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Book Review: Deconstructed

Book Details:

  • Published Date: February 1, 2022
  • Author: Liz Talley
  • Genre: Romance, Fiction, Adult
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 331 pages
Antique-store owner Cricket Crosby’s life is turned upside down when she discovers that the rumors of her husband’s affair aren’t just leisurely Southern gossip. Her plan: hire an investigator; find an attorney; enlist the help of her new assistant, Ruby; and make her husband pay.
Ruby knows how quickly everything changes. After a dicey past, she’s determined to forge a new future by working for Cricket and reinventing herself as a designer, deconstructing vintage haute couture. If anybody can help mend a few tears in Cricket’s life, she can.
But turns out Cricket’s life isn’t just a little torn. It’s wrinkled, stained, and falling apart at the seams. With Ruby and her ragtag relatives – a soused PI and a hunky tow truck driver – Cricket is sleuthing her way to the truth, no matter how dangerous it gets.
Sure, Cricket’s life isn’t what she imagined. But she’s embracing change and figuring out what she really wants. And that’s kind of fabulous.

Imagine hearing two women gossiping about your husband cheating on you. Would you believe it? What would you do? Well, in comes Cricket, who doesn’t believe it until it’s confirmed in some text messages. Even with that proof, she still decides she wants to catch him in the act.

Throughout the whole process of hiring a private investigator, you can see Cricket becoming a different person. In a good way. Growing, learning to have her own voice, learns to love herself. She found a new friend in Ruby. There’s a happy ending.

Although labeled as a romance, there wasn’t a lot of it in the book. Also, there were times where I found myself just no interested in what was going on. Usually when this happens it’s hard to regain my interest back and it takes me longer to finish the book.

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read Deconstructed? What were your thoughts?


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