Life on Loan by Ashley Farley
I like the theme of Life on Loan. It all comes down to "have you ever wanted to walk away?" I think at some point in our lives, we all have that moment.
Lena Browder's demanding husband has pushed her to the brink. She gave up everything to raise their daughter. Now, that daughter is a college graduate with no job and no apparent motivation to do much. When Lena finds a naked man in her daughter's room, she's had it. Her husband's you-take-care-of-it attitude is the final straw. She packs up and leaves.
Olivia Westcoat's divorce launched her far off the rails. She cannot believe her husband left her for another, especially another man. She's ready to get away and clear her mind.
When the pair bump into each other in the airport, the friendship they shared in college comes rushing back. Soon a plan is hatched. Lena will stay in Olivia's condo in Charleston for a month, and Olivia will stay in Lena's riverfront vacation home in Virginia. There, they have a month to decide where to go from here.
I was ready for a refreshing, light-hearted story. Life on Loan fits the bill. It was fun, light, and leaned towards romance without being specifically about romance. It is a quick read with likable characters and gorgeous settings. Sometimes the writing could become overly descriptive involving the type of wine the characters were having or what they were eating, but I could move past that quick. I'm not big into having brand names thrown at me when I'm reading a fictional story.
All in all, if you want light and refreshing, this is the perfect read.