Review: When Girlfriends Step Up (When Girlfriends #2) by Savannah Page

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A novel about love and support, and learning that with enduring friendships, no woman is ever alone.

Robin Sinclair is young, determined, and has a promising career at a small publishing house in Seattle. Even though she considers herself unlucky in love, Robin still dreams of eventually meeting Mr. Right and having a happily-ever-after kind of life. And at twenty-five, the world of opportunity is wide. But it’s been a difficult year filled with trials…and it’s only just begun.

While long-time friendships are finally on the mend, and things are starting to look up again, Robin is faced with her biggest challenge yet. She’s single and pregnant.

Uncertain now of her future and scared of being alone, Robin must re-examine her life and choices, and summon the courage to step up.

With the love and support of her best girlfriends from college, especially her best friend and roommate, Lara, Robin will learn that when the going gets tough, the best of friends become family. And, perhaps, with their encouragement, Robin can mature and gain the confidence needed to become a single mother. And, who knows about being unlucky in love. Things are suddenly getting interesting with Robin’s attractive co-worker, Bobby.

This is an endearing story about maturity and perseverance. It’s a story about friends coming together as family, about finding the strength within and around, and about writing your own happily-ever-after. About what happens when girlfriends step up.


I have to admit I was a bit hesitant to give this book a try. I did not care for book one in the series, and with this being the story of the girlfriend, Robin, who cheated with her girlfriend's boyfriend, Brandon, (phew that is a mouthful!) and now is knocked up from said boyfriend I was unsure how I would enjoy the story. And part of that is me - I would never be able to forgive a friend for sleeping with my significant other. I may get to the point where I could be in the same room as them and not be mean, but we would never be real friends again. So I was curious how I would feel about this one. 

Now when I started I was instantly wrapped up in the story. It was just fun! The girlfriends are way different than me and my friends (I am not letting my pregnant friend move in and be okay living with a baby once it comes is not for me), but I love how they are there for each other. How they have each other's backs and help however they can. They don't always make the same decisions I would, or do what I think they should, but they are who they are. Robin regrets what happened so so much, but the new baby on the way is also exciting. She is going to be a mom and trying to figure everything out because that is a lot. Plus some new potential loves and it was a fun read. 

I am glad I gave the author another try and this book was a step up from the first one. The writing, the story, everything I enjoyed so much more. I can't wait to see what happens in book 3!

Rating: ★ ★ ★1/2


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