Friday, September 25, 2015

Review: The Push by Sara V. Zook

An accident. A coma. Another woman stealing her husband’s heart. 

Livvy Thorne has been through hell. She’s just gotten Darin back, and with Violet now out of the picture, she can focus on her marriage and the anticipated arrival of their newborn son. Having a family, that’s not too much to ask for, is it? 

A heart attack. A hospital. More pain. 

Another man is about to step into Livvy’s life to help her through the torments she’s experiencing. Will she lean on him and forget everything she’s worked so hard to get back? 

Sometimes our destiny is to be happy, uplifted, and content. Other times our destiny stabs us in the back, laughs at our suffering, and pushes us down.

4 Stars!

Review by Jen Hagen 

I read for pure enjoyment.  Sometimes the stories are a little out there where I know that if this were to happen in real life I would lose interest, but put it in a book and I’m lost to the world living in my little fictional bubble.  This is a continuation of The Pull, where there was an ending that was questionable.  This was a quick read, and just like its predecessor I knew it was just a story and not to get upset with it.  
I’m not a huge fan of cookie cutter or insta-love romances, so I have enjoyed these not-your-typical love stories…if in fact they can even be classified as a love story.  

Livvy is dealing will all kinds of emotions right now.  She awoke from a lengthy coma to find the love of her life had moved on, she fought for his love and won, and now they have had a couple happy years together and are anticipating the birth of their son. Livvy find herself once again fighting for her happiness. Strength and comfort  comes from the unlikeliest of people  and both of them know they should not cross these lines. 

I was spiraling down a hole I didn’t know how to find my way out of, and I was struggling, my fingernails clawing at dirt to try to keep myself from plummeting the whole way to the bottom.  Something told me I was going to hit, though – hit hard. 

I can already hear some of you not liking Livvy.  I don’t necessarily approve of what she is doing, but I certainly can’t judge her as I have not had to be in her shoes.  She is hurting and she is finding comfort – or at least what she thinks is comfort.  I think it’s just a replacement and it was never meant to go any further.  Livvy is in unchartered territory not knowing if she will ever be happy again.  Would I grab onto something so slight in the hopes that my days would be brighter and the pain lessened??  Absoloutely.   The only thing is, more than one person stands to be hurt from this.

“Don’t you see, Liv?  We have to think about others.  Others are involved here.”

As much as I should, I really can’t find fault in Livvy.  This read was very emotional and the writer did an excellent job pulling out the pain one would feel in this situation.  

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