The Fourteen Day Soul Detox by Rita Stradling

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The Fourteen Day Soul Detox, The Complete Serial


Author: Rita Stradling

Published on: 28 March 2017

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

Pages: 1076

Format: E-Book

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★★★★

It’s been one year since my husband Logan died. 
For the last eleven months, I’ve hated Logan for how he left me. 
For ten months, I’ve worked my ass off to get myself and my daughter out of the debt Logan landed us in, and we’re not close to out. 
For eight months, I’ve been sleeping with Logan’s best friend, Cameron. 

There’s enough blame to go around for how Logan died; we all played a part, my mother, my former best friend, Cameron, and myself. I can’t move on, and I can’t forgive. 

I am a f*cking mess. 

On my thirtieth birthday, everything changes. It’s like I wake up, and I don’t want to be me anymore. I give myself fourteen days to fix my life. I commit to one task each day, starting with quitting coffee and ending with breaking it off with Cameron and finding someone who isn’t entrenched in all of the b*llshit, finding a man who’s sweet and safe. 

But, my life doesn’t want to let me go. The sweet and safe guy I find isn’t what he seems. The consequences of my husband’s death go deeper than I know. And, there’s a vicious stalker on my trail who believes I need to be punished. 

And, then there’s Cameron. 
I should have never slept with him. 
Starting up with him was wrong because I knew he loved me since high school. 
As my life becomes more and more dangerous, he proves he would do anything to protect me and my daughter. 
And, unfortunately, I am undeniably in love with him, too. 
But, to move on I have to leave him. 

However, Cameron has no plans to ever let me go. 

This is my story.

Firstly, I would like to thank LibraryThing and the author, Rita, for giving me the chance to read and review this arc in return for an honest review. 😀

It took me sufficiently long to finish this novel. This is also the longest novel I have ever read in my life. I remembered picking up ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ a few years back only to put it back down after reading the 1st chapter. Reading long novels isn’t really my thing but, I’m proud of myself for overcoming this hurdle. *pats on back*

This novel’s plot is pretty mundane and slow since it depicts Jamie’s everyday life. Occasionally, there will be some drama and those are the only times which keep me at the edge of my chair. Other than those occasions, it is hard for me to continue on with this novel after 200 pages in. As mention above, I don’t really enjoy reading slow-paced novels. However, I make up my mind to pull through after pulling this novel off after 2 months since I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I’m really glad I didn’t DNF The Fourteen Day Soul Detox right off the bat and to give it a chance instead. After all, I did take away some life lessons after reading this novel. 🙂

I have an enjoyable time following Jamie and the struggles she has to face as a single mother, having to raise a child with special needs after her husband, Logan, passed away in an accident. This novel is also an eye-opener for me since I’ve never read an adult women’s fiction novel before. Though I’m probably too young and naive to understand the struggles Jamie has to face as a single mother, I’m still surprised by how much life lesson I’ve gained from it. Now, it makes me see certain things in a different light.

Jamie is an ‘okay’ character. I don’t particularly love or hate her. Instead, I love secondary characters such as Cameron much more. Cameron is my bias in this novel. After all, he is willing to sacrifice so much for Jamie even though she *ahem* initially doesn’t have feelings for him. That alone is very admirable. Double thumbs up from me. XD On the other hand, Jamie made some stupid decisions but, I wouldn’t blame or diss her for making such decisions since ultimately, we are humans. We are bound to make mistakes at some point in our lives. Even so, there is something that makes me love Jamie and that is her willingness to change, apologise, and repent for those decisions she made. I should learn from her since I’m too stubborn for my own good. *ahem*

 

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