Dempster Media is the setting for four
very different women (Paige, Connie, Pepper and Hana) to
meet and become friends. They call their little group “The
Toast Bitches” as when they gossip and commiserate it is
over tea and toast during work breaks. When one leaves the
company the women, while still meeting during break, also
add Paige’s cottage in the woods. Though when they venture
to a girls weekend at the cottage it is over cocktails and
the conversations get a bit racier.
Pepper has abandoned her domesticated
life and is now flitting from man to man looking for the
perfect man to balance her out. Will she find a new man or
will she figure out she had him all along, and just didn’t
Connie is stunned when her possessive
and jealous husband up and leaves her for another woman.
She had been with him for so long, will she be able to let
her inhibitions go and let a new man into her life, or
potentially miss out on the hunky man of her daydreams.
Paige has been married forever and now
it seems like they are moving in different directions.
Everyone thinks she has the perfect life but have they both
just taken too many things for granted and lost sight of
Hana has lusted after the hot co-worker
for a long time. When she finally gets her chance to be
with him things aren’t as good as she had imagined. Now she
is afraid to share with the others that he wanted her to do
things that were way outside of her comfort zone. But, when
she calls the relationship off and he seems to be stalking
her not only do her friends come to her support but just
possibly it will make the one man who could be her true love
show his feelings for her.
To find out how all four women deal
with their personal struggles and group intrigue then you
need to pick up The Toast Bitches.
Sandra Cormier does a wonderful job of
intertwining the lives of The Toast Bitches
into a fun and intriguing romance. I love that each thinks
the others life might be perfect but in reality they all
have issues they are dealing with. I think Ms. Cormier is
able to make all the characters intriguing without ignoring
any one of them. The element of intrigue that is added to
the story only makes it better in my mind. I think
The Toast Bitches is a story that any woman with
work friends will be able to appreciate. I also love the
name of the book and how it fits with the story. I look
forward to reading more from Ms. Cormier.