The Real Liddy James

By Anne-Marie Casey

The Real Liddy James by [Casey, Anne-Marie]

4 out of 5 stars

Liddy James is one of the best divorce attorneys in New York. She seemingly has it all. I good relationship with her ex-husband Peter, a college professor. She’s the mother of two boys, Matt, her son with Peter and Cal, the reason Peter and Liddy broke up. I don’t want to give away too much. Liddy is also good friends with Rose, Peter’s partner in life. But behind the makeup, nice clothes and whip smart talk, Liddy seems to be struggling. Who isn’t when trying to juggle so many things in the air at once?! Matt is an unhappy teenager who has split his time between two houses. When Rose discovers she is pregnant, Matt has to spend more time with his mom, which he does not seem happy about. Cal is always asking about his dad. When Liddy is given the divorce case between her nemesis Sebastian Stackallen and his wife,  things start to roll in a different direction. After a disastrous tv interview, she packs up her kids and takes them to Ireland, her homeland. Can she get things in order and actually find out how she really wants her life to be?

I liked Liddy despite her air of invulnerability. The writing is sharp witted and fast paced. The story moves along even though at times it seems as if you are on a slow Sunday drive. Liddy is so many women of today. Trying to raise a family, work, keep your sanity and your friends. I loved the differences between Liddy and Rose but in actuality, they were a lot alike. I enjoyed her chaotic life and was rooting for her to come out on top.

I received a copy of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.

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