Book Review: The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda @KairaRouda @AmazonPub @MBeatie #TheNextWife #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #booksonthebookshelf #booksof2021 #5starreads

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PUBLISHER: Thomas & Mercer

PUBLICATION DATE: May 1st, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda!

Thank you to MB Communications for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

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MY REVIEW:

This book has it all – lies, secrets, betrayals, deception, and lots of revenge. The seemingly perfect Mr. and Mrs. Nelson seem to have it all. Lots of prestige, lots of wealth, lots of respect. But even the most seemingly perfect couple has their downfalls. Tish is the new and improved Mrs. Nelson. She is 20 years younger than his ex-wife Kate. Tish thinks she is smarter, and more beautiful that Kate, and thinks she has won after capturing Mr. Nelson’s heart and hand in marriage. She is the newer version of the has-been, washed out Kate. But there is always that doubt, that jealousy, that lurks in the shadows, and Tish is determined to stay one step ahead of Kate.

Tish is easy to get jealous, and can be vindictive, conniving, deceitful, and controlling. Afterall she tries to control everything that John does, whether it is talking to his ex-wife, spending time with his daughter Ashlyn, even what he does in the run of a day. What unfolds is a whirlwind of drama with plenty of shocking twists and turns that will shock you.

I enjoyed how the novel was told from two parts. In Part I the story is told from both Tish’s and John’s perspectives. In Part II the story is then told from Tish’s, Ashlyn’s and Kate’s perspectives. As we learn, it isn’t only Tish that can be conniving, vengeful and spiteful. The others are quite capable of it as well, and so unfolds a delicious and addictive story full of revenge and I love it!

This book had me hooked and I was unable to put this own down until I read the very last shocking page. A perfectly written book of a game of cat and mouse, where everyone is trying to one-up the other. With an ending that you will not see coming, you will devour this book!

You need to grab your copy of this book today, you will not be disappointed!

Great job Kaira. I am looking forward to your next amazing read!

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MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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