Currently on my way back to the cold and seemingly 3rd winter that has hit the U.K. in an effort to distract myself I thought I’d do a little book review of the only fictional book I read this holiday; She Regrets Nothing.
I’ve been reading business and marketing books pretty much non stop since September and thought I’d use this lil beach read as a bit of a palette cleanser yknow? I was not disappointed. This book is just what I needed, it’s kind of like a glamorous murder mystery, minus the murder. Here’s the blurb;
“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.”
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and finished it within a couple of days. It’s salacious but well written so you don’t feel like you’re reading a trashy beach novel. The plot is also quite intriguing with many different connections unfolding throughout to keep you guessing and (I found) eager to come back for more. If you’re looking for a a world to dive into then I would suggest diving into the Lawrence’s. Also, is this just me but I love when authors go into great descriptive depths when writing. As in the characters walk into a bar and all these tiny details about how the bar looks like the weight of the glasses or the way the chandeliers glimmer. I love it – really absorbs me into whatever novel world I’m reading myself into that day.
Oh and I know you aren’t meant to judge a book by its cover but a) I disagree (I mean who writes a book & doesn’t care about the cover? I feel like any author worth reading has thought their cover through) and b) this cover proves it.
Here’s the Amazon link….enjoy!