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The Best of Us

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  • Title: The Best of Us
  • Author: Sarah Pekkanen
  • ISBN: 9781451673524
  • Page: 477
  • Format: ebook

[PDF] The Best of Us | by ✓ Sarah Pekkanen, The Best of Us, Sarah Pekkanen, The Best of Us Paradise isn t quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls An all expense paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica it s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends All four women are desperate not just for a reunion but for an escape Tina is drowning undeParadise isn

The Best of Us

[PDF] The Best of Us | by ✓ Sarah Pekkanen [PDF] The Best of Us | by ✓ Sarah Pekkanen - The Best of Us, The Best of Us Paradise isn t quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls An all expense paid week at a luxury villa The Best of Us

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  1. This is my first Sarah Pekkanen novel and I really enjoyed it This is the exact type of beach read that I love and would shop for when I needed a good healthy dose of chick lit I immediately felt that I could relate to the characters and found myself drawing comparisons between myself and Sarah s characters I found her writing style to be fluid and I loved that throughout the story her characters became multifaceted They continued to evolve throughout the story and just when I thought I was read [...]


  2. Pauline is married to Dwight, a billionaire, and what do you get your billionaire husband on his birthday when he has everything else You invite his college friends to spend his birthday in a private villa in Jamaica Pauline does this very thing and pays attention to every single detail of the trip There s helicopter rides, a private beach, a chef, waiters, unlimited drinks, hot tubs, infinity pools, and of course, Jamaican sunshine All of Dwight s close friends attend and everything is going sw [...]


  3. The premise of Sarah Pekkanen s The Best Of Us sounded so interesting that I couldn t wait to read it A group of college friends decide to vacation together in a villa in Jamaica to celebrate one of their birthdays My friends always schedule reunions during our birthdays so I can totally relate to the concept On a side note, I wish Ms Pekannen didn t choose the homophobic country of Jamaica, but that s neither here nor there I started this book a couple of times because found the first chapters [...]


  4. This review refers to the NetGalley edition Four couples, each with secrets and undiscovered bonds A dream vacation in Jamaica that turns dangerous with the arrival of a hurricane Sounds exciting, no But this book is the REAL so called mommy porn two of our characters, Allie and Tina, are thirty something moms living out their days stressing over balancing households and the demands of children They are offered and accept a chance for an all expenses paid, ultra glam vacation in Jamaica to celeb [...]


  5. But then again, didn t all marriages carry thousands of hurts THE REASON I chose to read The Best of Us, when it was sent to me for the purposes of providing a completely honest review, because I really tend to gravitate towards strong women s fiction I love reading about the development of personal relationships from a female perspective, whether they be romantic or friendship, and the description of THE BEST OF US promised something that was heartfelt, beautiful, and highly engagingE PLOT Dwig [...]


  6. Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog3.5 3.8 stars.There are many days where I sit around and pray for a very successful and kind friend to sweep me out of my routine 9 5 life and take me to a tropical island all expenses paid , where I can frolic in the waves with friends, sipping margaritas, and chatting to all hours of the night Note Any of these friends can step forward at anytime really Sadly, I don t see this happening to me any time soon but I can be happy cough hate cough th [...]


  7. Thank you to NetGalley The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen is simply in a word awesome Having just finished reading The Opposite of Me for our book club which we had the pleasure of having Ms Pekkanen join us via Skype to discuss with us it was a real treat to have been able to get her latest novel through NetGalley Thank you This book is about 4 couples who go away for a week to an exclusive villa in Jamaica to celebrate a birthday During the time together we learn that these couples are not as ha [...]


  8. This was my first Pekkanen novel I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable this was While there s nothing real substantial here, it s not mindless A worthy beachy read There wasn t a particular character that I connected with the most, but I did empathise with them Each character has faults I liked how Pekkanen showed both the mistakes trying to move past them Allie is grappling with the knowledge that she has a 50 50 chance of developing ALS, while starting to have diminishing f [...]



  9. Whenever I see a new book by Sarah Pekkanen is coming out I am sure of two things 1 I will be reading it soon after it comes out and 2 I will love it There are only a few authors I have come across that seem to be able to actually make me laugh and cry over and over again throughout the story and that can create characters that either feel like they are inside my head, experiencing the same feelings and issues I am, or are people that I wish I was friends with None are perfect but all feel very [...]


  10. This was my first book by this author and I will definitely be checking out her other books The story was engaging and the characters were interesting I always seem to enjoy stories about groups of friends who gather together many years after college or high school One of my favorite movies is The Big Chill, so there you go In this story there is Tina, Allie, Savannah and Dwight who were all friends in college Dwight s wife, Pauline, who doesn t really know any of the other women, plans a week l [...]


  11. After reading the heartbreaking yet spectacular Skipping a Beat, Sarah s sopho novel, I have been determined to read by her However, I didn t get around to it until recently when The Best of Us, her newest book, ended up in my hands Thankfully, The Best of Us was an amazing and well crafted tale that brought laughs as well as tears and pulled on my heartstrings constantly So basically, I m now beating myself up for not reading by her sooner The Best of Us tells the story of four women, three f [...]


  12. anovelreview A group of college friends embark on a week long trip together to Jamaica to celebrate a birthday of one of their own The ladies are excited to get a break from the reality of their daily lives Tina is a mom of four and her days and nights seem like a blur She needs to get a good night sleep and just a little time to herself Allie recently found out her biological father and his father both died from a genetic family illness Savannah has been hiding the news her husband cheated on h [...]


  13. I hadn t read any of Sarah Pekkanen s books before and enjoyed THE BEST OF US so much that I will be looking up her earlier works As soon as I opened the book I was immediately drawn to each of the women, although it took me a while to warm to Pauline, and I lost respect for Savannah for a while Then I realised this is what it was like with my own friends A really good friend will both annoy the heck out of you and love you unconditionally You squabble then make up and can tell each other everyt [...]


  14. Pauline is throwing a huge spectacular party for her husband, Dwight She has invited all of his friends for an exotic birthday party in Jamaica The guests include Tina and her husband Gio Tina needs this vacation She has not had a break from her children in a long time Then there is Allie and her husband, Ryan Allie is keeping a secret from Ryan Finally there is Savannah She arrives alone This is due to her husband cheating on her Everyone s secrets come out when hurricane Betty sweeps in I like [...]


  15. No rating for me because I DNF this one It was too mommy ish for me and I am a mommy When I started this book I knew right away that I wouldn t get into it I have an almost 4 year old and a 1 year old so I really don t want to read about puking children watching Dora I live that life day to day I want to read about something different, something funny or sexy or special I also didn t get into the groove with the main characters For chick lit books, I really need to feel like I would be friends w [...]


  16. This book was great The characters were so real, I totally got sucked into the book and I lived many lives in the day and a half it took me to read it The characters would absolutely resonate with so many women and men , even those of us who would choose to deny it.Sarah Pekkanen did a great job with developing the personalities of the characters in the book and watching the secrets of their souls and their insecurities unfold and how it affected their lives was fascinating I would totally recom [...]


  17. Just like your friends, each one of these women will annoy you and tug at your heart at different times.Ms Pekkanen has done it again


  18. Thank you to NetGalley The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen is simply in a word awesome Having just finished reading The Opposite of Me for our book club which we had the pleasure of having Ms Pekkanen join us via Skype to discuss with us it was a real treat to have been able to get her latest novel through NetGalley Thank you This book is about 4 couples who go away for a week to an exclusive villa in Jamaica to celebrate a birthday During the time together we learn that these couples are not as ha [...]


  19. I found this book tedious and kept losing interest and my place as I read The premise of the book sounded great college friends getting together to celebrate one of their birthdays and they are invited to a week away in Jamaica to do so relaxing at a sumptuous villa, all expenses paid But it was anything but The characters did not do much except drink, drink and drink some and then smoked some pot as well.The characters had many layers to them and all were dysfunctional in one way or another Th [...]


  20. I picked this book because it s about a group of UVA college friends that reunite for an over the top vacation 15 years after graduation I could have forgiven the occasional vocabulary faux pas although they irked me the author uses campus, freshman and quad anyone stepping foot in Charlottesville would immediately be informed of these errors However, I despised every single one of the characters Tina was my favorite I suppose and she was a total mom cliche so exhausted all the time, no time to [...]


  21. Sarah Pekkanen just keeps on getting better and better While this story of four college friends who travel with their spouses to a remote location to celebrate one of the group s 35th birthday, may be filed with people making difficult, and sometimes disturbing choices, Pekkanen uses her deft touch to keep the characters real, believable and compelling The characters in this novel are fully realized adults, but that doesn t mean they don t remember college or that they can t fall back into old p [...]


  22. Save yourself, don t read this book Long winded, not interesting, characters are dull and overall nothing good about it except it makes me want to go to Jamaica.



  23. I must confess, upfront, that I am not a fan of chick lit It just never seems to speak to me Apparently, I wasn t reading the right books.The Best of Us grabbed me, from the first paragraph, and never let go It s been a long time since I read a book in one sitting But, I simply couldn t put it down.There was nothing I didn t love about this book the settings, the characters, the dialogue all of it was pitch perfect to my reader s ear With 4 female protagonists, three of them long time friends, o [...]


  24. In Sarah Pekkanen s latest novel, The Best of Us, four groups of friends most of whom have known each other since college gather together for an all expenses paid, adults only trip to Jamaica While the group reconnects and relaxes, a hurricane, and its not so subtle symbolism, hurtles towards the island and the group Even in this dream landscape, surrounded by good friends and the most luxurious settings, the group finds that while they can run from their problems, they cannot hide from them As [...]


  25. If you have read Sarah Pekkanen s books before know this is Sarah style all grown up Steamy good Tina barely recognizes herself in the mirror any With 4 children under the age of ten she feels like she drops into bed as early as possible and still wakes up tired She is barely hanging on and is only in her mid 30 sAllie looks together on the outside She runs every morning, has managed to keep her cheerleader figure, and has the type of marriage that is enviable Yet Allie is holding on to a secret [...]


  26. First, THANK YOU Atria books for providing me with an ARC of The Best of Us Pekkanen is one of my favorite authors for a reason She is magnificent at writing women all women and that is not to say she only writes women all of her characters are multi layered and complex No matter the age, status, or circumstance, she writes strong women characters and The Best of Us is no exception Pekkanen has provided another set of women that we can all relate to in some way Their stories are real and will to [...]


  27. Sarah Pekkanen is one of my favorite authors I knew she would be when I found out that Jennifer Weiner endorsed and raved about her before The Opposite of Me, Sarah s debut, was released I get giddy like a kid gets when he walks into a candy store when I reSo my excitement was understandable when I received Ms Pekkanen s most recent book Talking about giddy, I can t tell you how excited I was when I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah last year at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, NJ The Best of [...]


  28. When I first read the summary of this book I kind of expected people letting their hair down, going wild in a different country, once in a lifetime trip and getting away from the responsibilities that life is all about You get that in The Best of Us but, you also get a whole lot It is a fantastic story about college friends going to Jamaica to celebrate the birthday of another college friend, Dwight.There are a wide variety of characters which shows you what a group of friends is made up of and [...]


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