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Posted June 26, 2012
Perfect read for the beach
Monarch Beach is the debut book from author Anita Hughes. Amanda Blick is a middle aged wife and mom who has a great life--until one Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning she finds her gorgeous husband, "enjoying" the restaurants sous chef.
Now, what you need to know about Amanda is she is loaded! So after finding another woman's legs wrapped around her husband, her mother suggests a getaway. A getaway for the super wealthy, complete with pool waiters-a stay in the lap of luxury at the St. Regis Resort in Laguna Beach. While enjoying their time in the sun she meets a new guy, making her realize she is more than a wife and mother. She soon realizes the world is still full of possibilities.
I really enjoyed, Monarch Beach! it was light reading with touches of seriousness. It was a different from other books I've read in the sense Amanda was so rich she could escape more easily than anyone I know. There is lots of name brands listed, in someways I thought it made Amanda shallow--however I was reminded near the end of the book Amanda was really into fashion.
I would say I never overly liked or disliked Amanda. But that's ok, because I really enjoyed the book. This is a fantastic book to take to the beach! And I'll tell you what if you can't hit the beach this summer just grab yourself a copy of Monarch Beach, a fruity drink and stick your feet in the kiddie pool because Anita is gonna bring the beach to you!
I'm definitely recommending Monarch Beach for your beach bag!
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Posted March 16, 2013
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Monarch Beach is Anita Hughes debut. I am so glad that I have
Monarch Beach is Anita Hughes debut. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to share this author with you. Thank you Anita and Saint Martins for sending me this great read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Amanda has the life of her dreams. Her husband Andre works as the chef; and is part owner of a restaurant in Ross California. Then there is Max their child. One morning Amanda decides to visit the restaurant for breakfast and finds a little more than she bargained for. Will she forgive Andre? Amanda receives an offer she can’t refuse from her mother to spend the summer at Laguna Beach. They would stay at the St. Regis penthouse. Will this be a wonderful vacation? Will Amanda be able to make plans for the future?
I always enjoy trying new authors. So I can tell you that I greatly enjoyed Anita’s novel. The theme is healing and learning how to move forward after a crisis has occurred. The characters are real and draw you in as you read. I thought it was interesting how the author focused on the cultural differences between Andre and Amanda.
I also always love vacation spots that include room service. I enjoyed visiting the setting of Laguna Beach. Who would not love a vacation that included the beach, a penthouse, and all the hotel activities you could ever want. This novel is a great beach read!