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Publisher's Summary

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won. 

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife - and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her. 

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love - and revenge.

©2021 by Kaira Rouda. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • 05-01-21

Skip it

The plot is fairly basic. The writing style and dialogue are amateurish. Also, the narration is terrible. The wife's southern drawl is overdone, the ex-wife sounds like a robot, and the daughter is melodramatic and overacts throughout the story.

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silliness

It started out ok but then withered and died. There is so much repetition and silliness. Disappointed in this one.

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Oh, what fun it could have been

The plot had all the basics of a solid domestic thriller but it failed to deliver from the mid point to the ending.

The story became nonsensical and soap opera like.
Underwhelming and disappointing.

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Never ending recap

Alternating chapters between 3 main characters gives you repetitive recaps on what you just heard 2 chapters ago! Ridiculous and boring. Amazon does a good job of promoting books but certainly limit exchanges after you realize it’s more regurgitated garbage. I have 1000 books in my library but now stuck with another lemon. Buyer beware

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ok not.as.good as.best day ever

story was ok, bad characters are really bad , not enough character development. Will try another book by her

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The Perfect Marriage

Definitely not the ending I wanted. The story did hold my interest through the whole book and the narrators did a fine job.

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Disappointed!

I love this author and was so excited for her new book. I didn’t care about any of the characters and they were all annoying. Knew how this was gonna end, easy to see coming. Was thankful when it ended and I didn’t have to listen to these characters go on and on and whine and repeat. Will still read this author but feel like this book was terrible.

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Was pretty easy to figure out the truth. With that said, the book was written in a very refreshing way. Easy to follow.

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  • 05-04-21

Average

Goodness are all woman that mean that wicked. Really this could have been a short story far to silly for a novel. If you like mean woman this is for you.