#BookReview: One Good Thing by Wendy Wax

one good thingSummary:

Before you can fix it up, you might have to tear it down…

Embroiled in a battle to regain control of their renovation-turned-reality TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki, and Kyra find themselves holding tight to the frayed ends of their friendship and relationships.

Maddie must face the realities of dating a rock star once again topping the charts and dealing with her hapless ex-husband, while Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a tiny cottage into a home for the newly impoverished heiress who helped bankroll their last renovation. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki can’t quite believe love can last, or trust in her own maternal instinct. And Kyra, who has secretly put Bella Flora at risk in an attempt to salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a desperately needed bail out from her son’s famous father that comes with far too many strings attached…

But friendship is made for times like these, to keep each other—and their dreams—from crumbling.


I do enjoy Wendy Wax and while I haven’t read every book in this series, I have read enough to be familiar with the characters. That said, I just could not connect with this book. It seemed in every other paragraph we were being told the backstory from previous books, and while I understand that can be helpful if a reader hasn’t read all the books, it quickly became too much and too overwhelming. Not only did it seem most of this book was comprised of backstory, the same plot points from past books were continually brought up. It was very distracting and I couldn’t stay focused on the actual story I was trying to read. I couldn’t form a bond with any of the characters like I have in previous books, and most of this book featured the women in despair and unhappy, and cast a gloomy vibe over my reading experience. Not my favorite Wendy Wax offering, but I’ll read more from her in the future and hope it’s back to what I normally enjoy from her.

2 stars