Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Review: A Palm Beach Scandal (Palm Beach Novels #2) by Susannah Marren


Veronica and Simon Cutler and their dazzling adult daughters, Elodie and Aubrey, strike an enviable pose, the ultimate Palm Beach family. In a town where social aspirations, wealth and charm prevail, they are transcendent. While the sisters are polar opposites, they are fiercely loyal to each other. When Elodie receives the shocking news that she is no longer able to conceive a baby, she turns to Aubrey.

Aubrey, a free spirit, isn’t interested in marriage or children, yet when her sister asks her to carry her child, she can’t say no, despite her mother’s warnings. And then one stupefying secret, meant to be buried forever, is unearthed and no one in the Cutler clan is able to turn back. As the family is shaken to their core, Aubrey and Elodie must realize their places in the world and the lives they want to lead.

In the midst of the unforgiving opulence of Palm Beach, A Palm Beach Scandal is a story for our times, a captivating tale of discovery, sisterhood, and love for others where you least expect it.


My Review:

How far would you go for your loved ones?

Elodie and Aubrey are sisters and have always been close even though their personalities are completely different.  Elodie prefers the affluent Palm Beach Lifestyle and is the director of events at the Palm Beach Literary Society.  Aubrey, a free spirit and prefers living in Miami where she is a music talent scout with her boyfriend.  When Elodie learns she can’t have children, her husband comes up with the idea of Aubrey being a surrogate mother for them.   Everything is perfect until Elodie and Aubrey’s parents’ secrets come to light and causes Elodie to pursue more answers that lead her down a trail that just might disrupt their family forever. 

I read A Palm Beach Wife and really enjoyed it, so I was excited to read this book when I learned of it.  The story kept me intrigued the entire time.  I started out liking Elodie and feeling sorry for all that she was going through trying to conceive.  Aubrey was the one I didn’t like too much with her wild lifestyle.  But by the end of the book, I was liking Aubrey much more than Elodie who started putting herself before everything and everyone else.   I liked everything about the book, the glitz and glamour of Palm Beach, the secrets, family drama and the bond between sisters.  The only thing I wish would have been different was the ending.  It left me with a lot of questions when I really needed closure to the story.  I can only hope it will be continued in a future book. 

Thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!


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