Sasha’s Redemption (Sweet Water Circle #4) by Grayson Avery
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This is a story about redemption and finding love in the unlikeliest of places. Sasha Sokolov is the woman every woman loves to hate. And if you’ve read any of the first three Sweet Water Circle books, chances are, you probably do, too. But doesn’t everyone deserve a chance to right their wrongs and be happy?
After Sasha is fired from her high-powered advertising job for lying about her college education, it sets her life off on a downward spiral, leaving her single, broke, and with no place to live. As if things couldn’t get any worse, Sasha’s unraveling life attracts the interest of the most unlikeliest of groups, The Sweet Water Circle, Sasha’s former work nemeses. Can this tight-knit group help Sasha turn her life around? And if they can, does Sasha even want their help? She might move to Skid Row just to spite them.
But sometimes, you don’t get what you want. You get what you need. And if anybody needs the snarky wisdom of the Sweet Water Circle, it’s Sasha. That being said, one thing she really doesn’t need is to move in downstairs from a single dad with two young girls who excel at invading personal space. Or does she need them to learn what it’s like to truly care for another person?
This is a story of one woman’s battle between good and evil. Can Sasha redeem herself, find love, and for the first time in her life, be happy? Or will the strength of the villain inside her prevail?
I have been a fan of Grayson Avery’s novels since the hilarious and unforgettable book 1 of this series, Project Kaitlyn. So when I heard that Sasha’s story was going to be told I balked considering she was so nasty and unlikeable in the other books. However, it’s so satisfying to see the worst characters redeem themselves and Sasha does it with the help of a sexy dad and his two adorable and precocious girls. And, of course, the wise and wicked Sweet Water Circle.
If you look hard enough, you can always find something good.
Sasha Sokolov has lost her job, her home, and her dignity as the lies about her Ivy League education come to light. With a cloud hanging over her head, the woman everyone loves to hate is relegated to becoming a coffin saleswoman for a local mortuary. Karma places her in the apartment below a hot single dad and his lovable and curious little girls who slowly wheedle themselves into her lonely and ravaged heart until someone from their past brings it all crashing down.
Sasha is misunderstood. There is more to her bitchy persona and her enhanced body parts. She never had a family that truly loved her. Her bullying mother constantly criticizes her and one of her stepfathers paid for her breast implants on her eighteenth birthday for heaven’s sake. That’s why Kevin and his girls are so important for Sasha to see how love really works. Watching those two precious girls work their magic on a woman who thinks she is undeserving, is so lovely to watch. Kevin is a kind and patient father who has overcome his own sad upbringing to give his children what he never received himself. His caring nature and frank truths are exactly what Sasha needs to hear in order to be the person she needs to be. However, Kevin hides an important truth from Sasha that I think is glossed over as he berates Sasha for her mistakes. There are so many LOL moments in this book and the flirting and sexual innuendos between Sasha and Kevin are off the charts. There are some hard-won lessons learned in the end that bring enlightenment and happiness to Sasha as she finally becomes the person she wants to be.
The lovely Sweet Water Circle of women are there to save their new recruit and let’s not forget grumpy Joe, Sasha’s depressed landlord who makes an appearance and deserves a happy ending of his own. After all, Jenn really did a number on him in Jenn Reinvented.
I highly recommend this charming and hysterically funny story filled with remarkable characters and heartwarming life lessons.
Thank you again to Mr. Avery for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Grayson Avery is the author of The Sweet Water Circle Series, a romantic comedy series that focuses on childhood friends in their 30’s and 40’s as they help each other navigate the stormy waters of dating, marriage, divorce, and a whole lot of inappropriate, naughty, and downright hysterical situations.
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