Title: Is It Over Yet?
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: January 8th 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 175
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Rhys Powell and Derek Scott are divorcing. Mistakes have been made, lines have been crossed, and there’s no going back. Both men are exhausted and ready to move on.
But their daughter is getting married soon. In the name of not putting a damper on her wedding, Derek and Rhys agree to keep the divorce on the down-low and show up as the happy couple everyone still believes they are.
And between a roller coaster of a road trip and the love and joy surrounding the wedding… Derek and Rhys just might remember why they fell for each other in the first place.
Are they only kidding themselves? Or can a rekindled spark really light the way to forgiveness?
This novel is approximately 59,500 words long.
I wanted to read this book because I love relationship angst, even more so in established relationships. I have read and LOVED L.A.Witt’s The Distance Between Us and this book definitely moves along these lines.
- This is definitely not going to be for everyone because cheating. The MC might have cheated once and confessed immediately, but there is no way around it. It was blatant cheating and if this is a very hard limit for you, then, Is It Over Yet? might not work out. For me cheating is a hard limit in real life but in fiction, if handled well, it creates all this dramatic tension that I love.
Plot-wise, there is not much happening here. Rhys and Derek are getting a divorce but first they have to survive a road trip and their daughter’s wedding. They fight, they spend hours in awkward silence or try to stay away from each other’s way. Rhys keeps beating himself up for what he did, and Derek keeps trying to “punish” him. I love that shit. This kind of relationship angst never bores me.
I do have niggles, though, like the why. Rhys and Derek were very much in love. I needed much more explanation and background about what led Rhys to this moment of weakness. What he told Derek (months after the incident!) weren’t nearly enough for me. I would have liked more talk instead of all these inner monologues.
Derek’s decision to give Rhys another chance felt too abrupt but honestly the last part of the book was so emotional, with all those feels and hope and heartbreak and, above everything else, love, that I forgot everything else.
The epilogue was exactly what it should be: not perfect. It convinced me that Rhys and Derek were really going to make things work because despite everything they were communicating their fears instead of pretending everything was peach perfect.