Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josie Brown

Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives by Josi Brown

From Good Reads:  Suburbia is a jungle, filled with lots of vicious creatures.
Take the Paradise Heights Women’s League board. Lyssa Harper should have warned golden-haired DILF du jour Harry Wilder what he was getting into when she invited him to meet the mommies who run their suburban, gated community. At least he brought cupcakes. Since meeting the former Master-of-the-Universe turned stay-at-home single dad, Lyssa has been his domestic Sherpa, teaching him the ins and outs of suburban life. She just didn’t realize her friends would show up at his house unannounced with casseroles, leopard-print bikini briefs, and plans to rearrange his kitchen cabinets.
The truth is, if Harry and his wife, the neighborhood’s "perfect couple," can call it quits, what does that mean for everyone else? Lyssa’s husband, Ted, is a great father, but he pays her Pilates-pumped momtourage more attention than he does his own wife. Her friends gossip about the neighbors while ignoring their own problems: infertility, infidelity, and eating disorders.
When Harry sets boundaries with his new fan club, he is exiled from the neighborhood’s in-clique. But Lyssa refuses to snub him. What she never expects is the explosive impact her ongoing friendship with Harry will have on her close-knit pals—and on her marriage.

Thanks to Sarah from Simon and Schuster for a free review copy of this book. 

I guess that this could be called a beach read.  Nothing really heavy but enjoyable.  I really liked the way that the author wrote Lyssa.  Lyssa called it as she saw it.   
I know that women can be catty and this book truly shows that side.  I guess that is why I choose my friends very carefully. 
I would give this a three out of five. 

I read this as a part of a blog tour so visit the others on the list to see what they thought:

All About {n}: http://www.bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/
The Book Tree: http://thebooktree.blogspot.com/
Books Gardens & Dogs: http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/
Arms of a Sister: http://armsofasister.com/
Booktumbling: http://booktumbling.com//
Busy Julie: http://busyjulieblog.blogspot.com/
Bookin’ with Bingo: http://bookinwithbingo.blogspot.com/
The Down Home Diva: http://thestuffyouneedtoknow.blogspot.com/
Me, My Book, and the Couch: http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/
Starting Fresh: http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/
Frugal Plus: http://frugalplus.com/
Avid Reader: http://www.tarmyblogspot.blogspot.com/
Marta’s Meanderings: http://martasmeanderings.blogspot.com//
Eclectic Book Lover: http://www.eclecticbooklover.com/
Not Quite Susie: http://notquitesusiehomemaker.blogspot.com/
Books and Needlepoint: http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com//
Books with a Cup of Coffee: http://bookswithcoffee.wordpress.com/
Knitting and Sundries: http://www.jewelknits.blogspot.com/
Just Another New Blog: http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/
Simply Stacie: http://simplystacie.net/
Must Read Faster: http://mustreadfaster.blogspot.com/
Booksie’s Blog: http://booksiesblog.blogspot.com/
Reminder List: http://reminderlist.blogspot.com/
My Five Monkeys: http://www.tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/
My Book Views: http://my-book-views.blogspot.com/
Taking Time For Mommy: http://takingtimeformommy.blogspot.com//
I Heart Book Gossip: http://juniperrbreeeze.blogspot.com/
Book Junkie: http://myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com/
Jeanne's Ramblings: http://www.jeannesramblings.com/
Readaholic: http://bridget3420.blogspot.com/
Broken Teepee: http://www.brokenteepee.blogspot.com/
Tethered Mommy: http://www.tetheredmommy.com//
Just Jennifer Reading: http://justjenniferreading.blogspot.com//
So Many Books, So Little Time: http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com//
Reading With Tequila: http://www.readingwithtequila.com//
Book N Around: http://booknaround.blogspot.com//
A Journey of Books: http://ajourneyofbooks.halfzero.net//
Bella’s Novellas: http://www.bellasnovella.com/
CuzinLogic’s Blog: http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com//
Rundpinne: http://www.rundpinne.com/

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