Thursday, July 10, 2014

The House on Mermaid Point
by Wendy Wax

Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 416
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . .

Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool.

But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom . . .


Kritters Thoughts:  A third in a series and before you read on in the review - know that I had no clue this was #3 until a few chapters in and went looking thinking that I was missing some backstory!  So with that said, I wish I had read Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach before I read this one.  I was missing out on the "inside" jokes and would probably have loved it even more after reading the first two, so they are officially on my TBR.

Onto my review of this book.  With women of my generation and my mother's, I think this book could appeal to a wide audience of readers.  Each woman has their own baggage that they are trying to handle while also living on a private island and renovating a former rockers home.  The antics are fantastic.  The book had a perfect rhythm that kept me flipping pages with ease.  

But this one ends on a cliff, so I am assuming there will be another?  

I am passing this one onto my mom at Ope's Opinions and am excited to see if she enjoys it like I did.  

I would say you could pack all three in your beach bag and maybe even make it thru the whole series with a good week at the beach!

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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