About the Book
Alice has been playing the perfect Southern wife for over twenty-five years. So when Bob dumps her for some blonde bimbo twenty years her junior, Alice figures she’s entitled to every dollar she can bleed from him. And, once she’s got the money, she’s entitled to use it on a much-needed vacation to Nanm Paradi, a Caribbean resort that sells itself as her “soul’s paradise”.
She’s never experienced anything as luxurious as Nanm Paradi. The staff know her every desire and cater to her every need before she even knows she needs it. She figures this is how the really rich live and she’s ready to take advantage of all of it–the fabulous drinks, the beautiful views, and the handsome men. And when she discovers that voodoo magic is also on offer… well, Bob hurt her bad. She can take some time away from paradise to exact a little pain. Alice would have been happy to leave things at that.
But when she gets hit where it hurts–her bank account–Alice’s game changes. It’s no longer about post-divorce romance. Now it’s about revenge.
What Goes Around is a little bit thriller, a little bit witchy, a little bit romance, and a whole lot of sass.
This was a short book and a quick read. Alice is hurting after her husband leaves her for a younger woman. She flies to paradise for a holiday and is sent to someone who can help her get the revenge she craves on her husband. At first she doesn’t believe the woman, but as things become more serious, she discovers how far she is willing to go.
This was a fun read. Alice is an immediately sympathetic character, and the reader can engage with her. The story quickly draws you in and keeps you invested as Alice goes deeper into her quest for revenge. As Alice’s actions become darker you lose sympathy for her while becoming more enthralled in the story.
It took me a bit to get in this book as I initially found the language jarring, but I soon stopped noticing this as the story drew me in. The descriptions of the resort were wonderful and made me very jealous.
I loved the darkness of the book and the characters. Everything was slightly twisted, and this kept me interested as I had to know what would happen next. I’d have liked the book so be slighly longer to explore the characters a bit more, but it was a great short read. This would be perfect for reading at the beach, or next to a pool
About the Author
With degrees in Finance and Economics, Rachel found wonderful success in the business world, which took her I.T. and financial process consulting international. However, with her mind focused on business, and with the lack of training and mentoring in her personal life, marriage success eluded her.
After foraging on a path of self-awareness and exploration with a determination to avoid repeating patterns again, she found the key to relationship bliss. Now, combining her passion for writing and storytelling with her skills, knowledge, and drive that led to her business acclaim, Rachel shares her off beat take on the world, and her findings where life, love, divorce, and children are concerned.
Rachel is determined to be a publicist’s nightmare by writing in multiple genres including children’s fiction, flash fiction, romance, and suspense/thriller.
After multiple divorces, she is now happily married and lives in the Kansas City Metropolitan area enjoying the household noise of her soon-to-be empty nest.