When a couple starts to feel like they’re married to a stranger, a flirtatious game of pretend becomes the spark they need to reignite their relationship.
This four star book follows, in a way, that same premise. A couple who love each other find themselves in a rut. Same routines day in and day out. Work. Home. Dinner. Sleep. Repeat.
How do they come out of it and resurrect their love story? Graham and Eliza don’t resort to personal ads - it’s not the ‘70s anymore.
They sort of fall into rediscovering who they are as individuals and as a couple through a reservations fluke a friend of theirs makes. A friend gives them a weeklong stay at a resort to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary. The hotel has two rooms in their names. Eliza blurts out that they will keep both rooms. One so she can work on her voice over work without disturbing Graham. This panics him on a couple of levels. He is the more insecure about their relationship. They agree to meet up later at the bar.
Graham then meets David who mistakenly assumes Eliza and Graham are strangers and introduces them to each other. Neither corrects him and they decide to use this opportunity to get to know one another again. They meet up for dates, meet up in the different activities provided by the resort. They start to discover things about each other and themselves.
It may sound a bit contrived or that may be just me but the authors make it work. You want them to come back to each other. You cheer for the friendship that develops with Graham and David. I was even becoming invested in David’s own happily ever after.
Do I Know You? is the second novel by this married writing team in this genre. They are definitely authors to take note of.