The Cougar Club, my son happened by. He stopped, backed up, and asked, “What in the world are you reading?” Clearly, he knew what a “cougar club” is. For anyone out there who doesn’t, here’s my definition of a “cougar”: an older woman who prefers younger men.
Susan McBride, author of The Cougar Club, introduces the reader to three women, friends from childhood who have drifted apart but are brought back together when one loses her job and moves back to her hometown.
Kat, the one who loses her high-powered job also discovers her younger live-in lover with someone else - on the computer. She decides it’s time to go back to her roots and re-group. She reconnects with her friends.
Carla is a sexy TV news anchor who’s having to fight off younger competition vying for her job. She knows the competition’s tricks because she used them to get the job in the first place. She’s not about to disappear without a fight, though.
Elise is the only friend in the group who’s married. She knows the flames in her marriage have lowered and she’s worried her husband is interested in someone else. She has no idea she’s about to be blind-sided, though.
The Cougar Club is a light-hearted, sometimes funny look at three women, their friendship, their hearts, and how having friends you can trust can save you even in the hardest of life’s trials. It’s listed as a Romance, but I thought of it as more of a book about lasting friendships, and would recommend it if it sounds like your cup of tea.
FTC Disclaimer: I won this book over on Mason Canyon’s blog, Thoughts in Progress. A Marketing Associate with Harper Paperback/Avon sent it to me on behalf of the author, Susan McBride. Neither asked for a review. I won’t be passing it on to my sister, who I discovered reads this blog, but never comments, and has a porous memory, because the author signed the book. So, I will keep it on my shelf. I may take it down and re-read it, holding the cover so my DH will see it and wonder why I’m reading about a cougar club. I’ll tell him it’s a how-to manual.
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