Publisher: Acorn Publishing; 1 edition (20th August 2015)
What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-at-home moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating?
A modern twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women.
Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.
But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a horrifying car crash. However, it isn’t just her new job co-hosting a national morning news show that keeps her busy. Alik, the hot young production assistant, does everything in his power to seduce the woman he loves.
Death and misfortune in the span of a single year force these two women to rediscover their inner strength and make life-changing choices. Kingston Court is full of scandal, temptation, and all of life’s juicy little secrets.
I won a kindle copy of this book when Holly very kindly donated ten copies to Joseph over at Relax and Read Book reviews, when he hosted a giveaway event.
In Kingston Court we are introduced to Natalie and Samantha. They are wealthy women, both are wives, Mothers and neighbours, but they fall-out quite early on in the story. This book is a year in their lives. Very separate lives.
I like how each chapter alternates between the two women and each is written from their own perspective.
I found Natalie to be a likeable character. When Natalie and her husband, Mark, are off out on a date night they are involved in a car accident which results in Mark needing a year long stay in a rehab centre. Natalie does her best to hold it together, trying to maintain as normal a life as possible whilst supporting her young children, one of which has struggles of his own. She has the support of her Mother-in-Law, but this has its own challenges as they don’t always see eye to eye. When Natalie starts a new job and Alik catches her eye, she starts to question her marriage. Mark doesn’t appear to remember her as his wife and is struggling to bond again with their children, but she can’t turn her back on him now can she? Will she manage to resist the temptation of Alik and the obvious chemistry between them?
Samantha is an interesting character, but I didn’t warm to her the same. She seems quite insecure despite her bravado. She is married to Cameron, but things haven’t been plain sailing for them either. When she attempts to surprise him by turning up at his door whilst he’s away, she is totally unprepared for what she’s about to walk in on. She mourns her ‘perfect’ life and struggles to cope, so decides to take some time out, leaving the children with Cameron for a few weeks whilst she stays with her mother. Her mother has just had a major operation so her need for help was the perfect excuse to get away. It isn’t long before she seeks comfort in the arms of another man.
By the end of the year, Natalie’s and Samantha’s lives are very different. So much happens in such a short time. Is there any chance they could be friends again?
I have enjoyed this book. It has it’s share of sadness and happiness. It’s also a bit naughty!
With thanks to Holly Kammier for my e-book copy and to Relax and Read Book Reviews for hosting a fab giveaway.
You can purchase Kingston Court here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0148609ZW?keywords=kingston%20court&qid=1449480242&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1