The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

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The Best of Us Read Online Free - 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.

Following a once-in-a-lifetime invitation, a group of old college friends leap at the chance to bring their husbands for a week’s vacation at a private villa in Jamaica to celebrate a former classmates' thirty-fifth birthday.
All four women are desperate for a break and this seems like a perfect opportunity. Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie needs to escape from the shattering news about an illness that runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her husband an unforgettable birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks that have already formed in their new marriage.

The week begins idyllically, filled with languorous days and late nights of drinking and laughter. But as a hurricane approaches the island, turmoil builds, forcing each woman to re-evaluate everything she’s known about the others—and herself.

Title : The Best of Us
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ISBN : 1451673515
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 338 pages


Tamara rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2013

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 Sar...

Christina rated it ★★★★☆

June 10, 2015

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...

Leonel rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 03, 2013

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 rela...

Joannah rated it ★★★★☆

March 31, 2013

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...

Chrissy rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2013

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 pe...

Estelle rated it ★★★☆☆

April 03, 2013

Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading Blog 3.5-3.8 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, sippin...

Sandra rated it ★★★★★

April 09, 2013

**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 late...

Brooke rated it ★★★☆☆

February 18, 2017

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. Eac...

Colleen rated it ★★★★☆

April 14, 2013

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 sto...

BJ rated it ★★★☆☆

October 06, 2017

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...

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