SHARING YOU by Molly McAdams
On-sale | ISBN: 9780062299406
Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. But Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married.
To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation, and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her.
When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.
Olivia Reynolds Saco aka “the wife”
Ugh, I have nothing nice to say about Olivia, at all; and it’s not because I want Brody with Kamryn. Don’t believe me? Let’s dive in and get to know Olivia, and then you can decide for yourself. Olivia loves money and power. She grew up in a country club home and looks down on anyone who hasn’t—including her husband, Brody. She loves that her parents hate him and are constantly telling him he’s not good enough/doesn’t make enough to support Olivia. Well, when you buy another luxury car to match the other new one you have … it’s kind of hard to make enough money to support those kind of habits, and she knows it. Olivia has never worked a day in her life, and whatever Brody is able to save up, she is ready to blow on any and everything she can get her hands on—but it isn’t just because she loves having the newest things. This is like therapy to her. No. Really. Therapy.
After devastation struck their small home years ago, this is what Olivia needs to do in order to feel some kind of peace. It makes her feel important to Brody, it makes her feel as if she’s taking care of him since she can’t take care of anyone else. It kills her that she feels like she’s not enough, and she feels trapped inside a body where emotions run wild. The screaming, the throwing things, the sobbing, and the psychotic form of seducing her husband isn’t really her. It’s product of suffering through what happened all those years ago. Or it’s just the best acting she’s ever done.
Because Olivia really isn’t that unstable person. She’s confident in herself and her daddy’s money, and she knows that Brody is one step from leaving her—not that she would mind exactly … she would just miss the high she gets from feeling like she is controlling someone. So she does what she feels like she has to; she becomes emotionally and mentally unstable to ensure that her husband will never leave her, even when she’s never home half the time anyway. She’s at her parents’ house, most of the time … the rest of those days she’s gone ... well, that isn’t something you deserve to know—according to her.
When Brody starts spending more time with his family, she knows she needs to kick it up a few notches since those people are always trying to get him to leave her. She calls him constantly, she has more episodes than usual, and she knows she has him right where she wants him. Brody really is pathetic, and it’s one of the fun topics between her girlfriends and her. It isn’t until after Brody tells her he wants a divorce that she realizes all her ploys to keep him didn’t work—and not long after, she finds him with the cupcake girl. A girl she knows has a secret, one Olivia’s ready to go public with. Olivia knows she can’t get Brody back, but she can do everything in her power to make sure he won’t forget her for the rest of his life—it’s the least he deserves for leaving her and making her look like a fool.
Molly’s Daily Question: Do you still think Olivia is the victim in this triangle?