Monday, April 22, 2013
Review: When Girlfriends Make Choices
Author: Savannah Page
Genre: Women's Fiction
Publisher: Pearls and Pages
Release Date: January 17, 2013
File Size/Pages: 460 KB/394 pgs
Source: CLP Blog Tours
My Rating: 4/5
Summary: A novel about forbidden love, the choices you make, and discovering what's important in life. Lara Kearns has it all. She has her MBA, a successful career in advertising in Seattle, and she's even living with her best friend and single mom, Robin. Reliable, dedicated, and eager, Lara is the resident go-to-girl, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Lara's that girl who has everything going for her...everything, that is, except for true love. With the big 3-0 on its way and no man in sight, Lara wonders if she'll always be married to her career, or her cat, and never find the One. But then, when she least expects it, a handsome and suave executive at her firm, Paul Mackenzie, makes a pass at her. Hesitant at first about striking up an office romance, Lara eventually finds herself falling for her charming colleague. And the best part? Paul is falling in love with Lara, too! What happens, though, when the man of your dreams loves you...and his wife? Battling with what the head and the heart want, Lara finds herself in a precarious situation. Life is spiraling out of control, but with the support of her therapist and friends, Lara must make a choice. Is she really prepared to chase after love...at all costs? This is a provocative story about struggling between right and wrong. About what you will or won't do for true love. About what happens when girlfriends make choices.
Review: This is the third book in the When Girlfriend's series, which is all about Lara Kearns. In the last novel (When Girlfriends Step Up), we left off knowing that Lara was single and hoping to mingle and that she was roomies with Robin and Robin's baby girl, Rose. Well, fast forward to this novel, and Lara is now in therapy! I was definitely not expecting that or the affair she was having with Paul! The affair with Paul didn't really bother me, don't get me wrong, I don't support affairs, but it just gave me that little dose of drama I needed in my life. Lara is such a strong woman, so it was nice to see her go through the motions of doing something it seemed like Lara Kearns would ever do (i.e. the affair). I enjoyed this book, although I wished it would've focused more on Lara's present as opposed to her present and past, but I guess in order to know what Lara was going through in this novel, we had to know what she was going through in the last novel. I was sort of let down at the end of the novel, because I had been rooting for Lara since the last book, and I just felt like her story was incomplete! Overall, I loved this book and I absolutely love this series...Savannah has done it again ladies and gentlemen!