#CLPBlogTours Book Review: The Juggling Act by Carol Maloney Scott

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

the juggling actSummary:

Now that her dating days are finally behind her, Claire is enjoying a blissful life with her new husband and baby boy. Gone are the drunken nights in impractical shoes, and Internet dates with men who lose their hair…and their pants.

Unfortunately, she’s discovering that life as a married, working mom isn’t turning out to be the perfect happily ever after she dreamed about. She adores her little boy, but her husband’s behavior is about to make him eligible for the Most Disappointing Spouse of the Year Award.

His unwillingness to help around the house and his slacker work ethic are frustrating enough, but the constant parade of beautiful, single women in his life has Claire in a constant state of distress. Didn’t she realize that the cute front man of a popular cover band would attract hot, young women with perfect cellulite-free legs? And whose idea was it to hire the curvy nanny with the sexy accent?

When an unexpected business trip pops up – with a super-hot, much-too-young former love interest, Claire’s own loyalty is put to the test. A publishing conference in Key West may be the ideal escape from her troubles, but will she be tempted by the forbidden in a town full of swingers and breakfast alcohol consumption? And why does everyone they meet think the business colleagues are on their honeymoon?

Scrambling to cover up innocent, but suspicious circumstances, the couple struggles with honesty, loyalty and what to share with each other. As they sink deeper into their marital gloom, will they find their way back to wedded bliss, or finally succumb to the enticement of new…and uncomplicated romance?

THE JUGGLING ACT is Book 3 in the Rom-Com on the Edge series. All books are standalone novels, however read in order for maximum fun!


This series is such a hoot! I was so happy to be able to read the third book, and it definitely was one I struggled to put down. Claire and Brandon; oh are they in a bit of a mess. Claire is constantly paranoid that her husband could be cheating because of their floozy neighbor and sexy nanny, and not to mention his young age and that he is in a band. They are struggling to keep their marriage afloat and when Claire gets offered to go to Key West for a work event, things get even worse. She is going on the trip with her ex Justin, and the time apart seems to do more harm than good for their floundering marriage. This book really showed how hard things can become when open lines of communication are no longer there, and when you hide secrets  from your spouse, even if you have good intentions for doing it. There were some pretty funny moments in here too – especially Claire’s little Ambien episode in Key West, and that really helped bring balance to the other drama that happened in the book. Very solid read, I finished the book in under two days, and one I truly enjoyed.

5 stars

carol maloney scottAuthor Bio

Carol Maloney Scott, author of the Rom-Com on the Edge series, is a frazzled new bride and wiener dog fanatic. She is a lover of donuts, and a hater of mornings. Recently unearthing a childhood passion for writing, she can once again be seen carrying around a notebook and staring into space. Her stories are witty, fresh and real, just like life.

Join her on “The Edge” for giveaways, cover reveals, excerpts, contest and members-only content atcarolmaloneyscott.com/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TQvrqN

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27878692-the-juggling-act






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