Infamous is a refreshing, different, heart-wrenching love story of two couples and second chances. This story provides heartache, redemption, and all-encompassing love. Minerva Spencer delivers an intricate, lovingly written tale of how bad choices elementally change us for the worse, but most importantly, how we learn from them and create something extraordinary from the ashes.
This plot is quite intricate, and there is much left out of the blurb at the front of the book. I will simply say that the story focuses on four individuals whose lives are irrevocably altered after a nefarious trick goes horribly wrong. We start the story ten years past the aftermath of the fateful night that up-ended four lives. One couple, locked in a cold marriage, is trying to find their way back to each other. The other find each other after much pain and strife.
Celia is the center point of the entire tragedy. Pushed into being the antagonist by an evil man, she pays the consequences of her actions tenfold. Celia is a tragic figure, brought low after causing so many people pain. Celia is humbled and degraded again and again. Even though she created this disaster, no one deserves the pain she endured. After ten years of deprivation and degradation, Celia finds Richard, a man she ridiculed and rejected years ago. The couple instantly ignites the page with their attraction. Richard and Celia’s journey is a long one, fraught with consequences over the past. Lucien and Phyllida are the other couple, mired in ten years of a marriage full of misunderstanding and strife. Their journey back to one another is tenderly passionate. Both couples have a second chance at happiness if only they are brave enough to take that first step.
The writing coordinates the many moving parts of this story flawlessly. The story, which could have been muddled and mired, is instead uniquely written to cast a beautiful spotlight on these terribly flawed people who deserve a second chance at happiness and love. The story fell together perfectly, and the pace moved seamlessly for such an expansive storyline. This book grabbed my interest in the first chapter and demanded my attention until the last sentence. The author orchestrated a tale of tragedy, redemption, and love that I will not soon forget. I encourage you to take the chance on this hauntingly beautiful book; you won’t regret it.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Release Date: September 28, 2021