Maintaining relationships take a lot of work. If one moving part gets out of whack, it throws the entire dynamic out of balance, causing a potentially seismic shift, as in Results May Vary by Bethany Chase.
Caroline has been with her high school sweetheart Adam for half her life. They are so in love with one another and know many little details about their personality quirks. But when Caroline discovers that her husband has had an affair with a man, she questions her entire marriage and relationship with Adam. In spending time apart from other another, Caroline has to redefine herself and her life as a single entity instead of a couple. In her newly found liberation, she attains a new perspective on those close to her and what they mean to her.
A quick, well written narrative that entertains its reader for a rather relaxing read. Based on just the right circumstances and a lack of communication (which always frustrates me to no end!), the plot is rather weak, but is buoyed by the complexities of relationships and internal struggles that Chase weaves in the narrative. I wasn’t too drawn in to the characters or the story, despite the intrigue that could surround a woman whose husband had an affair with a man and how she can remake herself, because I didn’t find the characters too compelling or the outcome of the new relationships all that surprising.
Overall, I’d give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars.