Review: Down We'll Come, Baby by Carrie Aarons


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR.

In the past two or so years since I discovered Carrie Aarons’s writing, she’s become a go-to author for me, thanks in large part to her ability to insert wit and humor in majority of her books. There are the rarified few which don’t fall in the romantic comedy sub-genre, bringing with them a darker feel. In the case of the author’s latest standalone, it’s not as much dark as it is angtsy. Being the angst addict that I am, you won’t be hearing any complaints from me. This second-chance love story about a married couple on the brink of divorce and may have a heavier theme and overall feel to it compared to Aarons's other novels, but it still has that Aarons touch and her on-point writing.

From the moment they met, it was clear just how different Theodore Patrick Walsh and Imogen Virginia Weston were. He was the orphaned, blue-collar townie from Nantucket and she was the pampered daughter of one of the richest families in the country from Chatham. Despite being from opposite sides of the social and financial spectrum and against her family's objections, Theo and Imogen marry...but happily-ever-after isn't in the cards for them. When their struggles with infertility and her own stagnant professional life become too much to bear, Imogen walks away from Theo and the life they've created. She's back in the family fold, but she needs a favor from her estranged husband. He agrees for as long as it means an absolute end to them...then a miracle happens.

The manner in which Down We'll Come, Baby was written was one of the best things about it. The story opens with Imogen virtually abandoning her marriage and the man she claims to still love. We get the history of their love story by way of flashbacks. Theo love Imogen unconditionally, and to some degree, I believed she loved him as well. Their marriage, however, came with conditions, but that's what happens when you marry into the Weston family. I'll be honest, I didn't like Imogen for nearly all of this book, and while I didn't dislike her as much by the end, I still wasn't a fan of hers. She was selfish when it came to her marriage and the secret she kept from Theo, and she was naive when it came to the machinations of her father, who may have been the villain here but Imogen was as much to blame. Carrie Aarons's writing and Theo and Imogen's bestie were enough for this to get four stars. ♥

Release Date: 27 January 2019

Date Read: 26 January 2019

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