Thursday, April 24, 2014

TLC Book Tours Book Review: The Idea Of Him

Author: Holly Peterson
Title: The Idea Of Him
Publisher: William Morrow
Publish Date: April 1, 2014
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: TLC Book Tours
Book Blurb: Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she’s number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he’s running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she’s fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him. Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.

Review:  The Idea Of Him was definitely not what I was expecting, and I mean that in a good way. Sure it was about a woman whose husband was less than faithful, but there was so much more to it than just a cheating spouse. There's intrigue, but not in a nail biting kind of way.

As I read this book, I found myself wishing it would be made into a movie. It has all the makings of a romantic comedy. I've already cast Jennifer Anniston as Allie, even though she's a bit too old for the part.

The plot is a bit far fetched, but its gripping and fun. The best part is the intrigue involving Allie's husband Wade, her boss Murray and an ex con Max. Toss in Jackie, who is trying to steer Allie in the right direction you have a book that is more than just a story about a relationship gone wrong.

But there's more to this story than Allie and her relationship with her husband, there's her issues with a guy from her past that she's still carrying a torch for. This relationship is almost as weird as her relationship with her husband. They just don't get it together quite right, and yet she can't let go of him.

I really loved the suspense that was the undercurrent here. This isn't your typical chicklit book. Even though relationships are part of what this story is about, there's much more too it, and that's what keeps you turning the pages.

The ending isn't mind blowing but it is a bit of an unsuspected twist in the story.

This is beach read material. Fun and fluffy!

Rating: 4 flowers


Sveta said...

Sounds like a good book

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

I'll keep this in mind when I'm planning my poolside reads for this summer!

Thank for being a part of the tour.

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