Review: When Girlfriends Let Go (When Girlfriends #6) by Savannah Page
A novel about love, self-discovery, and realizing sometimes you have to let go.
Jackie Kittredge is the consummate drama queen living the charmed life. She's enthusiastic, outspoken, and is always looking for a good time. At twenty-seven she's got a swanky Seattle townhouse, a wealthy husband, a designer wardrobe, the best of girlfriends, and a calendar filled not with meetings and deadlines, but spa appointments and happy hour reminders. On the outside, she's got it all.
On the inside, though, Jackie's charmed life isn't as it seems. She's seeing a therapist, battling the demons of coming from a broken home and a past of promiscuity and heavy drinking. She can be selfish and demanding, sometimes even wearing her best friends thin. And now her marriage--what she thought could be her solid foundation--is on the rocks. Her husband Andrew spends nearly all his time at the office (and possibly with his secretary), and apologizes for his absence with lavish gifts and empty promises.
Miserable and desperate, Jackie questions if her marriage is worth fighting for. Then a string of events begins to put things into perspective...into a perspective she didn't quite anticipate. With her best friends by her side and some tough love, Jackie finds herself not only asking if she's where she belongs, but if she's who she's supposed to be.
This is a passionate story about having to answer some of life's most important and difficult questions. It's a story about fear, courage, and personal growth. About what happens when girlfriends let go.
Oh, Jackie. You are a mess and the girlfriend I was most looking forward to reading. Jackie is married, she found the love of her life, only things aren't working out the way she had thought. She is still lonely and tired and doesn't know what to do to make things better.
I loved reading Jackie's story. I can totally see why you might not, she is a mess and even though she is going to therapy she still has a ton of issues. She is immature and acts like a kid and hasn't had to be a responsible adult in a long time so she never really learns. Her girlfriends love her, but some of them enable her and my heart did break for her at times. She wants that loving, fun, happy marriage that she thought she would get, only her husband works all the time. He travels a lot for work leaving her home alone with fancy new bobbles to try and keep her happy. Only that doesn't work after a while. And Jackie gets tired of the ups and downs. The highs and lows of her marriage. It seems like no matter what she does she is never a priority for her husband.
Now man, Andrew, her husband, must really love her. And her girlfriends. Because Jackie would have driven me crazy at times and I am honestly not sure if I would be friends with her. Because she can definitely be too much and too insecure and too demanding of your time. But I get it and I loved watching her grow and figure things out. I loved watching her put her life in order and become the person she wants to be. It is not an easy road, but when you put in the effort it can pay off in the end. Jackie was the mess of the group, the one who would get in one crazy predicament after another, but she is super lucky she has so many people who love her that are there for her to count on when she needs them. I have been waiting for Jackie's story, wanting to see what would happen with her, and I was not disappointed. Such a great read.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2