Sunday 7 July 2013

Party Games by Jo Carnegie

I’m Vanessa Powell. 
People think they know me because I’m famous. They think I’ve got the world at my feet and the husband every woman wants to marry. 

But fame can be a lonely place and the perfect marriage can be even lonelier. Now someone’s come into my life who makes me feel alive. 

For the first time ever, I’m thinking about what I really want. No matter what the consequences. 

Wow! Wow wow wow! This truly was absolutely fantastic! I have never read anything by Jo Carnegie before and I believe she will now be added to my list of favourite authors.

I am actually still reeling from all that happened in this story! I did not think so much could happen in one small town!

Although the back of the cover gives the reader the impression that the Story will be about Vanessa Powell, there are actually two other fantastic women that the story is focused around.

First there is obviously Vanessa: who appears to have it all, but is actually starting to find fame and fortune a lonely place to be.

Then there's Catherine: who has taken leave from her high pressure and high profile job of editor of Soiree magazine, but is not really taking to the lady of leisure lifestyle.

And then there is sweet, lovely Fleur: A Farmgirl, who's Dad's farm is severely struggling to stay afloat.

Three very different women all with their own unique problems, I loved all three of them! It was amazing that these three women all lived completely different lifestyles in the same countryside town of Beeversham. But although they lead very different lives on the surface, maybe they are not so different underneath?

Although Vanessa, Catherine and Fleur are the main characters of Party Games, there were so many other great characters! I particularly loved Renatta- Vanessa's housekeeper. She was actually hilarious with the things she came out with and she had me laughing out loud. I thought Jo Carnegie managed to write all these different characters stories really well and not once was I lost or confused in the story when she switched to another character.

There are definitely some great twists and turns in this story and even when you think you've got it sussed- Jo will surprise you yet again!

I don't want to say too much more as I do not want to give anything away of what happens in this brilliant story! I honestly could not put it down and had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next!

This is a scandalous story of what goes on in the town of Beeversham and how you never really know what goes on behind closed doors and even when you think you know someone, they may not be the person you think they are!

I definitely definitely will be reading more from Jo Carnegie and you definitely should read this! I highly recommend!

Party Games is out now!


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