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.
The Girls Of Mischief Bay is the first book in author Susan Mallery’s newest series and being a fan of Susan’s work I was excited to read this first installment. It was a wonderful and touching story that I enjoyed from beginning to end.
Three woman, at different points in the lives, form a friendship over Pilates and we experience all that they are going through as if we were a part of their little group.
Nicole is married with a young son and a business to run. She is suddenly thrown for a loop when her husband decides on a career change…without consulting her. Now she is trying to juggle way too much while holding it all together and trying to remember what loving her husband was like.
Happily married Pam has a loving husband and grown children and really has not one thing to be unhappy about…but unhappiness can’t keep from creeping in. She knows it’s ridiculous and that she has a life people would envy but the sense of stagnancy is a constant itch.
Successful CFO Shannon has worked damn hard to get to where she is in a man’s man business world and while she loves what she does and is exactly where she wants to be professionally, she can’t help but wonder at what cost? After too many blind dates and failed relationships to count, she starts to wonder if climbing the corporate ladder was the right move.
Together, through their ups and downs, these ladies will forge a bond that only women can…
I think one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much was that these gals and their situations were so darn relatable. Personally, I can relate to all of these woman and the feelings they are experiencing in one way or another. I know the ups and downs that marriage, career choices, and parenthood can carry and reading it all in black and white, regardless if these are fictional women, made me realize how amazing women are and how important friendships are in getting through life. I laughed with these women and I cried with them and I ended this book feeling connected with all of them.
I look forward to the next installment and to see what author Mallery has in store for us next!
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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com