Sep 2, 2010

Review | The Cougar Club by Susan McBride

Meet three women who aren't about to run and hide just because the world says they should be on the shelf and out of circulation.

Her life seems perfect until she loses her high-powered advertising job and catches her live-in lover in a compromising position—with his computer!


This sexy TV news anchor is in danger of being replaced by a twentysomething blond bimbo. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was the up-and-coming star?

A married dermatologist, Elise thinks her plastic surgeon husband is playing doctor with someone else.

Kat firmly believes that aging gracefully isn't about giving up; it's about living life with your engine on overdrive. So this unofficial "Cougar Club" quickly learns three things about survival of the fittest in today's youth-obsessed society: True friendship never dies, the only way to live is real, and you're never too old to follow your heart.

Cover: I like the hot pink and the purse, but it sort of seems a little plain to me and doesn't really fit the book much...

Thoughts: My first thought was: is this like Cougar Town? And yes, it is, but no. Well, honestly I wouldn't know, I haven't watched Cougar Town but I saw commercials for it and The Cougar Club is about forty something year olds, dealing with mid-life crisis and sleeping with twenty something year old men. Or that's sort of how it starts off.

The book is about three friends, Kit, Elsie and Carla, who all seem to come across some mid-life crisis now that they are hitting 45. Dealing through they're problems, they are able to enjoy one another's company and discover that the lives they lead now are dramatically changing and they must figure out where this may lead them. Told from all three of their point of views, I really enjoyed what each one added to the book.

The conclusion was probably my favorite part. There was no "...and they lived happily ever after" because they're lives weren't over. It was more like, "Okay so we got through all that and we're happy. Now let's keep living." This was such a great book to read, I really loved it. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for some great chick lit. I can't wait to read something else by this author.

Favorite Quote: "Life doesn't come with and instruction manual. It's unpredictable."

This book was provided by Crazy Book Tours.