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Thursday, May 17, 2018

REVIEW: ★★★★★ The Dirty Book Club by Lisi Harrison @gallerybooks @LisiHarrison

The Dirty Book Club
by Lisi Harrison

Thanks so much to Gallery Books for this free copy in return for my honest review.

What a fantastically beautiful and hilarious book about friendships and a club that brought even the most unlikely of girls together to become life long friends.

Publisher:  Gallery Books
Publish Date:  May 22, 2018
336 Pages
Genres:  Women's Fiction, Contemporary

M.J. Stark’s life is picture-perfect—she has her dream job as a magazine editor, a sexy doctor boyfriend, and a glamorous life in New York City. But behind her success, there is a debilitating sense of loneliness. So when her boss betrays her and her boyfriend offers her a completely new life in California, she trades her cashmere for caftans and gives it a try. Once there, M.J. is left to fend for herself in a small beach town, with only the company of her elderly neighbor Gloria and an ocean that won't shut up.

One afternoon, M.J. discovers that Gloria has suddenly moved to Paris with her friends to honor a fifty-year-old pact. And in lieu of a goodbye, she's left a mysterious invitation to a secret club—one that only reads erotic books. Curious, M.J. accepts and meets the three other hand-selected club members. As they bond over naughty bestsellers and the shocking letters they inherited from the original club members, the four strangers start to divulge the intimate details of their own lives...and as they open up, they learn that friendship might just be the key to rewriting their own stories: all they needed was to find each other first.

My Review:

Grab a double chardonnay, a calls glass of Dewars or your dirtiest martini and sit down for this fantastic read about how one group of friends brings together four unlikely women to continue The Dirty Book Club and become life long friends.

"Share everything together, share nothing when apart."

Look - we all have our secrets don't we?  But don't we all have that one or two or three people that pretty much know everything or the everything that you can give that even your spouse/partner would never know? I am lucky to have two such girlfriends in my life - my ride or dies - my family.  And as such, this book really resonated with me.  If you look at your group of closest friends, you can see the differences in personalities can't you?  It's always been fascinating to me how everyone has a role to play and how it balances the rest out.  Yin/Yang.  Through thick and thin and silences and misunderstandings - some judgment to no judgment - doesn't matter.  Because you never leave your family... even when you don't like them, you still love them.  This book exudes this and I loved every single word of every single page.  

Let me just say that there were some definite laugh out loud moments in this story.... and some hilarious words of advice.  "Men Come First, Men Leave First."  Seriously you guys, definitely take a moment to read this book and have some belly shakes!  There's one particular drunken texting conversation that I almost fell over reading.  

And in case you haven't noticed from everything I've already written, this has a LOT of heart.  I'm certainly missing my closest ones right now and thinking back on others who have impacted my life greatly.  Everything happens for a reason.  And if you're reading this review, then this is your reason to pick this book up and read it!!  When you're done I'll be at the bar with a drink waiting for you so we can discuss.  😉


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