Date Read: October 12, 2020
Published: August 17, 2020
Feeling like her marriage is done, Nautica slowly starts giving up. Her husband, Psalm, finds himself in her line of fire almost daily. Constantly, the two bicker and argue, rehashing old hurts, which leads them to make decisions they think they can’t come back from.
Reluctantly, Nautica accepts an opportunity for them to come back from what she believes is a place of no return. On a whim, Nautica and Psalm are whisked away for five days and given a chance and the space to fix what they’ve deemed broken.
Will they allow themselves a chance to love past the pain, or is it too late for their relationship to be reignited?
I love a good second chance romance and this story was emotional. It showed some very real aspects of marriage. We hear the happily ever after tales all the time, but we rarely get a deep dive into post honeymoon phase relationships. Relationships go through rough patches, but it’s the work you put in that determines if it’s meant to last.
I love how Cherish showcased not only the faults each character felt they saw in the other, but there was even more self reflection. She showed how sometimes you just need to strip away the outside world and come back to the core of why the relationship became to be in the first place.
This was the first book I’ve read from the author, but it won’t be the last. I’m looking forward to diving into more of her catalogue.