Monday, July 12, 2010

AN IDEAL WIFE by Gemma Townley

Publisher: Ballantine Books
Date published: June 2010
ISBN: 978-0345499844
Woman's Fiction
Trade Paperback
Reviewed by Angie
Obtained via Publisher

Jessica Wild-Wainwright is married to a wonderful man, Max and is blissfully happy with her life with him. Except she is feeling guilty for something that happened during their engagement. She thought he was cheating on her, and found herself kissing another man. When Max found out, her mother covered for her, and stated she had been sleeping with the man. Since then the lie has been on Jess's mind and she just cannot accept the less than honest in their marriage.

Jess has decided since she cannot fix the lie, she will become the perfect wife - she will learn to cook, iron and listen better amongst other self-imposed punishments. Jess's trials as she learns to be "perfect" are told from her perspective and come across as hysterical. Her "hiding" a trunk from the Russia mafia, as well as breaking her husband's leg are just two events that will leave readers laughing out loud.

This is the perfect beach read! Light-hearted and well written it will leave readers laughing out loud at Jess and Max's dilemmas. As they find out they truly do have a perfect marriage and that no marriage goes without bumps in the road, they learn more about themselves than they expect. Gemma Townley is an author to watch, her light-hearted tone make for a fast enjoyable read. While some parts left me shaking my head as unrealistic, this was a quick read that should be saved for a vacation!

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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