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What The Best of Us is about:
An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape. Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.
I was really hoping to be blown away by the author's newest release, but instead at the end of the story I felt that all of my air had been squeezed right out of me. Bummer. I liked the writing just fine but I just couldn't believe the whole premise. I couldn't accept that a friend that most of the others did NOT keep in touch with, would pay for such an extravagant getaway just to spend time with people who rarely, if ever thought about him. I also had a hard time with all of the extra-marital crap....wasn't what I wanted to read that's for sure. The only emotions this book created in me was the urge to slap the s*#t out of a few characters.
Recommend? If you have liked Sarah's books in the past then I think you might be able to enjoy this one. As for me, this is the second book I've read of hers and my feelings are still luke-warm.
Source: NetGalley/Washington Square Press
Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #99
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