One Good Thing

Available: April 25, 2017

Thank you to for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

So we’re now into the 4th or 5th installment of the Beach Road series ….this one seemed more like a placeholder in the series than an addition to the saga. Since the ladies are still locked in a battle with their network, there isn’t any project to rehab. When they do not have anything to do, well..they’re just a tad boring. The first half is basically Nikki whining about her pregnancy and Kyra fretting about money. The second half is basically Nikki still whining about her pregnancy and Kyra still fretting about money. There are some good parts (the sandcastle competition, the introduction of Bitsy as a larger character) but if there isn’t an end goal for these ladies that has to do with some sort of construction, their day to day lives seems just a little monotonous. I was hoping that towards the ending (which was beautiful) there would be something to look forward to in the next installment – but nothing.

What I loved: Actors say never to work with animals and children because they will steal the spotlight and this saying applies to the story as well. Sherlock is just the cutest thing with as he channeled Lassie in the last third of the book. Dustin – well his lisp and mixed up words translate to just the cutest thing ever.

What I didn’t love: Nothing in particular – it was just….blah.. Maddie and Will – same old, same old. Avery? I like where she’s headed but it seems like more of a spin off project and not anything for the group. Nikki – I’ve never really been a fan.. Bitsy – that’s where the next story line is. Kyra – stop chasing off Troy and dreaming of the man you should have never been with.

What I learned: Idle hands are the devil’s work.

Overall Grade: B-

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