★★★★ 4.5 Enjoyable Stars ★★★★
I received a copy of this novel via CLP blog tours. Thank you!
Now that her dating days are finally behind her, Claire is enjoying a blissful life with her new husband and baby boy. Gone are the drunken nights in impractical shoes, and Internet dates with men who lose their hair…and their pants.
Unfortunately, she’s discovering that life as a married, working mom isn’t turning out to be the perfect happily ever after she dreamed about. She adores her little boy, but her husband’s behavior is about to make him eligible for the Most Disappointing Spouse of the Year Award.
His unwillingness to help around the house and his slacker work ethic are frustrating enough, but the constant parade of beautiful, single women in his life has Claire in a constant state of distress. Didn’t she realize that the cute front man of a popular cover band would attract hot, young women with perfect cellulite-free legs? And whose idea was it to hire the curvy nanny with the sexy accent?
When an unexpected business trip pops up – with a super-hot, much-too-young former love interest, Claire’s own loyalty is put to the test. A publishing conference in Key West may be the ideal escape from her troubles, but will she be tempted by the forbidden in a town full of swingers and breakfast alcohol consumption? And why does everyone they meet think the business colleagues are on their honeymoon?
Scrambling to cover up innocent, but suspicious circumstances, the couple struggles with honesty, loyalty and what to share with each other. As they sink deeper into their marital gloom, will they find their way back to wedded bliss, or finally succumb to the enticement of new…and uncomplicated romance?
THE JUGGLING ACT is Book 3 in the Rom-Com on the Edge series. All books are standalone novels, however read in order for maximum fun!
I have not read a good chick lit book / romantic comedy in a long time! Prior to getting into romances these types of books were my go-t0. Gah, what have I been missing? I totally adored this book. It is light, fun, entertaining, and quite “real” as I am sure we have all been in the character’s shoes once or twice in our lives. What really got me hooked to this book though is how chaotic everything was! Normally this could be confusing to readers but with this one it’s what gets us readers laughing in the first place. Who knew that Claire’s mother had such a mouth on her? And how is it possible that Claire mistook Excedrin for Ambien. Ha ha, I haven’t laughed so hard at a book in a long time! This is such a fun and entertaining read, so if you’re looking for a good laugh than this is definitely your book.
On top of all the funny stuff happening in this book it should also be mentioned that it has a serious side as well. For instance, the book discusses adoption as both Claire and Brandon are not able to have a child of their own. The author was successfully able to make the concept of adoption relatable for us readers and we were able to gain an understanding as to Claire’s feelings on being a part of an open adoption. Of course, doing this can be very difficult for all parties but the way the characters manage is it quite heartfelt and real. I enjoyed seeing a sensitive side to this book on top of all the hijinks!
Overall, this is an awesome story that I would highly recommend to fans of romantic comedies (rom-com) and chick lit. This definitely will not be the last book I read by the author as she has brought me back into the chick lit world with this book! Well done. Highly recommended!