One red eye flight and ten years of marriage later, Carly Bishop had what she considered a practically perfect life Her journalist husband and her two adorable children were everything to her But soon she would find out that her dream life didn t fall in line with her husband s expectations Left alone to sort out the pieces of her crumbling life, Carly finds strength in her children and her growing relationship with her in laws Most importantly, she finds her greatest strength as she builds a friendship with herself This is a beautiful story of one woman s strength and determination as she finds the will to move forward and be happy while the life she had grown to love crumbles around her It is a story of a man who has lost his way and may lose it all if he can t find his way back The Girl in Seat B is a story of love and forgiveness May 2017 I can t believe I didn t mention this in my below review but holy hannah I totally want to Gibbs slap Michael Haha Now that I have that off my chest I just have to say I still absolutely LOVE this book Yes it s an emotional roller coaster and yes I totally cried but dreamy sigh This book is AMAZING 3.5 stars It s Kindle freebie romance time again, and I ve gotta say, this was a different type of romance It sof a Can This Marriage Be Saved type of story my mom used to get the Ladies Home Journal, and as a teen back in the day I would avidly read that column each month.We begin with a brief blog entry by Michael Bishop about how he meets Carly on a redeye flight one night and almost instantly falls for her Fast forward 10 years, where we change to Carly s POV Michael s been mor 3.5 stars It s Kindle freebie romance time again, and I ve gotta say, this was a different type of romance It sof a Can This Marriage Be Saved type of story my mom used to get the Ladies Home Journal, and as a teen back in the day I would avidly read that column each month.We begin with a brief blog entry by Michael Bishop about how he meets Carly on a redeye flight one night and almost instantly falls for her Fast forward 10 years, where we change to Carly s POV Michael s beenanddistant in their marriage in the last several months, and as she urges him, one night in bed, to tell her what s wrong, he springs on her the last news she expected he wants a separation He s unhappy with his life, wants to dowith his journalist career, and feels like he s being held back I m not sure if the words midlife crisis were actually used, but that s pretty clearly what Michael is going through Carly is stunned, and over the next several chapters she does whatever she can to try to save her marriage Michael moves into a separate apartment, they deal with telling their two young children, Michael says he doesn t want a divorce, at least not yet, but doesn t really know what he wants at this point He s not a great communicator and is spending most of his time traveling on assignments Carly spends an awful lot of time weeping, at least at first, but she getsandfrustrated with him and finally is ready to move on with her life some spoilers follow This being Romancelandia, about the time Carly s had it and decides to file for divorce, Michael starts to dimly at first and thenurgently as he realizes they re reaching the point of no return communicate better and then try to win Carly back again But Carly doesn t think she can ever really trust Michael again.It was a compelling story and really sucked me in, I ll give it that It was only after I finished it that it occurred to me, gee, it s nice that Carly had a great photography career that she was able to jump back into after 10 years away, and also, BTW, a hefty trust fund from her dead parents, so she could tell Michael she doesn t need any of his money, so there And then I started thinking harder about the whole set up Carly also has 1 charm and beauty even being oops pregnant from before the split, 2 other guys hitting on her even though she s visibly pregnant, 3 supportive in laws, and 4 a husband who realizes his idiocy and starts begging for another chance.In other words, for a person whose marriage is breaking up, Carly has it awfully good in pretty much all other ways It s sort of like a divorce fairy tale, not very realistic Also, there s a little too much repetition and telling rather than showing in this novel But still, it s a fun read in its own way If you re looking for a he done her wrong and now he s gotta grovel kind of a book, you can t beat Jennifer Peel No one deserves a husband like me, especially my wifeCarly feels her husband slowly pulling away from her, keeping his distance from her, until one day he drops the bomb that he wants to seperate Michael has already a new apartment and booked new assignments with his job as a journalist that demand him traveling He doesn t even say goodbye to his two kids, Ashton 7 and Mia 4 She suspects that he has an affair, but he denies that and at the same time he won t answer aboutNo one deserves a husband like me, especially my wifeCarly feels her husband slowly pulling away from her, keeping his distance from her, until one day he drops the bomb that he wants to seperate Michael has already a new apartment and booked new assignments with his job as a journalist that demand him traveling He doesn t even say goodbye to his two kids, Ashton 7 and Mia 4 She suspects that he has an affair, but he denies that and at the same time he won t answer about what is his deal and why he s truly doing thisI wanted to make it all better I wanted an extra large Band Aid to fix our family, but I was pretty sure they didn t make one that sizeCarly tries to save her marriage but it seems hard since her husband seems indifferent and not in the least interested to bother with his family any He asks for time, but he also becomes cold and harsh with Carly She doesn t know how much longer she can hope for him coming back Her children seem torn and the situation gets even harder with an unexpected surpriseI prayed for strength and courage Courage to do what, I wasn t sure Should it be to stay or to walk awayCarly will face the greatest struggle in her life, all because her husband has turned out to be, suddenly, an unemotional, selfish prick But watching her children struggle with the current unknown situation will bring her to her limits and she will have to take drastic measures.I truly enjoyed this book and even though it wasdepressing than I expected, I loved how realistic it was Truth sometimes is hard to shallow and therefore a damaged marriage with kids wasn t an easy read However, I think it was an interesting story and I know it will hit too close to some people The hero was so annoying at the biggest part of the book that i was fuming I wanted to know what his deal was and what happened that made him give up on his family Realistically raw and yet so well written Give this a chance and you won t regret it Also if you need to know view spoiler there is NO cheating in this book hide spoiler The first 77% of this book gets 4 stars The rest gets 1.5 I couldn t believe how good this book was, at first I couldn t put it down It was so realistic and heartbreaking, but at 78% it turned into something totally different Something cheesy I didn t get to see the hero s character develop change, instead, he did a 180 all of a sudden I was so disappointed, also because the heroine was no doormat, which is really rare.