"Money Can't Buy Love" by Connie Briscoe
How would five million dollars change your life? Would it solve all of your problems? If your answer is yes, don't be so sure.
Thirty-eight-year-old Lenora Stone is a successful photographer for the glossy magazine Baltimore Scene. But Lenora wishes that she could be socializing with Baltimore's A-list rather than photographing them. But with overdue bills, car trouble, a demanding boss and a boyfriend of three years who doesn't seem to want to propose, her life is far from glamorous.
When Lenora wins the jackpot Maryland lottery it seems that all her dreams may be finally be in reach. She has traded in her brokedown Honda for a brand new BMW and she has upgraded from a tiny condo to a million-dollar mansion. Her boyfriend has proposed, she has quit her job and the city's most exclusive women's group has offered her a membership.
But soon Lenora finds that money doesn't always bring happiness. Her old friends are concerned about her sudden changes and don't speak to her much anymore. A sexy, young landscaper has come into Lenora's life and she can't resist his advances. Soon, Lenora realizes that the money she has won may not stretch far enough.
Money Can't Buy Love by Connie Briscoe is a fantastic summer read. It is quick, fresh and easy to get caught up in. I'm sure many of us have thought what we would do if we won the lottery, but I bet we don't think about how the money would change us in ways other than financially. Lenora Stone is a believable character, easy to relate to and though she makes mistakes you still pull for things to turn out well for her in the end.
Reading this book makes you understand why many people who win the lottery are broke only a few years later. It gives great insight to the emotions that come along with the large sums of money. Briscoe has written an honest and realistic book that is fun and fabulous.
This book proves that money can't buy love and happiness but it is still fun to dream about winning the lottery. Connie Briscoe is a fantastic writer and I definitely will be looking for her other books. If you're searching for a delicious summer read, pick up Money Can't Buy Love.
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