Fifty Ways to Leave Your Husband by K.C. Wilder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I was just coming off a chick lit high of reading Blogger Girl by fellow author, Meredith Schorr when I was looking for another book to devour, and this one came into view.
I wasn't sure what to think at first, because typically books about women in their late 30's/early 40's don't really connect with me (I'm 27), but I found protagonist Eve Woolcot to be very likeable, and personable. And I could relate to going on vacation with your girlfriends, too. Best trips ever! But what happened to Eve this time around is that her partner in crime, Tamara, of the foul mouths (typically I can't stand swearing, but as a character trait, it seemed to be a great contrast to Eve's more conservative nature) was unable to attend. Instead of turning around to go home to her most likely cheating husband, she decided a few days with a few books sounded great. It was here that she met Finn, who changed her world for the better.
For the first several chapters, I really had no idea where author K.C. Wilder was going, but after the first real obstacle hit Eve (antidepressant detox fail!), there was most definitely a flow and I couldn't stop reading! I love it when characters who are meek in personality get some back bone. It's so cathartic for me, as a reader, and that's one of the great things about well-written books: They let you sneak along for the ride, almost like a spy. Parts of the book (which Wilder admits in her author bio) were extremely graphic. Not for the faint of heart, but overall, I absolutely love this book.
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