Surely, it should be indoctrinated by now, the traditional way of men court women, dating, relationships, love, sex, and marriage is broken forever. It probably hasn’t been the same, since the upbringing of ancestors. For those whom are in the practice to do this right, may have more chances to last together, until death does them apart. In the creation of human beings, this is how it’s supposed to be done. Out of the world’s entire population, just a handful will adhere.
Author, Charmaine R. Parker’s second novel, The Trophy Wives tells a compelling story in a trio of ladies, whom are close friends. Shayla, Amber, and Kyle appear to have the best, life offers of fine looks, put on high pedestals of intelligence, and some of the wealthiest fellows for husbands. But, with all the spotlight and fame, there is a void to fulfill, which significant others cannot do alone. Shayla and Amber, both have serious addictions, starting with the letter, ‘S’ to kill covenants. Kyle is trapped in between, battling her issues at home.
Charmaine R. Parker does an outstanding effort to give a variety of the world’s cruel expectations, especially in adulterous scenarios from wandering eyes to flirting. People can’t be attractive. They must be eye candy. A lot of folks believe going after the most beautiful and handsome will make them happy. Everyone is not who they say, they are, seemingly having ties to one another in a mysterious past and present. Some has ulterior motives that could have been told better, what for, during Shayla, Kyle and Amber’s sisterhood confession at the end. The author left a cliffhanger to not really expose the women protégé, Terra, with the exception of Kyle knowing the whole truth.
From the mess, Kyle, Shayla and Amber has themselves into, they try to show a few positive attributes. In this era, women want to be more successful and breadwinners, as much as possible. Men not known to carry biological clocks and they’re ticking the most to produce a family. Any inference of the progress, health issues or faults, their egos might bruise. Still, among secrets, activities are illegal and where the characters stand in each other lives, lean towards false pretense.
Readers will definitely get the meaning of a trophy wife in Charmaine R. Parker’s The Trophy Wives. Better yet, they can come up with several definitions in the page turner. Today, it’s sad though, the connection of two individuals is no longer about the establishment of true love, intimacy, and more. Plain and simple, the trend now is called a business proposal. Trust, energy, and of course, money is down payments. Someone cannot be earned, without proper funds. What’s shocking is the waste of time, that can occur and if they have to, people will leave a situation with nothing. No special savings, no children to parent, or prized possessions. At least, these are episodes, not all from trophy wives. What would it be like, pertaining to trophy husbands?
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