Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman

Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.

Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.

Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another.

My Review:  I really adored this book.  I laughed so many times it reminded me of the early Stephanie Plum days.   I did not want to stop reading.

I loved Sarah and Annie both for different reasons.  I found both relatable even if you are not a successful lawyer or a chemist.   They both had quirks that really made you believe you could be their friend.

The side characters were likeable too and a couple were even perfectly dislikable.

It made you think about high end face creams and the length people will go to so they can maintain that youthful glow.

Also the last large monologue is very true and I think it should be blasted every where.  Even if it was meant to be silly it really had a lot of truth behind it… don’t worry I won’t spoil.

This is probably going to be my favorite book of 2017 and I could easily read again if I needed entertainment.

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