Sunday, October 1, 2017

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Author: Kaira Rouda
Publisher: Harlequin (Graydon House)
Date of publication: September 2017

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? 

The Best Day Ever ended up being better than I was expecting.  The story takes place over a 24 -hour period.  Paul and his wife  have a seemingly wonderful marriage, two kids and a great house.  They are on their way for a couple's get away and the "Best Day Ever".  They seem to have it all or so it looks like on the outside.

Admittedly, the story is a bit slow in the beginning.  The first half of the book takes place in the car and we spend most of that time in Paul's head.  The story is told from Paul's perspective. As the book progresses.the reader begins to sense that things aren't right, especially when it comes to the narrator.  This was an interesting way to tell the story. Seeing the story through the eyes of a narcissist gave the book a really creepy vibe.  

Honestly, there weren't a whole lot of surprises in the book.  If you pay close attention, you can see the reveals coming from a mile away.  Still, I liked this book.  It was a quick read and one I recommend.  

No comments: