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The Placeholder

“The protagonist’s complexity – and the reader’s response to her – make it worth a read.”


Thelma and Louise meets Eat, Pray, Love meets Me Before You in The Placeholder, an unconventional, unforgettable, unputdownable story of loss and love.

Fresh out of boxed wine and romantic prospects, Serenade Kincaid, a middle-aged attorney in Boise, Idaho, enlists the assistance of Zac, a for-sex-only companion, to ease her loneliness. It’s all fun and games until he gets married, and she falls ill.

With the stakes high, Sera’s friend/boss, Carolyn, takes things into her own hands only to find out that not everything is as it seems.
A great book club selection, The Placeholder is perfect for fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Colleen Hoover, and Abbi Waxman. 

Book Reviews
Serenade Kincaid is a newly divorced forty-something that is down on herself and her luck. After watching her best friend start to spiral, Carolyn (Serenade's boss) suggests a placeholder- just a guy to hook up with until the real deal comes along. Her friends set her up with Zac, a self-proclaimed "bad boyfriend" just looking for a good time. At first Serenade finds it liberating until she starts seeing him too frequently and throws all pre-set boundaries out the window. She puts him on the back burner as she continues to date and give other guys a chance. Just when things couldn't get any worse, something happens that no one saw coming. This book is a wonderful story, sometimes fun and sometimes tragic this is one that will pull at your heartstrings. There were times when I wanted to scream "What are you doing?!" but the relationship with Zac kept me turning the pages to find out how it was going to go. I recommend this book for fans of Your Place Or Mine and Bridget Jones series. The overall theme of friendship and love is evident throughout with a true message of what really should matter. Read this one with your best friend when you are in the need for a good cry.
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“The protagonist’s complexity – and the reader’s response to her – make it worth a read.”