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(CABR Top Pick) Review: “The Divorce Party” by Jennifer Hayward

Aug 29
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Review: Wow. Debut author JENNIFER HAYWARD proves why her submission was chosen as the winner of Harlequin’s 2012 So You Think You Can Write (SYTYCW) competition 🙂

Once I started reading THE DIVORCE PARTY, I simply could not put it down. Literally. I read this book in one day and was dying to read another by Ms Hayward.

Thank God she’s planning to write sequels about relatives of the hero and heroine 🙂

Ok. What has me so excited you ask? Everything.


There’s the journey of two soul mates who weren’t brave enough the first time around to share all of their secrets.

The heroine, Lilly Anderson, has an eating disorder. She has reached a good place in life, where she knows what to do to avoid succumbing to this potentially fatal habit, but it can be a difficult road to travel at times.

Ricardo De Campo, meanwhile, is a former race car driver who walked away from a winning season, one where he was poised to take home the championship, to take over as CEO of his family’s business empire.

Ms Hayward brings Lilly and Ricardo to life through her deft touch with dialogue and description. You get insight into Lilly’s thoughts and motivations in one scene, then you’re given a glimpse into how Ricardo is handling things in another.

I love dual points of view. You get a much richer experience of a couple’s journey toward HEA.  🙂

Did I mention the sexual chemistry between these two? Smoking!

Ricardo is drool-worthy and his wife is hot too. While they share some passionate kisses early on, a level of trust and complete honesty on both their parts is required before they consummate their relationship. But boy oh boy, was it worth the wait 😉

Looking for a great book that won’t take you forever to finish? Or perhaps that perfect gift for the Harlequin/Mills & Boon fan in your family?

Then THE DIVORCE PARTY is it.   😀


TDP cover 2Title: The Divorce Party

Author: Jennifer Hayward

Publisher: Harlequin Presents

Publication date: September 2013

Synopsis: “You threw your fifty-thousand-dollar engagement ring off the Brooklyn Bridge?”  

Lilly shows up to her lavish divorce party with one goal in mind—to leave as quickly as possible minus a husband! Except he has other plans…and Riccardo De Campo isn’t easy to say “no” to.

Forced back into Riccardo’s glittering, gossip-fueled world, the price of perfection is still too high and Lilly’s old insecurities resurface. An unexpected consequence of their reunion raises the stakes even higher, and the media’s golden couple must finally confront the truth behind the headlines.

Congratulations to Jennifer Hayward, winner of Harlequin’s 2012 So You Think You Can Write competition! 

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