AN IDEAL WIFE
Rating: 3 Cups
Just the fact that she is married still has Jessica Wild-Wainwright in awe. This man is sweet, adoring, gorgeous, and completely honest; too bad she cannot say the same about herself.
Loving Jess is the easiest thing Max has ever done, but something is bothering her that he cannot figure out, and right now he is too stressed to worry about it. With the economy in the toilet, his business is teetering on the edge, but the last thing he wants to do is rely on Jess’s money to bail him out.
Inheriting millions would seem like a great windfall for anyone, but Jess only feels fear; how should she spend it, invest it, and right now, how to keep from being blackmailed for it. One tiny, little, barely there kiss, after a fight with Max before they were even married, has turned into the nightmare of her life. She wants to tell Max, needs to tell Max, but first she needs to bolster her wifely impressions. She wants to be as perfect as Max tells everyone she is, but the fact is, she is so far from perfect it makes her nauseous.
Somewhere along the way, Jess becomes obsessed with the June Cleaver perception of the perfect wife, but her dishonesty is evident at every turn. She is not truthful with her husband, her friends, and most especially herself. Max could care less if she cooks, cleans, and irons his shirts, he just wants to be needed and heard, two areas where Jess struggles continuously. Her poor attempts to better herself would be funny if they were not so sad, considering that telling Max the truth comes in dead last on her list.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More