Monday, October 12, 2020

Review: Mom Boss by Hilary Grossman

Welcome to Forest River, New York, where perfection is a requirement. The Lululemon-clad moms are perfectly toned, expertly highlighted, and magnificently manicured. The women spend their days practicing Pilates, shopping for shoes, and doing everything in their power to ensure their children never experience a difficult day.

PTA president, Jackie Martin, is the envy off the mothers. She has a loyal and handsome husband, she host's elaborate parties, and her eldest daughter, Hayley, is the most popular child in the fifth grade. Her life appears flawless, but is life ever what it seems to be?

After receiving a painful blow, when Hayley was in kindergarten, Jackie clawed her way into PTA power. She lived her life by the adage, "Proper planning prevents poor performance." Her attention to detail (okay fine – her control freak nature) served her well until she experiences the ultimate betrayal.

Angry and hurt, old emotional wounds are ripped open as Jackie realizes she doesn't know who she can trust. Jackie must reevaluate her life, her friendships, and the choices she has made. Will she finally let her guard down and show the world the real Jackie Martin?

A hilarious and heartwarming novel that’s perfect for fans of Class Mom! Mom Boss is the standalone prequel to Go On, Girl and Mom Genes.


My Review:

Forest River, New York, is a town filled with impressive homes and affluent families who seem more than perfect.  But taking a look below the surface, Forest River is filled with lots of secrets and scandals. 

When Jackie Martin decides she wants to be part of the popular Forest River Elementary School moms and join the PTA, she quickly learns it is going to be a lot of work.  Jackie is up to it, and with the help of her mother-in-law, Joan, she does just that.  And Jackie ruffles a lot of feathers along the way.

This is the third book in a series.  I enjoyed the other two books so much that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one.  It was better than I could have imagined.  I think this might be my favorite of the Forest River Mom books.  I would say these books are a combination of The Real Housewives and Big Little Lies.  I felt completely swept away to a world that is far from the one I live in.  Lots of glitz, glamour, drama and excitement.  And let’s not forget, the cute little kids.


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To celebrate the release of Mom Boss, Go On, Girl, the first book in the Forest River PTA Moms, is free:

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