Split Decisions is the sequel to Carmen DeSousa's best seller She Belongs to Me but can be read as a standalone novel--though I do suggest reading She Belongs to Me just because it's a great book. We're reintroduced to the lovely main characters; Jaynee and Jordan. Quite a few years have passed since the events of She Belongs to Me and life has moved forward. There are kids, life has changed a bit, and Jaynee is now an author. I think there was a bit of maturing on both Jaynee and Jordan's parts between books 1 and 2.
Now, if you've read DeSousa's other work you may think you know what to expect from her romantic-suspense novels, but in Split Decisions she definitely breaks the rules.
I loved the beginning of the book, then things got a little...strange. But, bear with it. It isn't a bad strange. And, although it wasn't what I was expecting from a DeSousa book, it was still a fantastic read. It is well-paced, keeps the mystery under wraps until close to the end, and had me sitting on the edge of my seat at times. There were moments when I laughed, or when my heart ached for the characters. Sometimes I wanted to slap them or grab them by the shoulders and shake them, ask them 'why can't you see?'. All-in-all it has everything a good romantic suspense novel needs, with a twist.
So, kudos to you Carmen for breaking the rules, turning my expectations on their head and giving us a fantastic new read. Never let it be said that Carmen DeSousa follows a formula :)
5 stars for Split Decisions.
You can purchase it HERE from Amazon
or pick up She Belongs to Me HERE from Amazon.
Sometimes you want something so badly you are willing to abandon everything you've ever known--including yourself.
Eighteen years ago, Jaynee Monroe married the man of her dreams, became the mother of four, and fulfilled her career goals. About to turn forty, she senses something is missing from her idyllic life. While Googling her name in an attempt to find herself, she unearths something so impossible, she contemplates her own sanity. Seeking answers, she embarks on a journey to discover the truth, only to end up abducted by a deranged stranger who insists on calling her Caycee.
Caycee took the road less traveled. Rejecting a marriage proposal from the only decent man she ever knew, she ventures to California to become famous. Eighteen years later, success has left her alone and miserable. Attempting to locate her lost love on Facebook, she discovers his infatuation with her. Not only does his presumed-dead wife have Caycee's uncommon middle name, it appears he has photo-shopped her face over hers.
Never could Caycee and Jaynee have imagined decisions they made years earlier would threaten not only their lives but also their loved ones. Caycee must now reunite with the southern gent she dismissed eighteen years ago and convince him to accompany her to New York to locate his wife, the most important person in both their lives.
About the Author:
I characterize my stories as modern-day fairytales, as they overflow with romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, tragedy. After all, what would a fairytale be without a tragic event setting the stage? All of my novels are sensual, but not erotic, gripping but not graphic stories that will make you love, laugh, cry, gasp, and hope.