Title: The Painful Side of Love
Author: Rebecca Rohman
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 4/25/2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 192
Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
We all make them. But when is a mistake too big to forgive? What happens when the consequences of our mistakes are so disastrous, they cause excruciating pain to everyone we hold near and dear?
San Francisco’s Dr. Morgan Drake makes one mistake. One colossal mistake that could cost him everything and everyone he loves—including himself.
When interior designer, Zoë Drake sees small changes in her husband her investigations point to a mammoth problem. The happy marriage and great relationship they share quickly begins to evaporate. What’s worse—it’s all happening when Zoë’s going through some changes of her own—at a time when she might need Morgan the most.
With a husband who is at times completely absent, a child who increasingly blames himself for his parents’ issues, and a cryptic call that introduces the element of danger and fear, Zoë will soon realize that there is a painful side of love. As their world falls apart will there be anything that can secure their bond, or will this chapter of their lives come to a catastrophic end?
The Painful Side of Love is a follow-up novella to Rebecca Rohman’s romantic suspense novel, Love M.D. If you like romance with a tad of steam, a huge injection of suspense and being taken on a roller-coaster of emotions, then this novella is for you.
The Painful Side of love was a heart wrenching 5 star read.
We start with a huge loss for Dr. Morgan and he is devastated and broken. He made a mistake and now someone is gone because of it. Morgan blames himself for the loss.
Zoe is struggling to support Morgan while he withdraws from her and everything else around him. I had a few near heart attacks with some of the things that Morgan pulled on Zoe. She is also having to deal with some things regarding his mother’s death as well and she doesn’t have the support she needs from Morgan. Things seem to be getting worse instead of better. Will Zoe be able to keep things together for her family?
There is so much more to this emotionally draining read, it was quite the roller-coaster of emotions. I had tears in my eyes several times. There are some shocking things that happen that really add a lot to the story. The secondary characters were great. This was a story that really makes you think about what could happen with one little mistake and how lives can spiral out of control. Luckily for Zoe and Morgan they get their HEA but it wasn’t an easy path. The ending couldn’t have been more perfect.