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Lucy Mathers was once the golden girl of Simcock & Bright. Four years later, she’s a stay at home mum with two adorable children, has swapped her Louboutins for rabbit slippers and spends her day making crustless sandwiches and colour co-ordinated lunches instead of signing up high profile clients.
When her husband is suddenly made redundant, there is panic in the Mathers’ household. With a mortgage the size of the national debt and a credit card balance that’s in danger of toppling, Lucy reluctantly decides she must return to work. So she digs out her old power suits from the back of the wardrobe and leaves Will to become a house husband. But sitting in Lucy’s old office is Grant Cassidy, suave, handsome and ruthless and with no intention of letting Lucy walk back into the number one job.
At home, despite his breezy declaration that swapping boardroom battles for toddler groups would be a doddle, Will’s belief that parental issues could be solved with forward planning and a spread sheet soon falls by the wayside.
With both Will and Lucy struggling to adapt, could their previously happy marriage be developing some cracks?
What a surprise this story proved to be – in a very good way! It shares the experiences of Lucy and Will Mathers after he is made redundant and she returns to her high powered job after four years of being a housewife and mother to their two children. She loves being a stay at home Mum and is dreading returning to work. He thinks his new role will be so easy, a piece of cake after his stressful job as a forensic accountant. Neither share any of their worries with each other, pretending all is well even though they are struggling with their new roles. When other people prove great at listening to their woes, will this help or prove too supportive and attractive, putting their previously happy marriage at risk?
Don’t think this will be a difficult read, it is anything but! The characters are great, the rivalry between Lucy and Grant and how Will struggles with the stresses of children and housework create some laugh out loud encounters. The story is an engaging and highly entertaining read with a great ending.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio – Julie Butterfield belongs to the rather large group of ‘always wanted to write’ authors who finally found the time to sit down and put pen to paper – or rather fingers to keyboard.
She wrote her first book purely for pleasure and was very surprised to discover that so many people enjoyed the story and wanted more, so she decided to carry on writing!
Social Media Links – @juliebeewriter
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