If you walk the streets of Sapphire Court, you are sure to hear about Calista Cavanaugh. She was a blonde bombshell with wit, charm, and the biggest personality Brookston had ever seen. Cali no longer lives in the large house in the middle of the street with her perfect husband and two perfect little boys.
Her closest friends, four other Brookston housewives, continuously wonder what happened to Calista while welcoming two new housewives to Sapphire Court. However, don’t let the smiles, wine, and shows of perfection fool you.
Sapphire Court holds secrets. Dark Secrets.
When you check your mailbox and decide to go look closer through the cracks in curtains of the old Cavanaugh house, be wary of a pair of piercing blues. They will be watching you through curtains of their own.
Welcome back to the neighborhood.
Release Date: January 13, 2017
Secrets on Sapphire is the second book in the Brookston Housewives series. Reading these stories are like watching a few episodes of Desperate Housewives. Now, I don’t know about you, but I loved that show! The Sapphire Court neighborhood looks just like any other nice neighborhood in suburbia. Looks can be deceiving. Secrets, lies, infidelity, and much more lie behind the pretty houses and manicured lawns. They say you never know what goes on behind closed doors, and when it comes to Sapphire Court that statement has never been more accurate.
In this installment, we are introduced to two new housewives, Edie and Parker. We quickly learn they have ulterior motives for moving into the neighborhood. The ladies of the Triple B Book Club welcome them with open arms. The new members jump into the social circle with both feet each trying to further their own agenda. Will the BBB's find out the truth about who they really are?
Calista is still very much on everyone’s mind, and we get to see what has happened since she left. Not only that, but we get to see what happened on that Halloween night long ago when Calista and Tim’s life changed forever. I actually missed Calista in this book. That was surprising to me, because she wasn’t the most likable character. I credit the author for making me invested in what happens to a cheating, lying, and husband stealing woman.
Sammy plays a much larger role in the story in this book, and I really liked her character. I want her to figure out everything that happened to Calista so bad! Harley gets a little more time, but Taylor still seems more like a background prop. I hope based on this story that all of the women will get their time to shine eventually. Brielle made me want to reach in the book and strangle her. I really hope she gets hers in the end.
The writing in the first book was a little hard for me to get used to. It was in third person, but it was done in a kind of unique way that made me feel more like I was watching scenes of a show than reading a book. I honestly don’t know how else to describe it. This time around, I didn’t have that same issue. Regardless, I read both books straight through from beginning to end, so it didn't affect more overall enjoyment too much.
The thing I didn't like about this story is I felt like the ending was extremely abrupt. I totally wasn't expecting it and actually turned the page looking for more. What I loved is that we got answers to our questions, and at the same time more questions were brought up. It made the story even more complex than we originally thought, and that left me wanting more. I most enjoyed the mystery aspect of the story and the nostalgic Desperate Housewives feels I got.
Overall, Secrets on Sapphire is an intriguing, steamy, and fun short read. I will be following the Brookston Housewives until the end. I don’t know how many books the author is going to write, but I will gladly go along for the ride!
About the Author
S. Cole is a single, doggy mama, working lady who loves all things words. Her debut novel, Sin in Suburbia is available now! S welcomes you into her world.