Monday, March 9, 2015

[Pat's Review]: "The Girls of Mischief Bay"

The Girls of Mischief Bay by Susan Mallery
Publisher: Mira (February 24, 2015)
Series: Mischief Bay, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit

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. 

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Pat's Review:

This new series by Ms. Mallery is set in a coastal community in California near Redondo Beach. It has restaurants, beautiful homes with a small town atmosphere. This first novel introduces us to three caring friends and their stories. 

Nicole Lord is owner and Pilates teacher at Mischief in Motion. It's a dream come true for her. She is married with an almost five year old son she adores. Until recently they had lived comfortably, not worrying about money. Then Eric, Nicole's husband quit his job to fulfill his dream. Writing a screenplay and surfing. With only one income things are becoming a little tight, but she adds more classes and tries to get more students.  She loves Eric and wants him to be happy.

Pam Eiland and Shannon Rigg are students of Nicole's and all three have become close friends. Pam loves making home cooked meals and taking care of her home. 

Pam's husband John owns his own construction company, they have three grown children, an adorable little fluffy dog called Lulu. If Pam is around, so is Lulu, dressed in her outfit of the day. 
Shannon Rigg is a CFO of her own company and a well know business woman. She is very independent, self sufficient and really sees no need for a steady man in her life. Oh, she likes men, just not in her space. 

There is laughter and tears, struggles no one expected and the love of friends.  Friends who are always there. This was a very enjoyable read, and I look forward to the next Mischief Bay story.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) It sounds like  perfect beach read for this summer! 

Have you read Susan Mallery before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?

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Until Next Time,


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Red Iza said...

I haven't read her yet, but the book looks really enjoyable, and I love to read about heroins who just didn't come out of school ;) Great review, Pat !

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Oh I do enjoy hers. I still need to get caught up on Fools Gold. Ahhhh too many books out there I NEED. Yes. NEED! lol Glad you loved this one Pat!

Sharlene Wegner said...

The Lonestar Sisters and the Marcellis are good series. I also read the first 3 years of Fools Gold, but I need to catch up, too, Anna! Oh, and The Million Dollar Catch series - I read that a long time ago!