Namaste friends. This post is a collection of quotes from the book - The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda. The Next Wife is a twisting novel of suspense in which there is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage.
I mean, men aren’t that original. They’re simple beings, easy to figure out. Keep them happy, well fed in all areas if you get my drift, and voilà - a happy life.
Some of us know how to keep our men, and some, well, they just don’t.
It’s a day of new beginnings. The company is public. We’re rich, and we’re so in love. And no one is going to ruin this relationship. No one will come between us. I’m going to get to the bottom of everything. I’m a problem solver.
Tish was like running away to a private Caribbean island in the midst of stress and grown-up problems. A temptation I was too weak to ignore.
I felt something reconnecting between us. It’s like finding a favorite sweater that was at the bottom of your drawer, and you pull it on, and it feels just right. In fact, it felt great.
He’s everything I dreamed about all those years ago. Everything I never had. Everything I always wanted. A loving man, a happy home, and a successful career: all the things girls in my hometown never thought they could have. I knew what I wanted. I found it. The perfect job. And then the perfect boss turned into my dream husband. I worked hard to get it. I am not going to let this all go.
Look, men can only be dislodged from unhappy relationships. Period. If they’re happy with the first, there will be no second, I’m telling you.
Teenage daughters, something I’m quite familiar with personally as I recently was one, can be big trouble, a lurking villain in a superhero household.
Tish and I aren’t having outward obvious fights, no name-calling; no plate throwing is going on. That’s not my style, though if you asked me right now, I would tell you it’s hers. I can feel her rage building like a summer storm. I haven’t really paid much attention to us, to her, not with everything else that’s going on. But I feel it between us now like a live grenade. I don’t know what will happen if one of us pulls the pin.
These first wives do struggle. They have to give birth to the baby, or babies, and then devote themselves to the kids for the rest of their lives. That’s the biggest thing. Us next wives waltz in after all the potty training, the shots, the school selection, the homework.
I like my men wealthy and broken in, and the kids, if they have to be around, happily away at college.
We’re all creatures of our environment. I’m the type of person who figures out how to get ahead.
You can never be too sure. Sometimes people just don’t do what you want them to do. They lie. They cheat.
News travels fast. Bad news, faster. Tragic news, the fastest.
I guess that’s true of people in general. They only see what they want to see, even when the truth is right in front of them.
Honestly, the last thing that attracts men is a woman who seems smarter, savvier, and more powerful than they are in business. Trust me.
You’re a piece of work. Not sure how we lasted so long. But I’m glad we’re finished.
My therapist said rage is a dangerous form of anger: violent and uncontrollable. Maybe so, but I will put it to good use.
Digging around in other people’s business isn’t healthy. In fact, it can be dangerous.
Here’s the thing - the line between love and hate is so thin. So very precarious.
I’m afraid of being poor again. I’m afraid of being discovered as a fraud. I’m afraid I’m not good enough, just like my momma always said.
It’s good to keep your enemies off balance. It’s true in business - and in life, I’m learning.
I am so sick and tired of people messing with me. Threatening me. Underestimating me. It’s exhausting sometimes, but it does make you stronger. And I am invincible.
It’s silly, but every once in a while, it feels good to be a step ahead of your enemy.
Anger can benefit relationships, even though society tells us anger is dangerous and we should hide it. Hidden anger in intimate relationships can be detrimental, that’s for sure. But it’s also true that all emotions have a purpose and evolve to keep us safe. Anger is instinctual. It fuels our primitive need to live and protect ourselves. Anger sharpens our focus, pushes us to fight back when attacked and act to defend ourselves.