Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Closure by Lissette E. Manning
Love is supposed to be forever. Sometimes, we're not meant to keep it.
Ben Morgan thought he had it all - fame, fortune, a beloved wife, and a loving family. His work kept him out of the country for long stretches at a time, but he did his best to provide for those he loved. He never imagined that his being away so much would have severe repercussions. When his life starts to shatter and his wife walks away without another glance, he's left to deal with the pain and sorrow of the choices that he's made in the past.
Closure was an okay short story. At 15 pages, it only took a few minutes to read. My main problem with the story was that Ben’s wife, Ellie, was a complete jerk. She didn’t participate with his family. She was rude to his mother just because his mother didn’t like her. When she left Ben after being married to him for six years, she used half assed non-specific reasons for leaving. She didn’t even give Ben a chance to try to change. She just assumed he wouldn’t and left. Poor Ben was standing there shocked. He didn’t even know that his marriage was that bad off. Ellie waited until she got fed up with him then blew up and left. He was putting effort into the marriage by taking time off work to spend with her. Meanwhile, she was acting like an ungrateful stuck up bitch. I think this book would have been better with a different female main character.
I give Closure: 2/5.
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.