Mothers Ruined by Aimee Horton
Chick Lit and Humor
The Survival Series, #4
Published: October 9, 2015
Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin & tonic in hand!
When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie’s only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood. But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life. Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren't very welcoming (although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green).
So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours’ conversations over her baby monitor, she can’t help but use the information in her quest to build new friendships.
Of course, eavesdropping never ends well, and when Dottie discovers that two of her neighbours are having an affair, she’s horrified. Worse still, the locals are convinced she’s the one who’s doing the cheating. It’s up to Dottie to clear her name and expose the real cheat—in her signature haphazard way!
This is one of the funniest chick lit books I have read in a long time! I enjoyed every single second of it and frankly, did not want it to end. Everything about it is light-hearted, breezy, and downright hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud almost the whole way through. It’s like the main character Dottie says all the things us parents want to say out loud but can’t because we would look extremely rude. Gosh, this book is just a blast! Readers who are interested in this book should note that while it is a part of an overall series featuring Dottie, one could easily read it as a standalone as I did. I don’t feel like I missed anything crucial that were incorporated in previous books. However, now that I have read this one I feel the urge to read the series from the beginning because, well, this one was awesome!
So this story is about Dottie who just moved into a new house/neighborhood with her family. She is a mother of 3, she works endlessly to keep her children in check, and balances marriage, and friendships. Motherhood can be a rattling experience and sometimes good friends and wine helps to ease the stress. But when scheming neighbors come into play along with baby monitors that pick up what’s going on in other people’s homes, life can get tricky. Luckily, Dottie takes all of this in stride because she has a wonderful family and support system with her friend Jane. But getting to the bottom of the scheming is on her top to do list and she stops at nothing to get through it!
This is a hilarious take on motherhood and I highly recommend it to all readers who love a good laugh, and an amazing chick lit book. I honestly loved this one to pieces and can’t say enough good things about it. So take my word for it and pick up this 5 star read! You will NOT regret it!!