I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Wedding Girl
How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis
Published by Berkley Books ISBN: 0425276627
on August 15th 2017
Genres: Chick-Lit, Women's Fiction
A dare between friends leads to startling revelations and simmering tensions in the latest novel from the author of Wedding Girl.
Eloise is happy with her life as a successful private chef. She has her clients, her corgi, and a recipe for the world's most perfect chocolate cream pie. What more could she need? But when her long-lost trio of high school friends reunites, Eloise realizes how lonely she really is.
Eloise, Lynne, and Teresa revamp their senior-class assignment and dare one another to create a list of things to accomplish by the time they each turn forty in a few months. Control freak Lynne has to get a dog, Teresa has to spice up her marriage, and Eloise has to start dating again.
Enter Shawn, a hunky ex-athlete and the first man Eloise could see herself falling for. Suddenly forty doesn't seem so lonely--until a chance encounter threatens the budding romance and reveals the true colors of her friends. Will the bucket listers make it to forty still speaking to one another? Or do some friendships come with an expiration date?
Readers Guide and Recipes Included
I was definitely a fan of Eloise from the beginning. I enjoy chick-lit and books about food so this one was right up my alley. I have to admit that I wasn’t too thrilled with Eloises’ two friends from high school but that made the story a bit more interesting so I guess the fact that I found them annoying worked. I found Eloise’s mother hilarious!
This book made me think about the past and what ifs in life. I am a huge fan of Stacey Ballis and read all of her books. I love how she includes characters from past novels in her books as well.
Curl up with popcorn/candy/wine etc. and enjoy this easygoing and entertaining book.