So here’s the thing…. I had extremely high expectations for this book by Clare Ashton, who has written some fantastic books including the award winning Poppy Jenkins. Well… I wasn’t disappointed in the least and with every page turn I was swept up in all The Goodmans drama.
The story follows three main protagonists, Maggie, mother of two children Eli and Jude and wife to Richard, who she is currently in the midst of separating from. Then there is Jude’s best friend Abby, who is is extremely close to the family and especially Maggie who she sees as a mother figure. Abby also has unrequited love for Jude. And lastly, Jude, who has a complicated relationship with her mother and is none the wiser of Abby’s feeling for her. And that is the basics of The Goodman drama in a nutshell and you don’t want more for me… trust me it’s better to unravel the story yourself!
I really loved all three main characters but Maggie was my favourite and the most fun. As her story unravelled I got more and more excited every time some new element to her personality appeared, to the point I was nearly bouncing on my seat when I worked her story all out. She’s definitely a complex character and a force to be reckoned with but that’s where all the fun in reading about her is. Jude and Abby stole my heart completely. If the story had just been centred around them it would have still been a 5 star novel but adding Maggie in was genius… sheer genius.
This book oozes fun, emotion and has very hot sexy scenes… it ticks every one of my boxes of what a great novel should be and then goes beyond. I can’t wait to see what Clare Ashton writes next… I’m hoping it won’t be too long before she graces us with another book.
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