Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire by Eliza Freed: Review

Josh & Anna and Gabe & Claire by Eliza Freed: ReviewJosh & Anna and Gabe & Claire by Eliza Freed
on November 15, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance

No marriage is perfect.

Josh and Anna Montgomery are trying to have a baby. Well, Anna is. Josh is making the minimum contribution necessary, and it’s ruining their relationship.

Gabe Hawkins is trying to survive the wild ride that is life with his wife, Claire. It’s passionate everywhere but in their bedroom.

For these four friends, the difficulties of their marriages are camouflaged by hazy happy hours, extravagant vacations, picturesque weddings, and sleeping in. The possibilities of their youth are wilting in the light of their waning twenties, and on one fateful night, four friends become two. Survivors become lovers. Truths are told, and nothing seems like forever anymore.

Alexis says…

To be honest, I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this book. I didn’t realize that it was going to force me to literally not put it down.

Josh and Anna & Claire and Gabe are two married couples but they do everything together. They are always vacationing, going out to bars, dinner, etc.

Due to the way the author set up the narrative, you get the POVs from two people, one person from each couple. In their POVs, you realize that everything is not perfect in both marriages. That what you see on the outside is not really what is happening behind closed doors.

Unfortunately, tragedy strikes both of these couples leaving only two survivors in its wake and LOTS of questions.

This is where the story gets even more interesting. It will have you second-guessing what really happed that night. You will also see the fallout that happens between the two lone survivors and how they lean on each other during those times. Both of them go through different experiences during the grieving process but their keep coming back to each other to help with the pain.

I need to point out the awesome writing in this book. Eliza Freed executed this unique storyline flawlessly. She kept my attention throughout the entire book. It literally messed with my head and just showed that not everything you believe or see is the truth.

I really don’t want to give much away as it will definitely hurt the reader’s experience. I must say, I cannot believe this is my first read by Eliza Freed. I absolutely adored her storytelling and have already picked up another one of her reads to start immediately.

I highly recommend this one if you want something that is different, yet will become your next book hangover. It is a book that will have you wanting to reread it again to see what you missed throughout the pages. It will have you questioning everything, AND will have you rereading that epilogue a couple of times after being totally blown away. Yep, people, all of these things are signs of a fabulous read!





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Eliza Freed graduated from Rutgers University and returned to her hometown in rural South Jersey. Her mother encouraged her to take some time and find herself. After three months of searching, she began to bounce checks, her neighbors began to talk, and her mother told her to find a job.

She settled into corporate America, learning systems and practices and the bureaucracy that slows them. Eliza quickly discovered her creativity and gift for story telling as a corporate trainer and spent years perfecting her presentation skills and studying diversity. It was during this time she became an avid observer of the characters she met and the heartaches they endured. Her years of study taught her that laughter, even the completely inappropriate kind, was the key to survival.

She currently lives in New Jersey with her family and a misbehaving beagle named Odin. As an avid swimmer, if Eliza is not with her family and friends, she’d rather be underwater. While she enjoys many genres, she is, and always has been, a sucker for a love story…the more screwed up the better.