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Money or Men by @DavdBurnett
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Love or loot?
Erin chose “loot” when Chris, her former husband, competed for her hand against the god of money.
Now, eight years after leaving him, with a promotion within reach, she is poised to take her place among the elite of Wall Street. She will soon be working twenty-four-seven to reorganize a failing company, and she must have someone to care for her children.
She has few options, and she reluctantly concludes she must beg Chris for his help. She has not talked with Chris, written, texted, friended, private messaged, or tweeted Chris since leaving him, but if she cannot convince him to help her, she will lose her promotion. Her dream of wealth will vanish.
Opposites had attracted when they had fallen in love. Erin remembers a Chris who was laid back, satisfied, and unambitious. He seems not to have changed. He lives on a small island with no home mail delivery. He has no obvious means of support.
She fears if she asks Chris to care for their children for the summer, she will be drawn back into his world. She will lose her drive to succeed and everything for which she has been working. If he does not help her, her promotion will be denied, and lightning will not strike a second time. How can she send their children to live with him without becoming entangled herself?
If you have ever “wanted it all,” buy this book! You will enjoy discovering how Erin makes the choice between “love or loot.”
David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.
He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.
David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.
I received this book through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, I have volunteered to share my review and all the opinions are 100% my own.
All it seems Erin cares about is money and everything else can get pushed to the wayside. She was not my favourite character, I instantly disliked her, she was very power driven (not that that is a bad thing) but when she felt her husband Chris didn’t seem to care about money the way she did – he was an author and seemed to just like coasting along, she staged a cheating scene rather than talk it through in order to leave and divorce him.
Eight years later Erin gets the chance of a promotion of a lifetime that she has been waiting for, but she needs to be available 24/7 – the only thing standing in her way from the promotion is her twin daughters. After eight years with no contact with her ex husband Chris and no one else to turn to for help, she calls him out of the blue and asks him to take the girls for the summer.
Despite Chris’s lack of contact over the years – how he could let that go by I don’t know – he actually turned this situation in a learning curve for him and Erin. I felt for Chris, no contact then boom two kids are “dumped” on him with a set of strict rules set by Erin. He made this a summer of no rules and re connection with his daughters and I loved how their relationship grew despite the years apart. As the story progressed Erin began to thaw my bitter heart towards her, she goes through some tough things in the girls absence, and I loved how she began to change as a person. I felt she was very unfair to Chris in how she treated him in the past and once she finds out how successful of an author he became (under a pen name) she changed her view of him from being worthless to suddenly being worth it.
Despite all of Erin’s negative qualities, I really really loved this book. This was a different read to David’s other stories, but I loved it just the same. I loved how the situations were real and raw and how he made me feel towards the characters, it’s not very often I dislike a character but because of that this was one book that I couldn’t put down.
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