donderdag 26 juli 2012
50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 30: Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Story: Emmy is newly single, and not by choice. She was this close to the ring and the baby she's wanted her whole life when her boyfriend left her for his twenty-three-year-old personal trainer, whose fees are paid by Emmy. With her plans for the perfect white wedding in the trash, Emmy is now ordering takeout for one. Her friends insist an around-the-world sex-fueled adventure will solve all her problems, could they be right? Leigh, a young star in the publishing business, is within striking distance of landing her dream job as senior editor and marrying her dream guy. And to top it all off, she has just purchased her dream apartment. Only when Leigh begins to edit the enfant terrible of the literary world, the brilliant and brooding Jesse Chapman, does she start to notice some cracks in her perfect life. Adriana is the drop-dead-gorgeous daughter of a famous supermodel. She possesses the kind of feminine wiles made only in Brazil, and she never hesitates to use them. But she's about to turn thirty and, as her mother keeps reminding her she won't have her pick of the men forever. Everyone knows beauty is ephemeral and there's always someone younger and prettier right around the corner. Suddenly she's wondering...does Mother know best? These three very different girls have been best friends for a decade in the greatest city on earth. As they near thirty, they're looking toward their future but despite all they've earned - first-class travel, career promotions, invites to all the right parties, and luxuries small and large - they're not quite sure they like what they see. One Saturday night at the Waverly Inn, Adriana and Emmy make a pact: within a single year, each will drastically change her life. Leigh watches from the sidelines, not making any promises, but she'll soon discover she has the most to lose. Their friendship is forever, but everything else is on the table. Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.
Start: july 24th 2012
End: july 26th 2012
Comment: The last book written by Lauren Weisberger that I read wasn't a succes. I didn't enjoy it very much, but as always I don't give up on a writer after reading one bad book. This book spoke to me when I picked it up. The synopsis sounded interesting, especially because it follows three different storylines and I always like that. It was really easy to get into this book and it's a real pageturner. It isn't spectacular but it's fun. Emmy, Leigh and Adriana are the three ladies we follow in this book and I have to say I could relate to Leigh the most. I sympathized her the most and I could understand why she did the things she did. I didn't think I would like Adriana, because I would probably hate her in real life. Somehow she kinda grew on me when the story developed. After the girls made the pact, she was the only one changing in a positive way. Adriana really wanted to better her life. Emmy was OK, but I didn't really feel a connection with her. In the end I still liked Leigh the most. "Chasing Harry Winston" is a fun read, a good read for the summer and a real no-brainer.
Rating: 3/ 5