The Ex Wife by Candice Dow

The Ex Wife by Candice Dow
Publisher: Hachette
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (292 pages)
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

She’s the hottest relationship expert around. Her get-real advice and tough-world experience have earned Ayana Blue money, fame, and a successful life she never imagined. And handsome Realtor Cameron Small is the sexy, steady Mr. Right she wasn’t looking for yet always hoped she’d find. But Cam’s unstable, in-denial ex-wife, Yasmin, isn’t about to let him go-or allow anyone else take “her place.” And if that means wrecking everything Ayana has worked so hard to build, then so be it.

Now with her peace of mind shattered, her private business in the hole, and her reputation on the line, Ayana needs to figure out fast which dreams she can save, and what she’ll have to let go. When it comes down to the ex-wife v. the next-wife, the only thing guaranteed is a scorched-earth battle-and it’s winner takes all . .

When you get into a new relationship, the one you really have to watch out for is the ex wife; they can be on the crazy side at times…

Ayana Blue is a successful career woman. People come to her, as a relationship expert, for advice all the time. But what happens when the expert needs a little advice of her own? Ayana is whip smart, doesn’t take crap from anyone, and is one sassy lady. She’s fallen for Cam, but his ex-wife threatens to take everything away in slow, unstable moves…

I’ll be honest, I don’t always like Cam. I think he could have found better ways of handling things, especially with Yasmin, his ex. But to give him credit, he does try. It’s not easy having an unstable ex that doesn’t know how to let go.

The story is told in two points-of-view,  Ayana’s and Yasmin’s. Yasmin certainly does not give me the best impression. She can be selfish, rude, and hurtful. She uses her child to get back at Cam, and she’s plenty on the spiteful side. She acts like she has a claim to everything, including Cam. She’s not a character that grows on me at all, other than maybe a little bit at the end.

The Ex Wife is emotional, suspenseful, and engaging. I could relate to Ayana easily, and I’ve got to hand it to her, she dealt with this situation better than most people I know. Her life is starting ti spiral out of control, but she holds on tight to what she wants, what she believes in, and isn’t going to let some woman get in the way of her future, even if it’s the ex of the man Ayana loves.

The book is full of suspense, and the ending completely caught me off guard! Let’s just say I wasn’t expecting what happened, at all. If you’re looking for a great contemporary fiction novel to read, I suggest checking out The Ex Wife. Pull up a seat and stay for awhile, because this book had the power to hold me down for awhile.

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