Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book review: The Best of Friends by author Susan Mallery

The Best of Friends is the long awaited new release by author Susan Mallery. I am a pretty big fan of Susan's books. She has several really good series including her current series "Fool's Gold" You can read some of my reviews on the books in that series on this blog. The Best of Friends is a stand alone book so if you don't want to worry about a series this ones for you. Below is a blurb on the back of the book and you can read a excerpt on Susan's newly revised website by clicking here . If you join as a member you can also read a addition bonus excerpt and get on her mailing list to receive updates on what's coming down the pike with Susan.

The Best of Friends

Pocket Books

October 2010

In high school, studious Jayne Scott and wild child Rebecca Worden became unlikely best friends—atie that endured even after Rebecca fled her family to live overseas. After Jayne’s mother passed away, she became part unpaid assistant, part surrogate daughter to the wealthy Wordens.

But now, ten years later, Rebecca is coming home to L.A. to cause havoc for Elizabeth, the mother who all but rejected her. And Jayne finds herself pulled deeper into the Wordens’ complicated family dynamics—especially when Rebecca’s brother, David, returns as well.

David is the man Jayne always wanted and knew she could never have. But when he gravitates toward her in spite of Elizabeth’s protests, her vow to escape the family’s shadow is put to the ultimate test. And as lies are shattered and true feelings exposed, Jayne must decide where loyalty ends, and love begins. . . .

This is what i call a twisty book. Meaning there are lots of twists and turns in it. My perception of what the book was going to be and how it would progress kept changing as i kept reading. A few times i wasn't sure if i liked the twists and turns but it really kept me reading and not wanting to put it down. I kept wondering where the whole thing would end up. I didn't expect all this with this book but it was a interesting surprise. While i enjoy predictable story lines well enough this was no where near predictable and kept you wondering til the end. Only thing i'm not sure i cared for was the way one of the characters was left at the very end of the book and i wondered if there might be a story in the works for her that would tell what happens with her next. Word from Susan Mallery was "Not at this time." I guess you are left to decide what she does then. Then again you never know her story might get told yet. I give "The Best of Friends" 4 Modokker Book pick stars.

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