has two beautiful kids, a live-in nanny, housekeeper, cook, and every imaginable luxury in the posh Upper East Side townhouse she shares with her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Louis Bruel. His company, Bruel Industries, owns a big chunk of New York City’s most sought-after real estate, and together Emily and Louis embody the perfect hot fairy tale couple for ten happy years of marriage.
But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.
Can Emily and Louis rewind far enough back to a time when life was simpler and love was all they needed? Follow their story with the help of some of their favorite songs from the 80’s to discover just how deep and how far love will go. (via Goodreads)
Title: Love in Rewind (Audio Fools #1)
Author: Tali Alexander
Published: May 17th 2014 by Tali Alexander Books Inc.
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Review: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I feel lied to by the synopsis of this book… What I was expecting was a book about a woman who was trying to rekindle her relationship with her emotionally distant husband.
What I got was a book filled with sex and a mildly creepy and totally controlling male lead, told in one huge flashback.
Let me first start off by saying that the writing in this book isn’t going to win any awards. The parts of the story that were centered around the main character having sex were well written, but the parts of the book that are about them doing something over than each other weren’t very thought out.
I found the love interest, Louis, to be a little creepy at times. There were times where he told Emily not to tell him to stop because he wasn’t going to, and he also told her he hopes she was 18 although it’d be worth going to jail if she wasn’t. Ew. He was also really controlling of Emily and I didn’t like that they spent an exuberant amount of time together and kept telling her what to do – like, outside of the bedroom, y’know? Plus he kept calling her “little girl” and because of their age difference, her being 18 and him 29, it really honestly didn’t sit right with me. Problematic male character is problematic.
Also there’s a rape joke in the book which is a thumbs down.
This book is just a lot of sex, with more sex thrown in. And, like I said before, while the sex scenes were well written, the story itself was unbelievable. I was anticipating more of a story… with a plot… and redeemable characters. I didn’t hate it or anything. I was just hoping for a little more.