In a battle to regain control of their TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki and Kyra find themselves trying to hold tight to their friendship and personal relationships.  

Maddie is trying to face the realities of dating a rock star while dealing with her ex-husband. Avery is caught up in family drama even as she attempts to transform a home for the newly impoverished heiress, Bitsy. Put on bedrest, a hugely pregnant Nikki is scared to death something will happen to her, the babies or her boyfriend. And Kyra, who has secretly put their home at risk to try and salvage Do Over, must decide whether to accept a bail out from her son’s famous father.

When I was approved for this book on NetGalley I was not aware that it was part of a series. One Good Thing is book 5 in Wax’s Ten Beach Road series. Having not read any of the previous books, I found it hard to keep track of the characters and all that had happened in their pasts. It became easier the more I read, but there was so much information that it was often confusing. From my view the characters weren’t developed because I didn’t have their full background stories. I felt I was missing something by not having read the other books. That’s not to say that this book is badly written. It’s not! Wax fills the reader in briefly on previous events, but I still felt I was missing too much. The aspect of the story in One Good Thing I enjoyed most was Maddie’s insistence that at the end of each day, each woman share one good thing from their day. I liked this attitude very much! That despite the hardships they each were facing; they could take the time to try and find the positive.

Overall, this was a pleasant read, but I do recommend reading the previous books first. I felt I needed those previous stories to fully enjoy One Good Thing.

I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.


Rating: 3 stars

Reviewer: Jennifer

Title: One Good Thing

Author: Wendy Wax

Release Date: April 25, 2017

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