Linda Lael Miller's hero, Tony, was wasted in this novella. The plot is thin. Tony and Sharon get divorced after several years of happy marriage. The catalyst is Sharon's opening of her dream business, a lingerie shop. Tony is not supportive of her, for reasons of his own. Apparently, this is the last straw. Sharon serves him with divorce papers unexpectedly, and they of course are divorced quickly.
This is so unrealistic, it's hard to even read the book. It's plausible enough that a couple can be married for several years and never learn to communicate, or never be open about their feelings. It's not realistic that she would serve him with divorce papers without trying to resolve the problem. And it's not realistic that he'd just accept the divorce, which he vocally doesn't want, without trying to find out what's wrong. There are such things as marriage counselors or even weekend retreats to get at the heart of the problem. I can't believe a couple would toss everything aside without trying something like this.
All of this makes it hard to believe that a single weekend together (after a miserable novel full of bickering and self pity) magically accomplishes the reunion and resolution of their problems. Why didn't they just talk sooner?
Tony was likable, Sharon was pathetic. I also got disgusted at the token kids Miller included in the book. At one point, Sharon takes off driving to clear her mind and ends up hours away - and it's her turn for custody! Come on. The last straw is when they remarry, the kids aren't even in the wedding! The kids don't even know until they see the ring on their finger! During the novel, Sharon is planning a trip to Paris, and she never gives the kids a contact number for her. At one point during the novel, she leaves the kids with Tony (his turn) and realizes later she forgot to tell them goodbye.
I spent the book feeling sorry for the kids, and feeling disgusted with the characters. And then you end the book and you're depressed from reading 100 pages of bickering and walking away!
This is a total waste of time.