Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Summer Rental

THIS book is what I needed to get out of my slump.  It was one where I did not want it to end.  If you are looking for a mindless, quick fun read.  Aka a beach read? Pick it up.

I had been meaning to try a Mary Kay Andrews book for awhile and I was able to pick one up at our used book sale and I'm glad I did.  Now, I could get nit picky about the fact that the Maryn/Madison plotline was not perfect and that at the beginning I was wondering if she was writing middle aged characters or younger characters.  When all their parents were dying and they were only 34-36 I was a bit confused.  I mean, I hope my parents aren't going to start croaking in the near future.

However, if you want a story about three life long friends who rent a beach house in Nags Head and have a little drama, a  little mystery, and a summer fling? Pick it up.  I didn't want these characters to end!

Description: Sometimes, when you need a change in your life, the tide just happens to pull you in the right direction…

Ellis, Julia, and Dorie. Best friends since Catholic grade school, they now find themselves, in their mid-thirties, at the crossroads of life and love. Ellis, recently fired from a job she gave everything to, is rudderless and now beginning to question the choices she's made over the past decade of her life. Julia--whose caustic wit covers up her wounds--has a man who loves her and is offering her the world, but she can't hide from how deeply insecure she feels about her looks, her brains, her life. And Dorie has just been shockingly betrayed by the man she loved and trusted the most in the world…though this is just the tip of the iceberg of her problems and secrets. A month in North Carolina's Outer Banks is just what they each of them needs.

Ty Bazemore is their landlord, though he's hanging on to the rambling old beach house by a thin thread. After an inauspicious first meeting with Ellis, the two find themselves disturbingly attracted to one another, even as Ty is about to lose everything he's ever cared about.

Maryn Shackleford is a stranger, and a woman on the run. Maryn needs just a few things in life: no questions, a good hiding place, and a new identity. Ellis, Julia, and Dorie can provide what Maryn wants; can they also provide what she needs?

Mary Kay Andrews' novel is the story of five people questioning everything they ever thought they knew about life. Five people on a journey that will uncover their secrets and point them on the path to forgiveness. Five people who each need a sea change, and one month in a summer rental that might just give it to them.

What book has gotten you out of a recent slump?

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