Commitment by K.M. Golland
Series: Temptation #5
Also in this series: Temptation, Satisfaction
Published by MIRA on August 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Natasha Jones loves her life, her husband and their two young sons. She works hard both at home and as an Events Supervisor at City Towers. But when a relationship with her work colleague unexpectedly progresses, Tash begins to question whether or not her marriage has passed its ‘Use by’ date.
Dean Jones is a numbers man but has no idea that his number could be up where his marriage is concerned. Never one to really speak his mind, he has always opted to just go with the flow in order to keep his wife happy.
Passion, intimacy, and communication have taken a backseat to demanding careers, a mortgage and family life, and it’s not until Tash and Dean stand to lose everything they have built together that the spark between them begins to flicker again.
And boy does it flicker ...and ignite ...and nearly burn the entire neighbourhood down!
Can Tash and Dean keep this newly lit flame alive and save their marriage? Or will temptation make the commitment seem too much to bear?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Commitment combines humor and the realities of domesticity to illustrate the struggles of a contented couple who stumble across temptation. Fidelity and the moral questions surrounding whether or not to act on feelings blur the boundaries of marriage. Dean and Natasha share through dual points of view highlighting how simple miscommunications can snowball from a minor annoyance to a deal breaker.
Ms. Golland has a distinctive style to her writing, utilising humour and not mincing her words when describing everyday challenges. The humour borders on to being full on school-boy/toilet humour at times– this rarely works for me but I had no trouble overlooking it as I was keen to uncover how Dean and Natasha would navigate the mess their marriage was becoming.
What I enjoyed about this story was I had no idea whether they could make their marriage work. More I was unsure which direction I wanted the story to take. When each twist occurred, it presented all sides equally and it highlighted nothing was a simple choice.
This was a realistic and frank account of a long term relationship, taking the mickey out of some of the more over the top shenanigans other couples get up to in romance books. Their take on a steamy shower scene was hilarious. It could have easily ended up with one or both of them in an emergency ward! Thankfully, no characters were hurt as a result of this reality hit!
The integration of family time provided a plethora of entertainment. There wouldn’t be many an adult who will have had the joy of being responsible for a child and hasn’t encountered at least one of the cringe worthy moments Natasha had to face.
Commitment is a story I enjoyed despite my eyeball rolling moments with some of the humour. Having read the first two books in the Satisfaction series, I found no trouble getting into this book. Interestingly, I thought I knew what would happen but each twist in the plot pivoted the story slightly different to what I anticipated. Be sure to shop around for this book if you want to read it, at the time of writing this review the pricing varied considerably between vendors!
Rating: 3.5 Surprise Me Stars
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