Thursday, June 5, 2014

Cutting Teeth
by Julia Fierro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Nicole, the hostess, struggles to keep her OCD behaviors unnoticed. Stay-at-home dad Rip grapples with the reality that his careerist wife will likely deny him a second child, forcing him to disrupt the life he loves. Allie, one half of a two-mom family, can't stop imagining ditching her wife and kids in favor of her art. Tiffany, comfortable with her amazing body but not so comfortable in the upper-middle class world the other characters were born into, flirts dangerously, and spars with her best friend Leigh, a blue blood secretly facing financial ruin and dependent on the magical Tibetan nanny everyone else covets. Throughout the weekend, conflicts intensify and painful truths surface. Friendships and alliances crack, forcing the house party to confront a new order.


Kritters Thoughts:  A playgroup takes a vacation and as personalities can probably handle each other for a few hours a week, a whole weekend is a lot!  If you are a long time blog reader you may know that my kids are of the four legged variety, but I have some fantastic nieces and nephews and love to read books with the kid and parent antics - this book did not disappoint.  

In the front of the book is a perfect chart of each of the families with the child or children they have.  Each family has a four year old and most are boys!  I loved that one of the couples was a lesbian and one involves the husband as the homemaker and of course one is with the mother has an overactive imagination for negative happenings.  I absolutely adore reading books where there are group dynamics and reading about how they all affect each other and this one hit the mark.  Not only did it have the dynamics of adults, but the kids had some peculiarities as well!

I definitely loved this one and think that those with children of this age or older, would absolutely adore reading the politics of the playgroup!  

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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