Rough Water (Songbird #7)by Published 01 May 2016
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Sometimes love is more than a feeling…it’s a choice.
Justin Doyle loves his new wife, Sarah. Deeply. Madly. Passionately.... And he wants a divorce.
A few weeks into their marriage an unforeseen tragedy strikes, bringing their lives to a screeching halt.
For Justin, the loss hits him in deep and profound ways. He is wracked with a guilt which feeds his belief that he has never been—will never be—good enough. Sarah tries to be there for him while she deals with her own sadness, but he pushes her away…to a place neither are sure they can recover from.
The one thing they need most is each other. And it’s the one thing they don’t have.
Can they find their way back to the place they were before? Or is wedded bliss just a fairy tale?
"Rough Water (Songbird #7)" Reviews
I'm torn on what to feel about this book. The truth is, this is the type of story conflict that I avoid. However, it also felt like it was not really the exact thing that I avoid. I guess because even though it appears that Sarah is at fault, I didn't feel like she's really at fault about it. I didn't even think that I would sympathize with her given that her situation is what my kind of a no-go conflict. I commend the author for writing it so well that even if it's what I usually read, I find that I can't stop reading it either.
Other than that, the story was well written and emotionally gripping. I like how the story flowed and how the characters patched up things in the end. This is definitely a new experience of a Melissa Pearl novel for me.
It was a very nice story.
Despite all the suffering of the characters, they managed to find a way to get back together as they wanted and deserved.
When Sarah told him what happened for the first time Justin I had no choice but to fully understand his reaction. On his shoes I would have done the same. But as I continued to read the story I could see how sorry Sarah was and how much he loved her.
The lesson I learned from this story was that we must fight for what we want no matter how much it costs.
I totally recommend this story! And don't forget to grab the tissues.
We have briefly met Justin during Marcus and Kelly's book. We know he's married to Sarah and 'might' be having difficulties, but that's about it. When the book starts, Justin and Sarah are just about to get married. Time flows fairly quickly at the start of the book as you get up-to-date with what is going on for them. Before you know it, you are in the main part of the story and all the emotions that go along with it.
Sarah and Justin both lose themselves and have to try and find their way back, but whether that is together or separately is yet to be seen. Outside circumstances and internal feelings and emotions stand in their way, together with the normal 'pressure' from family. Being young, married and having to live up to expectations is always a hard thing, especially when you are drowning in sorrow.
A wonderful story told with feeling and sensitivity, and a great addition to the Songbird novel. I really hope that Jane finds her own happiness soon. Definitely recommended.
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Hold Fast Or Jump Ship? . . .
Honestly this was the first Songbird novel I was hesitant to read and had seriously thought about skipping. The relationship struggles in this book are real on sooo many levels that your heart breaks for the characters and yourself. This book will touch you dearly if you've ever experienced a loss of a loved one or have been hurt in a relationship to the point it could tear you apart.
Recently married, Justin and Sarah Doyle, are nothing but the epitome of newlyweds and living in wedded bliss. But tragedy strikes their happiness and the loss threatens to consume everything. Justin buries himself in his work trying to hide from the guilt of not fulfilling a promise he made. All the while Sarah seeks comfort in praise at work since home is no longer a place of joy. But when something happens that could permanently separate the two, the question is will they divorce or pull through the rough times together?
Overall, oh so emotional but worthwhile read. I cried and I'm not ashamed because it was therapeutic. Sarah and Justin face the toughest of circumstances that none should face but too often do. Justin is definitely a sweetheart that lost his way, but when he mans up and remembers his true promises, Oh I loved it! And as for Sarah, I'd love to say I judge her, but honestly she could be anyone caught up in a similar situation making her the most relatable. This couple definitely proves strong despite the circumstances they endure, but I'm so happy to see favorites from previous novels come to help them out. Can't wait for more from the Songbird novels and hopefully more of Sarah and Justin later on.
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I don't know where to begin this review. Let me start it off by saying I believe that this is the best book in this entire series that Melissa has written. I would say thus far, but I don't know how she is going to top this book. Not only will this book make you grab for those tissues on multiple occasions, it will make you laugh, and be happy. It will leave a smile on your face at the end of this book.
Melissa writes along with the music. She finds a song, then she spin a story around that song. She finds another song, then continues the story. She is a true storyteller. She makes you believe in true love. She hopes for the best, and she lets the characters write what they need to be doing and where they need to go. I can't wait until I read more of her work. She never leaves me disappointed at all.