5 Reasons Why I Hated The Golden Couple {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}

5 Reasons Why I Hated The Golden Couple {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}

The Golden Couple‘s official release was back in February but the copy I recently read was an advanced reader’s copy. A big thank you to Melissa Amster from Chick Lit Central for sharing!

Goodreads Synopsis of The Golden Couple {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}

Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.

Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.

When they glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.

5 Reasons Why I Hated The Golden Couple {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}:

Well…obviously I hated this book.

Pretty much as much as I hated The Wife Between Us (you can read my review of that one HERE). Clearly this writing duo just isn’t for me.

It was all a bit of a disaster for me (clusterfuck would be the more appropriate term). A RIDICULOUS amount of characters and a RIDICULOUS about of backstories. Everything was so confusing and even when the pieces of the story starting fitting together, none of it REALLY fit together. The characters were all unlikable and therefore I really didn’t care what happened to any of them which obviously led to a complete disconnect from the whole book.

Some of the “twists” were so predictable and while others were not, absolutely none of them were shocking. A major twist that I had predicted turned out to be pretty far from what actually happened…and I must say…my twist idea would have been WAY better.

This book held my interest long enough to keep reading but I felt so disconnected from all of it that I will probably forget about it within days.

Moving on…

Ha I just reread my 2018 review of The Wife Between Us and my feelings about the 2 books aren’t all that different!

Bottom Line:

Hated it.

Have you read this book? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!



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6 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why I Hated The Golden Couple {Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen}

  1. Not a book I can see myself reading any time soon … if ever. There is nothing; not the title, not the cover, not the synopsis, that shouts Read Me, that all of the things you disliked about the book are things I too dislike only confirming that no, this isn’t a read for me.


  2. Just giving you a heads up. I you don’t mind if I send a ping back to this post. Your hating of this book made me curious about it, and so I bought it and read it, and now I have a post on my own review of it coming out soon. Yeah, everything published on WordPress is pretty much fair game, but I don’t know if there’s a code of ping back etiquette or ping back boundaries when it comes to linking a post to a total stranger’s post. So I thought I should tell you about it before hand, so my ping backing hopefully won’t feel weird and invasive.


      1. Glad you’re cool with it. The post was one written among a premade batch. So in case you come across it when it comes out, my joking around about me seeming like a creepy fan because you were among some of the bloggers I had to repetitiously re-follow because of an annoying WordPress glitch , will be irrelevant. But i’ll keep the post like that for the fun of it.


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