Haylie Julian wants nothing more than to put her crumbling marriage back together. Chase used to be a fun-loving, light hearted husband who had lately become an overworked attorney obsessed with climbing the corporate ladder. It isn’t long before Haylie starts waking up next to a man she barely knows. His secretive phone calls and late nights at the office leave her feeling alone and afraid of what he might be hiding. Ignoring his continuous pleas to just leave well enough alone, she continues to dig for answers and discovers a heartbreaking truth.
Struggling with what she has just learned, Haylie sets off to a quaint little North Carolina beach town to decide if her marriage can survive. It isn’t long after she arrives that her world is once again turned upside down as Chase’s secret stares her right in the face.
SHASTA’S 4 STAR REVIEW:
When I set down to start reading this book the first thing that I told myself was that I did not want to cry. Unfortunately, that was blown out of the water with Tear Stained Beaches by Courtney Giardina. I love stories that are real, and this is a story that is so real. You take a walk through the relationship of Haylie and Chase Julian.
The book starts out as Haylie and Chase are married, but Haylie is starting to question some of the things going on in her marriage. Her husband Chase, is spending more time away from home claiming it is all business related, but then one night shows up with the smell of perfume on him. As Haylie starts to investigate will she find the truth in what her husband is telling her or will she find nothing but lies.
Now I don’t want to give nothing away as to what exactly happens in the book, but it is a very good read. Although it is short, it really had me wishing that Courtney Giardina went a little father with the story at the end. But maybe there is more to come. I hope.