Covet What if the life you wanted and the woman you fell in love with belonged to someone else Chris and Claire Canton s marriage is on life support Downsized during the recession and out of work for a ye

What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else Chris and Claire Canton s marriage is on life support Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire When he s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week,What if the life you wanted, and the woman you fell in love with, belonged to someone else Chris and Claire Canton s marriage is on life support Downsized during the recession and out of work for a year, Chris copes by retreating to a dark place where no one can reach him, not even Claire When he s offered a position that will keep him away from home four nights a week, he dismisses Claire s concern that time apart could be the one thing their fragile union can t weather Their suburban life may look idyllic on the outside, but Claire has never felt so disconnected from Chris, or so lonely.Local police officer Daniel Rush used to have it all, but now he goes home to an empty house every night He pulls Claire over during a routine traffic stop, and they run into each other again at the 4th of July parade When Claire is hired to do some graphic design work for the police department, her friendship with Daniel grows, and soon they re spending hours together Claire loves the way Daniel makes her feel, and the way his face lights up when she walks into the room Daniel knows that Claire s marital status means their relationship will never be anything other than platonic But it doesn t take long before Claire and Daniel are in way over their heads, and skating close to the line that Claire has sworn she ll never cross.

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  1. Tracey Garvis Graves is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into twenty nine languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, and Cherish She is hard at work on her sixth book.You can e mail her at traceygarvisgraves gmail She d love to hear from you.

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  2. 4.5 starsou shalt not covet thy neighbour s wife The Tenth CommandmentClaire and Chris have been together for twelve years With two children, a year of Chris being unemployed, and now a new job that often takes him away from Claire and the children, their marriage is rocky Claire wants and needs Chris s attention Chris wants and needs to feel productive and useful, to be the provider for his family When Claire is pulled over by a cop for having a taillight out, she meets Officer Daniel Rush What [...]

  3. Advance Copy Review Release date September 17, 2013.When I first heard that the author of one of my favorite books, On The Island, had written a new book, I didn t even need to know what it was about, I knew I was reading it no matter what With Covet, Tracey Garvis Graves has once again tackled a potentially controversial topic in a very realistic and relatable fashion Her writing is vivid and evocative and perfectly portrays each character s side of the story With Covet actually being classifie [...]

  4. I loved On the Island and I cannot believe this is the same author It was brutally slow and excruciatingly boring Claire Chris live in middle america, happily married with two young children and a great group of soccer mommy and daddy friends But Chris loses his job in the recession, then can t get another for a long time, sinking into a depression that effects the whole family When he gets a new job, it keeps him on the road 4 days a week Claire doesn t know that Chris hates his boss and wishes [...]

  5. A marriage on the rocks and a good looking police officewhat do they spell You re right but trouble Claire s marriage is strained to the limit and she s extremely lonely and even though she knows she shouldn t, she can t bring herself to turn away from the friendship that Daniel offers I mean, men and women can just be friends, right So, the whole reason I read this book was because of On The Island, a book I really enjoyed I was hoping that this book would be up to the same standards and while [...]

  6. Covet was a compelling and engrossing read It felt like a realistic slice of suburban life complete with all the trying obstacles the average family and married couple face Parts of this story were very emotional to me, and felt very true to life Claire married the love of her life, Chris Chris feels the same, but unfortunately life gets in the way and being imperfect they don t deal with it in the best of ways Chris loses his job and that deals a blow to his family and his marriage Feelings of [...]

  7. Read reviews Find Me on Facebook This is going to be a hard review to write First let me say I am a giant Tracey Garvis Graves fan On The Island was one of my favorite novels of 2012 and I could reread it over and over again When I found out Tracey was going to have a new book coming out in September 2013 I was jumping for joy, I couldn t wait to read Covet Covet is a story about a couple that have been married for about 10 years, have two children but are going through a rough couple of years [...]

  8. Maybe love is like a pendulum It swings back and forth, slowly, steadily, and sometimes you don t know where it will come to rest Shit If I know how to rate this one When I started it I thought it wouldn t take than a 3 from me When I finished it I wanted to give it 5, so now I think it s fair to take 4 stars This story was definitely a roller coaster of my emotions I was feeling worried, angry, sad, compassionate, comprehensive, happy, heartbroken, excited.So many emotions, I was all over the [...]

  9. I was fortunate enough to win an advanced copy of Tracey Garvis Graves new novel, Covet I just received it in the mail this morning and hadn t planned on reading it until tonightbut, as all books do, it was calling to me and I started reading it and couldn t put it down This is a story about a marriage on the brink of disaster It s about the struggle of a husband Chris dealing with downsizing, unable to find a job for a year and then finally being hired by a company that has him traveling all th [...]

  10. We re the Cantons Sun kissed, all American, picture perfect By all appearances, we re the ideal suburban family As long as you don t look too closely On the Island was one of my top favorite reads last year, so obviously I was super excited to red Covet, plus the fact that Tracey Garvis Graves is one of my favorite authors made me even psyked And was I disappointed No, I wasn t But I m gonna be honest and say that I loved her debut novel It is pretty hard to top that one It was so good But Tra [...]

  11. 4 Solid STARS I really, really enjoyed this one, but it did come up a bit short of me loving it It needed heat ladies Despite that, I did appreciate this grown up vibe compared to other reads What I loved about this tremendously was the real life setting and issues taken up here Marriage, work, raising children, love, communication and the deteoration of it based on what life throws your way.I will say this had a very Desperate Housewives feel to it with the neighborly involvement and drama Kee [...]

  12. 3.5 I am lonely starsI have two blond headed kids and a blond headed husband, I also have blond hair the all American family living in the burbs in an all American town in Kansas surrounded by a bunch of other all American families We all are trying to hide how messed up, issue laden, secret keeping, and depressed we are.I meet a hot copI start to meet up with Daniel He is fun to be with, talk to, rides a motorcycle and oh yeah did I mention he is gorgeous There is something sad and lonely about [...]

  13. This is my second novel by Tracey Garvis Graves and she can take me into a world she has created anytime Her stories are real, thought provoking and wonderfully captivating Covet is a novel I didn t want to end and couldn t put down.As a wife and mother I could understand and empathize with Claire, one of the main characters In Covet, Claire s husband has lost his job and as a result suffers from depression Once he is employed again he is constantly travelling When he is home he focuses on the k [...]

  14. Great story First off, let me point out that I struggled to review this book without being a bit spoilery, so please proceed with caution I don t give away the ending, but it s hard to review this story without giving it the proper insight into several of the events that occurred I m typically better at this, but this novel just wouldn t quit my mind and I had so much to say So, you ve been warned So now that I ve got that out of the way, let me just say WOW Just WOW Covet clearly offers a new p [...]

  15. I was lucky enough to win an ARC of Covet and when it finally arrived in the mail I had a few other books lined up so I thought I d wait It was just so new and gorgeous that I decided to just sneak a peak at the first page but it sucked me in right away and I finished it by the next day It was hard to put down Now, let me explain that I m completely anti spoiler so I didn t really know what the book was about, other than it doesn t take a rocket scientist to figure out a few things from the titl [...]

  16. So when I found out that Tracey had another book coming out my reaction was probably a bit like this.It s no secret how much I loved On The Island but then I got the warning It s women s fiction, so keep that in mind and I was all, well what the hell is women s fiction I m a woman, I like fiction why wouldn t I like this book And I will freely admit that in between staring at the cover and fawning all over how pretty it is, I read the summary And my heart skipped a beat and I told my BFF that om [...]

  17. There are some books you stumble across that are easy to read Light Fluffy, even This book is not one of them.As a married woman whose own life has recently suffered some turmoil, I found it difficult to start I even had to put it away for a couple of days and build up the nerve to dive back in when I felt emotionally prepared.Though I don t think I could have prepared myself to read this It was heartbreaking and real and really, I don t have the words to describe it Tracey Garvis Graves has su [...]

  18. A most beautifully real and simplistic read There were no dark and damaged, out of control characters, or over played angst however, there is a true and organic story about life in modern suburbia It s intentional low key style only made it realistic and something that I could most definitely see happen just about anyone.I really liked where Garvis Graves took me because I was seriously sucked in the second I began reading, with each time having to stop becoming increasingly difficult This sto [...]

  19. We re the Cantons Sun kissed, all American, picture perfect By all appearances, we re the ideal suburban family As long as you don t look too closely.I m not going to lie and tell you that I didn t find this eerily odd connection to Claire even writing that brings up some deep emotions within me to the point where I found myself up in the wee hours of the morning to finish Covet To say I was simply moved would be an understatement When you think of infidelity you always imagine that you would ha [...]

  20. I loved this book that is really the best way for me to put it Yes, this is a story about a marriage but it is than that It is also about life, love, friendship, and how we deal with disappointments Tracy Garvis Graves has written a story that is moving and tackles some heavy topics in a real way While I was reading I had the butterflies you know what I m talking about here How when you read a story and everything seems so real and you are invested in what happens with each and every one those [...]

  21. The sign of a good book to me, is one that I think about when I m not reading it or after I ve finished it Covet starts out slow and to be honest, I had to really work mid way through to keep going However, I m so glad I did The beauty of the story can t be fully realized until you read through the whole book This is different from other recent contemporary romance novels because frankly, there isn t a lot of action It s about the demise of an ideal marriage that occurs slowly overtime The marri [...]

  22. Originally Posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book GeekI ve never thought that a book was not for me based on the fact of my age, or social economic status, but COVET wasn t written for me I am from a generation whose future will look drastically different from the current middle agers and I am from a neighborhood that could never afford that kind of living.There are moments in this book where I just couldn t empathize There is a reason many books end at the wedding, because marriage isn t [...]

  23. This book put me on blast as a hypocrite DI can see why people were up in arms about this one but I loved it I believe you can love 2 people at the same time You have to choose which one you want to be with, but you can love them both.I get Claire, I really get it and the writing was so visceral to me I have been sleeping on Tracey Garvis Graves, but not any.Chris Canton lost his job and it took a toll on his self esteem and eventually his marriage His wife Claire tried to be supportive, but as [...]

  24. DNF at 50% I really tried I m so sad I couldn t get into this Claire and Chris are married But life gets in their way with the stress of unemployment and money worries Which leads to Chris depression and the couple drifting apart I miss my kids and my houseI miss ClaireThen, Daniel enters the picture and forms a friendship with Claire I couldn t connect with Claire but I think a lot of women can relate to her situation of going through a rough patch in a marriage I made it halfway and thought is [...]

  25. It physically pains me to give this book 3 stars However, I promise to keep my reviews honest And according to , 3 stars means I liked it And I did like it, but sadly didn t love it Tracey Garvis Graves is an extraordinary author On the Island is on my favorites shelf Her writing is hypnotic It s so smooth and easy to read, I will continue to read every book she writes This one, though, just didn t do it for me It was beautifully written, no doubt about that, but the storyline was boring I need [...]

  26. Finished audiobook on January 1, 2015 Sometimes, you just need to reconnect with a story on your favorites list 3 Reread in July of 2014Originally read in August of 2013ALL THE STARS I CAN GIVE If you follow me on and twitter, you would have seen that I finished this book last week and gave it ALL THE STARS I CAN GIVE I wasn t kidding.I ve been sitting on this review for a week now because I was convinced that anything I could possibly put in this space would only lead to massive embarrassment b [...]

  27. Maybe love is like a pendulum It swings back and forth, slowly, steadily, and sometimes you don t know where it will come to rest Marriage is hard Anyone who has ever been married will tell you that if not, they re lying It s a commitment that must be continually tended to and nurtured In the best of times it is fun and easy In the worst of times it is exhausting and infuriating But scariest of all is when you just stop Every marriage has its cycles of ups and downs Children, health crises, mone [...]

  28. The set upClaire and Chris had a wonderful marriage until he was laid off from his job They were financially secure with solid savings but it took Chris a year to find another job and things got tough Their relationship changed because He turned inward and completely shut Claire out, even sleeping on the couch every night so as to not disturb her by coming to bed late She works from home as a freelance graphic artist and they have two young children And, they live in a neighborhood where those o [...]

  29. 4 Taboo StarsClaire is a mother and has been married to Chris for over a decade Chris has been laid off for a year, but recently landed a new job, which takes him away from the family five nights a week Claire is lonely and Chris isn t the easiest person to talk to So, when police officer Daniel opens a friendship with Claire, she s hesitant, but too lonely to not pursue the relationship Disclaimer to the book I do not like cheating in books and if it wasn t for a Garvis Graves read, I probably [...]

  30. What an amazing journey it is through the day to day life of a wife and mother It s often unappreciated and overlooked Covet is a look into a life that is all too common for many It is an honest look into marriage and the peaks and valleys that go with it I shed tears, felt butterflies and was scared for this couple along with their friends and neighbors that we see the grass isn t always greener on the other side Covet isn t a romance and is listed as woman fiction I just see it as real life Th [...]

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