Sunday, January 15, 2012
Review: The Divorce Club
Author: Jayde Scott
Genre: Romance; Chick Lit
Publisher: Scott Publishing Ltd
Release date: December 6, 2011
File Size/Pages: 510 kb/234 pgs
Source: Gift from Rosa (Lucy)
Challenge(s): 2012 eBook Challenge; Personal A-Z Challenge; Chick Lit Plus
My Rating: 5/5
Summary: The Divorce Club's personalized battle plan designed to suit your individual needs:
Put on weight and don't shave your legs, or armpits, or any part of your body for that matter.
Don't wash his clothes and cook rotten meals, preferably ones that'll give him constant diarrhea.
Wear a thong with a mini dress and bend over in front of his friends, but only after gaining weight.
Don't forget: if you're moving, we'll help you pack and unload. If he's the one moving, we'll help you throw his belongings out the window.
A bitter divorce from a two-timing husband leaves Sarah with no money to fend for her daughter, but she won't be beaten, so she opens The Divorce Club, a meeting place for women who want to divorce their cheating husbands, but don't know how.
Soon things start to go seriously wrong. A fake client and her rising interest in him isn't Sarah's only worry; there's also the moody teenager, a stalker, and the club's personalized battle plans that start to involve more than flashing a confident smile and running a 24/7 hotline.
When Sarah's ex-husband moves in without her permission in the hope to patch things up, chaos seems complete.
Review: Once again, Lucy has done an amazing job by buying me a great book that I love!! I really enjoyed this book; I enjoyed it so much that I was ready to get a divorce, and I'm SINGLE!!! Sarah Davis, the main character, is a 34-year-old divorcee and a mother to a 13-year-old girl, Sam. When the story begins, Sarah is purchasing a building for her business, The Divorce Club. The Divorce Club is a business that Sarah decides to start to give women moral support through their divorces. After a week of being opened, The Divorce Club has 4 members: Simone, Lucy, Shannon, and Mindy, who is their for research purposes only. One day, Sarah is approached by a man, Jamie Bowers, who wants to join the club, and threatens to sue her if she doesn't let him join because he feels that it's sexist. As the story goes along, Sarah is being stalked by someone, she's growing closer to Jamie, and barely making ends meet. Sarah is definitely the definition of a Superwoman; she does what she has to do to take care of her daughter. I love the bond that Jamie and Sam had, but I strongly disliked Sam's attitude…to me, it just seemed like no matter what Sarah did, it was never enough for her. All in all, I loved this book; I wish it would've had an epilogue at the end, but it's one of those stories that's strong enough with or without one though!!!