This book was funny. And I don’t mean ladylike giggle behind the hand – I mean full belly laugh and snorting tea. There were so many great lines that I wish I had said! I was in a serious bunco group for years (meaning we actually played the game) but I kinda wish I had been in one more like this one. This was an open and honest approach to the lives of the characters.
If you are offended easily and can only handle items that are 100% politically correct, then I would skip this book. However if you are a friend of mine – you’re going to love the off-color humor and irreverent comments. Snarky at a professional level!
A lot has been made about the format being more screenplay but I enjoyed that. It led to a quick delivery and the characters’ personalities. I was sorry to see the last page. It easily earned a five star review from me!
We all have “those” friends. Maybe you’ve known them since childhood, or met in college, or while waiting for a child’s practice to end. Maybe you found yourself living on the same street. There’s no single path to friendship. Relationships don’t follow a script and neither do the lives of smart, funny, complicated suburban women.
Jill, Anne, Mary, and Rachel met years ago through a neighborhood group that regularly got together to play a dice game called bunco. Although players have come and gone, they continue to use bunco as an excuse to abandon their day-to-day responsibilities and enjoy food, drinks, and the company of their best friends. When new neighbors move in under the cover of night, the foursome sees an opportunity to expand their bunco circle. But within hours, suspicions run rampant as the odd behaviors of the newest residents are interpreted differently. Are they quirky, or kinky? Diabolical, or misunderstood? Time after time, as the truth sheds light on some secrets, more emerge. Each woman finds herself shocked by the friends she thought she knew.
Through the friendly banter, intimate confessions, and tongue-twisting insults, you may see yourself or your friends in these characters. Wipe away tears of laughter and loss as you join the four metaphorical rounds of bunco, and feel part of the conversation. Whether engaging in playful exploits, providing unconditional support, making uncomfortable sacrifices, or winding up in handcuffs again, these ladies are those rarest of friends who become true family. Of course, families don’t follow a script either, unless it is a plot-twisting, slightly off-color comedy about the drama of friendship. And bunco, sort of.