Athena is a self-proclaimed bachelorette—it’s better that way—no one gets hurt. But when tragedy strikes, Athena realizes friendship and love is the only way she can pull through, and she must, for the first time in her life, risk opening her heart.
Athena is the fourth book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, and it was my favorite. I didn't relate to Athena as much as Paige (the main character of the last book), but I could relate enough that it was a good escape. I really enjoyed the way her story was written-her realistic life had plenty of downs, but I think what I liked most about it was that it wasn't a downer.
The importance of the friendships gained through the book club was more subtle in Athena than in the other books in the series, but I liked that. Sometimes it's those little kind thoughts and deeds from friends that really help us pull through the tough times in our lives.
The romance in Athena was great. The relationship comes on fairly quickly due to some tragic events, but over the novel it is proven to be solid.
You can read more about the Newport Ladies Book Club Series here, and Athena can be purchased on Amazon, Deseret Book, and Seagull Book.
*I received a copy of Athena in exchange for a review.