My name is Clarice, but most people, call me ReCe. I'm a happily married USAF spouse, mother to 3 girls, and an older sister to many....Here is my blog and here are some of my candy filled thoughts, lol

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Opening Belle a Novel by Maureen Sherry

I received an advance review copy of, Opening Belle, by Maureen Sherry, from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is due to be released in February 2016.

From the publisher about this book: 

"In 2008, Isabelle—a self-made, thirty-something Wall Street star—appears to have it all: an Upper West Side apartment, three healthy children, a handsome husband, and a high-powered job. But her reality is something else. Her trading desk work environment resembles a 1980s frat party, her husband feels employment is beneath him, and the bulk of childcare and homecare still falls in Belle’s already full lap."

And of course you include an ex-fiance who comes back into your life, richer and even more dashing than when he left you in the cold, and you got some drama that will intrigue you to read what happens to the characters. 

 Variety wrote about it earlier this year: 

"Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard banner is developing a film adaptation for Warner Bros. of Maureen Sherry Klinsky’s upcoming novel “Opening Belle” with an eye to Witherspoon starring." 

By the time I did the research on this book, the author, and found out that Reese Witherspoon was interested in the film version of this book, I gasped. I literally gasped and said I must get a copy of this book. 

And so I did. 

So here's my breakdown of the book: 

  3 out of 5 stars 


The sweet tea: A great idea. Believable scenarios. (There's nothing more dangerous and tempting, than a handsome man -- especially an ex - with disposable cash and an intimate knowledge of your sweet spots.) The author took a series of unfortunate events and turned it into what could be a best selling book and hopefully a successful movie. 

The bitter tea: Quite a bit of financial jargon used. Some parts I did skip over. There were definitely some 'I am woman, hear me roar' parts I would have love to seen, but didn't. There were parts where I felt like, here we go, this is going to be the scene where it turns completely in her favor...and no. It didn't. That could be a plus to some people, but to me, I was like, crap. That sucked. 

My short character Twitter review:  Opening Belle by Maureen Sherry ARC Real life isn't always sweet, u just learn to reduce the bitterness. #netgalley