DNF: The Cost of Love and Sanity by Jaye Cherie

The Cost of Love and SanityThe Cost of Love and Sanity
written by Jaye Cherie
published by Strebor Books

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by TLC Book Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Page 127 of 284, end of Chapter 19.

Why I stopped reading: I was supposed to read this book for a book tour in February. I didn’t finish it in time. I wanted to finish by the end of the tour. But here’s the thing — I didn’t care if I finished it. I didn’t care if I picked it up. There was nothing drawing me to the book. Nothing that said, “You have to see what happens next.” There wasn’t even a, “At least see how it ends,” vibe coming from it.

I don’t understand it. I should have finished it. I should have wanted to finish it. I just didn’t care. It wasn’t exciting. I didn’t really like the main character, Alex. I felt no connection to her story. It was meh. 🙁

chrissysigWhat others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for The Cost of Love and Sanity is 3.1. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 3 stars. There were 4 3-star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, there is 1 5-star review. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t. 

About the book – from Goodreads: Can one woman’s fear undo the rest of her life? Alex Carter’s struggle with love, loss, and faith requires her to face long-held dreams and the man she once left behind.

For Alex Carter, everything is going according to plan—she’s built a successful career and has a steady boyfriend—until life decides to throw a wrench in the mix. Suddenly, her company threatens to downsize and her boyfriend ends their relationship. It is then that she realizes that, like many women, she has neglected to pursue love and family—the goals closest to her heart—in favor of a career.

As a new year begins and Alex decides to focus on personal concerns, she runs into an old flame, Nathan Chestnut. Though she once had it bad for Nathan, she’s careful about trusting him again. Alex’s remedy is to ask him for an unexpected favor, which seems like the perfect resolution to her broken belief in happiness until she realizes that it can only grant her a piece of her dreams.

As her heart and reality get in the way of her request, Alex reaches a major crossroad. Will she gather her faith and fix the situation? Or will she suffer in silence for the rest of her life?

Jaye CherieAbout the author: The world of entertainment has always been a priority for Jacksonville, Florida native Jaye Cheríe. Her unwavering passion for music and movies led her to photograph, interview and write articles on entertainers and personalities.

After working on her writing skills and receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Cheríe embraced the challenge of helping to build a new fashion/beauty magazine. It was there that she, not only played a fundamental role in its launch, but also decided to follow her instinct and return to her entertainment pursuits.

Her lifelong interest came into focus when she formally created Entertainment WireEntertainment Wire is an online media that covers news, reviews and interviews in pop and urban culture. Since 2006, Cheríe has reviewed movies and music, interviewed entertainers and kept audiences informed on celebrity news.

Jaye is currently an author with Strebor Books, Inc, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel, The Golddigger’s Club, will be released in Mass Market December 2013. Her second novel, The Cost of Love and Sanity, will be released January 14, 2014.

Find Ms. Cherie here: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, YouTube





  1. I am always astonished when books get higher ratings and I cannot bring myself to finish it!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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