Gold Coast Wives
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by Bernadette Walsh
Description: Three skinny socialites should be a pushover after the rough and tumble world of Wall Street. Right? Kate Ryan may be au fait with making high-powered legal decisions but she's about to submit to the rules of reality TV, where nothing is what it seems. Who'd have thought a few days with the cameras rolling for a low-rent cable show would be so challenging, or that the claws of a former homecoming queen, a washed-up soap star and a whiny cat-lover would be so sharp.
eBook Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc., 2011 2011
eBookwise Release Date: November 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [282 KB]
Reading time: 176-246 min.
At the jewelry launch party I sat next to Annabella, sharing her enormous plate of fried calamari and chatting about her recent divorce. She assured me that the brave new world of online dating was a treasure trove of men who couldn't wait to meet overweight forty-somethings like us. Sure, some of them had prison records, but who wasn't entitled to a mistake or two? Annabella's owl earrings shook with optimism as she offered to set me up on a double date with her most recent felon's--oh, I'm sorry, boyfriend's--brother. I was noncommittal as I continued to inhale the calamari.
"If it isn't my favorite lawyer!"
"Paul," I said, turning around to face him. "What are you doing here?"
"And it's nice to see you too, Ms. Ryan."
Annabella winked at me and made a hasty retreat to the raw bar serving station. Behind Paul's back, she gave me a thumbs up. Way to stay classy, Annabella.
Paul was kind of cute with his deep brown eyes and crooked smile. If my husband's absence became permanent, Paul wouldn't be a bad transition man. He'd certainly be more acceptable and less scary than Annabella's ex-cons.