Book Review: Home Wrecker

Home Wrecker (Home Wrecker Chronicles: Book One)
Author: Brenda Perlin
Published April 27, 2013 by Master Koda Select Publishing
Available on Amazon

When Brooklyn meets Bo, their lives are instantly turned upside down. 

Brooklyn and Bo, each unhappily married to someone else, have to decide whether to stay with their spouses or give up everything for each other. Find out what Brooklyn's husband and Bo's soon-to-be ex-wife do to break them up.

Home Wrecker is the first book in a three part series that follows the main character, Brooklyn throughout her childhood, adult life and then what seems like an “endless” journey towards redemption.

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My Review: Home Wrecker follows Brooklyn from her childhood through much of her adult life and takes an honest look at her struggles, accomplishments, deep tragedies, and pain. It's a no-holds-barred glimpse into the world of a woman ultimately labeled a 'home wrecker.'

If you think infidelity is a black-and-white issue, think again. If you've already made up your mind to dislike anyone engaged in an extra-marital affair, read this book. It might change your mind.

Brooklyn doesn't set out to be a home wrecker. In fact, it's the last thing she ever dreamed she'd do. She grew up in a fairly average family and it's likely you'll recognize some of your own childhood experiences within the pages of this book. When she experiences a difficult loss as a young woman, her life is thrown into turmoil, yet Brooklyn continues to persevere, finding a vocation that will last her entire life. A vocation and passion that will ultimately lead to her soul mate--and her new life as a 'home wrecker.'

We meet Brooklyn's husband. We explore her fears about entering in to the marriage, her insecurities, and her pain at realizing her fierce loyalty might have been misplaced. She's a good wife and an honest person, but unfortunately, her husband isn't always deserving of her love. There are tender moments between them, but also moments of emotional and verbal abuse. It isn't difficult to understand why Brooklyn would leave.

When Brooklyn meets Bo, she has found her soul mate. But what will Brooklyn's estranged husband do when he finds out Brooklyn has moved on? The answers will surprise you. When Bo's wife gets involved, things get interesting--and dangerous. Will Brooklyn and Bo's love conquer all? Or will the forces against them be too much for their new love to overcome?

This is an excellent book, well-written and thought-provoking. It's a book that shows there are two sides to adultery. Placing blame isn't always as easy as it seems. And, sometimes the 'victim' is the guilty party. It's a book that looks at emotional and verbal abuse. A book that explores family dynamics and greed. Overall, it reads like a memoir and at times, will bring you to tears. This is definitely the start to a very promising series.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. Good review, Tricia. This certainly sounds like a book worth reading.

  2. Wow!!! That was the most amazing review for Home Wrecker. You put so much time and thought into this and I can't thank you enough. That review just blew me away!!!!!!! Thank you. I couldn't be more pleased!!!!

  3. Awesome review...I've read Home Wrecker and agree with everything you said!


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