Crackling with energy, humor and a convoluted plot that won't let your attention stray for a chapter, Suburban Secrets (4.5), by Donna Birdsell, flies by. Predictable, organized housewife and mother Grace Becker has been deserted by her cheating husband. She's about to lose her home when her almost-ex offers to give her the house in return for a small favor. But a night out with friends and lots of liquor leaves Grace without some vital papers. When she looks for them, she finds attractive Pete Slade, a man with a gun, who's convinced she has something he wants. Mix in two sexy men, a Russian mobster, a bad guy who can't drive a stick shift and a Goodwill that stocks designer labels, and Grace finds a whole new life within 48 hours.
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Page Traynor