Book review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Summary: It is 1983, and the Riva siblings are planning their annual end-of-summer party. Sex, dugs, celebrities, and loud music are what the partygoers expect for this summer bash. Nina is a beautiful former competitive surfer who became a supermodel. She holds this party at her house she shared with her pro tennis player husband …

Short story review: The Sixth Wedding: A 28 Summers Story (28 Summers #1.5) by Elin Hilderbrand

Summary: It is 2023 and the group of friends returns back to Mallory’s cottage in Nantucket for Labor Day weekend. It is a bittersweet reunion without Mallory. Readers get to see what the future holds without Mallory for the characters from 28 Summers. My Thoughts: I love when Elin Hilderbrand allows us to revisit characters’ …

Book review: Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Summary: Jennifer Weiner is arguably considered one of the queens of chick-lit books. Big Summer delivers with another novel that delivers drama, friendships, mystery, and murder. Daphne ended a toxic friendship to Drue Cavenaugh who comes from a wealthy family in NYC where they attended school together. After an unforgivable event, Daplne cut Drue off …

Book review: Too Good To Be True by Carola Lovering

Summary: With alternating points of view between Skye and Heather, both women give accounts of their marriage to the same man. Burke Michaels seems to be a lying and cheating man married to two different women at the same time without either knowing………but what seems to be true really is not the truth. Skye is …

Book review: Every Last Secret by AR Torre

Summary: Cat and William Winthorpe live in a gorgeous home, and they seem to have the idyllic marriage. Both are gorgeous and envied by many. When Matthew and Neena Ryder move into a fixer upper next door, the couples began to spend more and more time together, especially because Neena and William are working together! …

Book review: The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

Summary: Laura and Liam are finally able to take their honeymoon after tragedy strikes right after their wedding, and it had to be postponed. The newlyweds head to a remote island off the coast of Scotland. At first, this seems as if it will be a quiet and romantic trip. After some exploring around the …

Book review: The Stalker by Sarah Alderson

Summary: Laura and Liam are finally able to take their honeymoon after tragedy strikes right after their wedding, and it had to be postponed. The newlyweds head to a remote island off the coast of Scotland. At first, this seems as if it will be a quiet and romantic trip. After some exploring around the …

Book review: The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones

Summary: A group of friends reunite for a wedding weekend in Portugal in a beautiful villa overlooking the sea. Rachel and Noah had been the best of friends in college but tinkering on the possibility of more. Rachel eventually married Jack while Noah married Paige. Jack’s brother, Will, is the groom to be. Will is …

Book Review: The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Summary: Ambrosia and Sully were the best of friends in college but the friendship was toxic, obsessive, and built on illicit behaviors. Ambrosia has erased these times from her life and does not discuss with her husband. She has worked hard to hide that part of her life. Enter the ten year reunion invitation that …

Book review: Her Best Friend’s Lie by Laura Wolfe

Summary: Five friends who used to be the closest of friends in college decide to have a reunion at an isolated cabin on a lake. (We all know how that usually turns out!!) Secrets and betrayal from the past still exist between the friends and they start to surface as the girls’ weekend goes exactly …