Even If It Hurts


When I met her, I couldn’t take my eyes off her.
We were so young and so passionate.
We studied business in the day and each other’s bodies at night.
We always knew it would end with the semester, so we loved hard with no regrets.

When I met her, I couldn’t get her off my mind.
We were fresh out of college and ready to take on the world.
We fit each other like missing puzzle pieces.
And just when I thought my life was perfect, it got better. She became my wife.

I met my first love while studying abroad in London.
When I moved home, I didn’t think I’d ever fall in love again.
Until I met him. The man who became my husband.
The one I promised a lifetime to.

Then, my first love came back into my life …
And I realized that love was bigger than any one man.

My Review: 2.5 stars (3 stars on Goodreads)

This was defiantly not my favorite Marni book….but I still love her and I will definitely keep reading her. One book will not deter me from an author.

Oliver and Chole met while she was oversees for a semester in college in London. Their love was quick and deep. But they knew Chole was not staying longer than a semester. That she had to go home.

They tried to stay in contact but overtime they grew apart. And when Chole saw a picture of Oliver with a new girl, she stopped following him on social media and decided to move on with life.

This is where Lance comes in. I loved Lance. This is who Chole marries. Who she builds her life with.

But when her job takes her oversees on and off for six months, she runs back into Oliver.

Chole now has a decision to make. Stay with her husband or go back to her first love.


This book is told from Chole’s POV, except the last chapter which is told from Oliver’s POV.

Did not have good vibes of Oliver at the beginning. I felt he was maybe a bit shady. His lines and moves were too smooth.

I never connected with Chole. I never felt that the connection she thought she had with Oliver was as strong as the book was saying it was.

My favorite person in the book was Lance. I felt he had a great heart and that he always did his best.

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About the Author: 

USA Today Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husband and their two dogs, who have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, or devouring fabulous books.

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8 thoughts on “Even If It Hurts

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  1. I’m sorry this one didn’t work out for you. The cover and blurb have me convinced to still give it a chance!


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