Monday, October 10, 2016

a book in review!

About the Book

Secrets of the Suburbs is the story of Lindsey, a 42 year-old suburban mom who seems to have it all – doctor husband, two great kids, satisfying part-time work; all the spin classes, shopping and lunches she can fit into her busy schedule. 

But when a drunken moment with her friend’s husband opens up a well of desire, excitement and emotion that she didn’t even know existed, it throws her perfectly perfect life into turmoil. Because as Lindsey opens her heart and body to this forbidden passion; her eyes open as well, and she is forced to take a closer look at her life, her marriage and herself. 

Already her friends are starting to whisper, her husband is growing suspicious and there is a Secrets of the Shore Facebook page that just may be talking about her. 

Will Lindsey stay in her safe, pretty world with her seemingly perfect husband who just might have secrets of his own, or will she break every rule and follow her heart? 

Whatever she decides, she'd better figure it out fast because in small town suburbia nothing stays secret for very long. 

Sexy and engaging, with characters who seem like friends and issues that make you think about marriage, satisfaction and the lines we draw, Secrets of the Suburbs is the perfect book to curl up with next to your (sweet) snoring husband.


Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This story is like Gossip Girl meets Desperate Housewives, so if you like either of those things, this is for you! I knew from reading the summary that I would like this book, but the little FB posts really took it over the top. As much as I enjoyed the concept, there was times I wanted a little bit more from the writing and the characters. Secrets in the Suburbs is a quick, easy 3.5 star weekend read, xo!



Tour Schedule

October 10- Polished and Bubbly – Review
October 10 – Shannon’s Bookish Life- Review
October 10 – I blog Books – Excerpt
October 11 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt
October 11 – Books, Dreams, Life – Excerpt
October 11 – Deluged With Books Café – Review
October 14 – Chick Lit Goddess – Review
October 18 – Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Review
October 20 – Chick Lit Plus – Review
October 24 – Nerdy Dirty and Flirty – Review 


About the Author

Alisa Schindler is a SAHM of three boys and wife to Mr. Baseball. In between schlepping to the ball fields and burning cupcakes, she chronicles the sweet and bittersweet of life in the suburbs on her blog icescreammama.com. Her essays have been featured online in the Washington Post, NYT, Scary Mommy, Kveller, Parents, Brain, Child, and Good Housekeeping, among others. Random nights, she can be found hiding in the closet with a pint of ice cream and a good book.