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Fisher, I guess this is it, huh? After fourteen years together, starting a life of our own on this island, five deployments and countless letters I've written you through it all, I finally go out to the mailbox and see something I've always dreamed of: an envelope with your handwriting on it. For one moment, I actually thought you'd changed your mind, that all the awful things you said to me were just your way of coping after everything you'd been through. I was still here, Fisher. I was still here, holding my breath, waiting for you to come back even though you told me you never would. You always said you'd find your way back to me. Out of all the lies you've told me, this one hurts the most. Enclosed you will find the signed divorce papers, as requested. I hope you find what you're looking for. I'm sorry it wasn't me. Lucy To get the ending they want, Lucy and Fisher will have to go back to the beginning. Through the good and the bad, they'll be reminded of why they always made their way back to each other, and why this time, one way or another, it will be the last time.
I am torn about my rating this book I am not sure how I feel about Lucy forgiving Fisher so easily when he treated her abominably. I liked this book but I wanted to strangle Fisher for a while because there should be lines that one shouldn’t cross with loved ones. It made it easy when we got a glimpse to their love via Fisher’s journal. It helped me to see why she didn’t want to give up on her veteran husband who was suffering from PTSD. It did mitigate some of the damage, but I don’t know if I could forgive like Lucy did.
I did enjoy Fisher and Lucy as a couple. I enjoyed the loyalty, the patience and the strength to get through so many tours overseas. The writing in the book made it feel so real, that’s why I keep inserting myself into the story. I liked all their friends and support system, except for Fisher’s douchbag dad and skanky Melanie.
I admire Lucy so much and I like her as a character. Fisher grew on me due to the flashbacks but also because he did return to town and make amends. That was very important to me. Therapy is very important and I am glad the Fisher found help. What an interesting look into the effects of PTSD and how civilian spouses deal with it. I enjoyed how different this one was from Snack and Seduction. I felt more engaged to this story and I am glad it worked out for Lucy.