Kate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage—love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price’s work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily-ever-after goes down with it.
A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She’s tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister-in-law coaxes her into an extended girls’ trip—three weeks on a remote island in the South Pacific—Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they’re the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive.
Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal—go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price…forever.
Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart?
|Title:||Misadventures of a Good Wife|
|Series:||Misadventures (Book 6)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Trope(s):||Marriage in Trouble|
Second Chance Romance
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|Location:||US & South Pacific|
|Release Date:||3rd October, 2017|
A light and sexy read
I read and enjoyed the first book in the Misadventures series (Misadventures of a City Girl) and was looking forward to this second offering. [edit: this is actually book 6!] Each book in the series stands completely alone from the other and offers a sexy tale that are perfect for a beach or bedside read.
I was looking for something light and hot when I picked up this book and for the most part that’s what I got – but it just felt a little lukewarm for me.
I liked Kate, understood her motivations, feelings and felt she was completely believable. I even could get behind the reaction when Price reappeared in her life. Who knows what anyone would do in that highly unlikely event?
The initial sex was sweet yet sexy and made for an enjoyable read. Just when I was getting a little fed up of sex and then Price keeping secrets, sex, secrets etc. the book picked up pace with a little bit of tension from the ‘big bad’ of Price’s past.
I think my main problem was that I didn’t really like Price. To my mind, there was no good reason why he couldn’t just have come home and informed the police of his problems – job done. Putting that aside, I still didn’t really like him. He had left Kate for over a year – rightly or wrongly – but when he came back he still kept her in the dark, was quite controlling of her and kept secrets including some he’d done before he was ever in trouble.
Perhaps it was due to that, that the sex became a bit samey for me. After every scene there were some sort of sexual shenanigans and I was over it fairly quickly. There was the obligatory anal sex for these kind of stories – which is so not my thing – but it was short so I was fine to skip over it. I did feel that they were laying it on a bit thick with the whole “it’s the ultimate trust” and “the most connected two human beings could be”. You either like it or don’t – don’t oversell!
The story picked up again towards the end as things started to get sorted out. That was interesting and I liked the way the story was wrapped up. The ending was cute and I do enjoy a satisfying epilogue. Not my favourite of the two Misadventures books I’ve read so far but it was still well-written and a pleasant way to pass a couple of evenings. 3 stars.
|Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.||Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.|