Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Review: The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

The Golden Couple
by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

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

Goodreads:  If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. Her successes are phenomenal--she helps people overcome everything from domineering parents to assault--and almost absorb the emptiness she sometimes feels since her husband’s death.

Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple--until Marissa cheats. She wants to repair things, both because she loves her husband and for the sake of their 8-year-old son. After a friend forwards an article about Avery, Marissa takes a chance on this maverick therapist, who lost her license due to controversial methods.

When the Bishops glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.

Kritters Thoughts:  Two main women in this twisting and turning story.  Avery is as of recently an unlicensed therapist and she claims that she can fix all the things in just 10 themed sessions.  Marissa is married with a young son and has recently cheated on her husband and needs Avery to help her fix the marriage that she wishes to stay in.  This is just the beginning.  

Told in alternating perspectives, each Avery and Marissa tell the story from their point of view and I am so glad we the reader got both!  While this story does revolve around cheating and I don't tend to read that, I am a Sarah Pekkanen fan and will give anything she writes a chance and yes cheating is what brought Avery and Marissa into each other's lives, there was more mystery and intrigue that kept the story going and I was so glad.  The story ended up being a who dun it of sorts and I loved reading that part of the book.  

I may be sensitive to this, but I appreciated that Avery's storyline really centered around her work.  I find that a lot of fiction doesn't always show women working and as a working woman myself, it is nice when the whole storyline revolves around a woman and her profession.  

While maybe not my favorite of Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks' work, I would recommend this to readers who are not sensitive to cheating storylines as I am.    

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 15 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  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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