Monday, May 28, 2012

Reading Addiction Blog Tours Book Review & Excerpt: Gold Coast Wives

Reading Addiction Blog Tours

Author:Bernadette Walsh

Title: Gold Coast Wives
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc
Publish Date:Nov 2011
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Reading Addiction Blog Tours and the author
Book Blurb:Three skinny socialites should be a pushover after the rough and tumble world of Wall Street. Right?

Kate Ryan may be au fait with making high-powered legal decisions, but she's about to submit to the rules of reality TV, where nothing is what it seems. Who'd have thought a few days with the cameras rolling for a low-rent cable show would be so challenging, or that the claws of a former homecoming queen, a washed-up soap star and a whiny cat-lover would be so sharp?

Author Bio

I have always been a bookworm and had always meant to write a novel “someday.” You know, when I won the lottery and could live in beach house and look out onto the water and feel inspired. Four years ago I decided to stop waiting for my winning lottery ticket and sat down and started writing in between work and family obligations. I piled the words on top of each other until they formed sentences, paragraphs, chapters and eventually a book.  The House on Prospect is my second novel. My first, a contemporary romance,Gold Coast Wives, was published in November 2011. The first book of my paranormal trilogy, Devil’s Mountain -- Book One of the Devlin Legacy, is due to be published in June 2012. While I’ve hopped around genres, all of my books to date have a common theme: strong women handling what life throws at them the best way they can.

Twitter:  @BWalshWrite
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Highlight: At the jewelry launch party I sat next to Annabella, sharing her enormous plate of fried calamari and chatting about her recent divorce. She assured me that the brave new world of online dating was a treasure trove of men who couldn’t wait to meet overweight forty- somethings like us. Sure, some of them had prison records, but who wasn’t entitled to a mistake or two? Annabella’s owl earrings shook with optimism as she offered to set me up on a double date with her most recent felon’s--oh, I’m sorry, boyfriend’s--brother. I was noncommittal as I continued to inhale the calamari.

“If it isn’t my favorite lawyer!”

“Paul,” I said, turning around to face him. “What are you doing here?”

“And it’s nice to see you too, Ms. Ryan.”

Annabella winked at me and made a hasty retreat to the raw bar serving station. Behind Paul’s back, she gave me a thumbs up. Way to stay classy, Annabella. Paul was kind of cute with his deep brown eyes and crooked smile. If my husband’sabsence became permanent, Paul wouldn’t be a bad transition man. He’d certainly be more acceptable and less scary than Annabella’s ex-cons.

Review: Gold Coast Wives is like a snap shot of those "Real Housewives" reality shows. I'd never watch them, but I had to read the book.


After reading Bernadette's A House On Prospect, I was interested in seeing.

She writes Gold Coast Wives just the way you'd expect this kind of reality show to play out. There's petty bickering, jealousy and backstabbing. None of it is Kate though. She's getting the bad end of the stick in this case.

If I had to put up with some of the things she had to for the show, I would have broken my contract and left! But that's what makes the book so fun! It almost makes me wish it were a show, so I could watch it! Actually, it could be a sitcom about a reality show!

This is the perfect beach read! Light, fluffy and fun! Bernadette Walsh is officially one of my new favorite authors! Pull up a chair and a fruity drink and this is a recipe for a great afternoon!

Rating: 5 flowers

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*


Bernadette Walsh said...

Thanks for the great review!!! I think you are my new favorite reviewer :)

ShadyLane said...

Your Blog is seriously awesome!!

Cindy said...

This sounds interesting, but maybe not for me. Great review :)

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