Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Best Supporting Role
by Sue Margolis

Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 384
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  When her gambling addict husband died, Sarah Green was left penniless—and with two children to raise. Since then, she’s been desperate to keep her professional and personal lives on firm financial footing. And what could be safer than dating an accountant and working at a non-emergency crime help line?

But then Sarah’s aunt dies, leaving Sarah her once famous—now flailing—lingerie shop. With her fashion background, Sarah reluctantly decides to make a go of it, even if that means breaking up with her too-prudent boyfriend over the risk.

Suddenly Sarah finds herself falling for Hugh, the handsome struggling actor she hired to renovate her new boutique, and entering a prestigious lingerie competition. Taking chances has never been her forte, but the built-in support of family and friends could give her the boost she’s been looking for....


Kritters Thoughts:  Sarah is a fantastic main character - mom of two and at the beginning married to a man who is very successful in his career, but started to use gambling as a stress reliever and in doing so has gambled away everything they had.  As I won't be spoiling the book a bit, as Sarah decides to leave the marriage, her husband dies - I won't tell you how, that is worth reading!  So although Sarah is free from a horrible relationship and situation; she is now a single mom of two with no income and lots of debt.  This is where the story begins!

Each character in this book was spot on!  Sarah, the kids, the grandparents, "the Aunties", and so on were just written to a T.  The ups and downs of the story were perfectly timed and couldn't contain my excitement when I was surprised by a few of Sarah's decisions.  Although I am not usually a fan of books set in London with all the London speak, this one didn't make me feel left out of the joke - I honestly read it in two sittings!

Although I own a few Sue Margolis books, this was my first one to read, so obviously you will see me reading more of her and reviewing them here on this blog - new fan!  I put this down as a perfect beach read because it was so easy to get into the book and without any heaviness to the book, this is one that I am giving to a friend to throw in her beach bag for vacation!

Rating: perfect beach read

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Penguin.  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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