Book Review for SHE REGRETS NOTHING by Andrea Dunlop
SHE REGRETS NOTHING by Andrea Dunlop
Washington Square Press
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An addictive tale of family secrets and social climbing.
SHE REGRETS NOTHING takes a look at the New York elite and the girl desperate to be one of them. The beauty of this book, for me at least, is the characters and their interactions with each other in the city that I love so much. The way the author manages to create a narrative that encapsulates what being rich and privileged can look like without making it seem trite pulls the reader deeper into the story.
As the pages flew by, I enjoyed getting to live in this world just for a little bit. Then you add in the dark undertones and lies to make the story even better. The balance of emotion, love, scheming, and duplicity was right on point.
If you are one of those people who loves to follow socialites and get the nitty gritty on the who's who of the world's wealthiest families, then this book is for you. In truth, SHE REGRETS NOTHING is as addictive as a tabloid, engrossing as any tell-all book, and contains just the right amount of intriguing deception to make it fly by.
About the Book:
In the tradition of The Emperor’s Children and The House of Mirth, the forgotten granddaughter of one of New York’s wealthiest men is reunited with her family just as she comes of age—and once she’s had a glimpse of their glittering world, she refuses to let it go without a fight.
When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.
Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.
About the Author: Andrea Dunlop is the author of Losing the Light and Broken Bay, a novella. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, where she works as a social media consultant.
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Washington Square Press (February 6, 2018)
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