Review: Faithless by Megan Green (Salvation Society)

Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the publisher via Candi Kane PR.

Ooh, I may have just found myself a new-to-me author to stalk, and by "stalk", I totally mean checking out her previous releases and waiting to see what else she has in store for readers. Why? Because Megan Green's book for Corinne Michaels's Salvation Society collection totally left me impressed. Faithless is inspired by the Michaels's Consolation duet--Consolation and Conviction--which was about Liam and Natalie Dempsey, with Green giving readers the story of Shane Dempsey, Liam and Natalie's son. Here, he's thirty-one and a father to two daughters, Gracie and Ellie, six and three, respectively and working for Cole Security in Virginia. On the heels of learning that his wife, Felicity, has been cheating on him and demanding a divorce, he receives a phone call informing him that she's been killed in a car accident. Now, he's a widower trying to cope with being a single parent and hiding his late wife's infidelity. But over in Chicago, someone else is receiving a life-changing call--Kate Mitchell, Felicity's younger sister--the same one she hated and had been estranged from for a decade. Shane doesn't want her around him or his kids, but some persistence and a bit of kismet may help Kate restore his faith in love and ever-afters.

If you've read Corinne Michaels's Consolation duet, you know just how heartrending Liam and Natalie's story was. There was angst and a whole lot of it. In the case of their son's own story, well, there was still angst, but this proved to be not as heavy a read, which I think is a good thing. Shocking I know, considering how much of a self-confessed angst addict I am, but what I loved most about this book--and the two previous reads from this first batch of Salvation Society books--is that none of them tried to reach the same level of angst that Michaels did. Instead, they told their own story in their own way, and with me being new to Megan Green's writing and all, I more than like how her way is. Shane and Kate had their own stories to tell, and when they got together and their paths merged, it became THEIR story, one that they shared with Shane's daughters, aka Kate's nieces, and it highlighted just how amazing of a support system they had. Oh, there are definitely some villains in this book, and good riddance to every single one of them. This book reminded me that while you may not be able to choose the family you're born into, you can choose those you want to be part of the family you create. Totally loved Faithless, and I'm giving it 4.5 stars. 

Date Read: 11 September 2020

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