The Divorcee

Romance - Sizzle
233 Pages
Reviewed on 10/05/2018
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Author Biography

As a social worker my writing usually focuses on self-help and self improvement. My last book, Am I The Only One? Struggling Being A Teen, won two book awards. This time around I wanted to write something fun and juicy, the kind of book I love reading on vacation or when I am stuck in an airport during a long layover. When I worked as a counselor I have heard many wild divorce stories but also experienced my own sixteen years ago. It is a time of transition and not always a smooth one. Love, sex and divorce is often interlaced with negotiation, manipulation, compromise and second-guessing. The Divorcee certainly demonstrates that!

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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

The Divorcee is a hot romance novel exclusively for adults by author Treena Wynes. Filled with sizzle, sass and sex, this is the story of main character Allie, who starts out as a severely disgruntled wife with a boring, moody man who wants to control everything she does. As divorce looms between the pair, Allie discovers that someone she already knows is ready to become her spicy new lover. She shouldn’t pursue anything reckless until her divorce proceedings are final, but Allie’s life has been so drab that she can’t help but say yes to the exciting new opportunities around her. When her husband makes things difficult, Allie has a lot of decisions to make in order to get her new life and keep it safe.

The whole theme of The Divorcee is one of relief and being unleashed, a theme I’m certain the hot romance audience will definitely get behind. Treena Wynes's love scenes sizzle right off the page and burn into her reader’s memory, with some of the most passionate and well imagined romantic moments that I’ve read in a long while. Allie’s husband is almost comically bad at some points, which makes it all the more delightful to see the new exciting life she’s about to get, but there’s plenty of drama and suspense during the divorce where you find yourself rooting for her to get everything she wants and deserves. Overall, The Divorcee is definitely one for the girls. A real delight to read and devour.

K.J. Simmill

She could leave any time she wanted, the door only locks from the inside; these were the comments thrown to Allie from the sofa with indifference every time she tried to save her marriage. Steve had always been controlling, but it seemed all he really wanted was someone to look after him, a mother and housekeeper, not a wife, and that was precisely what she had become. As time passes, Allie realizes there was no saving what she once thought they had and finally makes the decision to leave. She frets about how the divorce will affect her children, about whether she can make it on her own financially, so many worries, but she knows this has been years coming. Someone brought in to help with an issue at her work gives her the much needed support she needs, but his presence isn't welcomed by all. Steve turns from dismissive and uncaring to jealous and possessive in the blink of an eye. Can Allie make it alone, or will she relent and return to misery for the sake of their children?

The Divorcee by Treena Wynes is a romantic fiction story centering around Allie. You very quickly get a feel for the state of relationships and the character's own distinct personality, and the roles people played in her life. The feelings that haunt Allie are well scripted, as is the gripping plot as she tries to get back on her feet, discover who she is, and start settling and improving her life. Readers of romance will find enough sizzle and love interest to keep their hearts aflutter. From the counsellor, to work friends, and firemen, it seems everyone is pleased Allie is now available. Beautifully written, well paced, and teaming with real emotion, this is one book you won't want to put down. The perfect evening read.

Kristy Vee

The Divorcee by Treena Wynes is a tantalizing tale about the realities of a broken marriage and what happens when a frustrated, yet optimistic wife tries to rediscover life as a newly-single woman. Allie Madison has it all; a great job, loving children, a beautiful home, and enthusiasm for life. There’s just one thing standing in the way of her happiness; her cold and moody husband, Steve. Starved for affection and tired of feeling humiliated, she finally decides she’s had all she can take. It’s time to plan her escape, take control of her life, and leave the emptiness, resentment, and misery behind. In the midst of breaking free, Maddie meets fellow counselor Marcus Reimer. He’s charmingly handsome, intelligent, sensitive, and just the thing she needs to awaken the sleeping butterflies within her. Will Steve let her go willingly? Or will he try to sabotage her every attempt at happiness?

Reading The Divorcee was like bearing witness to one of my girlfriends’ messy divorces. Realistic, entertaining, and sexy-steamy; I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next! Many times women communicate their desire to fix problems within the marriage only to be ignored, and finally when the woman says, ‘I’m outta here’, they do what Steve does. They blame everyone but themselves, become overwhelmed with jealousy, play mind games, promise to change…anything to gain back the control. It was great to see Maddie push through the self-doubt and remain hopeful that there just might be a happy ending out there waiting to be had. Five stars!