27 April 2013

The Good Life Review


 Twenty-two year old Roxie Golightly is a fun and carefree spirit...until she marries a wealthy man and her role as a trophy wife leaves her isolated in a condo with an ironing board and an obsessive desire to impress people.

When her marriage ends after seven years, Roxie's identity is buried under layers of furniture polish and piles of designer shoes. She doubts she can ever be the person she once was.

But when Roxie's charmed life is turned upside down, her best-friend creates The Good Life List to help turn it back around. The instructions are simple: Complete each task on the Good Life List by the end of the summer.

With list in hand and the help of a sexy and charismatic guy from her past, Roxie is only a few check marks away from living the good life, even if it means getting thrown out of a bar or skinny-dipping in the neighbor's pool at 3am.

 My Review

4.5 stars!

Once in a while, you find a little under-the-radar book or in this case, recommended by a GR friend, and read it and ended up loving it. This is one of those books.

Roxie Golightly had a bomb dropped into her lap when her husband of seven years asked her for a divorce. The fallout of her marriage led Roxie to reevaluate her life. With a help of a friend, she set out to complete the Good Life List.

This book is funny and I mean FUNNY. Roxie is a wonderful heroine. She's not perfect, far from it. She tend to whine a little and yes, she can be flaky, as she herself admitted. But I still love her, maybe because I can relate to her. In the end, she grew as a character and I love her for it.

This book also has Jake. Gorgeous, dreamy Jake. He's Roxie's safety guy. He's sweet, funny, and very loyal. Well, turns out, this safety guy isn't so safe after all, at least when it comes to Roxie's heart. I love them together.

I will definitely recommend this book to any contemporary romance reader out there.

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