From Publishers Weekly
Brant falls into the sophomore slump with this tale of three friends struggling through boring patches in their marriages. Tamara, Bridget, and Jennifer meet every Friday morning to discuss their mundane lives, the only hint of spice being the fantasy man each has her eye on. For Jennifer, it's college flame David; for Bridget, it's Dr. Luke, the dentist she works for; and for Tamara, it's Aaron, her younger next-door neighbor. After confessing to their crushes, the women agree to share what happens with the objects of their affection. This potentially steamy premise never picks up heat, though; it's difficult to tell the women apart, as their dull marriages and individual story lines are barely differentiated, and for a group of gossiping friends, they're awfully withholding. This is a disappointment considering the promise Brant showed in According to Jane.
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--Manchester Books Examiner
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is the perfect example of a book by an author whose writing just gets better and better. In her second book, Marilyn Brant's prose is superb..."
--Chicago Books Examiner
"Emotionally packed, it's hard to put down...this book was as much about friendship as it was about what goes on behind the closed doors of marriage...A highly recommended women's fiction read."
--Kelly Moran, award-winning author/reviewer
"Marilyn Brant masterfully writes on the intricacy of female friendship in a carefully crafted, entertaining and yet philosophical look at love, marriage and family."
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