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Annabelle Taylor has been in her ideal relationship with an adoring partner for thirteen years. Davis Chandler is jaded from years of bad luck with women, but she thinks she's finally started dating the girl of her dreams. The only problem is they're both in love with the same woman. Nic McCoy is living a double life that is about to come crashing down on all of them.All tAnnabelle Taylor has been in her ideal relationship with an adoring partner for thirteen years. Davis Chandler is jaded from years of bad luck with women, but she thinks she's finally started dating the girl of her dreams. The only problem is they're both in love with the same woman. Nic McCoy is living a double life that is about to come crashing down on all of them.All three women are left trying to rebuild their lives in the wake of shocking realizations that leave them second-guessing everything about themselves and each other. As they struggle toward recovery, they each face life-altering questions about trust, redemption, and the possibility of finding love in the wake of betrayal....

Title : does she love you
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ISBN : 19105342
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Number of Pages : 275 Pages
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does she love you Reviews

  • Diane
    2019-02-27 08:12

    Loved! very impressive and insightful writing..it hit all the points that was necessary and needed..the author got this one right for once! To all who have been in similar situation like this,it must be painful to read but your life will get better once you have overcome the pain. Great topic to write about and take the risk with because it leads to us/readers to see of what being married looks like sometimes..highly recommend

  • Jem
    2019-03-21 06:32

    Nic and Anabelle lead a picture perfect suburban life courtesy of Nic's successful sales career. But success breeds boredom and complacency. And an ultra competitive alpha like Nic just couldn't resist the challenge and the thrill of the chase when she crosses paths with fiesty and sassy Davis. As their affair escalates, so does the tension and dread, as the risk of discovery looms imminent. But time and again, Nic gets away with it because of the absolute trust of her wife and Davis' being blinded by her infatuation with Nic. No good ending can possibly come of this. I cried for Annabelle, felt sorry for Davis and wanted to kill Nic. How can the author possibly squeeze an HEA out of this mess? I was completely hooked. No matter how she takes the story, someone is bound to be hurt (that's the thing I hate most with love triangles, but the guaranteed angst is hard to resist :) ). But the author totally shocked me. I admit I didn't see that coming. It was surreal. Something out of a telenovela. A real, true-blue WTF moment. Really? How is the author gonna pull that off? Well I'm happy to say she managed to convince me. How she does it is the interesting part.

  • Corporate Slave
    2019-03-22 04:33

    Wow! Such a kick ass plot I loved every single bit of it! Amazing characters and the pain you feel was so real! And the happiness was even more real! I know it's quite strange and I should hate Nic but for the weirdest reason, I felt so sorry for her when I finished the book. For sure she's an idiot and deserves the worst but by the end of the book I just couldn't be happy when her life started collapsing. People do make mistakes and I understand that it's so hard to forgive what she's done but I couldn't not feel sorry for her unfortunately! My fav character was Davis :)

  • Julia
    2019-03-07 04:39

    This was a damn awesome book. At first I wasn't all that excited about the prospect of reading so much about two relationships that were about to collapse epically, but the quality of the writing and the depth of the characters were what kept me interested. And after the big breakup, it gets impossible to put down.While Davis was great from her very first scenes, it takes a while for the book to start showing how interesting Annabelle also is. Before the breakup, it was frustrating to see her not allowing herself to demand anything more from Nic, and just be grateful for having a wife that supported them and made her feel loved. But we slowly start to understand why she was like that, and it turns out she's so much more than a boring Southern housewife.Nic was an asshole. Not completely unlikeable, and the ending was satisfying to me, but from her POV we could see just how much she put herself first always. Not that that's a completely bad thing, but being in a relationship, she cared more about the relationship itself and what it meant to her than about the other person.That scene where Annabelle and Davis (view spoiler)[talked about what they gave up on for Nic, and Annabelle mentioned gardening and going to different places to try new things, whereas Davis mentioned staying home and snuggling (hide spoiler)] — I couldn't wait for them to realize that these things that they lacked in their relationships with Nic, these were some of the aspects of their personalities that would make them perfect together. They complete each other in a way that Nic didn't. Nic didn't appreciate them as their own individuals as much as she saw them for what they offered her: Annabelle was the housewife she could be proud of providing for, the stability; Davis was the passion and adventure. And she failed to see how both of them so desperately wanted to be a bit more like the other, if only she'd let them.Annabelle was, in Cass's wise words, "a reverse M&M, all sweet and smooth on the outside with a tough shell inside". She spent so long with the same woman that she hardly realized that Nic was keeping her from so many things she wanted to do. Davis, on the other hand, kept her soft side well hidden; she lamented the fact that her tough and independent exterior made her the kind of woman that others wanted to have sex with, not a serious relationship. She claimed not to mind being single, but deep down she wanted someone who wouldn't just spend the night, but also wake up in her arms the next morning.(On a side note, Cass was such a great supporting character. Her logical approaches to the situations Davis was dealing with and all their interactions were brilliant, and she was just so much fun.)All of this was so beautifully written and developed. And I loved the name thing with Annabelle. Nic called her Belle, which sounds beautiful and gracious and reminds me of how Nic treated her and put her on a pedestal to be cherished, like a delicate porcelain doll. And then, when she was beginning a whole new part of her life, there was Davis calling her Anna instead, and it just sounds so much more... normal. Less like the idealistic perfect housewife that Nic saw, and more like the woman with her own dreams and opinions who deserved someone that would fully respect that.I wish we had seen more of Annabelle and Davis after they finally got together, but all the time it took meant that we got to read all about how their relationship developed and they slowly realized they were able to see each other as so much more than "Nic's ex-wife" and "Nic's mistress".

  • Just a man's point of view
    2019-02-27 10:20

    Now, this was not all cozy and fluffy reading, this has been quite tough.It is a novel about betrayal, it's about what betrayal is, what there is behind it, in terms of causes and effects. The final effect of cheating, in its core, is simple. It destroys trust, and when trust is lost, love follows. But dealing with so much loss is everything but easy, it touches the inner cords, upsets every balance. It is indeed hard.So here we have all the main characters facing this difficult, ugly situation, the hit and the consequences. And not only we see that from the point of view of Annabelle, the betrayed wife, or of Davis, the unaware mistress who falls in love, but (and here Rachel Spangler proves to be a hell of a writer) even from the point of view of Nic, the cheater.The story could have been much more superficial, seen only by Annabelle and Davis, a description of fall and rebirth. Nic could just have been the baddy, the contextual catalyst of the events.On the contrary, Spangler shows us how the treachery is conceived by her, the psychological flaws that made it possible, her hopes and feelings (even guilt) during the process. It's all so believable.While the other two women, from a basis of a clear conscience, gradually start to overcome the blow, grow into better individuals and open again to love, Nic falls in a personal hell of guilt, loneliness and neglect. The consequences for her are much heavier. I felt for her, reading.Overall, the book is wonderfully rich, psichologically intense and coherent, the love story and the romance is sweet and original and Nic's odissey is a rare gem.A full five star, for me.

  • Ty
    2019-02-25 05:29

    If I hadn't been 1) working my way through all of Rachel Spangler's books and 2) enjoying myself immensely as I did so, I probably wouldn't have chosen to read this. Infidelity is not something I like to read about. It's hard for a writer to be successful with that as a plot device. In most cases, they seem forced to create a character for the reader to hate, a proxy for us to heap our displeasure for cheating on. Sometimes it's the cheater we hate. Worse, sometimes we are given a partner to hate so we will forgive the cheating in the character we are supposed to like. It all becomes very clear cut and one dimensional. So I wouldn't have chosen to read this. But I'm glad I did. The only way a story like this can be successful is if it has good character building and good writing. Spangler has both. Her characters in particular are wonderfully flushed out, and written so that you root for everyone, even though you are rooting for different outcomes for them. I found the sprinkling of Reba McEntire lyrics throughout the dialogue very cute, although also distracting because every time my eyes ran over them, I would start singing the song in my head.

  • Ted
    2019-02-22 03:13

    Reading other reviews on this only confused me. There's not much that I liked about this book. I knew by the blurb there was going to be infidelity so that wasn't a surprise. What does surprise me is how many folks just gush over this book. So maybe it's my perspective? IDK. But just about cover to cover this book is about anguish, anger, distrust, self loathing, insert your bad feels here and it's probably covered. Why does that appeal to so many people? Absolutely mind boggling. How is that appealing to read for enjoyment? To derive pleasure from reading about despair doesn't balance any equation I know about. This was a 100% grind.

  • Pin
    2019-03-08 09:18

    I enjoyed Does She Love You? even more on the second reading, so I changed my rating from four to five stars. This is so far my favorite book by the author.

  • Megzz
    2019-03-17 04:30

    4.5This was a great story. It took me a long time to decide to read it because I'm not a fan of love triangles, it confuses me and my heart and often undermines my attachement to one couple.But this one works, it really does.It's hard to like Nic, but strangely enough, it's also very hard to dislike her. We get to read some chapters from her POV and we understand that she is struggling to find fulfillment in her life. She's egotistical, that's for sure. And dishonest. But there's something really sad about how lost she seems to be in the world, how lonely.It's obvious from the beginning though, that Nic doesn't see Anna for who she is. There is love between them, but maybe because of a sense of obligation after 13 years of marriage. Or maybe simply out of habit. Their relationship lacks passion. Nic is away for work 3 days a week, and finds passion in other women's arms. Anna is left in her suburban home doing the boring housewife thing and hanging out at the country club. Something she feels grateful about but really just eats at her soul little by little, even if she doesn't realise it. She craves adventure, deep down too. She is sweet and caring but unbelievably strong. However, we don't really get to see that until later. In the beginning, she is the really devoted wife who's spent years sacrificing her desires and dreams to satisfy Nic's needs. So much that she forgets how to even voice her opinions. Nic and Anna are clearly not a good match.Nic and Davis, either. Their connection and passion seems real, on the surface. Even their proclaimed love, later. But they don't really know each other. Each other's souls and inner selves. Nic loses herself in the wonders of fun and adventure and Davis loses herself in the idea of true love while ignoring the signs that not everything is as it seems. Both cling onto a false sense of satisfaction but really don't look past their own desires. They just don't go well together.. both are a little butch, competitive, fiery. They don't complete each other. And it's also obvious from the start, that Davis and Anna would. And that's the lovely part of this story. Unfortunately, the first part was way too long and the second a bit too rushed. But... Davis and Anna are so perfect for each other. Davis is tough on the outside and sensible on the inside, she's caring and honest and romantic. Anna is graceful and almost fragile on the outside, but strong and opiniated on the inside. Both feel a connection from the start, and if at first it comes from the pain they share, they both realise it's way more than that. And this is dealt wonderfully by the writer. They form a friendship and closeness based on trust and honesty, they see each other, understand each other, and fall in love without knowing.... The connection is there, the love, the passion, the chemistry, well... the full package. And everything falls into place.It lost a star because we don't get to read enough about Davis and Anna after they get together. And because during that second part I didn't care much for Nic's story. I found it boring and skipped some of the chapters about her. I was just interested in the one lovely romance of the book. Anyway, great writing, great characters, engaging and exciting plot that keeps you up all night, and lots of feelings!

  • Agirlcandream
    2019-03-06 05:14

    I was impressed with Spanglers ability to create such fully developed characters. Nic is sexy and controlling, driven by her need to prove herself better than her trailer trash roots. Annabelle, the beautiful southern belle is possibly the first lesbian housewife I have ever read in f/f lit. She does everything for Nic out of love and the reader feels that love and devotion. Davis is the wild child, less well developed initially but a character that Spangler fleshes out as the story moves and the plot begins to tangle.I struggled to put this book down as I sat in the bleachers shouting at the characters to beware the approaching train wreck. I was impressed again by how deep and raw the emotions of the the three MC's are expressed. Spangler hold little back. Well done. The ending of the book gets a bit predictable and wanders aimlessly losing one star from this reader, but overall the book is an excellent read.

  • Luce
    2019-03-06 10:40

    I was reluctant to read this book, because infidelity isn't what I want to read about. However, a number of my Goodreads friends gave it good marks so I gave it a try. The first half of the book was difficult to read as Nic lies to herself and to Annabelle (her wife) and Davis (the other woman). Liars are the worst in my opinion. I knew someone who lied to my face without blinking an eye. I pictured Nic with that same look.The second half of the book we see Annabelle and Davis connect and help each other recover from Nic's betrayal. What makes this book unique is that we also follow Nic's journey. I loved Annabelle. Yes, she seems too good to be true, but I don't care. She is just someone you want to know and be your friend. I need to (I will) read it again to get a clearer picture of Davis.An excellent book. I'm glad I got over my qualms and read it.

  • Musa
    2019-03-02 07:28

    When I was reading the synopsis of the book, I wonder how this story would end as it was obviously a situation where nothing good can come out of. Annabelle has been Nic's perfect wife for more than a decade. She focuses on making Nic happy and taking care of every single aspect in day-to-day life for Nic. Shit hits the fan when she realized Nic was having an affair with Davis, an absolute wild child and a complete opposite of Annabelle. I think how the author wraps up the story is brilliant, and it is probably the best out of this messy situation. I've loved reading Annabelle morphed from being the housewife with limited character, into the strong and mature woman towards the end. Though Nic was the "villan" throughout the book, towards the end, you can't help but wish that she'd also get her second chance with life. This is a book that certainly worth reading.

  • Kennedy
    2019-03-21 08:16

    This story is about what could happen when the day-to-day life of a long term relationship is not enough and instead of getting out, you choose other options. Nicole cool, smooth and sexy. Annabelle elegant, gracious and caring. I thought the support characters Cass and Liz were important to the story because they not only provided perspective but stood up for their person yet not saying what they thought Nicole and Annabelle wanted to hear but what they needed to hear. Although I did not like the choices and decisions Nicole made, I can understand why she did what she did. It is hard as heck to distance yourself from your upbringing.

  • Tiff
    2019-03-15 05:28

    Whew, I just finished Does She Love You? by Rachel Spangler. This book will take you for a ride on an emotional roller coaster. I felt sadness, oh the sadness. Then happiness, yay, I love happy feelings. Oh but the one emotion that stuck with me, hatred! Not for the book, no worries there, the book is damn good. No the hatred is for one character that I am 100% sure was an offspring of Lucifer. I’m being overly dramatic, yes, but let me explain and you can join in on the emotional roller coaster that is Does She Love You? So there are three main characters to this book, Nic, Annabelle and Davis. Nic is married to Annabelle. 13 years of wedded bliss for the couple, or so Annabelle thinks. They have it all, a large house in Athens, Georgia, a country club membership, and a loving marriage to boot. Annabelle, a former debutante, quit her job years ago to be the stay at home wife Nic wanted her to be. Annabelle does everything she can to be the wife Nic needs. She spoils her, helps her navigate the upper crust society of Athens and Annabelle also supports Nic in her drive to be the very best at her career. Annabelle is and has always has been the guiding force to Nic’s success. They only problem is Nic has become bored with her life, and frightened at giving Annabelle her true dream, to become a mother. So what does the competitive, successful Nic do? She finds an unsuspecting lover on her weekly trips to Atlanta. Enter Davis. Davis is spunky, fierce and full of passion. She has a sassy way to her that captivates Nic. So after a few well-placed lies here and there, Nic has herself both an amazing sexy girlfriend and a beautiful supportive wife. This horrible little prick really thought she could have it both. She believed she was making them both so happy, so what is the harm in her deception. I told you hate was on this roller coaster. I HATED Nic! I wanted to slap the daylights out of her, squirt her with maple syrup and then release the fire ants on the evil hussy. That kind of HATE! (I promise I am not normally a violent person, pinkies swear :)I felt so much sadness for Annabelle and Davis. These two amazing women were duped by a master manipulator. They gave their trust, their hearts and their bodies to Lucifer’s spawn. I literally jumped for joy when Nic got busted and the truth came pouring out.By this point I’m wondering where the romance to this book is going to come into play. Surely Nic is out of the equation right? If not this book would be set aflame, (not literally cause I tend to read on my phone and that would be ludicrous but you get the point). Have no fear where there is a will there is a way!So, a friendship of pain is forged between the cheated, Annabelle and Davis. They bond over their misfortune and help heal the wounds that the Devil’s baby, Nic, created. These two found strength in each other and discovered after much soul searching how Nic had been holding them back from their true nature. Annabelle was tired of being someone’s trophy and Davis was more than just someone’s between the sheets playmate. Lastly their friendship turns into something more, even though the odds are against them. So freaking sweet and abounding with happiness!How Rachel Spangler wraps this story up is excellent. The range of emotions is vast but the ending, oh well that is the best part! A great book is one that wraps you up in it, one that makes you feel real emotions. Rachel Spangler delivers in spades with this one!

  • Kate
    2019-03-18 04:39

    I'm not a huge fan of love triangles in general but this book blew me away. It was the first time I've read anything by this author and it certainly won't be the last.She managed to perfectly describe three very different and unique women, each of whom brought something different to the story. I have to admit I wanted to kill Nic on more than one occasion but on some level I understood why she made the choices she did. Annabelle was the perfect tennis playing, lunch in the country club wife, at times I wanted to shake her to be her own person! And then there's sarcastic witty Davis, who I loved. I could see myself being friends with her in real life. I connected with aspects of each of the three women for different reasons and I think that's essential in a good book. Even though they make mistakes, questionable decisions and you might want to shake them sometimes you're still rooting for them to have a happy ending or the possibility of one.I also loved the last few lines of the book which I won't quote here in case it gives anything away! Go read it for yerselves, I don't think you'll regret it!

  • Catherine
    2019-03-14 06:22

    I avoided this book for a long time due to the infidelity aspect of the book. However due to the good reviews and the author I just had to go for it. The story was different to what I expected. I expected to really hate Nic but just couldn't. Don't get me wrong I just hated everything she did and how far she lost her way but having her point of view helped me see how far she was lost within herself and I think not a horrible person at heart. Honestly that was SUCH a surprise for me. I kept thinking I want to hate her but just can't.Annabelle is probably the nicest person in fictional world I have read about. I loved her strength and ability to always be the bigger person. I liked Davis but do feel that I didn't get a good grasp of her character. The ending for me was wasted on Nic's story. I really wanted there to be more of a focus on the happy couple that still have a lot to work through. I enjoyed it but probably felt a large percentage of the book was angst and hard soul searching. I would have liked more about the positive growth of the people.

  • Serena
    2019-02-22 05:16

    I must say after reading this book, I'm thinking that I have found an author to add to my favorites list.Because one thing is for sure, Rachel Spangler knows how to tell a story. Telling this story doesn't seem the easiest to do. Especially as good as this.I mean telling a story from one characters point of view can be hard enough. But this author told a story from the point of view of three different characters. And she did it well.I felt I got to know all three characters. Knew their thoughts, their feelings.The story really draw me in. It's a story about making mistakes, paying for the consequences. But also a story about starting over, being brave to look at the real you. The story has romance, drama and excitement, witch made it a book that holds everything I love to read. Though I don't like a story about adultery much, this one played with the subject in a way, that it only made the story more interesting. An easy 4 stars book for me!

  • angie
    2019-03-19 07:23

    For a book that made me so mad in the beginning, Does She Love You? ended up being a rather likable read that tugged at my heart strings. Some readers may find the way things take a turn unrealistic or even disturbing, but Rachel Spangler does a fabulous job of making the reason things go the way they do natural and believable. As frustrating and selfish as Nic (one of the main characters) is, that's how sweet and reliable, caring and spunky Annabelle and Davis are...as hard as it was for me to like Nic, she is no less a fully fleshed out character for being so easy to dislike.

  • Eva
    2019-03-04 05:27

    Falling for your wife's mistress is a risky choice for a plot, but the author does not help to make it credible enough.Its confusing how the authour puts a lot of effort, or most of her efforts, in describing the cheating partner, when this character is not the center of the main love story. I would have liked to know better the characters of the main love story, it might have helped a lot in making the story more believable.

  • Tara
    2019-03-13 11:32

    Very good book. I wanted to punch Nic for most of it, but I loved Annabelle's arc and Davis was great.

  • Fia
    2019-02-28 06:10

    They should've talked less about Nic and more about anything else. And I didn't give a damn about Nic's points of view. She didn't deserve any.

  • Jo reece
    2019-03-10 05:21

    well... I'm afraid this is a no for me, but that's just my opinion... Don't get wrong, I'm a big fan of Rachel Spangler, but if this was the 1st book of hers I'd of read, I think it would have put me off reading any more of her books. It just didn't 'catch' me like the rest of her books. 2 stars because I liked Davis personality ...

  • Milkiways
    2019-03-15 09:25

    Too complex storyline. I wonder why often women/men with passion for career are portrayed negatively in fictions!

  • Chris Paynter
    2019-02-20 09:17

    Once I started, I had difficulty putting this book down. I love the feeling I get when that happens! This is so well-written and full of fully fleshed-out characters with human failings and faults who fight their way through them. Not only that, they learn about themselves and grow. I had heard the author read from the book at the GCLS Conference in Dallas and loved the passage she chose. But I was still hesitant--because, as the back cover blurb states, one woman in a 13-year relationship gets involved with another woman... and leads a double life. I wasn't sure how I'd feel about the book. But the way Rachel weaved the threads in the story together, it made it so captivating and fascinating, you truly rooted for the characters. I highly recommend "Does She Love You?" Kudos to the author for tackling such a difficult storyline and making it believable.

  • Lia A
    2019-03-17 05:11

    I loved this book.

  • Charlie Avocado
    2019-03-03 06:29

    Honestly, just go read Meggz' review, because she nails it. I slogged through the first four to six chapters, convinced I wasn't going to like the book because of the love triangle, where a woman is cheating on her very committed and loving partner of like 13 years. How was I going to be able to tolerate that person, let alone the one they're using to cheat? My attitude changed once SORTA SPOILER ALERT BUT NOT REALLY the cheater gets caught. The book got more enjoyable. I have a lot of thoughts. This book may be more 3.5 than 4. I go back and forth. I sat on writing a review for a few days to try and ultimately decide. I don't think I would read the book again, and I'm not sure it will ever get an immediate recommendation to someone else, but it is worth the read.I enjoyed watching all the characters grow over time.

  • Alealea
    2019-03-20 09:27

    I wasn't sure I was going to read it because of the cheating and triangle angle.But since in my current binge I am reading all the Spangler I can get, well here I go and here I am pleasantly surprised. The three main characters are beautifully shaped and enticing. Each one is making their own trip to hell and out in their own way.I thought Anabelle was a marshmallow then a roasted marshmallow but the writer really got me with her 'reverse M&M's' analogy. 🤣

  • G
    2019-03-21 09:30

    i like this author and her books. this book is a bit more stressful to read than the others I've read, probably because of the cheating angle. it's still well-written though.i feel the "other woman" character could have looked up the cheater on Facebook since she gave her full name.

  • Cynthia
    2019-03-10 10:16

    I think it tried to pretend to subvert heteronormativity but it failed monumentally, while being utterly too white for Atlanta.

  • Lisa
    2019-03-14 11:18

    The ending was much too fairytale perfect for my taste. I feel like the romances were a bit too quick for the level of affection and devotion the characters had for one another.