Monday, July 6, 2015

Review for Courting Mrs. McCarthy by Ian Thomas Malone

Courting Mrs. McCarthy

Courting Mrs. McCarthy

Nathan is terrible at relationships… Just ask his absent father, his controlling aunt and uncle…or his ex-girlfriend, Sarah. All he wants is to spend the summer before his senior year relaxing in the sun without any conflict or drama. But when he lays eyes on the beautiful, married mother of three at the opening of a yacht club, all bets are off. Jacqueline McCarthy’s life is nothing but a fa├žade… Her husband is a disgraced former athlete who prefers to have his ego stroked by other women. Jackie fills her empty days with yacht club events with other bored, wealthy housewives she can’t stand, and she’d give anything to truly connect with someone. When she meets Nathan and asks him to watch her children, she is captivated by the handsome, charismatic young man with a swimmer’s body. Jacqueline’s attraction to Nathan doesn’t go unnoticed and one particular vindictive gossip is determined to expose what she considers an unsavory secret. Her campaign of rumors and innuendo—and eventually physical evidence—draws the attention of friends and strangers alike, and threatens to bring their world crashing down. However, sometimes those who are quickest to judge are the last ones who should be throwing stones…

Review by Gia:
Courting Mrs. McCarthy is a great read.  It has a very different storyline.   Nathan is an interesting character.   He's seventeen but acts much older.  He seems like an older man trapped in a teenagers body.    He has recently broke up with his girlfriend and is ready to relax on summer break.  His best friend is Griffin.  Griffin is a great best friend.    He is also friends Mrs. Buchanan, she an elderly woman who Nathan talks to at the library.
Nathan meets Jacqueline McCarthy at the country club.  She is married and has three children.  She is enjoying the summer on the east coast while her husband, Steve, is on the west coast.   Things between her and Steve are on the rocks.    
Nathan babysits for Jackie a couple times.  That leads to Nathan and Jackie to having a date.   They have a good relationship but they know it's not an acceptable one so they keep it a secret.   Their town is full of gossip so secrets don't stay always stay secret.  
5 Amazeballs Stars!!!

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