This story is about four married women who have met up with men through Facebook. Two of them are re-connecting with a prior love, one meets a man through a friend and the other ends up hooking up with a work colleague. All these women are not happy with their current lives – they are married, with children, but life is not what they expect it to be. When these men express an interest in them, they think that maybe this is what they are missing and continue to pursue the relationship to see where it goes.
All the women have a common connection, Liz, who is one of the characters in the book. We follow Maria who is her best friend, Gabby who is a coworker and Julia who is another friend of Liz’s. Liz knows of the women and the men that they are chatting with but does not feel that she can do more than to warn her friends to be careful.
Interesting concept for a book, as I can imagine this situation is something that has likely happened to many people. It makes you think about the consequences of your actions as each woman has a different experience. Is the grass always greener on the other side? Or does it just look that way? And are you willing to give up the grass on this side to check it out?
I think there are a few aspects that could have been explored a bit more in regards to how the woman coped. We see some of Gabby’s history to explain her behavior but there is not a lot to help explain how she dealt with it. While that is not needed for her character to progress and develop, it may be helpful for readers who have dealt with the same issues.
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