THE SECRET LIVES OF FORTUNATE WIVES by Sarah Strohmeyer

THE SECRET LIVES OF FORTUNATE WIVES

KIRKUS REVIEW

Frothy tale of love, lust and lies in Hunting Hills, Ohio, an upscale suburban enclave where the Wives have Rules.

Tall redhead Claire Stark, investigative reporter extraordinaire, has given up the nomadic life of hard-hitting journalism to move to a suburb of Cleveland and become a she-bot. Well, that is not exactly the primary goal, just a side effect of her new husband's hometown, where the women spend their days working out, starving, gossiping, plotting affairs and, of course, shopping. Claire and her handsome hubby knew each other for only 28 days before impulsively getting hitched in Prague, so sexy socialite Marti Denton thinks she may still have a chance with him. After all, his bride is an awkward Amazon from West Virginia. As Marti calculates her next adulterous move, her stockbroker husband continues dipping a little too often into both his Viagra bottle and his clients' bank accounts. Meanwhile, another of Claire's new girlfriends becomes the victim of gay-bashing after making out with her husband's secretary in a park. Soon, Claire is sucked into a blackmail scheme. So many scandals, so little time! Claire must revert to her old gumshoe ways if she is ever going to figure out what desperate secrets drive the Hunting Hills set.

Light and soapy—what else can be expected from the author of Bubbles Betrothed, Bubbles A Broad, Bubbles Ablaze, Bubbles in Trouble and Bubbles Unbound?

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-525-94909-7
Page count: 322pp
Publisher: Dutton
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2005




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