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Covet: A Novel de Tracey Garvis Graves
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Covet: A Novel (edição: 2014)

de Tracey Garvis Graves (Autor)

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What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else?
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Título:Covet: A Novel
Autores:Tracey Garvis Graves (Autor)
Informação:Plume (2014), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
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Covet is the story of three lonely people trying to sort out their place and purpose in the world. Chris had been out of a job for a long time and takes a job that requires travel and separation from his family. He sees his worth in providing for his family in the way they had been accustomed. Claire is Chris' wife. She loves Chris and her children. She wants to support her husband, but he draws away from her. She is lonely as is Daniel, a police officer who befriends Claire.

This story is told from the point of view of Chris, Claire, and Daniel. As the reader, you want to tell these people to look harder at what they are doing, talk things out with the people you love, and fight for your relationship. Although Daniel is sticking his foot into a place where it doesn't belong, he is portrayed well and the reader is able to see where his weaknesses lie and it is easy to feel for his character as well.

Overall a good read worthy of 4 stars from me. ( )
  sdbookhound | Mar 17, 2019 |
I will automatically read anything by Tracy Garvis Graves after the masterpiece that is "On the Island". I think I may be in over my head.

This book was a-freaking-mazing. The next words aren't criticisms or warnings, but the story is an emotional roller-coaster. My legs were shaky and my tummy unsteady when I hit the button that took me back out to the library page in my kindle app. I think I cried all through making my lunch.

It isn't often I say something like this, but it didn't end exactly the way I wanted it to, but Tracy made it okay. And it shed light on parts of my life I really didn't want to look at, but it was cathartic at the same time.

I honestly don't know how she does it. It's quite a gift. These people are so real to me after reading their stories I feel like I could take over some brownies and join in one of their parties.

I promise, the writing will draw you in and keep you the whole way. If it doesn't, you may need to re-examine your heart. (okay, that's a joke, but seriously...)

Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a review copy. ( )
  Aleveria | Jan 12, 2017 |
I hate to say this but I liked On the island better.. there wasn't happening very much (or enough) in this book, but it was ok. ( )
  Ingstje | Jan 18, 2016 |
4 stars! Couples who have faced the challenges of keeping it together through struggling economy can relate to this story.

"In all the years we'd been together, I'd never experienced anything quite as heartbreaking as watching the light of my golden boy fade."- Claire

Chris was successful, he had a high paying job that allowed him to provide a comfortable life for Claire and their two kids until the fall of 2008 when everything went south. Suddenly he found himself unemployed and struggling to find a job before his family loses everything. Claire remained the supportive wife and found ways to save money in order for them to stretch what little income they did have from her freelance graphic design work and Chris's unemployment. They did their best to appear like everything was under control.

"We were the Cantons. Sun-kissed, All-American, picture perfect. By all appearances we were the ideal suburban family. As long as you don't look to closely."- Claire

After over a year of frantic searching and a bout with depression, Chris finds a job but it's one that requires him to travel...a lot. With Chris gone all the time, Clare finds herself lonely and detached from her 10 year marriage. Sometimes it even feels as though Chris has given up on them too with his one liner text messages and impersonal emails mostly discussing the kids.

"One day you wake up and realize that the distance between you and your spouse has grown to such an enormous width that neither of you are capable of clearing the distance."

It's very tempting for her to seek comfort in a growing friendship with sexy Officer Daniel Rush, who develops an instant attraction to her. She finds herself spending a lot of time with Daniel, more time than she should. Their friendship is respectful, easy and fills a void for the both of them. She looks forward to her time with Daniel which becomes almost daily while Chris is away.

"There is a man downstairs who has every right to be in bed with me but isn't interested. And there is a man who doesn't have any right at all yet he sounds as though he would give just about anything for the opportunity. I have never felt more alone."

Should she try to save her rapidly sinking marriage or explore a future with a man she can't seem to resist?

"Why did you ask me to go on that motorcycle ride. The first time, I mean."
He shrugs lightly, looking pensive. "I thought you might say yes. You seemed lonely."
"Am I transmitting?"
"What?" He asks, clearly confused by my question.
"Nothing. Never mind"
"Why did you say yes?" He asks.
"Because I am lonely."


Daniel is so tempting, what's a girl to do?? Sounds like an easy choice right but hang on...

"I miss my kids, and my house and even though she probably wouldn't believe me if I told her so, I miss Claire. I miss a lot of things."- Chris

I really enjoyed this story, I felt it was an honest portrayal of a failing marriage, how stressful it is to survive in a crashing economy and making the right decision even if it's a difficult one. I didn't know how I wanted things to end at first but I am very happy with the outcome! Good job! ( )
  GwendolynGrace | Jul 15, 2015 |
3.5

No hay nada que me guste mas que una femenina que se respete a si misma y tenga dignidad , por eso Covet fue llevadero y entretenido para mi .

No obstante , hay ciertas cosas que me parecieron apresuradas . No voy a decir que precisamente pero, en fin , eso le resto bastante a la trama .

A pesar de todo , me encanta la autora y lo realistas son las relaciones románticas que escribe , nunca hay amores sin sentidos y nada pasa porque si , sino porque hay varias razones y caminos que llevaron a que eso pasara . ( )
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
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