Thursday, October 10, 2013
Audio Book Review of Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews Read by Kathleen McInerney
Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Read by Kathleen McInerney
Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' Night!
Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is attending court-mandated weekly "divorce recovery" therapy sessions with three other women and one man for whom betrayal seems to be the only commonality. When their “divorce coach” starts to act suspiciously, they decide to start having their own Wednesday "Ladies' Night" sessions at The Sandbox, and the unanticipated bonds that develop lead the members of the group to try and find closure in ways they never imagined. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there?
Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns. Mary Kay Andrews' Ladies' Night will have you raising a glass and cheering these characters on.
My Take: I had never read a book by Mary Kay Andrews before but I will probably read (or Listen) another one if I see one that sounds interesting. This book had all the right elements that kept my attention and wanting to keep coming back to find out what happens next. I really couldn't believe how some people would treat others that they supposedly loved at one time. I mean even if you can't stand your ex you don't use your child against them. Some of the things that the ex's in this book got away with was just appaling. I am glad that it is a work of fiction but I am sure things like this happen in real life also. I liked Grace from the very beginning but I thought she was to much of a wimp at first. I liked how everyone in the group clicked and truly became a support for each other. If you like quirky characters and romance and just all around fun, I think you would enjoy this book.
I thought that the narrator did an excellent job each character had her own distinct voice and captures the character. She made the story even more enjoyable.
I received a review copy of this book from Macmillan Audio in exchange for my honest opinion.