Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite
I have read Kathryn R. Biel's work in the past, and her books have always been such fun to read. I was so intrigued by the premise of Once In a Lifetime – a former girl group getting together for a reunion concert. Um, yes please! The Sassy Cats is made up of Callie, Angie, Tabitha, Mandy and Daphne, and ten years after their breakup, each women has changed, and not all for the better. Readers get an insight into each character, their life currently, and how they decided to live post stardom. The women are not necessarily close after putting away their microphones, but all agree – if somewhat hesitantly – to do the reunion show. And that’s when things start to unravel.
Once in a Lifetime read pretty quickly, not only because of the fast moving storyline, but because it was simply fun to read. I did enjoy getting to know each of the characters, though some were more likeable than others, and the build up to the end was rising with each chapter. Because there are five main characters and each one needed to tell their story, I found myself wanting just a little bit more from each one, or a little more back story explained throughout, but I understand having that many characters with fun stories means shortening up here and there. Still a very solid and fun chick lit book that kept me invested throughout the story. Kathryn R. Biel is a talented writer that I would recommend for chick lit fans.