The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Girlfriend

Summary: Laura Cavendish can’t wait to meet the woman who’s won her son’s affection. Despite a successful career in television and a long, prosperous marriage, Laura’s world revolves around kind, talented Daniel. She pictures his new girlfriend, Cherry, becoming a close friend and confidante . . . one day, even a daughter-in-law.

But although Cherry is beautiful and amiable, Laura can’t warm to her. There’s something about the possessive way she touches Daniel, the little lies Laura detects. Cherry seems to resent Laura, driving a wedge between mother and son—until one day Daniel is injured in a terrible accident. Six months later, with Daniel still in a coma and facing death, Laura makes a fateful decision—and carries out an astonishing deceit.

A handsome doctor for a husband, with a trust fund and a family villa in St. Tropez—it was all supposed to be Cherry’s. Now, instead of living with Daniel in his impeccable home, she’s jobless and broke. And then Cherry discovers Laura’s stunning deception. But Cherry is too clever, too ambitious to let her get away with it. She’s already transformed herself into Daniel’s dream woman. Now she’ll become Laura’s worst nightmare.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I remember seeing this book at Book Expo 2017 and being really intrigued by the cover and summary. Then some months later the book arrived in my mailbox.


I didn’t LOVE this book, I didn’t hate this book. Oh well, I did hate Cherry. I hated the name, how absolutely focused she was on bettering herself not through hard work, but by marrying someone rich. And I kinda hated Paul. He was the ultimate stereotype of a man -shall we say thinking -with his other head?

What I liked:

The cover. So interesting.

The absolute ending- as in the last line or so.


Bottom line: This is def more of a slow burner than I thought it would be. I was expecting more fast-paced thrills and chills- and that is not what the book was about. Still very read-able, though!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T by Kensington Books for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


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