Suit by Jettie Woodruff
Series: The Twin Duo #1
Also in this series: Slut
Published by Self-published on September 20, 2015
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When my sister, Isabelle showed up, just ahead of a tropical storm, nostalgia and a need to reconnect took us on a ride…directly into the eye of a different kind of disaster. I woke from a coma unaware that I even had a twin and married to a man with two little girls. Although I fell madly in love with the children that I didn’t remember, I didn’t feel like I belonged with Paxton Pierce. I couldn’t be who he wanted me to be no matter how hard I tried. But things aren’t always as they seem. I fought my own demons, trying not to be the submissive he required me to be, yet I craved it like a drug. I wanted him.
Once upon a time I was an identical twin.
And then I wasn’t.
Wow! I am still processing what I have read
It’s a cliffy, so my mind is boggling at the possibilities and apart from the triggers, I won’t spoil the experience by sharing what I think may and may not be. As to the possible triggers for some View Spoiler » abusive childhoods, drug addiction, dubious consent within marriage « Hide Spoiler, it’s a dark read that takes you on a journey to an unknown destination.
Suit is the story of twins, one of whom we know has acquired amnesia after surviving a trauma and who no longer recognises the life she is told is hers, including her husband and children. Stumbling through the maze she is placed in, she makes the most of each moment and encourages others to do so as well, sharing her infectious zest for life with others in the process. Throughout the story differences are depicted with opposite sides of the coin constantly there for comparison, be it be personalities; emotions; lifestyles or the simplicity in behaviour traits between siblings.
Flashbacks and childhood dreams recount twins Gabby and Izzy’s early years as they were raised by a single mother. A mother who taught her daughters life lessons in a variety of ways. All the memories are recalled through a child’s prospective, which were referred to in a naive yet candid manner but as an adult reading them, the facts were devastating. As much as I would have preferred not to have been aware of all that was revealed, the necessity for doing so will hopefully be evident in the next book.
Gabby, Paxton and their two children are not what they seem and their lives were upturned after the fateful stormy afternoon. Rules are challenged, friendships questioned and relationships reassessed. Paxton is a two faced domineering bastard, and what drives him to behave as he does is not fully revealed, but there are hints along the way. Well I think there were. This is the kind of story where guessing what is to come is almost as good as reading it. The options as to why, what and who are still floating in my head. Every now and then Paxton reveals a caring, loving side and then it quickly subsides and the controlling man resurfaces.
For all intents and purposes, this was a picture perfect family…which we get to see is far from reality. It seemed Gabby’s life was a dream – a gorgeous husband, beautiful home, happy healthy children and surrounded by luxury. What were missing was respect, love and trust. What kept me turning pages was the mystery as to why Gabby and Paxton got together in the first place. The good times outweighed the bad as Paxton meets defiance and goodness head on, slowly feeling what he has never felt before and shows a side that is a lot more endearing than the man we met in the early chapters of the book.
The real mystery for me lies with the twins and who they are and what happened to see them land in their current situations. And of course what makes Paxton tick. I have a good feeling that speculation and theories will be in abundance as readers await the release of the second book in this duo.
Lily’s Rating: 4.5 Stars
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