Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Idea of Him + Giveaway!

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): From the New York Times bestselling author of The Manny—a vibrant novel of love, life lessons, and learning to trust yourself
Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she's number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he's running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  I hate to say it, but I couldn't stand how dumb the main character, Allie, is even though she is suppose to be so bright.  I am not sure how she couldn't know something slimly was going on with her husband.  Her boss treated her like dirt and she was clueless as to what was going on between her boss and husband.  Jackie did make it a little bit more interesting.  It just wasn't my kind of book.  Maybe this is the real life in NYC and not my idea of fantasy NYC.

Fast read/slow read:  Slow read.  I just didn't want to rush home from work to read the next chapter. 
What Others Are Saying:  Please make sure you stop by the other blogs that are reviewing The Idea of Him as part of the TLC Book Tours tour and read other opinions.  I hate giving a book a low rating, but I have to be honest.
Tuesday, April 1st: cupcake’s book cupboard - Review and Giveaway
Wednesday, April 2nd: Mom in Love With Fiction
Thursday, April 3rd: bookchickdi
Friday, April 4th: BookNAround
Monday, April 7th: Olduvai Reads
Thursday, April 10th: Always With a Book - Review and Giveaway
Monday, April 14th: Anita Loves Books - Review and Giveaway
Tuesday, April 15th: Luxury Reading - Review and Giveaway
Wednesday, April 16th: Staircase Wit
Thursday, April 17th: Patricia’s Wisdom
Friday, April 18th: From L.A. to LA - Review and Giveaway
Monday, April 21st: The many thoughts of a reader
Tuesday, April 22nd: No More Grumpy Bookseller - Review and Giveaway
Wednesday, April 23rd: Book-alicious Mama - Review
Thursday, April 24th: A Chick Who Reads
Monday, April 28th: Sara’s Organized Chaos - Review and Giveaway
Tuesday, April 29th: Book-alicious Mama - Q&A
Tuesday, April 29th: Drey’s Library - Review and Giveaway
Wednesday, April 30th: Seaside Book Nook - Review and Giveaway
Thursday, May 1st: Good Girl Gone Redneck
TBD: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews - Review and Giveaway

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would, I heard The Manny was great.  

Holly Peterson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Manny. She was a contributing editor for Newsweek and editor-at-large for Talk magazine. She was also an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News for more than a decade, where she covered global politics. Her writing has been published in the New York TimesNewsweek,Talk, the Daily BeastVogueHarper's Bazaar, and other publications.  You can connect with Holly on her website, Facebook and Twitter.

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One lucky winner (US only) will win one copy of the book and one really amazing Andrea Schroder candle (website and twitter) 
Leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, May 7th, midnight EST, along with your email address. Good luck!


  1. Sounds like a great summer read!

  2. Thanks for this fascinating giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. I have been wanting to read this book! I hope to win and the extra gift, is just a huge bonus!!
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  5. I would love to read this book. It sounds so good. I haven't read any books by this author yet. Thanks for having the giveaway.


  6. Winner - Books in the Burbs - Congrats!


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