March 17, 2015 Swan Creates 0 Comments

Meet the Girls of Mischief Bay.  This book centers around the lives of three women, who happen to be friends and the problems that are facing them in this part of their lives. This book was boring until it wasn't.  Let me tell you what I mean.

Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen. He won't even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time at her Mischief Bay Pilates studio. Can she say enough is enough without losing the man she loves?

Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg rose to become vice president in her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she can have it all. And if she can, does she want it?

Although Pam Eiland has a beautiful house and a husband she adores, she feels… restless. She wonders who a stay-at-home mom becomes after the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise her husband brings the heat and the humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she'll have to redefine herself. Again.

Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, three very different women will discover that friends can become family, and that life is richer with sisters at your side

Meet the girls of Mischief Bay, which I hope is only the first book a series! +Susan Mallery surprised me with this one, and she would surprise you too.

When I first started to read the book, I was bored.  I thought this book was about women going through a mid life crisis and I did not want to read about that.  So to cope, I went on to read other books and kind of forgot that I was reading this book in the first place.

Then the hype started to come in about the book.  I kept seeing the graphics for the book and the short video that +Susan Mallery made for the book motivated me enough to just read through the boring parts, and it paid off big time.

Nicole is a nice woman but also a wuss. She just took, and took and took bulls**t from her husband and did not make a stand, just for the sake of her son, who by the way, does not even bother with his father.  

When she was finally going to the right thing, a big break came about for her husband and things were good but not great.  I think that Nicole's husband was a self-centered jerk who wanted out of the marriage.  But instead of just leaving, he tried to make fights with Nicole so she would get angry and kick him out, so he can blame her for their marriage not working.

It did not say that in the book, but that is the vibe I was getting off him.  I understand that he felt suffocated in the marriage but he never made the effort to talk about it, that coward.

Now Shannon now is very successful in her life, career wise anyway.  She has her dream job but not her dream man.  Things change when she thinks that she has found her soul mate, and get this, they met online.

Things were going great until his kids got involved.  Don't get the wrong idea, Shannon likes kids and wants some for herself someday, but kids always want their parents to be together, and the new girlfriends ALWAYS have to go.  Would Shannon be able to get past the enemy stage with his kids?  Read the book and find out.

Pam is the one who broke my heart in this book.  I cried and cried and cried for Pam, I still do even though I've completed the book.  Pam has already past 50 years and is now feeling like an old woman.  She realized that their is no spark in her marriage and decided to sign them up for a couple retreat to get their groove back.

The part when they were on the retreat cracked me up.  The things they experienced and saw, wow, I blushed because they're old and I don't want to ruin anything for you guys but I will tell you this, certain toys are involved (giggles).

I found that Pam's life was going to great and predicted disaster, and I hate that I was right.  I feel for you Pam, I really do.

This book was fun to read after I got through the first few chapters.  If you think that the book is boring in the beginning, stick with it, it is SO worth it.  If you start off liking the book from the beginning, well good for you.  

The writing was heart felt and spoke about problems that women can relate to.  I really look forward to the rest of the books in this series.