Tuesday, May 6, 2014

BLOG TOUR: The Idea of Him by Holly Peterson


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Manny—a vibrant novel of love, life lessons, and learning to trust yourself
Allie Crawford has the life she always dreamed of—she's number two at a high-profile P.R. firm; she has two kids she adores; and her husband is a blend of handsome and heroic. Wade is everything she thought a man was supposed to be—he's running a successful newsmagazine and, best of all, he provides the stable yet exciting New York City life Allie believes she needs in order to feel secure and happy.

But when Allie finds Wade locked in their laundry room with a stunning blonde in snakeskin sandals, a scandal ensues that flips her life on its head. And when the woman wants to befriend Allie, an old flame calls, and a new guy gets a little too close for comfort, she starts to think her marriage is more of a facade than something real. Maybe she's fallen in love not with Wade—but with the idea of him.

Captivating and seductive, told in the whip-smart voice of a woman who is working hard to keep her parenting and career on track, The Idea of Him is a novel of conspiracy, intrigue, and intense passion—and discovering your greatest strength through your deepest fears.

My Review:

“The Idea of Him” by Holly Peterson was an absolutely fantastic read! It only took me three days to finish the book, and I have twin 10 month old boys full-time, so that says a lot about how much I liked it! It grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept my attention until the end. I was actually surprised that I enjoyed this novel as much as I did. I’m usually a historical fiction fan, and I rarely read books that deal with modern time periods. I’m so happy I gave this book a chance, and it made me realize that I need to expand my horizons a little when it comes to the genre of books I read. The writing style was great, it flowed smoothly and I love that it was written in first person, it really allowed you to get to know Allie’s character, and to really relate to her. Allie is definitely a relatable and likable character. You can really feel the anxiety and stress she is going through with her marital problems. I think that her issues with her husband is something that a lot of women can relate to. You really are rooting for Allie in this book, and wanting everything to turn out for the best in her life.
I was definitely rooting for her and her ‘soul-mate’ James to finally get together. Her flashbacks to different times when her and James were together definitely endeared him to the reader, and made him seem like the perfect match for Allie. I also enjoyed the sexual tension and chemistry between Allie and Tommy. It definitely livened things up and kept me wondering what was going to happen between them next. I absolutely hated her husband, Wade. He is your typical egotistical male, who cares nothing for anyone but himself. It’s not hard to be on Allie’s side, rooting for her happiness when you see the cad she’s married to.
I would recommend this novel to anyone. It’s an excellent read, and you really fall in love with the main character, Allie. You can’t help but to root for her, and to hope that she will come out on top, because she really deserves it. There are a few unexpected twists in this novel, so it keeps you guessing as to what is going to happen and how things will turn out. All in all it’s a great book that I believe anyone would enjoy.

I give “The Idea of Him” a FIVE out of FIVE stars!

About the Author

Holly Peterson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Manny. She was a contributing editor for Newsweek and editor-at-large for Talk magazine. She was also an Emmy Award-winning producer for ABC News for more than a decade, where she covered global politics. Her writing has been published in the New York TimesNewsweekTalk, the Daily BeastVogueHarper's Bazaar, and other publications.

The Idea of Him Web Tour Schedule

So Many Precious Books Apr 3 Spotlight & Giveaway
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Suko's Notebook Apr 7 Guest Post & Giveaway
Housewife Blues & Chihuahua Apr 9 Guest Post
JeanzBookReadNReview Apr  11 Interview
My Life. One Story at a Time Apr 14 Review                                            
My Life. One Story at a Time Apr 14 Guest Post & Giveaway
Vicky Deal Sharing Aunt Apr 15 Review                                                
Vicky Deal Sharing Aunt Apr 16 Guest Post & Giveaway
Romance & Inspiration Apr 17 Review                                                  
Books, Books, & More Books Apr 21 Review                                         
Open Book Society Apr 22 Review & Giveaway
A Bookish Girl Apr 23 Review                                         
Books à la Mode Apr 24 Guest Post  & Giveaway
A Casual Reader's Blog Apr  25 Review & Giveaway
Every Free Chance Apr 28 Review                                                            
Books and Bindings Apr 29 Review                                                      
Genuine Jenn Apr 30 Review                                                    
Mina's Bookshelf May 1 Review                                                               
Mina's Bookshelf May  7 Interview
Book Lover's Journal Ma y  2 Review                                                      
Jersey Girl Book Reviews May 5 Review                                               
Jersey Girl Book Reviews May 5 Guest Post
Back Porchervations May 7 Review                                                          
CelticLady's Reviews May 8 Review                                                         
Cassandra M's Place May 9 Review                                            
From the TBR Pile May 9 Review                                    
Giveaways & Glitter May  12 Review                                                       
Minnesota Girl in the World May 13 Review                                             
Book Fan May  14 Review & Giveaway
Crystal's Many Reviewers May 15 Review                                                             
Room With Books May 16 Interview
Book Dilettante May 19 Review                                                                 
As I Turn the Pages May 20 Review         

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  1. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved ;The Idea of Him'!

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