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A few days early And Franny hates n her benefactress Gemma the generous Wolfsong ownerf the beautiful vacation home with the pool by the Ultimate Memory Book ocean they ve been staying at because Gemma is tall and blonde and has nicelive Pelnrušķis un trollis oil in the pantryIn the end Franny decides to stay with her deadbeat husband who she will undoubtedly never ever ever let live it down And also maybe lend her asshole son 150k hewes to the Russian fitness drink mob back in Miami Hmmm Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) ok that was fun A uick summer read following vapid detestable characters who try to escape their problems but ultimately have to face them whilen family vacation Basically exactly what you expect it to be It delivers n drama and wraps up nicely Perfect for making you feel a little bit better about yourself too I kept reading in the hopes that someone would drown r maybe at the end would drown Or maybe at the end the book the plane would crash and the detestable wealthy privileged family die Disgrace (Department Q, on their way home from Mallorca where their dream vacation in a giant private house near thecean had been marred by secrets coming to light and infidelityReally the Monsoon only character I liked here was Carmen the personal trainer girlfriendf the Slice by Slice older son who commits th A beautifully written boring story Find allf my reviews at Stars Secrets are no fun for anyone Keep that in mind When my husband asked what I was reading about Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) over the weekend the answer was simple Nothing He followed up that response with uhh so it s a 1 Star book then I surprised him by saying no and here I am giving The Vacationers a solid 35 I still stand by this being about nothing when compared to most Ice Maiden other books I read but I remember a certain television show which I still watch whenever presented thepportunity that was about nothing as well I m trying to figure Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle out how thisne even got Seducing the Heiress on my TBR Did the Goodreads spam generator pop up put thisn the feed awhile back I can t think And Cowboy Makes Three of what else would have made me put my namen the library wait list aside from those subliminal messages Whatever the reason I somehow ended up with The Vacationers Teasing Her SEAL on the first weekend where it was in the 60s rather than during the summer when I probably should have read it due to the fact that I spend my free time ingesting baseball field dirt rather than soaking up the sun at a place like Mallorca Even though the timing wasff I somehow still enjoyed this book from looking at the 314 general GR rating I probably read it wrong As I said nothing awesomely dramatic Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, or monumental happens in this story but I still couldn t put it down What we have is the Post family s vacation Jim has been fired from his longtime magazine job for banging a co worker His wife Franny is left dealing with her feelings regarding this betrayal and also non refundable tickets Daughter Sylvia is counting down the minutes until she escapes to college especially since she s become a social pariah with her former friends due to a drunken makeut session with nearly every boy in school Son Bobby has some financial woes he d like to discuss with the parents if the parents can stop judging his significantly A Valentines Wish older personal trainer girlfriend long enough to listen And poor Lawrence and Charles are trying to figureut if adopting a baby is the right thing to do when it seems dysfunction is inevitable at some point in timeSo there you have it A book that takes place Paixão Sem Disfarce over the coursef two weeks that is simply a snapshot Rain of the goingsn during that time period This is most definitely not a book that will change your life and the characters are all pretty much unlikeable too If you know me that might explain why this worked for me when it failed for so many In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover others shrug Sometimes I read great reviewsf a book I just read and wonder if I read the same book I felt that way with The Interestings and today I feel the same about The Vacationers I liked it It was a nice airplane read But it s not Eir daughter Sylvia has graduated from high school The sunlit island its mountains and beaches its tapas and tennis courts also promise an escape from the tensions simmering at home in Manhattan. I confess to being utterly baffled by this book I m not referring to the book itself which had a minimal plot that was very easy to follow I m referring to the critical reaction to The Vacationers It had glowing reviews and seemed to be I Met Someone on every summer reading list After reading it I cannly shake my head in #wonder and ask why Mass hallucination Bribery All the critics were friends f the writer I don t know #and ask why Mass hallucination Bribery All the critics were friends f the writer I don t know else would explain this book being anointed this summer s must readThe writing was perfectly fine if nothing special but the story itself was so meh The plot was boring with the various storylines being mostly very well trod ground done better by The Other Islam other books Husband has cheatedn wife who has kind f let herself go In turn she behaves like a shrew He feels bad and waits around To See If She Ll Forgive Him Younger Daughter Is see if she ll forgive him Younger daughter is surly virgin who hates everyone and thinks she ll be ugly forever Older son is a screw up living with an lder woman he doesn t love so he cheats Light, Gesture, and Color on her inrder to end the relationshipThe book s Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault only novel characters are Charles and Lawrence anlder married gay couple who want to adopt a baby But they get the least amount f pages and even then the focus is n their having a kid That would be fine but its hardly explored nor is the idea Canada of what marriage means to gay men how it affects them and their families how same sex marriage might change heterosexual marriage etc Those would be interesting topics to explore but instead Straub treats Charles like a heterosexual woman desperate to have a baby Yawn Carmen is also somewhat interesting but also gets short shrift I get that The Vacationers is about family dysfunction loving your family anyway etc but mostf the characters are so unpleasant andor cliche and their stories so uninteresting that I didn t care what happened by the end If they were my family I certainly wouldn t want to spend any time with them As a reader I m baffled why critics think I d want to spend time with these boring unpleasant people I guess the ther summer books must have been really bad This book was about as satisfying as eating a 12 pack f sugarless cinnamon gum for Sunday dinner This is the tale Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of Franny a short fat petty shrewf a woman who goes DogFace on vacation with her gayf course best friend and his partner her philandering husband Jim her spoiled useless children and Carmen poor poor Carmen Franny is using their 2 weeks in Mallorca to decide whether What You Owe Me or not to stay in her marriage to her cheating unemployed albeit tall husbandFranny toys with the ideaf taking Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on a loverf her wn an ld famous Mallorcan tennis pro with a sexy times accent but unfortunately knocks herself ut during a practice volley with him giving herself a big bump n her noggin Meanwhile Jim proves his love and repentance by stalking Franny around the island via the borrowed motorbike Shining City of a stranger in black leather he meetsn the plane Blind Spots over Even though Jim can t stop fantasizing about his 23 yearld intern lover with the long blonde hair and supple waist for a single living minute he really is very very sorry and desperately wants his fat wife backLesser plots ensue Franny and Jim s asshole son leaves behind the family scrabble marathon and his super fit girlfriend Carmen ne rainy night to get a blow job from a random ugly british chick in a Palermo disco bathroom Franny s teenage daughter pouts in the bedroom the entire vacay cause her hot spanish tutor accidentally saw her in a towel Frannie s gay best friend s partner skulks around the house trying to avoid in a towel Frannie s gay best friend s partner skulks around the house trying to avoid nasty ass so he can get some fcking work done and also adopt a little boy with a perfectly nice name that they are still hell bent n changing Poor poor pink velour sweatsuit wearing Carmen does a lot f jumping jacks and drinks disgusting health tonics but is 1000 times nicer than anyone else in the house so gets to escape the vacation. For the Posts a two week trip to the Balearic island f Mallorca with their extended family and friends is a celebration Franny and Jim are bserving their thirty fifth wedding anniversary and th. ,

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