Matt saw her first. But Ella married Sam.
Fighting his feelings for his best friend’s wife, Matt leaves the country to put some distance between them.
Only things back home are falling apart, and Matt returns to find his friend’s marriage fractured. When the fragile relationship between Ella and Sam crumbles, will Matt be the one to help her pick up the pieces?
The Lifetime Series
Book 1 - In a Lifetime
Book 1.5 - In an Instant
Book 2 - In a Heartbeat
Book 3 - In the End
“Good heartfelt book about what happens when everything you have falls apart.” - Goodreads reviewer
“This book was about fighting for what you want and finding the happiness you've been looking for.” - Goodreads Reviewer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We haven’t read many contemporary romances set in New Zealand, but this one is an unqualified winner. In a Lifetime tells the story of a love triangle between university pals Ella, Sam and Sam’s best mate, Matt. From the opening page, we were enthralled—and we couldn’t really stop reading until we found out who Ella chose: charming Sam or dependable Matt? Ariadne Wayne creates beautifully real characters and brings Auckland and the surrounding countryside to life.
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In a lifetime
This is a stupid book. I'm not even a third of the way through and can't get over the fact Matt never called Sam out for screwing the girl that he saw first and asked him to make sure she didn't leave. Sam was kissing on another girl at the time and Matt returns to him screwing the girl he liked. Ella mentions that her choice between the two as easy when she noticed Matt had disappeared from the party. For me, this doesn't make me like any of the characters so I can't get into the book. Matt's moping gets old really fast, Ella is extremely insecure, and Sam is selfish and self-centered.
Awesome read you won't regret it!
Couldn't wait to find out what happened. I thought it was going to be super short, but it was definitely a substantial read. About 800 pages in ibooks. Very interesting story line that kept me flipping the pages. There were some spelling and grammatical errors (jumped from 3rd person to 1st person a few times) but i've read much worse. At least this one held my attention quite well!