*Thank you Berkley Publishing for this gifted copy for review. All opinions are my own
Title: Wife After Wife
About the author:
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Publish Date: January 21, 2020
Publisher: Berkley Publishing, Penguin Random House
What I Loved/Thought:
→Have you read many retellings?
I love a good retelling, or books that touch on historical fiction. I briefly glanced at the synopsis for 𝙒𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝘼𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙒𝙞𝙛𝙚 by Olivia Hayfield and thought, yes, a retelling of Henry VIII and his crazy wives!
WHAT I LOVED/THOUGHT: ★★★★☆
I try to limit my knowledge of the synopsis of books so I don’t spoil things for myself going in, but somehow I thought this book would be suspenseful based on the little blurb I did see. However, I was shocked and delighted to discover that it was loosely suspense, and much more of a retelling with romance!
Overall, I loved the retelling aspects of Henry VIII and his many wives, and it was fun to get a modern take on what his life may have been like in today’s times! I loved how the characters names were creatively similar to the original wives and lovers of Henry, and I also loved the pop culture references through the 80’s, 90’s and now.
However, it did feel a bit lengthy there at the end, but it made my historical fiction and romantic heart happy while buddy reading!
About the book:
A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII…if he were a twenty-first-century womanizing media mogul rather than the king of England.
Master of the universe Harry Rose is head of the Rose Corporation, number eighteen on the Forbesrich list, and recently married to wife number six. But in 2018, his perfect world is about to come crashing to the ground. His business is in the spotlight–and not in a good way–and his love life is under scrutiny. Because behind a glittering curtain of lavish parties, gorgeous homes, and a media empire is a tale worthy of any tabloid.
And Harry has a lot to account for.