The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda #kairarouda #amazonfirstreads #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #mysterysuspense

Kaceey’s Review:

I am a huge Kaira Rouda fan. Her two previous books sit firmly on my favorites shelf. I had been so anxiously awaiting this latest release. And maybe that’s the issue?🤷🏻♀️. Perhaps my expectations were too high. 

Kate and John have built a successful company together from the ground up. All the while raising a daughter at the same time. Your typical rags to riches as they watch their dreams come to fruition.

Until Tish enters their lives. She gains a job at John and Kate’s company as John’s assistant. John is quickly smitten and leaves Kate for the new younger woman. But it’s not like Kate can just vanish from their lives. She owns half the company.  Can all three learn to work together amicably? Ha!

Oh, I wanted to love this book! I really did! And I tried…but alas it wasn’t to be. 

Kaira Rouda has the ability to create some of the wildest characters you will love to hate. But Tish just lacked that spark. I needed more from her.

The twist was fairly obvious early on. So now surprise waiting for me at the end.☹️

I am still a huge fan of this author. And as before…I am watching and waiting for her next release.

A buddy read with Susanne.

Susanne’s Review:

As a huge fan of Kaira Rouda, I jumped at the chance to read “The Next Wife” – as “Best Day Ever” was one of my favorite reads and “The Favorite Daughter” was also quite fabulous and both Paul Strom and Jane are characters I won’t soon forget.   

While I enjoyed “The Next Wife” – I didn’t quite love it. 

Why?  Suspending disbelief is not my strong suit and this thriller requires it.  

A family who had everything.  Kate, John and Ashlyn.  Torn apart by infidelity, after John leaves his wife for a woman close to his daughter’s age.  

Tsk Tsk John!   Be careful what you wish for.

The new wife who wants it all and more.  

Tish, was it worth it?! 


If only this thriller kept me on my toes.  If only I didn’t guess the ending early on.  Rolling my eyes occurred more than once.  Thank goodness Kaceey kept me company! 

A buddy read with Ms. Kaceey.  Thank you for reading this one with me Kaceey!  I so enjoyed our discussions over this far-fetched read!

Thank you to Amazon First/Amazon Prime for the arc.

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2 thoughts on “The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda #kairarouda #amazonfirstreads #bookreviewers #bookbloggers #mysterysuspense

  1. Great reviews, and so honest. Don’t you hate it when your expectations for a book are really high, and then the book just lets you down, it’s the worst. Hopefully her next one, you’ll both like better.

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    1. Thanks so much Wendy, you speak the truth! Sadly expectations do factor into reads don’t they? Try as hard as you might not to let them! Maybe one of these days we will all get better at reeling them in! 🙂

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