Review: When Girlfriends Make Choices (When Girlfriends #3) by Savannah Page
A novel about forbidden love, the choices you make, and discovering what’s important in life.
Lara Kearns has it all. She has her MBA, a successful career in advertising in Seattle, and she’s even living with her best friend and single mom, Robin. Reliable, dedicated, and eager, Lara is the resident go-to-girl, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Lara's that girl who has everything going for her…everything, that is, except for true love. With the big 3-0 on its way and no man in sight, Lara wonders if she’ll always be married to her career, or her cat, and never find the One.
But then, when she least expects it, a handsome and suave executive at her firm, Paul Mackenzie, makes a pass at her. Hesitant at first about striking up an office romance, Lara eventually finds herself falling for her charming colleague. And the best part? Paul is falling in love with Lara, too!
What happens, though, when the man of your dreams loves you…and his wife?
Battling with what the head and the heart want, Lara finds herself in a precarious situation. Life is spiraling out of control, but with the support of her therapist and friends, Lara must make a choice. Is she really prepared to chase after love…at all costs?
This is a provocative story about struggling between right and wrong. About what you will or won’t do for true love. About what happens when girlfriends make choices.
Phew! I did not think I was going to enjoy When Girlfriends Make Choices. I started it without knowing what it would be about besides being Lara's story. And I was reading it and loving it, though you know there are some not so good times coming up. The story is framed by Lara's therapy sessions now and her telling what happened to get to this point. So it was an interesting read. I was loving it, but then so heartbroken for Lara as she goes through some things. And I didn't think I would enjoy this story after she finds out about Paul being married because that is a hard no for me. But I loved it! I couldn't put it down. Because Lara is kind of a mess. It is good she is talking to someone as she needs it.
Lara always seems like the level-headed mom of the group. She takes care of the others when needed (see book 2 and all the help and support she gives Robin). She is a little older and she fits in that role. Only what happens when things start to spiral and she gets super crazy pants? Who can fill that role and help her especially when she is keeping everything secret from her girlfriends? Oh, I loved watching this lady who seemed to have it all fall apart and go full crazy pants. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next and how this would all resolve. Love is not always easy, love is not always logical, and you don't always make the best choices when you are in love. This was a fun read and I really enjoyed Lara's story. Now on to book 4!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★