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Nobody could dish a revenge plate better than author Jane Fallon.
I couldn’t get enough of this book. I loved it so much.Tweet
A new resident in the cul-de-sac and a misconception caused the reigning queen bee to show her power. Laura rented an annexe in the beautiful street of The Close to take a breather after the collapse of her marriage. But it caused Stella to become more suspicious. Al was so not Laura’s kinda man, but who would explain that to the Queen Bee? A truth was revealed and a comeuppance was planned. But would it work?
Having read a few of this author’s works, I was beyond overjoyed to get my greedy hands on this book. The writing was absolutely addictive. My eyes wanted to rest, but my heart craved to read the book from first page to last at one-go. And I had to give in to my heart’s desires.
Humor interspersed the prose in a self-deprecating manner. The neighborhood was filled with characters who had plasticized their bodies, yet a tiny sliver of goodness remained within them. Some of the trophy wives were depicted true to their ways.
Laura was delightful as my main characters. Her emotions came out well, but never went overboard. The author restrained her characters so well that I felt sympathy for all of them. The situations and twists came at the right moment. The book was everything I wanted, a chick-lit of sorts but not so much. A beach read but not so much. A women’s fiction but not so much. It was a combination of all three and more.
I just loved the happiness reading it gave me.
I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Welcome to The Close – a beautiful street of mansions, where gorgeous Stella is the indisputable Queen Bee . . .
It is here that Laura, seeking peace and privacy after her marriage falls apart, rents a tiny studio. Unfortunately, her arrival upsets suspicious Stella – who fears Laura has designs on her fiancé, Al.
When Laura stumbles on the big secret Al is hiding, suddenly Stella’s perfectly controlled world, not to mention Laura’s future, are threatened.
Taking a chance on beating Al at his own twisted game, these two former strangers are fast becoming best friends.
But has Laura forgotten that revenge never comes without a sting in the tail?
Publication Date: July 2020