Monday, February 20, 2012

Divas [Chance]

Book: Divas
Author: Rebecca Chance

Review: London "It Girl" Lola has it all. She's rich, beautiful, has fabulous friends and a wealthy fiance who adores her. But her perfect life quickly spirals out of control when her father becomes gravely ill and her stepmother, Carin cuts her off financially. As if that isn't enough stress for a girl pampered her whole life, she is embossed in a public scandal surrounding her fiance and one of her friends sells her out to a tabloid. Not knowing who to trust, Lola travels to New York to be close to her dad and try to regain control over her trust fund. 

Meanwhile, Evie is loving her new life as mistress to Lola's wealthy father. She no longer has to strip for a living, has a beautiful apartment, clothes and unlimited credit cards. But when her sugar daddy becomes ill, his wife quickly kicks her out of the apartment and cancels her credit cards. Unwilling to go back to her previous life, Evie eventually meets up with Lola and they conspire to take down Carin. 

I had a difficult time empathizing with the two lead characters. I have been working since I was 15 so it's challenging to feel bad for a Paris Hilton type who has never worked a day in her life. I will say that Lola did eventually grow on me and she had her amusing moments. While her love story was predictable, I loved the interactions between her and her man. Evie, on the other hand, was an odious character that I could not stand. The relationship with her boyfriend did not seem the least bit realistic nor was the ending plausible. 

Overall-I enjoyed this. 

Grade: B-

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