Mine

Mine

Tessa was prepared for the hurricane. Lindsey was the storm she didn’t see coming.When Tessa Taylor unlocked her husband Ethan’s iPad to discover nude photos from a twenty-six-year-old bombshell named Lindsey, her seemingly perfect life came to a screeching halt.With a hurricane barreling toward Florida and Ethan stuck on a business trip, Tessa finds herself imprisoned in...

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Title:Mine
Author:Courtney Cole
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Mine Reviews

  • Courtney Cole

    Dear Reader,

    Before you begin reading this story, I should tell you… this is about every wife’s worst nightmare.

    You think it can never happen to you.

    It can.

    You think you’re impervious to it because you do your best to keep your husband happy.

    You’re not.

    Trust me, I know.

    The title of this story, MINE, has a double-meaning.

    Ethan is Tessa’s, so from her point of view, MINE is self-explanatory.

    But also… this story… is mine.

    At least, parts of it.

    My husband was unfaithful. It was a crazy circu

    Dear Reader,

    Before you begin reading this story, I should tell you… this is about every wife’s worst nightmare.

    You think it can never happen to you.

    It can.

    You think you’re impervious to it because you do your best to keep your husband happy.

    You’re not.

    Trust me, I know.

    The title of this story, MINE, has a double-meaning.

    Ethan is Tessa’s, so from her point of view, MINE is self-explanatory.

    But also… this story… is mine.

    At least, parts of it.

    My husband was unfaithful. It was a crazy circumstance, a perfect storm of irony and tragedy. It gutted me and brought my world down around me in bits and pieces.

    When something like this happens to you, your mind plays tricks on you and turns you into someone you aren’t. I can’t tell you how often I fantasized about terrible things after I found out about the affair--- things I would never truly act upon.

    Then, one day, I decided to write this story. To unleash the darkness that dwelled in my heart, the things I would never actually do, in a cathartic way to channel my anger.

    I’ll let you wonder and decide where reality ends and my dark fantasies begin in this story.

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

    Tessa is a successful mom of three. She’s happily married and just returns home to find a hurricane right on her front doorstep. A literal and figurative storm.

    You see, just as the storm is beginning to bear down on the coast of Florida where she lives, Tessa finds out her husband, Ethan, is cheating on her with a younger woman.

    Tessa needs answers and calls this woman over to the house pretending to be Ethan… The woman, Lindsey, comes

    ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    Tessa is a successful mom of three. She’s happily married and just returns home to find a hurricane right on her front doorstep. A literal and figurative storm.

    You see, just as the storm is beginning to bear down on the coast of Florida where she lives, Tessa finds out her husband, Ethan, is cheating on her with a younger woman.

    Tessa needs answers and calls this woman over to the house pretending to be Ethan… The woman, Lindsey, comes to the house, and they ride out the storm together, and you’ll just have to imagine what ensued between two women who want the same man.

    Mine is compulsively readable and so hard to put down. It rages with authenticity, and my absolute favorite aspect was the complexity in the characters. No one was all good or all bad, and that was an important theme in the novel. We are filled with shades of gray, and one small decision can lead any of us down a path of many faulty decisions that could ultimately destroy our lives or marriage.

    Another thing I loved is even with an angsty, intense thriller, Courtney Cole leaves an imprint of her heart on the pages. Be prepared to have a chunk of time to sit with this one. In a blink, it’ll be over, and you will be left with much to think about. Courtney Cole, Mine was good stuff! Dramatic, bold, and intoxicatingly bad, but deliciously good all the same! I loved it!

    I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

    My reviews can also be found on my blog:

  • Berit☀️✨

    ᴀʟʟ ᴀʙᴏᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ ᴛʀᴀɪɴ!

    Courtney Cole! Yes! Girl! Yes! Hell have no fury like a woman scorned! So what happens when there are two? Well batten down those hatches or in this case those hurricane shutters. This was one wild and crazy storm of emotion! Tessa finds herself home alone in the middle of a hurricane, she is unable to find her iPad so she grabs her husbands. And what does she find? Messages of a suggestive nature from another woman. So what does she do? Messages her back pretending t

    ᴀʟʟ ᴀʙᴏᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄʀᴀᴢʏ ᴛʀᴀɪɴ!

    Courtney Cole! Yes! Girl! Yes! Hell have no fury like a woman scorned! So what happens when there are two? Well batten down those hatches or in this case those hurricane shutters. This was one wild and crazy storm of emotion! Tessa finds herself home alone in the middle of a hurricane, she is unable to find her iPad so she grabs her husbands. And what does she find? Messages of a suggestive nature from another woman. So what does she do? Messages her back pretending to be her husband and invites The other woman over.👏🏻 it’s not long before Lindsay shows up and that is when the fun begins!

    Oh how I love a book about supposedly normal people behaving irrationally, impulsively, illogically, they SNAP! I have to admit in this book Tessa had all my support, I completely understood why she snapped! I mean seriously what would you do in the same situation? Now in general I’d say you should blame your spouse rather than the other person, but he was in New York at the time. What’s a girl to do? So while the wind raged outside the house Tessa raged inside. Tessa was a sympathetic and likable character, you learned a lot about her backstory. I had a lot of respect for her as a woman and as a mother. Lindsay on the other hand, let’s just say my opinion of Lindsay was the same as Tessa’s from beginning to end. The story was told from both women’s perspectives and I thought that gave us such insight into the full story. And what about the husband Ethan? Well I have one word for him... dog! Actually that’s kind of an insult to dogs.

    This was a fast-paced addictive read that kept me gripped from first page to last. It was full of tension, Drama, and the perfect amount of crazy! If you like books that take you on a ride on the crazy train then... ALL ABOARD!🚂

  • Jonetta

    Wow! That was...I really don’t have adequate words to do this story justice but I’ll give it my best.

    Here’s the setup. Two women, one the wife and one the newly discovered mistress. Ethan, the offending husband, is out of town and Tessa just discovered his betrayal. She’s alone in their big coastal home with a hurricane bearing down on her, her internal storm growing at the same rate. She lures the girlfriend, Lindsey, to the house, not even sure why but wanting to know at a minimum who her hus

    Wow! That was...I really don’t have adequate words to do this story justice but I’ll give it my best.

    Here’s the setup. Two women, one the wife and one the newly discovered mistress. Ethan, the offending husband, is out of town and Tessa just discovered his betrayal. She’s alone in their big coastal home with a hurricane bearing down on her, her internal storm growing at the same rate. She lures the girlfriend, Lindsey, to the house, not even sure why but wanting to know at a minimum who her husband chose to put their marriage at risk. What happens over the next few hours is one wild, crazy confrontation.

    If you’ve ever experienced infidelity, Tessa’s range of emotions will feel awfully familiar. Even though some of her actions may sound crazy, you’d probably identify with them because you’ve been there. What she wanted from Lindsey sometimes felt like a fool’s errand but something you’ve got to explore in the midst of insane thoughts and emotional turmoil. Lindsey, as the other woman, offers a perspective, also relatable whether you identify with it or not, sometimes infuriating and pathetically naive at others. I was astounded at the author’s insights throughout because both of these women seem to capture the appropriate feelings and reactions with precision. When I later learned the author had been through this herself, it all made perfect sense. And, I’m so glad I chose the audio version because the narrators owned these characters. They made me

    !

    I finished this in one sitting because I just couldn’t stop listening. It’s a perfect illustration of someone writing about something you know because it felt personal and raw and ugly and chock full of unfiltered vulnerability. It’s just perfect. And crazy.

    (Thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

  • Holly  B

    WOW

    I was immediately drawn into the brewing storm that quickly developed (

    . It  consumed my reading time until I closed the book. The kind of book I call

    ,

    The wife, Tessa confronts the mistress and the author weaves the themes of lies, revenge, infidelity and high drama together in almost a "frightful, fantasy" scenario. We g

    WOW

    I was immediately drawn into the brewing storm that quickly developed (

    . It  consumed my reading time until I closed the book. The kind of book I call

    ,

    The wife, Tessa confronts the mistress and the author weaves the themes of lies, revenge, infidelity and high drama together in almost a "frightful, fantasy" scenario. We get both their perspectives which creates an edge of your seat suspense with raging emotion.

    A spine-chilling tale of betrayal and how it can spiral out of control.

    Buckle-up for a wild if you enjoy a whole lot of crazy in your thrillers!

    Looking forward to my next Courtney Cole novel. Thanks to Gallery Books for my review copy. This one is available May 28, 2019

     

  • Kaceey

    Tessa is riding out a raging hurricane completely on her own. Her two youngest kids are safe, staying with their grandparents. The oldest is away at college. Husband is out of town for meetings, unable to get home.

    Now Tessa can’t even find her own iPad, so she reaches for her husband’s. And that’s when her troubles went from very bad to down-right nightmarish!

    Tessa is in utter shock as she scans messages to her husband from another woman named Lindsey! And folks let me tell you, there was nothin

    Tessa is riding out a raging hurricane completely on her own. Her two youngest kids are safe, staying with their grandparents. The oldest is away at college. Husband is out of town for meetings, unable to get home.

    Now Tessa can’t even find her own iPad, so she reaches for her husband’s. And that’s when her troubles went from very bad to down-right nightmarish!

    Tessa is in utter shock as she scans messages to her husband from another woman named Lindsey! And folks let me tell you, there was nothing innocent about those messages!

    With her world shattered and clearly not thinking straight, she texts a message to Lindsey, pretending to be her cheating husband.

    The master plan? To convince Lindsey to come to the house for an all-out confrontation! And maybe a dash of revenge! (Did I mention she wasn’t thinking clearly?!)

    This is a speedy story of heartache, betrayal and a splash of madness. Because as we all know...

    So, what would you do if you found out your spouse was having an affair?

    Just how hard would you fight for what you felt was

    Let’s just say Tessa is prepared to take it to an entirely new level! You’ll just have to find out for yourself to see who, if anyone, comes away from this warm and fuzzy

    unscathed!

    A buddy read with Susanne!🌸

    Thank you to Jessica Roth at Gallery Threshold Pocket Books via Netgalley and Courtney Cole for an ARC to read and review.

  • Susanne  Strong

    Wife Tessa does exactly that. Girlfriend Lindsey actually shows up! Tessa, needing answers, handcuf

    Wife Tessa does exactly that. Girlfriend Lindsey actually shows up! Tessa, needing answers, handcuffs her to the bed. Ha. Major Eye Roll.

    Lindsey is one angry gal. She wants and expects everything and deserves nothing.

    Ethan is a pig of a husband and a boyfriend!

    Tessa. Oh Tessa. Where does one start? Revenge does not become you - yet where would we the readers be, if you chose differently?

    “Mine” by Courtney Cole is an entertaining and campy novel that kept Kaceey and I thoroughly captivated! It is a nice, easy engrossing read which was perfect for one of our weekend buddy reads.

    Thank you to Jessica Roth at Gallery Books, NetGalley and Courtney Cole for an arc of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

    Published on Goodreads and NetGalley on 4.14.19.

    Will be published on Amazon and Twitter on 5.28.19.

  • Dita

    Mine is a delightfully easy read, I whipped through it in a few fun hours.

    Tessa and Ethan have been married for 20 years. Tessa drops her kids with her parents in anticipation of a long weekend at home in Florida with her husband when their plans suddenly change. She is unexpectedly dealing with a hurricane and Ethan cannot get home from his business trip in NYC.

    She borrows his iPad and discovers to her horror that her husband has been exchanging sexy texts and racy photos with a 26 year old na

    Mine is a delightfully easy read, I whipped through it in a few fun hours.

    Tessa and Ethan have been married for 20 years. Tessa drops her kids with her parents in anticipation of a long weekend at home in Florida with her husband when their plans suddenly change. She is unexpectedly dealing with a hurricane and Ethan cannot get home from his business trip in NYC.

    She borrows his iPad and discovers to her horror that her husband has been exchanging sexy texts and racy photos with a 26 year old named Lindsay for some time. She is horrified but pissed and she sends Lindsay a text from Ethan's iPad inviting her to come over and ride out the storm with "him". It's a badass to bitch face off at that point and it's pretty great.

    Told from the POV of both Tessa and Lindsay, this is a tale of revenge, self-discovery and grit.

    The ending is a little cozy for me but overall a great story and a fun read.

    Thank you to Courtney Cole, Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Debra

    Tessa, a happily married woman, is forced to weather a hurricane raging outside their home when her husband informs her that he won’t be coming home for their romantic weekend alone that Tessa has been looking forward to. Their children are away, and she wanted this time for them. But he informs her he must remain away on business a little longer for work. After securing her home, she goes looking for her iPad instead she finds her husband's iPad and her whole world falls apart when she finds na

    Tessa, a happily married woman, is forced to weather a hurricane raging outside their home when her husband informs her that he won’t be coming home for their romantic weekend alone that Tessa has been looking forward to. Their children are away, and she wanted this time for them. But he informs her he must remain away on business a little longer for work. After securing her home, she goes looking for her iPad instead she finds her husband's iPad and her whole world falls apart when she finds naked photos of another woman and racy text messages between this woman and her husband.

    Alone, devastated, angry, and heartbroken, she comes up with a plan. A plan to lure his Lindsay, his mistress, to their home. When these two women are alone in the home together, what will happen?

    This was an entertaining and extremely fast read. It also felt like a lifetime or made for tv movie. This is a book which will have the reader questioning what he or she would do in this situation. Your spouse of twenty years is having an affair, how would you react? What would you do?

    I don't know a lot about Hurricanes but in one scene, Tessa can barely see to drive and decides not to turn around and leave due to not being able to see, then the mistress willingly gets in her car and drives to Tessa's home thinking she is seeing Ethan. All I could think it this guy must f*ck like a champion for her to risk her safety to drive around in a Cat 4 Hurricane. Seriously, not all things seem plausible, but people do risky things for love all the time.

    Fast read, but also a little of a train wreck. I can see this being a lifetime-type movie. In some ways this reminded me of the movie called Obsessed. Not the same premise but deals with infidelity and two women...well, read the book and/or watch the movie. Fast read, but will I remember it, No. But it was entertaining. Pure escapism. This one might stir up feelings about infidelity whether you have ever been on the receiving end, or you were the cheater, or the other party. Either way, be warned. Revenge on the mistress.... hmmm, maybe it's just me but my spouse would be the one in trouble with me. But everyone reacts differently. Nuff said.

    Thank you to Gallery, Threshold, Pocket books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Felicia

    Nope. Just nope.

    1.5 Stars ⭐

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    I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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