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One Less Problem Without You by Beth Harbison
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One Less Problem Without You focuses on three women who find their lives interwoven together. Diana Tiesman has found out that her husband has been unfaithful and is desperate to escape him. Chelsea wants to be an actress but has found herself working as a living statue around the tourist sites but takes a part-time job at Cosmos. Prinny owns Cosmos, a shop that sells crystals, potions, candles, and hope and is also the step-sister of Diana's husband but doesn't get along with him.

The Goodreads synopsis on this one is way off the mark, possibly a rough draft with the names and details having changed since that one was put up? The read is one about these three women being connected in their lives following them along in their relationships and problems in their lives and how they deal and come to terms with them.

Told from alternating prospective between the characters along with flashbacks to give a bit of backstory the book has taken some darker topics and turned them into more of a light hearted read. Diana's husband is abusive, he's also the step-brother of Prinny and grew up abusing her. There's rape also involved for those that may be bothered by it.

I went into this one thinking it was more of a romance but ended up with a deeper grittier look into these characters lives than I was expecting. Still enjoyed this read in the end though even being not quite what I expected to find.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Reading Progress

May 5, 2016 – Shelved
May 5, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 5, 2016 – Shelved as: netgalley
July 17, 2016 – Started Reading
July 17, 2016 – Finished Reading

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