“Sophie Bloom is one tough cookie. On her 42nd birthday, she finds out in a newspaper article that her handsome, successful hubby has frequented an escort service over 40 times. As if she thinks that things couldn't get worse, she discovers that her best "friend" had a fling with her Husband of the Year. Hours later, Sophie receives a call from her 19-year-old entitled daughter who is on exchange in France. Ava is in tears because she broke up with her boyfriend. She neglects to tell Sophie that she is having an affair with her married professor who is twice her age. Ava begs her mother to come to France and Sophie finds herself on the next plane headed for Paris. Sophie's life begins to come together through her experiences as well as the friends that she makes during her travels. Spoiler alert: there are a few very steamy scenes. The Unbreakables has it all - fabulous destinations as well as well-rounded characters and just the right touch of humor. The narration is top-notch. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fast, steamy beach listen.
Melinda, Buttonwood Books and Toys
A delicious, sharp novel about a woman who jets off to France after her perfect marriage collapses, putting the broken pieces of herself back together while rediscovering her own joie de vivre—a lust for life, art, and steamy sex.
“Artful, feminist, and emotionally gripping. The Unbreakables is a remarkable tribute to a woman’s strength in the face of heartbreak and adversity.” — Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient.
The worst birthday ever might just be the gift of a lifetime…
It’s Sophie Bloom’s forty-second birthday, and she’s ready for a night of celebration with Gabe, her longtime, devoted husband, and her two besties and their spouses. Dinner is served with a side of delicious gossip, including which North Grove residents were caught with their pants down on Ashley Madison after the secret on-line dating site for married and committed couples was hacked. Thirty-two million cheaters worldwide have been exposed…including Sophie’s “perfect” husband. To add insult to injury, she learns Gabe is the top cheater in their town.
Humiliated and directionless, Sophie jumps into the unknown and flees to France to meet up with her teenage daughter who is studying abroad and nursing her own heartbreak. After a brief visit to Paris, Sophie heads out to the artist enclave of Saint-Paul-de-Vence. There, for the first time in a long time, Sophie acknowledges her own desires—not her husband’s, not her daughter’s—and rediscovers her essence with painful honesty and humor, reawakening both her sensuality and ambitions as a sculptor.
As she sheds her past and travels the obstacle-filled off beaten path, Sophie Bloom is determined to blossom. Allowing her true self to emerge in the postcard beauty of Provence, Sophie must decide what is broken forever...and what it means to be truly unbreakable.