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When Girlfriends Make Choices based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
3.5 stars Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It took a little longer to finish than I wanted but it was a good read. So, I really didn’t like Lara in this book. She was self-centered, self-absorbed, a bit childish, borderline crazy, and making horrible choices. However, I really enjoyed Lara’s story. I never would have guessed that she – the rock, the leader, the go-getter, the “mother” – would be the other woman. That she would become obsessed with a man she could not have. That she would abandon her girlfriends because of some guy. That was surprising but that’s what made me want to read more of her story. Lara was real in this book. She was such a strong young woman in the previous books yet because of a man that she shouldn’t have fallen in love with, she changed. These situations happen. How she dealt with it was not normal or rational but very believable. I think just about every young woman goes through a phase of “stalking” someone they think is “the one.” It may not be a married man, but it is usually some guy that is perfect for them – even if that perfection is in their eyes only. It’s a destructive phase that most women overcome and grow stronger from. The other friends were present in this story to some extent. Robin, along with baby Rose, Jackie, and Emily were the major players. Claire was kind of there and Sophie really wasn’t a part of this story. However, all of the girlfriends were strong and level-headed and tried to talk some sense into Lara. They gave her that wonderful tough love and advice. One thing that I’m enjoying with this collection of books is seeing what the other friends are/were doing during the time period of the previous book or books. With When Girlfriends Make Choices, the time frame overlaps with When Girlfriends Step Up and it also shows you what happened beyond what happened in Step Up. Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book is you are a fan of chick lit and you like the slightly less “light” side of chick lit. Will I read it again: I probably won’t but I will be reading When Girlfriends Chase Dreams for Ms. Page’s upcoming blog tour (my posting date is July 24th, so stay tuned!) and I will also read the fifth book in this collection, When Girlfriends Take Chances. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)