The House on Mermaid Point : Ten Beach Road

  • by Wendy Wax
  • Narrated by Amy Rubinate
  • Series: Ten Beach Road
  • 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Maddie, Avery, and Nikki first got to know one another - perhaps all too well - while desperately restoring a beachfront mansion to its former grandeur. Their latest project has presented some challenges they couldn't have dreamed up in their wildest fantasies - although the house does belong to a man who actually was Maddie's wildest fantasy once.
Rock 'n' roll legend "William the Wild" Hightower may be past his prime, estranged from his family, and creatively blocked, but he's still worshiped by fans - which is why he guards his privacy on his own island in the Florida Keys. He's not thrilled about letting this crew turn his piece of paradise into a bed and breakfast for a reality show, though he is intrigued by Maddie.
But whether it's an unexpected flirtation with a bona fide rock star, a strained mother-daughter relationship, or a sudden tragedy, these women are in it together. The only thing that might drive them apart is being trapped on a houseboat with one bathroom....

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"[The House on Mermaid Point] will be hungrily devoured by readers." (RT Book Reviews)

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Still Going Strong

The third installment of the series is just as good as the first two. All the characters from the first two books are back and no one and no part has become trite, formulaic or tiresome. Though the continued enmity displayed by Avery for her mother gave me pause; especially given that book two ended with Delia taking a bullet to save Avery. Her reversion to the angry child of the initial two books made her a much less sympathetic character in this one. Added to that is the over the top tabloid coverage of Kira's son Dustin. It's difficult to conceive that the tabloid fascination with the kid would continue for years. Likewise William "the Wild" Hightower was a rock star back in the seventies and early eighties and the paparazzi is still chasing him around; seriously? I mean when was the last time there a tabloid article on Gregg Allman or Lindsay Buckingham?
Still these are the same tough, gutsy, likable ladies that created an emotional investment by the readers/ listeners of the first two works. Plus even though there was a lot less space given to the DIY facets in books two and three than there was in the first book, it was still more than is in most audiobooks. Despite those issues we still unanimously awarded this one five stars .
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- Me & My Girls "The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey"

It's like being pulled into a circle of friends.

This is the third book I've listened to in the Wendy Wax series. The only complaint I have is that it's hard to turn it off and get things done. Amy's narration is fluid and easy to listen to, like speaking to a friend. I love how the characters have developed in the series and look forward to their next adventure.
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- Sandi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-24-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio