WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH by Stephanie Casher
WHEN LOVES ISN’T ENOUGH (Soul Mates Trilogy #1) by Stephanie Casher
WHEN LOVE ISN’T ENOUGH is a fictional story about love and betrayal, denial and heartbreak, and finally knowing when to say good-bye.
Samantha likes to party. And waking up with a naked stranger was the last straw. Finding her way to the water’s edge to watch the sunrise, Samantha knew she had to soon change her partying habits. But finding a tall, dark stranger sitting in the same spot she had come to call her own, stirred something deep within.
Tony has been watching the beautiful woman for weeks. Always alone watching the sunrise or sunset, Tony knew he wanted to meet the female who called to his very soul. Hoping to strike up a conversation, Tony finds himself sitting next to the woman he would soon call his soul-mate. Within a matter of a few days, Tony and Samantha had fallen in love. But when Tony finally revealed that he was in a long-term relationship with Angela (a child-hood friend), Samantha knew that friendship with this man would be one of the hardest things to accept.
As the story continues, Samantha and Tony’s love grows deeper. Their chemistry is instant and explosive, but knowing that Tony was committed to another woman, Samantha refused to take their relationship to the next level. It was only when Tony suggested he would end his 5 year relationship with Angela, did Samantha allow herself the hope that a future with Tony was a possibility. But Angela’s reaction to the break-up was not what Tony had expected, and his guilt forced him to reconsider in which direction he was going.
Stephanie introduces Samantha’s college roommates and friends. Gabe as the stand-in boyfriend and male protector, and Faby as the ever-supportive BFF; Tony’s best friend and wingman Damion talks to Tony’s sub-conscious, knowing that he too was falling for the woman that Tony claimed to be his soul-mate. But co-dependency is difficult when guilt and betrayal are weapons of choice. And it is Tony’s decision that will force Damion to be the unwanted messenger leaving Samantha with a broken heart and secret she refuses to reveal.
WHEN LOVES ISN’T ENOUGH is a poignant story of heartbreak and betrayal. Thinking you have found your soul-mate, but knowing he is tied to another, can be difficult when lovers first meet. Finding that he was never tied to the other by his heart but by guilt and shame , will force you to look down upon the Happily Ever After of fairy-tales. When all is said and done-love is a two way street, betrayal is one of the most difficult things to overcome, and finding love a second-time around, may be pushed aside for a memory that may have been false from the start. I have no problem recommending this story.
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Reviewed by Sandy