Thursday, September 23, 2021

Review: The Happy Accidents by Jamie Beck

The Happy Accidents
by Jamie Beck

Publisher: Montlake
Pages: 336
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Three women wake up to the consequences of one impulsive pact in an insightful novel about friendship, love, and fulfillment by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jamie Beck.

While at a casino to celebrate her birthday, Jessie Clarke proposes a pact to her reserved sister, Liz, and their childhood friend Chloe: the three women will say yes to any adventure that comes their way. Jessie is mourning her recent divorce, so the other two reluctantly agree. Twelve hours later, they awaken to the shocking consequences of their behavior.

A viral video throws Liz’s career and reputation into question. A major loss at the craps table rocks the foundation of Chloe’s staid marriage. And Jessie’s desperate bid to unblock her artistic creativity results in a life-changing choice. Staring down the crossroads, each woman finds her relationships—with herself, with each other, and with loves both old and new—tested. At every turn, they struggle not to let fear decide their fates. Will they give in, or will their misadventures lead to the greatest fulfillment of all?

Kritters Thoughts:  Three women are in Las Vegas and one presents a challenge where they say yes and maybe end of doing things they typically wouldn't.  This is just the first chapter and sets the story down a path where the remainder of the book is the women having to live with the consequences of what went down in Vegas.  

What I loved most was that the author gave each woman a voice and all three took turns telling their part of the story.  Each woman was dealing with a different life problem, but nothing felt dramatic or over the top, they each felt like everyday problems that any woman could be facing.  I could see myself in each of these women as they were making tough life choices that could alter the paths for themselves and those they love.  

The other thing that I appreciated in this book was that while there were struggles dealing with romantic relationships.  I loved that their friendship and the ups and downs of female friendships were shown in this book.  The women were mostly supportive of each other, but within their female to female relationships they were overcoming obstacles as well.  

While this book had great plot, the characters drove the story and Jamie Beck created three great main characters and then a broad cast of supporting characters that orbited these women throughout the novel.  

For as many books as Jamie Beck has published, I have very few and after reading this one, I want to remedy that and quick!

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

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 115 out of 100

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