Thursday, September 28, 2017

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 19th 2017 by Graydon House

I glance at my wife as she climbs into the passenger seat, and I am bursting with confidence. Today will be everything I’ve promised her…and more…

Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and a big house in a wealthy suburb. And he’s the perfect husband: breadwinner, protector, provider. That’s why he’s planned a romantic weekend for his wife, Mia, at their lake house, just the two of them. And he's promised today will be the best day ever.

But as Paul and Mia drive out of the city and toward the countryside, a spike of tension begins to wedge itself between them and doubts start to arise. How much do they trust each other? And how perfect is their marriage, or any marriage, really?

Forcing us to ask ourselves just how well we know those who are closest to us, Best Day Ever crackles with dark energy, spinning ever tighter toward its shocking conclusion. In the bestselling, page-turning vein of The Couple Next Door and The Dinner, Kaira Rouda weaves a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage…or a life. 

My Thoughts…

Oh My Gosh…just look at the cover.   An eye catching red with the black wording that pops out, absolutely stunning!    Then I noticed the pages.    They are textured, uneven, and wonderful.   I still find it amazing at how such simple things as a beautiful cover and unique pages can make me want to read a book twice as much. 

From the very beginning I could feel something was off between Paul and Mia.   There was something just not clicking between them yet neither of them was giving away their secrets.   I liked that the story was narrated by Paul.  He was creepy, sneaky, and just unlikable but I liked know his thoughts.     Kaira Rouda was inventive in her writing by telling the reader just enough to get them (me) guessing and then throwing a twist and a turn at us (me).   

The story started slow, which I believe was deliberate, because you had to get in the minds of Mia and Paul.  You had to understand them a little better to truly fall into the rest of their story.   There was a background that had to be shared in order to understand their mindsets.

I love this dark thriller.    The entire story takes place in just 24 hours.   Yet those 24 hours are packed with deception, secrets, and betrayal.    This is a book I recommend to everyone.    Do it, go buy your copy, devour it.    Best Day Ever is a book that I could not put down.

Thank you Ann-Marie at Get Red PR and Wunderkind PR for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

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Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction, including Here, Home, Hope, and The Goodbye Year. Kaira is also the author of Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs and the creator of Real Living, one of the nation’s most successful real estate brands and the first national women-focused brand in real estate. She now lives in Southern California with her family, where she’s lucky enough to write full time, and enjoys the beach whenever possible.  Kaira’s latest novel, Best Day Ever, is one of the major launch titles for Harlequin’s new imprint Graydon House, and will be available on September 19, 2017.
To connect with Kaira, visit her website, Connect with her on; and on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter - @KairaRouda.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the great review of BEST DAY EVER! I love the cover and pages, too! So glad you enjoyed! :-)