Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Dakota Cassidy, You Dropped a Blonde On Me

Title:  You Dropped a Blonde On Me
Author:  Dakota Cassidy
Rating:  Siren's Best Book Stone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Keywords:  Millionaire, Trophy Wife, Senior Citizens
Page Count:  370        
ISBN E-Book: Services LLC     
Price:  $2.99
Publisher:  Self-Published 
Reviewer:  Stacey Krug


***Dear readers,

PLEASE NOTE, this book and the subsequent series were previously published in 2010 by Berkley Publishing. The series has new covers with some some minimal changes and revisions to the manuscript. Essentially, there have been no significant changes to the story. Please take care before mistakenly purchasing twice.***

From pampered to pauper...

Maxine Cambridge, former high school beauty queen turned trophy wife, has officially been traded in for a newer, younger model. From a mini-mansion to her mother's eight hundred square foot retirement village, Maxine and her teenage son Connor are left with nothing and life is looking pretty bleak for this one-time rich girl.

Maxine hasn't worked in twenty years at being anything more than her very rich, very-soon-to-be-ex-husband's eye candy and a stay-at-home-mom. She doesn't know the first thing about making a livable income, but she's going to find out as she scoops poop and hosts bingo night at her mother's village to earn some cash.

In the midst of fighting her mad insecurities, getting her footing while wearing her mother's hand me downs, and desperately looking for a way to support herself and her son, in walks Campbell Barker--former high school classmate--a one-time geek turned total smoke show.

Campbell gives her glimpses of who she used to be before she became someone's dress up doll. Before she was a neurotic, conclusion hopping mess. Before she lived in a world that revolved around someone else's opinion of her and he refuses to believe she's no longer the vivacious, smart girl he once had a major crush on.

But the harder she fights the notion that the old Max is gone, the more she finds herself again and now she's ready to take back what was once hers and fight for her new life!


Raw, heart-felt, and emotional are the three words that resonate with me after reading You Dropped a Blonde On Me.  The plot and characters are so well developed that you feel like you are living the story with them.  Strap in for an emotional roller coaster as you live Maxine’s divorce with her.

Maxine and her son Connor have wonderful support and help along the way.  Her journey is fraught with baggage landmines everywhere from living a life for someone else.  Maxine comes into her own on her own time frame with plenty of ups and downs along the way.  Dakota Cassidy’s humor is prevalent throughout and she provides a HEA.

You Dropped a Blonde On Me is a wonderful Contemporary Romance with plenty of topics that will hit close to home for many, but the humor will keep you reading throughout the night.

*NOTE: Previously published in 2010.

Received an ARC for an honest review.