The Other Man, by Parker J. Cole
He was the only man who’d ever tamed Martin’s Mercury, the fiery temper that lands on every member of the Martin clan. With him, she finds a safe haven, a calm within the storm of her uncontrolled emotions.
But both have secrets, a past that they bring into their marriage. And in marriage, secrets do not long remain hidden. It is not too long before the young newlyweds find themselves out of wedded bliss and into marriage trouble. How far will these consequences lead them?
The sensual passion continues in this exciting sequel to “Many Strange Women.” Once again, the author does a stellar job of inciting passion without delving too deeply into the bedroom – but that certainly doesn’t stop her from delving deep into the heart!
Jacob’s secrets lead him to withdraw from his wife. Leah’s nature takes over as she finds herself running, from her husband, herself, and her God. The actions of both characters lead to devastating consequences and leave both wondering if their marriage will heal.
The first book dealt with passions and lusts of the heart. This next one looks at the hurts of the heart, and how intricately we are influenced by what others do – and who we should be turning to instead. At the same time, it is not preachy. The message is woven so closely that it is a part of the story itself, a natural part – it could not be any other way.
As with “Many Strange Women,” the Easter eggs continued in this story, as well. Once again, this story is modeled after a Biblical parallel, and the Easter eggs follow suit. These eggs are cleverly hidden and take some searching to find. They don’t detract from the story, or even add to it (so if you miss them, it won’t hurt), but they do make for an entertaining read as you marvel at the author’s wit and talent!
Disclaimer: I was privileged to be part of the editing team for this book. However, that in no way affects my opinion of the book itself. I enjoyed the book and was happy to provide a review. I only recommend books that I believe are worth recommending, regardless of my part in producing the book.