Saturday, September 5, 2015

Satisfaction by Andee Reilly

What They Say....When 22-year-old Ginny Martin discovers her husband has been cheating on her, she strikes back. 

Buying tickets to every concert on the Rolling Stones North American tour, this devastated suburban housewife packs up the car and takes to the road. 

Following the Rolling Stones from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City, Ginny experiences freedom for the first time, while coping with the insecurities and limiting beliefs that had kept this small town girl’s life far too small. 

Bree Cooper is a nomad, a free-spirited drifter, and a mother who abandoned responsibility – and her young daughter – years before. 

When Ginny meets Bree at a roadside diner, they impulsively make the decision to throw their lot in together. In each other they find a friendship that they both had longed for. 

Bree also gives Ginny a chance to have a mother-figure who inspires independence and encourages confidence, while Ginny gives Bree a chance to get parenting right on the second try.

What I Say....So this was a cute summer read.  Enjoyable to float around in the pool and read about two women running away from their responsibilities and following the Rolling Stones on tour.

Ginny is the oldest 22 year old I've ever heard of.  She acts like she has been living the old married life for a hundred years.  Her obsession with the Rolling Stones bordered on weird.  I'm all about being a fan (hello, Bono!), but trying to tie every event of her life into lyrics or Stones trivia seemed more than a bit odd.

Bree is just one of those women who have never wanted to be married or have kids.  One thing that I didn't like was how the book tried to justify Bree's lack of a relationship with her daughter be her daughter's fault.  Her daughter was probably a cold, uptight girl because her mother walked out on her and then never felt obligated to have any regular contact.  

So I really didn't like either of the main characters, but I still liked the book.  It was a quick, fun book.

Current Goodreads rating 3.08

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