Title: Homewrecker Incorporated
Author: S. Simone Chavous
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
*Don’t let the title fool you, this is a story about true love, not cheating.
Without love, marriage is just business. At least that’s what Claudia Mason tells the women who seek her firm’s unique services. With wealthy husbands who see their wedding rings as meaningless pieces of jewelry, they trust Claudia to do whatever is necessary to gather the hard evidence needed to shatter an ironclad prenup.
She is the best in the business and has yet to meet a mark she couldn’t get the goods on—solidifying her belief that no man can be trusted. After landing a client who is her ticket to retirement, she is on top of the world. Until a chance encounter with Greyston Michaels turns her carefully controlled world upside down.
Greyston shows Claudia a part of herself she thinks she’s lost, making her question everything she believes about men—and love. But in Claudia’s world, following her heart is bad for business. And business is everything.
I received a digital copy of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, S. Simone Chavous!
Truthfully, I did not expect much from this book. I’m not a huge fan of lust-driven love stories and additionally, the premise in the book blurb was not that impressive. However, I definitely enjoyed reading this book more than I initially expected.
Homewrecker Incorporated was a nice change of pace compared to the most of the previous books I’ve recently read. It was humorous, evenly paced and very easy to breeze through. A definite lighthearted read, if anything. Even though the story’s premise appears to be quite taboo, I was pleasantly surprised to find a bit of substance in this story. Certainly, there is an underlying depth present throughout Chavous’s novel.
Personally, the most admirable thing about this book was the fact that despite its blatant predictability, I still wanted to keep reading. Make no mistake, Homewrecker Incorporated is a competently written, romantic comedy.
Guest review contributed by That Bookshelf Bitch. Aside from discussing books and sharing her personal insights, Shealea hopes to use her blog as an avenue to celebrate underappreciated and promising authors.