Thursday, February 23, 2017

Best Laid Plans & Other Disasters
by Amy Rivers

Publisher: 235
Pages: Wooden Pants Publishing
Format: book
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  A year after she is elected mayor of a prosperous Colorado city, Gwen's career and life are fully on track, all according to plan. So why is she in such a slump emotionally and physically? New conflicts keep boiling over in city government, and her earlier allies no longer support her. She and her boyfriend have an ideal relationship, which she finds inexplicably dissatisfying. Without telling her, he decides to take a new job that has him traveling out of state every week. Suddenly unexpected developments turn everything topsy-turvy, and Gwen is forced to re-examine her carefully-planned life.


Kritters Thoughts:  Book two in a series and sometimes I say you can skip around in a series and start on book two or twenty-two, but in this instance, I say start at the beginning, so if you haven't read book one - Wallflower Blooming then stop reading and go start there!

Gwen is one of the youngest mayors in the United States and after a contentious election season, she is hoping to move into easier waters, but sometimes the drama doesn't end once an election ends.  Not only does Gwen have professional drama in this book, her personal life also takes a few tumbles.

I read a lot of books in a year and sometimes I wonder how the characters get by without professional careers - not so in this one.  I love that Gwen had to go to work everyday and her professional life and personal life influenced each other - it made Gwen more real and even more loveable in my mind.

There were a few moments when this book may have dragged a little, but in the end I love this series and am ready for book three.


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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