Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes

Review: Monarch Beach by Anita Hughes 

IN A GLANCE: I loved reading this book!! Amazing.

Title: Monarch Beach
Author: Anita Hughes
Publisher:  St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288 pages
ISBN #:  0312643047

Authors WebsiteGoodreadsBuy This
Anita Hughes' Monarch Beach is an absorbing debut novel about one woman’s journey back to happiness after an affair splinters her perfect marriage and life—what it means to be loved, betrayed and to love again. When Amanda Blick, a young mother and kindhearted San Francisco heiress, finds her gorgeous French chef husband wrapped around his sous-chef, she knows she must flee her life in order to rebuild it. The opportunity falls into her lap when her (very lovable) mother suggests Amanda and her young son, Max, spend the summer with her at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach. With the waves right outside her windows and nothing more to worry about than finding the next relaxing thing to do, Amanda should be having the time of her life—and escaping the drama. But instead, she finds herself faced with a kind, older divorcee who showers her with attention… and she discovers that the road to healing is never simple. This is the sometimes funny, sometimes bitter, but always moving story about the mistakes and discoveries a woman makes when her perfect world is turned upside down.


I LOVED THIS BOOK! I haven't read a adult book in a while and I was so happy that my last review book for 2012 was going to be this one.  I love this author and couldn't wait to read this book. 

The writing in this book is superb and the plot is fabulous.  I needed something different from what I have been reading and an adult book was perfect.  I knew this book wouldn't disappoint.  From the first word on the very first page I was sucked into this story and not let go till I finished the very last word of this great book. 

I seriously now after reading this book, I want to go to  St. Regis Resort.  Its nice to just get away sometimes and that is exactly what the character in this story needed to do.  She ends up catching her hubby wrapped around his sous-chef, seriously if you walked in on that wouldn't you need to get away too.  I know I would.  I don't want to give to much away so I'm just going to say, she gets a total different type of scenery on her little get away.  *snicker*

I loved reading every minute of this story and can't wait to read more books by this amazing author.  If you haven't read Monarch Beach its a must read.  

I would highly recommend this book to all my chick lit/romance book lover friends.  Its a great book and a very easy read.  


Plot: 20/20
Writing: 20/20
Creativity: 19/20
Characters: 20/20
Ending: 10/10
Cover: 10/10

99 out of  100 = 5 Puppy Rating

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...



#FitReaders (8) 1 1/2 puppy Rating (1) 1 puppy rating (3) 2 1/2 puppy Rating (5) 2 1/2 Puppy Rating (2) 2 Puppy Rating (2) 3 1/2 puppy Rating (14) 3 puppy Rating (8) 4 1/2 Puppy Rating (56) 4 puppy Rating (71) 5 puppy rating (112) adult (51) Ali Talks (42) Ali Talks Live (24) Ali's Blogging To Do List (9) Ali's Favorites (1) Alis Book Club (5) Another Add to Alis Bookshelf (9) ARC (4) ARC Review (12) audio book (14) Author Features (12) Author Interview (22) Author Signing (2) being a mom (1) Blog Tour (181) blogger challenge (10) Bloggiesta (7) Bloggiesta 2018 (2) blogging challenge (3) Book Club (4) Book Spotlight (21) Book vs Movie (5) bookish bucket list (1) bout of books (20) Browsin Your Bookshelf (4) Bullet Journal (1) Character Interview (2) Character Post (1) Cover reveal (34) Day in The Life (13) Day in the Life of a homeschool mom (1) discussion (22) down the tbr hole (6) Dystopian Month (1) Dystopian Survival Week (4) End of Year Survey (1) fantasy (38) Follow Friday (16) Giveaway (110) Guest Post (72) homeschool (5) How Do I Do What I Do? (4) It's Monday (69) Its Monday (53) lifestyle (7) Mini Me Corner (18) Monthly Wrap Up (9) On My Wishlist (15) RAGT (1) Read-a-thon (14) Review (284) Right Up My Alley (8) Showcase Sunday (10) Sittin on the Shelf (8) Sunday Post (12) Take a Break (11) Task it Tuesday (1) TBR List (26) TBR Pile Reading Challenge (2) Teaser Tuesday (193) The Victorious & The Vanquished (3) Top Ten Tuesday (7) Waiting on Wednesday (40) Welcome (1) Young Adult (66)

This Blog is Protected.. registered & protected


Get your own free Blogoversary button!

My Beautiful Blog was Designed by...

Ali's Bookshelf © 2011-present