Thursday

The Cougar Club by Susan McBride

Three best friends Kat, Carla and Elise are back together in the same town after many years apart. They are now in their mid-40's and are each at a turning point in life:

Kat just recently lost her job in Manhattan because her superiors have decided younger employees are the way to go and upon finding her much younger boyfriend having some cyber fun, she has decided he's got to go too. So she packs up and heads back home to St. Louis and her two BFF's.

Carla is the town's news anchorwoman... a celebrity of sorts. She's hot at 40, and she knows it, not to mention she's going out with the young Sportscaster at her station. But she suddenly finds herself in a déjà vu moment, when a younger woman is a threat to her job... just like she did once upon a time to her predecessor.

Then there's Elise - whose life seems to be the most stable. She's been married for years, her children are grown and gone from home and now she finds herself in a rut. Her marriage and sex life sucks and her husband is quite possibly cheating on her.

Their unofficial "Cougar Club" is what they'll need in order to see, get through and move forward from these not-so-great moments in life.

This was a fun and quick read that had it's funny and light moments but also had some moments that were thought-provoking. I love the idea of a cougar. Why? Well because I've never felt that age should define a person. Plus I give kudos to any woman who at 45 can still live and look like they are in their late 20's, early 30's. You go girlfriend!

Ms. McBride's writing is hip and fun. She really brought these woman to life - made you feel as if you could know someone like them in real life. The issues and struggles they face were realistic and most women over 30 can definitely relate. I truly enjoyed this story about friendship, love, and just life in general.

I loved the Club's motto:
True friendship never dies, the only way to live is real, and you're never too old to follow your heart.

I think that is so true and certainly something every woman, no matter the age, should live by.

This was a wonderful treat to read and I definitely recommend it.

This book was provided for review by:






GIVEAWAY: The lovely Susan (in all her awesomeness) has graciously allowed me to host a giveaway for 1 signed copy of The Cougar Club. :D

As always, leave a comment for one entry. If you'd like extra entries just say so in your comment or separate comments (extra entries for followers, Twitter, sidebars, Facebook, etc.) ; and for putting my spiffy little button on your blog. Make sure to leave an e-mail address, especially if you are leaving a comment under Anonymous.

Rules: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be drawn Friday, March 5.

43 comments:

Booksnyc said...

This book looks great! Right up my alley!

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity -

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Booksnyc said...

I also follow your blog

Sandy Jay said...

This has been on my TBR list for awhile now. I'd love to win it.

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Sandy Jay said...

I'm an old follower.

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Veens said...

I have read gr8 reviews of this one. I have this on my wishlist as well!

Rebecca Lynn said...

This looks like a very fun book! SO glad you reviewed it.

Rebecca Lynn said...

Sorry...

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scottsgal said...

What a fun book!

thanks for the chance
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scottsgal said...

already a follower

thanks for the chance
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DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one. Please include me.

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DarcyO said...

I'm an old follower.

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Tea said...

Love your review! Susan McBride is like a great big sister. I want to read "BlueBlood" too.

Vanessa Book ♥ Soulmates said...

I wonder if I had the "cojones" to be a cougar...

Mmmm, Maybe! lol

Cleverly Inked said...

OO So great contest, I am not entering but This reminds me of a cougar boat trip they just had in FL

Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

The book sounds really great. No need to enter me, I'm Canadian.

Marilyn Brant said...

Nely, I'm so glad you reviewed this book! You don't have to enter me in the drawing because I have a copy. (I'm in the middle of reading it right now and am loving these characters. :) I just wanted to add that I, too, really liked the club's motto and appreciated Susan's fun writing style.

Crystal said...

Great review - I have this one coming up next week and now I am even more eager to read it. No need to enter me in the giveaway.

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Oh, this looks like a lot of fun! Not really my thing, but I know a lot of women will LOVE this!

xoxo -- Hilary

Jessy said...

I would love to win this. I'm a follower.

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trish said...

When you said the author's writing is hip and fun, I thought of Allison Winn Scotch, whose writing I think is just that. And it's very true that it's never too late to follow your heart. :)

Thanks for being on this tour!

Myra said...

I'd love to read this one. I am a follower.

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Karen H in NC said...

I've been reading a lot lately about this book and I think I would really enjoy reading this book. Count me in the draw please.

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Karen H in NC said...

I am a follower of your blog

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Susan McBride said...

Nely, I love your review of The Cougar Club! You made my week! Thanks so much for doing the give-away, too (and thanks to everyone who's entering!). I can't wait for your readers to dive into Cougar! I hope they enjoy it as much as you did. :-)

Cheers,
Susan (an accidental Cougar!!!)

Erin said...

I love the concept of this book. It looks like a very fun read.

Thanks for giving away a copy. Awesome opportunity.

erin dot dubrock at comcast dot net

~Erin D.

Anonymous said...

please count me in...thanks :)

karenk
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Carol M said...

This book sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Carol M said...

I'm a follower.

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Haleyknitz said...

enter me please!! i'd love to win

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Haleyknitz said...

I'm an old follower

Haleyknitz said...

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Haleyknitz said...

posted at twitter.com/haleymathiot

Haleyknitz said...

your button is on my blog!

Abi said...

This looks like a wonderful chicky book.

Thanks
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SharpTeethOfLove said...

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Nice! Thanks for the chance.

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Anonymous said...

Reading is my way of escaping my problems for awhile... please enter me in the giveaway..I'm a follower too.

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Misusedinnocence said...

Sounds like a fun read!

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow. :)

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CherylS22 said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in. Thanks!

CherylS22 said...

I'm a FB friend

CherylS22 said...

I follow in GFC
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(Sorry I forgot to leave my e-mail in my first 2 posts - it's available in my profile)

Andrea Robinson said...

Love your review! Susan McBride is like a great big sister. I want to read "BlueBlood" too.

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