Society Wives by Renee Flagler

Society Wives by Renee Flagler

Society Wives by Renee Flagler

Meet the Days, Howards, Madison, and Lees. Four wealthy couples obsessed with keeping up appearances. Pearson, Vonita, Nadalia and Ryan want the world to believe that they live flawlessly prosperous lives but behind the custom made doors of their elaborate mansions, lay salacious secrets that are becoming harder to hide. Pearson may be forced to choose between her husband and vodka. Vonita could be at risk of losing her lavish fairytale lifestyle but only finds out when it’s too late to do anything about it. Nadalia’s picture perfect life seems to be slowly falling apart at the seams until an ugly truth finally shatters her world. And for Ryan, living under the thumb of an A-list husband isn’t all that it is cracked up to be—especially since she doesn’t seem to know where he is half the time.Saving face may be a priority for these wives but scandal, addiction, financial ruin, and infidelity threaten to reveal their truths to the world—and worst of all, each other.

In my opinion, Society Wives takes a literary spin on the ridiculously popular “Real Housewives” franchise. There is a cast of colorful characters who seem to have drama wherever they go and in every single situation. These women seem to have everything: big homes, unlimited access to money, husbands, glitz, and glamour until we really get to know them and see that all isn’t merry behind gated communities.

“It’s too late. I tried everything I could to keep this marriage together and took everything you threw at me. For so long I was afraid of what life would be like without you, without the lifestyle you provided for me, but for the first time ever, I realize that my own peace, sanity, and dignity are so much more important. I can’t stay with you, Andy.”

I particularly did not care for many of the characters, but I was especially proud when Ryan finally stood up for herself. Ryan’s character symbolized to me the many women that know they are in a loveless marriage that has no future and she finally decides to stand up for herself and risk having not material issues in hopes of finding herself. Overall, Society Wives was very fast paced and if you love a book that brings the drama then this would be a fun book for you!


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