Book Title and Author: Mine by Courtney Cole
Publication Date and Publisher: May 28, 2019 by Gallery Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Pages: 304 pages
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Date Read: May 4, 2019 (e-arc)
Our world was crumbling. You took advantage. He was weak. You’re weaker.
A wedding ring isn’t a challenge. It’s a promise.
But that promise wasn’t for you.
Get some self respect. And get your own life.
My husband isn’t yours.
And no matter how hard you try, you’ll never be me.
You don’t have the balls.
Mine by Courtney Cole is as wild and raging as the damaging hurricane that plays a pivotal part in her novel. It’s suspenseful, dramatic, tense, and twisty in all the right places. I stayed up reading it until 5 am, so it definitely kept my rapt attention!
Tessa Taylor is looking forward to a romantic weekend with her husband of twenty years until Ethan suddenly calls to say he’s stuck in meetings out of town and not coming home. She’s devastated and to make things worse, a category 4 hurricane is headed straight for their house, and she’s going to be riding the storm out all alone. At least her youngest kids are safe with her parents and her oldest son is safe at college…
Once Tessa secures their home against the raging storm, she settles down with Ethan’s iPad since she can’t find hers. Wow, is she in for the shock of her life when she opens it and sees texts and sexy photos to Ethan from a younger woman named Lindsey! Tessa is clearly in shock because how could Ethan be cheating on her when they are so happily married…or so she thought! Everything she thought she knew about her marriage comes crashing around her. She becomes blinded by rage towards Lindsey and Ethan.
Yet, Lindsey becomes the target of her revenge, and she texts her pretending to be Ethan telling her to come over in the middle of the hurricane to ride out the storm. No matter what happens or what she has to do, Tessa is going to confront the woman who tried to take her husband!
The story is told in alternating POVs with Tessa’s story taking place in the present and Lindsey’s taking place in the past with her own version of events of how she met Ethan, her love for him, and her belief that he’s all hers. The stories converge and move together until the final conclusion.
This is a tale of betrayal, heartbreak, pain, rage, madness, and revenge, and it makes you think long and hard about what you’d do if you were in Tessa’s place. I’ve never enjoyed a novel about a betrayed wife and a manipulative mistress more than I did this one! Just who will win the battle to prove Ethan is theirs? You’ll have to read and find out!
Put this in on your summer reading list for a fast-paced, wildly compelling reading experience!
**Thanks to NetGalley, Jessica Roth, and Gallery Books for the chance to read and review an ARC copy. All opinions are my own.**