The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda

the next wife by kaira rouda
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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Next Wife

Summary: There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife—and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love—and revenge.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:


Kaira Rouda has a gift for writing narcissistic characters. Sometimes these characters are funny as hell and sometimes they make you want to throw something against the wall- Looking at you Jane in The Favorite Daughter.

But I am always entertained.



What I liked:


The cover is SO good. And I have to giggle about the sunglasses (you’ll know why I giggle when you read it!)


The rivalry between Kate and Tish. Both of these women were entertaining as all get out in their respective wife roles.


The ending. SO delicious. Kaira Rouda- you killed me (in the best possible way) with that ending.



Bottom line: I’m not sure if this would technically be classified as a popcorn read- but for me- pass the popcorn and the wine- because this book entertained on multiple levels.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T 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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