Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
❤️️ Deception, revenge, desire and bad intentions all coalesce in the Miami heat. Our main character, Ivy, smuggles us into the realm of the highest echelons of society. And there, we follow her plot to wreak vengeance on socialite Lola Maxwell.
💜 And when I say vengeance, I mean it. This book goes for retribution with every single last gun ablazing. The hook, the line, the sinker, they are all long gone. We are in Ivy's head and she is bitter and angry and vengeful. Lola ruined her life and she will ruin hers. Yes please.
💚 I enjoyed the glamorous side of this. It's always fun to spend time in the lap of luxury. It made me ponder about how people cling to wealthy/famous people, faking friendship for their own gain.
💛 I went back and forth on how to rate this. I found the sexual content uncomfortable (just not my thing) and couldn't connect with Ivy's choices - with regard to Cory in particular. She seemed to get distracted off course from her mission. But then I realised that I was viewing this from my disillusioned, world weary perspective. Ivy is young, naïve, compulsive and has grown up without familial support. Her choices reflect that. The four stars are for the quality of the writing and expression of this.
💙 Revenge must be in the air because this reminded me of How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie, another 2021 listen.
Big thanks to NetGalley, Shanora Williams, RB Media and Recorded Books for providing me with an ALC in return for an honest review.