Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Keep Your Friends Close by Paula Daly

Expected Publication September 2, 2014 by Grove Press

Natty and Sean Wainwright have a rock-solid marriage—with two daughters, a successful business, and a beautiful house, they are a model family. When their younger daughter falls ill on an overseas school trip, Natty rushes to her side. Luckily, Natty’s best friend from college, Eve Dalladay, is visiting and offers to stay with Sean to lend a hand in the Wainwright household. But Natty returns home to find that Eve has taken to family life a little too well: Sean has fallen in love with her. With no choice but to put on a brave face, Natty attempts to start anew—yet no matter how hard she tries to set herself upright, Eve is there to knock her down again. Then Natty receives a mysterious note that says Eve has done this before—more than once—and the consequences were fatal. On a mission to reveal Eve as a vindictive serial mistress, Natty must navigate through a treacherous maze of secrets and lies that threatens her life and the safety of her loved ones

My Thoughts:

Let me tell you that there is not one single thing that I did not love about this book.      Starting with the cover, I assume the picture on the front is Natty.  I love that as I am reading the book I know exactly what Natty looks like.    I could picture her and Sean, along with their kids, and nasty Eve as I read the entire book, but it was fun to know how the author pictured Natty.    The plot of the book was something I also loved.  I was entertain, intrigued, and 100% hooked from the very beginning.  Putting this book down was just not an option to me.    

Usually when I read a book where the guy cheats, he becomes someone that I dislike.  While Sean did cheat, he was not someone I could dislike.  He was someone that I felt sorry for.  He had a wife, Natty, that put everything before him and then smart and sexy Eve waltzes in and saves the day.    I know he should have walked away before the first blow job was given, I could almost understand why he couldn’t.   I really loved how, although he had moved out, he could not seem to stay away from Natty and the girls.   He was there every time one of them needed him; unfortunately Eve usually was tagging along also. 

The ending was unexpected as was a lot of the story.  There were new twists and turns on every page.   I highly recommend checking out Paula Daly’s newest release Keep Your Friends Close. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your great review Charlotte Lynn. I'm glad you loved this. It is on my To Read List