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Starter Wife

(The Jilted Wives Club #1)

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USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When life gives you lemons, make a Lemontini...

Divorced and jobless at forty-something, Whitney never th
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Published April 26th 2021
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Izzie d
Apr 16, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, age-difference
Sweet read.
No real huge angst.
Breadcrumbs dropped for future books in series.
Heroine was married for 20 years before her husband cheated and they divorced.
She has 2 older teenagers.
He is younger.
Pretty insta, esp on his part.
No intimate scenes other than the Hero and heroine.
HEA.


ARC.
Josie
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Younger man

Actually I'm not a fan of the younger man story, but this was surprisingly good. I didn't get weirded out and the relationship development was presented in a way I could accept and understand. A very enjoyable storyline and look forward to the next in the series.
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InkSlinger PR
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing

InkSlinger PR is excited to be working with USA Today bestselling author Bethany Lopez on the release events for STARTER WIFE, a contemporary romance and the first book in the new Jilted Wives Club Series!
You can sign up for the release events here: http://bit.ly/IS-StarterWife
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Fly Girl Wickedcoolflight blogger
Well guys I’m sad to say the cover and blurb did not live up to my expectations. I picked it because the blurb sounded great and the cover that came after was awesome. I envisioned myself reading and having to hold the laughter in to keep from waking my husband. No such thing happened. What went wrong?

What did go right was the story. It was a cute (meet cute even) story about a recent divorcee and a younger man. The Jilted Wives Club started as three divorcee’s who needed help getting back into
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Lori R.
Apr 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This well-written, fast paced read was charming and sexy and sometimes felt so real. It was lots of fun, made me smile, and gave me plenty of tingles.

Whitney goes to a support group for divorced women and ends up walking out and meeting two women who are in the same situation as her: dumped & divorced & ready to move on. They quickly bond and form a strong friendship. This trio of women dubbed themselves the Jilted Wives Club, aptly named. They were hilarious together and they made me want to be
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Books and
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
Suddenly, I am craving a Lemon Drop Martini by the pool...... Your Next Beach Read......

STARTER WIFE is contemporary romance mojo. After searching for something light and airy, the Starter Wife was just what I need.
The plot: 3 divorce women meet and realize they do not need a support group – only each other
Meet Whitney!
It is a quick read. I read it in a day and now I am addicted to their club. With short chapters, the storyline flows perfectly between Whitney and Luca’s POV. And Luca’s mom – FR
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Carmen Rae
Apr 29, 2021 rated it really liked it
Bethany Lopez is one of those authors I stumbled over by chance and have stalked and added to my TBR mountain. Her books are the best blend of funny, sweet, hot, and entertaining. So, when I saw the blurb for this series I was jumping up and down for the chance to read it.

The first introduction to Whitney was awesome and I adored all of the ladies of the Jilted Wives Club. Which makes me so excited for the next books in the series. And the secondary characters were just as awesome, I'm really ho
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Ola Adamska
Apr 24, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2021
Time to start a new series, a new start for the author, for us (readers), and the characters. Whitney was the wife of one man for 25 years, and now she starts anew, as he cheated on her! Now she's alone with her two children, who are teens, as he had left her for a new woman and decide to start on his own.
Whitney was supposed to go for some kind of therapy, but then she decided it was not for her... so she left. I always appreciate when a character follows what they feel inside of them! After th
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Movies, Shows,
Apr 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, comedy, adult, rom-com
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Gah...!!! What a fun read! I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end. A second chance at love in the most unlikely place and person Whitney would have ever thought. Anyways, I definitely do not want to ruin it for readers that have not read this yet.

The start in a new romantic comedy series, Bethany Lopez has created well-developed characters with individual personalities that stand out and filled the pages with light-hearted fun and drama. Sooo... Realisti
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Sharon
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book a million stars I would, it's that good, so for now 5 jilted wives stars for this one!

Whitney is heading back out into the work force, after being divorced, something she never dreamed of being. While out at a meeting for divorced women, she can't stand being there so she sneaks out where she meets Summer and Margo, basically in the same boat. They forge a friendship and head out to a bar where she meets Luca, he's younger than her, but she thinks he's very attractive,
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lf
Apr 27, 2021 rated it really liked it
Starting over can have complications and he is one of the good kind

Starter Wife is the first book in The Jilted Wives Club series and sets up this three book series perfectly. It is about friends Margo, Summer and Whitney who are all first wives who meet after leaving a support group meeting. It seems the meeting was just not for these ladies and instead they form their own group calling it the Jilted Wives Club, as each was jilted by their craptastic ex-husbands. This story is about Whitney and
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Becky Claxon
Apr 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is a good start to a new series. I felt bad for Whitney that her husband of 25 years cheated on her, left her and her two teenage children, and married the woman he cheated with. That had to be something hard to go through. I loved it when she went to a group therapy meeting, and she left and ran into Summer and Margo who had left the meeting too. The three bonded and started the Jilted Wives Club. While they were having one of the restaurant “meetings” Luca was at the same restaurant and w ...more
Emily Pennington
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Loved This One . . .

This story will pull the reader in right from the start! The Jilted Wives Club is a group of smart, supportive, and delightful women who are there for each other. It isn’t easy to start over after such a usually shocking break-up. You have to put your heart out there, and it can be a scary experience. When Luca sees Whitney, he is attracted to her, but she’s not ready to get back in the game yet.

When they get another chance and meet again, will Luca be able to help her let go
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Peggy
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read much from this author although I have a few books qued. This story was quite entertaining. This is the first book in the author’s new Jilted Wives Club Series. This story is about Whitney and Luca. Whitney is a divorced mom of two teenagers and she’s desperate to start again. She’s left her old life for new. Luca is a successful young business man. He’s thought of a your typical good guy, the perfect boyfriend even. Both have issues from their previous relationships. Nobody is eve ...more
Konny
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Starter Wife by B. Lopez is the first book in the new Jilted Wives Club Series.
Lets just say, this is another winner for me. I started reading and it was like coming home after a long day to snuggle up on the couch and relax. This book was that good.
Whitney is a divorced mom of two teens who's ready to start over. New job, new relationship - maybe, new friends.
Luca is a successful young business man, a good guy, the perfect bookboyfriend, a dreamguy.
Both have some hangups, but they never give up
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Samantha
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author thru Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving my review. First off, I think this trio of women are going to provide some great stories. The series starts out with Whitney and Luca. She is beginning to live again after a failed marriage. Luca is everything that she was lacking and all that she needs. There are a few obstacles that she has to work past. With the support of friends and family Luca gets his woman. Love wins out for them. I really liked all of the chara ...more
Mulan
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fun book to read! Whitney meets two brand new friends, Summer and Margo, and form the Jilted Wives Club. Luca sees Whitney and is instantly attracted to her, but she is wary. Luca eventually wins her over, and they start dating. I though Luca was really sweet and such a great guy, and Whitney is amazing. The characters are realistic and just so adorable together. And I really love Whitney's friends as their banter and comments make me smile. I can't wait to read the next book in ...more
Laurie Treacy
May 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2021
Starter Wife is a heartfelt, touching, fast-paced read. Whitney, a strong woman now raising her two teens after dealing with a divorce, learns to go on as a single mom returning to the workforce. The story's main love interest, Luca, is a refreshing take of a younger man discovering what may be his very first love. I found the characters and their conflicts believable, especially Whitney as she dealt with issues like dating and healing. I especially liked the scenes between the three ladies who ...more
Marika
May 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
This is such a sweet story and I truly enjoyed it!
I adore the three women that make up the Jilted Wives Club..they are awesome, supportive and honest.
This is Whitney’s story..a woman who thought she had it all, a husband and kids, being a stay at home mom..and now she is divorced and lonely and she doesn't trust that easily anymore.
It's so good to see her confidence coming back thanks to these supportive women and thanks to Luca, a younger man who set his sights on her and knows exactly what sh
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Kelly - Words We Love By
Apr 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This is the first book in a new series, The Jilted Wives Club, by Bethany Lopez.The starter wives will be about a group of ex-wives who started out in a support group but soon ran from the group and formed their own group, The Jilted Wives Club whuch consisted of Whitney, Margo and Summer. The first book is about Whitney. Her husband left her for a very young girl and now she is single and raising 2 children. When she meets up with her fellow Jilted Wives she finds a different kinf of life. She ...more
Kim
Apr 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I seriously have enjoyed every book I have read of Ms. Lopez’s and this one is no different! It’s captivating right from the beginning. The characters are well written and the are smart, funny and definitely out spoken. Once I started reading I just couldn’t put it down. The ladies take you through their life crisis and you feel for each one! I can not wait for book two if it’s anything like book one it’s a must read!! Loved it
Renee
Apr 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed several books by Bethany Lopez and this book is no exception. I loved it! I'm not usually inclined to liking older women/younger men tropes. But the storyline was great and the characters were wonderful. I was completely invested in the outcome. My heart ached as well as cheered Whitney on to get a happy ending. This world she has created has me excited for the next books!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
4.5 stars
First-time reader of Bethany Lopez here but I will definitely be reading more of this Jilted Wives Club. This book was totally relatable with Whitney as a true cross roads of her life. Luca is ready to scoop her up and show her a new life. Together they're funny, smart and crazy sexy.

I love the whole cast of characters and can't wait to see more of the jilted wives!

AnnMarie - Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
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Shanna D
Apr 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Starter Wife (The Jilted Wives Club, Book 1) by Bethany Lopez. I thought story plot and characters were good. It is entertaining. The author does a good job keeping you vested in the story and outcomes. This book is filled with drama, personal conflicts, and heated chemistry between Whitney and Luca. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Crystal Wilke
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
New series by Beathany and I couldn't be more excited. Three women burned by marriage, trying to find themselves and love again. They meet upon accident at a meeting and start the Jilted Wives club. Whitney and Luca are an insta flame. They have ups and downs but they can over come it. I enjoyed every part of this book and I can't wait to read Summer and Margo's story. ...more
Fran
Apr 26, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This made me think of a combination of the TV series starter wife and the movie first wives club. Both of which I enjoyed. This is funny and a great read. Definitely, something to revisit when you just need a laugh and a good time.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Elvira
Apr 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Whitney is an older divorced woman and Luca is younger man who takes one look at her and wants to get to know her. The storyline is full of chemistry throughout the pages and add in Luca’s Italian robust family and you get that well worth read that makes you feel loved.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Dimple
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

First-time reader of Bethany Lopez here but I will definitely be reading more of this Jilted Wives Club. This book was totally relatable with Whitney as a true cross roads of her life. Luca is ready to scoop her up and show her a new life. Together they're funny, smart and crazy sexy.

I love the whole cast of characters and can't wait to see more of the jilted wives!
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Deb
May 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A vastly entertaining story that hooked me from the beginning. I liked how the author developed the world from the attention grabbing title to the fantastic ending. Engaging characters, intriguing storyline and a more than satisfying read.

I requested a copy of this book so I could provide an honest review.
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