Friday, June 27, 2014

Guest Book Review: The Idea of Him

By Karen Waskewich

Summary:

Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she's number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he's running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

My Thoughts:

The Idea of Him is the perfect ‘beach read’…it’s full of excitement, romance and yes, woman power. This book was a real page turner and I finished it in just a few days. The story centers on Allie, a woman in her mid-thirties who is seems to have it all – a gorgeous and high-powered husband Wade, a job at a widely known and successful PR firm, two adorable children and a snazzy apartment in Manhattan. However, behind closed doors, Allie is near her breaking point and throughout the story, the reader really starts to feel for the protagonist and hope everything turns out okay for her in the end.

The book takes you on Allie’s journey to discovering the truth about her husband, her boss Murray and her new acquaintance Jackie, who is Wade’s ex-mistress. While she unveils her husband’s lies and infidelities, Allie also pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a screenwriter and through her classes, she meets another man who helps her pursue her passion. The plot is full of unexpected twists especially in the last half of the book…I promise it will keep you on your toes.

I am sad to say that I had never heard of Holly Peterson before this book but I’d love to go back and read her first book, The Manny. The Idea of Him is the ideal book to read while you’re at the beach or at the pool; it is a perfect escape into Allie’s story of heartbreak to redemption. As I finished the book, I was really hoping they would make this into a movie – I would love to see this on the big screen!

Thanks to William Morrow for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Karen Waskewich is a fiancé to a wonderful man and a mom to a beautiful brindled boxer in Rockville, MD. When she's not working as an IT consultant, she opens up a good book (or turns on her Kindle) or makes her way into the kitchen to cook for her family and friends. Find her at her blog. You can also learn more about her from our very first reader spotlight post!

2 comments:

Librarian Lavender said...

This sounds really great! I love a good summer read and will definitely check it out on amazon!

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