Mommies Behaving Badly

Mommies Behaving Badly

by Roz Bailey
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Mommies Behaving Badly by Roz Bailey

In her witty, wry, insightful new novel, Roz Bailey follows the adventures of one woman who's discovering a new state--and a whole new state of mind. . .

Some signs are hard to ignore. . .

When Ruby Dixon's car is stolen--again--on the day her husband is offered a job in Portland, Oregon, the message seems clear. It's time to give up stressful New York living in favor of bucolic bliss in the Great Northwest.

Others you don't see until it's too late. . .

Now Ruby, Jack, and their three children have a palatial house in a peaceful burb, and everything's perfect. Except that Ruby can't get a decent haircut, can't seem to crack her neighbors' shells. . .and Jack is constantly away on business. If it wasn't for her new friend Ariel, another transplanted New Yorker who's earned the ire of the local PTA, Ruby would be about ready to cry uncle.

And some guide you right where you need to be

But if life is dependable for one thing, it's unexpected turns, leaving Ruby and her children in a far from familiar place. Their new situation is beyond terrifying. . .But it's also somehow exhilarating. Because Ruby is about to find out just what can happen when there are no compromises, no safety nets, and no rules to follow but your own. . .

Roz Bailey went to college in New York City and never looked back. She spent the better part of her twenties searching for a fine romance, both at work as an editor and after hours in Manhattan. She's a huge fan of cities and hopes to one day return to a lifestyle full of museums and theaters, far from the land of minivans and drive-through windows.

She currently lives with her husband and two children in the Pacific Northwest, where she has taken up walking in the rain and teaching art literacy. She is immersed in a study of slackers and can be found doing research in local coffee shops while working on her latte addiction, one day at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758266552
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
File size: 736 KB

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Mommies Behaving Badly 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series may be great but they bundled them in alphabetical order, therefore leading you to read the final book of the series first. Why aren't they in read order???!!!!! I'm super ticked off and don't really feel like reading the rest of what I've paid for because I can't go back in time and forget the finale. How freaking rude!
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KJVB More than 1 year ago
Life is too short to read a bad book. I made it about three-quarters of the way through and just couldn't do it anymore. The story line was interesting at first and had me intrigued, but it just dropped off somewhere along the way. I would NOT recommend reading this book, there are many good books out there.. don't waste your time on this one.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, this was the first time that i'd read one of Roz Bailey's books and I couldn't put it down!!! I read the 400+ pages in two days...
harstan More than 1 year ago
Jack Dixon informs his wife Ruby that he has a career making opportunity on the other side of the country she has doubts about relocation from New York to Portland, Oregon with their three kids. However, her hesitation vanishes when someone steals her car the second time her vehicle has been stolen.---------------- However, the Portland burbs prove boring for the big city published writer and with Jack never home, she feels like a single mom raising her kids by herself. She struggles on meeting her deadline for her second book and her only pal in town is New York Ariel, hated by the local gentry who belong to the PTA. Still, Ruby is beginning to understand that stress can be anywhere as she realizes how she excels at mothering, writing, and friendship, but apparently realizes she don¿t know jack about her husband, but plans to seductively fix that.---------------------- Ruby is terrific as the center of this fine family drama as she and her pal Ariel as they travel ¿The Mommy Track¿. Fans will laugh and cry at her antics as she struggles with raising her kids in a foreign land with an absentee husband while wondering if you can¿t make it in New York can you make it elsewhere especially when the suburban PTA cops are on patrol?----------- Harriet Klausner