|Publication.Date||March 2nd, 2017|
|Published By:||Red Door Publishing|
|Because I Was Lonely on Goodreads|
|My review copy:||I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.|
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Meet Adam. He's trapped in a world of grief and confusion. It wasn't always like this, but since the accident, things have never been the same.
Rachel and Adam used to be friends, back in the days before marriage and babies… in the days before loneliness set in. Then along came Facebook. So when Rachel and Adam rekindle their online friendship, what starts as a little harmless flirtation soon becomes an obsession, and slowly the threads of their lives unravel before them.
Because I was Lonely traces the roller coaster of actions and reactions experienced by a cast of credible, fallible, and ultimately human, characters. Hayley Mitchell carefully captures their emotions and handles the multiple viewpoints deftly, in this cleverly crafted, unputdownable debut novel.
Rachel is your typical suburban housewife who is underpaid and under appreciated. She is looking for love from her husband but doesn't quite get it. After their second baby was born and Rachel stopped sleeping, her life has become one big sleepless night with no help at all from anyone.
Adam is lost. A tragic event happened four years ago and changed his life forever. Although he has two beautiful kids, a wife who is working her ass off to help in every way she can, he still can't let himself stop his repetitive routine day in and day out. It is the only thing that keeps him sane at times.
Julia loves Adam but doesn't quite get why he hasn't gotten back to normal yet. She longs for the old Adam she loved but knows deep down that he is gone forever so she spends her days working far away to earn money for them because Adam is not capable of working anymore.
Then one day by accident, Adam comes across Rachel's profile on Facebook and starts remembering her from his college days. Boy do those days seem long gone. He misses her and their talks so he sends an innocent request for friendship. Little does he know what happens next.
This was such an amazing novel about midlife and how sad and lonely we can get. It is about remembering what's important and loving the ones that matter. It is about those old regrets and wondering what if. But mostly it is about finding your way through without destroying everything you have. Suspenseful, exciting and sexy. This book had me from the beginning and didn't quite let go till the end.
Hayley Mitchell is giving away an ebook here in the US and/or a paperback copy of "Because I Was Lonely" in the UK. Good luck!