Walk on the Wild Side: The Reinvention of Violet Monte by Suzie Jay
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Format: Paperback - 142 pages
Kindle - 1271 KB
Genre: Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.
Violet Monte believed her love and marriage would last a lifetime–until she catches her husband in bed with a younger woman. When she realizes she was nothing more than a trophy wife, Violet decides to chase her own dreams. The only problem is, she has no idea what they are. Violet begins to pursue her own interests which sometime include spying on her mysterious neighbor, who might actually be a lady of the night. Just as Violet is finding stability–– and the possibility of opening her heart again–– her husband returns not with an apology, but with a signed pre-nuptial agreement, claiming he’ll keep everything and leave her with nothing. Violet is far from the compliant woman he once knew but she doubts she has the strength to fight and win, until her intriguing neighbor unlocks what Violet has been looking for all along. Can Violet fight back from a lost love and reinvent herself into the person she always wanted to be or will she forever be just an ex-trophy wife?
My Book Review:
Walk on the Wild Side is an entertaining chick lit / romantic comedy that follows forty-one year old Violet Monte Reynolds' journey of personal discovery and reinvention after her twenty year marriage to her childhood best friend Jim Reynolds ends when she catches him cheating with a younger woman.
In her debut novel, author Suzie Jay weaves a sassy fun tale that easily draws the reader into Violet's story as she picks up the pieces of her life, and embarks on a personal journey of self-discovery that will help her move forward with a new beginning.
Told in the third person narrative and set in Adelaide and Sydney, Australia, Violet turns her broken heart into a personal journey filled with quirky antics, funny trials and tribulations, emotional challenges, and a sweet romance, that will keep the reader engaged and turning the pages while cheering Violet on as she rediscovers and reinvents herself, and finds true love and happiness a long the way.
I really enjoyed the poignancy, humor, romance, and intrigue of Violet's story. The author provides the reader with a sassy main character and a great cast of secondary characters who provide many laughable moments, it's a fast paced and thoroughly entertaining story that will leave a smile on your face.
Walk on the Wild Side is a touching story of rediscovering oneself, following dreams, friendships, family, and finding true love.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Suzie Jay is a mum of six who lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband and children. She has a Diploma in Child Psychology and owned her own baking and cake decorating business. She is also a former school teacher, but escaped and now intends on torturing the world by sharing what’s inside her head. This is Suzie’s debut novel. Other published work includes an April fools day anthology titled Fools Rush In.