Published by Self-Published on December 24th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.
Q&A Review by Liezel & Angie:
What would you do if someone wanted to be you?
Liezel: I would be elated at first and think, “Wow, I am totally the shit that someone wants to be me!” Then I am sure the paranoia would set in and I would avoid this person like the plague. I’d be scared out of my wits.
Angie: Haha Liezel!!! I would have to analyze her. Wonder exactly what the hell I have going for me that she would want. I’m not a very trusting person so this would not be an easy feat for anyone. She would definitely have to stalk far away. That’s for sure.
Were any of the characters relatable? If so, why?
Liezel: I’m thinking, I could relate with Jolene the most. She has this unsuspected nature and was too trusting. She never thought the worst of anyone until it literally slapped her in the face. I could relate to Fig too because of her competitive nature – not that I would be that EXTREME.
Angie: Well I’m a little bit of Jolene and Fig mixed into one. I’m definitely not trustworthy at all. I can be quite stalkerish but not the scary kind. I’m just determined if I need to find something out about someone. Once I trust someone fully I think the best of them and it takes me a minute to reassess the situation if they’re doing something they’re not supposed to be doing. I also had an ex-best friend who wanted my boyfriend and stopped at nothing to get him. Best thing ever happened to me, though.
What did you think of Bad Mommy?
Liezel: It was different then I expected. The first part was tedious for me. I kept wondering where she was going with this but once I got to Part 2 it got better. Reading the different POV’s was the thing that got me. It was definitely interesting seeing the unique perspectives of all the characters involved.
Angie: I loved it! Knowing that some parts of this book held pieces of Tarryn devastated me and also intrigued me. To go through anything in this and come out stronger says a lot. Bad Mommy was my favorite book of hers but I think it’s because it was the book I most related too and also felt the closest to Tarryn. #figgingout
What would you do if you were in Jolene’s position?
Liezel: Exactly what she would have done but perhaps more on a grander scale. This type of crazy is something I wouldn’t want to be around ever… not even in the same country. I would have done everything to protect my child even if it would mean adopting a new identity.
Angie: I would’ve beat the shit out of Fig but also I would’ve cut her down with my words. I’m good at that but then I think would have I been better than Fig? No, I wouldn’t have. Jolene was definitely the bigger person here as I certainly would not have been.
Would you recommend Bad Mommy?
Liezel: .I have to be honest and say that there were some things that left me completely baffled. It is different from my typical read (which may be a plus for some) and maybe this is the reason why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected.
The writing was good and this is why I would still recommend giving it a try, you might love it more than I did. Personally, it wasn’t my favorite of hers.
Angie: I definitely would especially if you are a huge Tarryn fan and have been following her on IG and FB. We get to see into those hidden messages she posted and also a little bit into her life before Josh. Now saying that this book is a work of fiction but we all know Tarryn leaves a little bit of herself in each book.