Thursday, January 28, 2010

THE COUGAR CLUB by Susan McBride

Publisher: Avon
Date published: January 2010
ISBN: 978-0061771262
Contemporary romance
Trade Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher

Kat Maguire is about to set out on a new adventure and at forty-five, she’s not sure if she can handle it. She’s just been fired, she’s walked out on her boyfriend and she’s come home. There she meets her two best friends, Carla Moss. Carla is a famous newscaster on the local television. Trouble is, her ex-husband is her boss and it looks like she might be pushed out of her chair by his new and younger girl friend. Elise Randolph seems to lead a perfect life. Though of late, her husband has been staying out more. He says it’s all work, but she’s not so sure. These three women are about to find out that they are still very much alive, beautiful and it’s time to take their lives into their own hands. And the younger guys appreciate that!

This is a very interesting and entertaining read. Ms. McBride gives her readers some really well written characters and I really enjoyed their interaction. It seems to be a problem many women face. Older men seem to be looking more in the direction of the younger chicks while the women feel they are over the hill and life doesn’t hold much more for them. But, as real life has showed, younger men do appreciate the charms and experience of older women. I found myself cheering for these three women and hoped they would find love and peace. Ms. McBride certainly surprised me with a few twists and turns she added to this delightful story. I think the only thing I could say against this story is that these women are successful, beautiful and I think it would be nice to see an ordinary, everyday woman get a handsome hunk of a younger man! One can dream!


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