Sarah Murphy plans other people's weddings. She's gorgeous and successful, but she also carries a dark secret.
At one of her events, she meets Joe Sullivan, a sexy photographer with a difficult past of his own. When he snaps a rare unguarded photograph of her and captures the real person hiding behind the facade, she feels exposed. To restore the upper hand, she tries to do what she always does: use sex to defuse the situation.
While Joe is eager to deepen his relationship with Sarah, he's aware of her emotional shield and the way she disconnects from her body. Seeing her at her most vulnerable doesn't scare him off, but he needs to know what she's hiding.
Sarah has a tough decision to make. Does she want to go on living a lonely, emotionally frozen life? Or can she finally risk revealing the truth and move forward with Joe?
Fault Lines is the first book I’ve read from Rebecca Rogers Maher, but it won’t be the last as I really enjoyed the author’s voice. I was lucky enough to get an early copy from NetGalley.
I really liked Sarah and Joe as a couple. I could tell early in that Joe was willing to be whatever Sarah needed to ensure their relationship could be more than just sex. He even admitted to her early on to being an alcoholic so she knew he had issues from his past as well. Sarah’s secret from her past haunts her so that she even became a cutter to mask her pain. With the support and love from both Joe and Sarah’s best friend, she is finally able to speak to her mother about her past and start to move on with her life.
I figured out Sarah’s secret pretty early in the story, and felt Rebecca Rogers Maher did a fabulous job showing how it shaped Sarah’s life. I really did love Joe from early in the story. He wanted to be a part of Sarah’s life both before and after he learned her secret. He really did help her see how strong she was all along.
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