Exhausted from her predictable, boring life being the perfect wife and mother, Louisa Copeland opts for an easy dinner using the indoor grill. When she wakes up after taking a knock on the head from said indoor grill, she wakes up not as Louisa Copeland, but as romance author Jazz Sweet with no memory of her husband or her children. Yet she can’t quite piece together her life as Jazz Sweet either. With no place else to go, she agrees to go “home” with Collin Copeland, Louisa’s husband. At least he seems to be concerned about her. As Jazz tries to figure out who she is and how this Louisa fits into her life, she realizes that Louisa was unhappy with her life. It seems her entire existence is just a shell, a pretty packaging, something that Jazz does not want to return to. But as snippets of memory return, will Jazz be forced back into Louisa’s life? And how will the family handle leaving the fun and excitement Jazz has brought into their lives with the controlling yet caring mother.
Published a couple years ago, this is the first I’ve heard of this book. I’m glad I read it. A little different spin on a story that was at times humorous and at other times painful as Collin learns what a poor husband he’d been and that Louisa had never trusted him completely. But the truth of the story is that healing and change can happen. An unhappy life can be turned into more. Second chances are real. Jazz was a fun character despite the exasperating moments when she can’t seem to make up her mind. As Collin struggles with accepting Jazz at first, he soon learns he likes this fun, exciting side of his wife, even if she is keeping him at a distance.
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