This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair review.
The House on Mermaid Point
In this new novel from the author of Ten Beach Road and Ocean Beach, three unlikely friends who were thrown together by disaster get a do-over on life, love, and happiness . . .
Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another—perhaps all too well—while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Now they’re putting that experience to professional use. But their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn’t have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies—although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie’s wildest fantasy once . . .
Rock-and-roll legend “William the Wild” Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he’s still worshiped by fans—which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He’s not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed-and-breakfast for a reality show . . . though he is intrigued by Maddie. Hard as that is for her to believe as a newly single woman who can barely manage a dog paddle in the dating pool.
But whether it’s an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
This is my second Wendy Wax book, but the first in this series. I had been meaning to pick up TEN BEACH ROAD and OCEAN BEACH for sometime, but just never made the time. After reading WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY recently, I knew I did not want to miss out on this book!
So, since I was not exposed to the ways of Maddie, Avery and Nikki in the earlier books- I was a bit concerned that I would be a bit lost, but I need not to have worried- THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT can be read as a stand-alone (although it has me wanting to read the first 2 books in the series even more!)
What I liked: The interaction between Maddie, Avery and Nikki- the 3 ladies have a great relationship. I liked the way that Avery was wary of Deidre (at least in the beginning) and the mother/daughter relationship that was strained- that felt very real to me. I LOVED the sparks between Maddie and William the Wild Hightower- a man who has made and lost fortune after fortune and was in need of a good woman- a woman who could be more substantial than past women. I’m eager to see more of them!
But what I really liked is that Wendy Wax, through these 3 characters, characters that in past books have went through hard times and are still finding and making their lives better. These ladies are proof that when life knocks you down, pick yourself back up, dust yourself off, and have fun!
And now for the giveaway:
Thanks to Wendy’s wonderful publicists- Traveling With T has 1 finished copy of THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT plus a CD by 10th Concession- THE MERMAID IN YOU ( a song that Wendy teamed up to write and produce with Ian and Evan Koteles of 10th Concession- all inspired by the book, THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT!) The giveaway is open to US/Canada only! Check the Rafflecopter link for more info:
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T