Mom’s Must Read:
Four Hot Beach Reads for Mom
It’s summer and you’re at the beach. Why read something heavy and thought provoking (translation: homework) when what you really want to do dive into drink a fruity tropical drink with a little umbrella (love those things) and read a completely light and breezy book.
I’m a big believer in beach reads. While I can’t subsist on them all year, just like I can’t dine on donuts all year; but there is definitely a time and place for beach reads. I’m heading to the subtropics myself soon and always pack at least ONE beach read. Here are four titles for the beach babe (at least for the moment) in you.
2. One Plus One By JoJo Moyes
Everyone's talking about JoJo Moyes that I FINALLY decided to see what's up. Her other books were bestsellers so this one is no different. Here's what intrigued me:
Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.As a former single mother I can totally relate to this story. Who doesn't want Mr. Right to be a millionaire? Of course, what you don't expect is for him to be a geeky but rather a sexy George Clooney type (if that's who you like; I do NOT) in a tux. Sounds fun, right? And she's since English (a Brit) you know her sense of humor will be wacky fun. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.