Marie Reviews "Becoming Mrs. Walsh" by Jessica Gordon

Becoming Mrs. WalshBecoming Mrs. Walsh by Jessica Gordon


Shoshana Thompson is 26 years old, miles from home, and engaged to be married into one of Washington D.C.'s wealthiest families. Andrew Walsh, her fiancé, is Shoshana's vision of the perfect man. Throughout their engagement, she becomes enamored with his privileged lifestyle.

Rumor has it: when you marry a Walsh, you're set for life. Her socialite sisters-in-law show her how to live in a Walsh-style world, but just as she is starting to get acclimated, this world introduces her to someone who may shake up her perfect wedding plans.

While Shoshana navigates the tricky world of in-laws and societal wedding planning, she desperately tries to ignore her growing feelings for another man. She knows that exploring this love will threaten her existence as a Walsh. But, when she discovers the feelings may not be one-sided, she knows things are about to get a lot more complicated, especially because this man is absolutely off-limits.

As Shoshana learns, the view from the top is not always the clearest.

Becoming Mrs. Walsh is a story of relationships and the richly layered complexity of family, in-laws, and love.

  Shoshana Thompson is Becoming Mrs. Walsh. She is engaged to the last single Walsh brother, Drew, who has a highly secretive job, and is hardly ever around. When he is around, his attempts at romantic attention are luke warm at best. Sho continues on with the engagement, even though she is having doubts about the relationship. One of the reasons is that she doesn't think she could give up the lucrative life style she will be living. Her world clashes with the Walsh world, her friends and family don't fit in with her new family. She is at first intimidated by her future sister in laws, and doesn't know how to approach her future mother in law, but she slowly becomes accustomed to their personalities and what will be expected of her when she joins the family.
  I was glad to see that she formed a friendship with Zoey, who has multiple depths to her character. Although she may seem to be a superficial party girl, she is kind and generous with Sho. This is what makes it very difficult to see Sho lusting after Zoey's husband, (her fiance's brother), Mark. Sho has feelings for Mark, but she doesn't know what to do about it. She also doesn't know if Mark returns her feelings at first, and decides to treat it like a crush that would fade in time. When it becomes clear Mark has a thing for her too, they try to fight the attraction. How will they deal with it? Will Mark leave Zoey for his brother's soon to be wife? Crazy, right? What a complex problem! I found it difficult to relate to Sho's decisions sometimes, and her final decision I definitely didn't respect much.
  The book was well written. All the characters were formed and solid. At some points I didn't like the volume of descriptions about clothing, houses, shoes, jewelry, etc. I understand the family was wealthy. I think some of it could have been trimmed down. I found myself skipping through paragraphs about clothing and such detailed descriptions of opulence trying to get to the meat of the story, like what will Mark and Sho do? Well, the story ended with a twist that will leave you wondering what the next book has to offer. It was definitely worth reading.

I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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