03 May 2021

Better Choices - Book Review


Better Choices by Rod Pennington and Jeffery A. Martin
Publication date: June 12, 2020
Pages: 254 pages
Genre: Contemporary fiction
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars ☆☆☆
Strengths: Fun, satisfying storyline
Weaknesses: Predictable

Allison Clark doesn't know it yet, but she's about to have the best day ever. I don't think that was the point of the whole book, but once she started standing up for herself, everything was going her way. Everyone has always thought she was kind of a pushover. Her husband was a serial philanderer, but they stayed together for appearances til their twins graduate high school. Her mother holds her brother up as the perfect child, and bosses Allison around. Allison was the apple of her father's eye, but since he's passed, she's just the mother to her amazing kids (almost adults now). Her friendship with her forever best friend Beth is the only relationship that leaves her feeling like an independent adult.

As Allison finds out everyone has secrets, she also finds her voice. It was like Karma took on a new life as Allison stood up for herself and her family, and everything went her way. While her husband was a lousy husband, he was still a good businessman and father, and he steps in to help with some family drama and making sure their kids get their share (although these spunky teenagers are already smart and pretty good at sticking up for themselves). 

This was a fun read, if a bit polly-anna. Everything goes right for this woman once she decides what she wants! Yay! I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it as a great summer read. It reminded me of the thrillers I love with vigilante justice - no violence in this one, but the right people got their just desserts.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for my electronic copy of this book. Receiving the book for free did not influence my review. 

1 comment:

Trin Carl said...

Better Choices sounds like a theme in my life. Love a book about justice and so forth. Happy Mother's Day