This was my first Alexa Martin book and I think I’m about to be a huge fan! This was a great change of pace read for me, and while it has the atmosphere of rom-com, it’s all about female friendships.
Lauren and Jude have been friends their entire live and are now adults with two completely different lives. Lauren has broken up with her fiancé, and brings along her 5 year old daughter to the relationship. Jude on the other hand is an Instagram influencer whose dreams of opening a Pilates studio have been snatched from her. Both of them have hit rock bottom and now they’re roommates. Can their friendship survive?
I really enjoyed this book. I’ve said it in the past but I really enjoy female friendship stories, especially when they’re about women supporting women. More authors should write friendship rom-coms. I loved that what could have turned into moms sniping at other moms, was really more about how moms need to support each other no matter what. As someone who is about to enter motherhood, I really needed the reminder that life is about to get messy, and that’s okay.
From an influencer perspective, Martin did such an excellent job of capturing who Jude really is. She didn’t let Jude’s character fall into cliques, and really built depth around and growth around her character.
My biggest compliant about this whole book, is that Lauren is just so dumb when it comes to her ex-fiancée. But that’s intentional, and she also grows a ton! I won’t spoil the ending but ,You go Stephanie!
I will definitely be reading more from Alexa Martin, and if you’re looking for a fun read than you won’t want to miss this one!
Mom Jeans and Other Mistakes is out now. Huge thank you to Berkley Books for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof_books.