I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…
Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he’s promised today will be the best day ever.
But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?
Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life (From Goodreads)
I give this five out of five stars!
First and Foremost, thank you to Harlequin Books and their imprint Graydon House for sending me BEST DAY EVER in exchange of an honest review, and another shout out to Getred PR for also wanting to work with me on this one.
I want to say that I saw this book on Edelweiss almost a year ago, but because I’m still not sure how exactly Edelweiss works, I hadn’t requested it. Than I saw it at BEA, and knew that I needed to get my hands on this book somehow. Thank goodness the Blogger heavens were smiling down upon me!
From the first page, I hated Paul, like skin crawling, skeeving me out, kind of hate. I knew automatically that he was a bad dude, and his self-righteous drove me absolutely crazy. He has got to be one of the most unreliable characters that I have ever read. I hated everything about him, how he spoke about his wife, his parents, his kids, and how he spoke of women in general. Saying all that you’d think I hated this book, but it’s actually the complete opposite, I loved it, and I feel it lived up to all of its hype and was so completely worth the wait for me to read.
Kaira Rouda did such a fantastic job with both Paul and Mia’s characters. She painted a very vivid picture of this couple who appeared to be the very picture of perfection. The looks, the house, the job, the kids, the money. They had it all. But, You know what they say about not knowing what’s behind closed doors.
My favorite part of the entire book? Was the way the cover was tied in to it! Such a sneaky, clever, and very unique thing to do. It was ended very well, and as much as I hated him, I want more. This was my first Kaira Rouda book, and it will not be my last. I need to read her previous books, because I am hooked, she has now become an auto buy Author. If you guys have thought about reading this, do it, Please. You will not regret it. I will include the order link below. It comes out Sept. 19th. And guys, would you just look at that cover?
“Life: it’s transitory. And in life, there are always winners and losers. It’s nice to be a winner.”