Remember Emily, first assistant to Miranda Priestley in the iconic Devil Wears Prada… how could we forget her? She was the ultimate anti-heroine. Well, she’s back with a bit of a clatter in Lauren Weisberger’s latest release “The Wives”.
Emily is now ex-assistant to Miranda and has left Runway. She has had a lot of success in her own right as a stylist and consultant to those Hollywood stars in need of a new image. She’s been left behind a bit by the Snapchat era though and is losing clients at a rate that is leaving her career under serious threat.
Step forward Senator Graham Hartwell, a man with serious Presidential ambitions. He will do pretty much whatever is needed to get there, as we learn very quickly when his wife’s life is thrown into the spotlight in a not so pleasant manner. Its not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined though. I get the feeling throughout the book that she could cope with that. Her family is ruined too, and she’s not okay with that at all. It takes a little while for Mama bear to show her face, but once she gets angry, she stays angry enough to see this situation for what it is and do what needs to be done.
Between Emily and her best friend Miriam, a completely out of her depth corporate lawyer-turned stay at home mom who has recently moved to the suburbs, they come to Karolina’s rescue. Karolina turns into the brand-new start Emily needs.
Actually, they all turn into a brand-new start for one another, which is a lovely thing to watch unfold. The author has managed to write a story about three amazing women in their own right, as well as really show off the incredible friendship that binds them together.
It’s an absolutely perfect summer read with parties, romance, drama, all of the glam and fun. Its really well written and I’ll be surprised if you don’t fall in love with at least one of the female characters. It is witty and creates a vision of the affluence of the upscale suburb of Greenwich to perfection.
There’s a touch of us all in there I think, which just makes them all the more relatable. There’s a laugh in every chapter and some of the secondary characters in the book are so fabulous, I’d love to see a book written about them!
That’s the book in a nutshell. Honestly, I loved it. I’d buy it in a heartbeat and I’d recommend it to friends. The Wives is a book that you can just switch off and read. We all need that sometimes. I’d say its perfect to throw in your bag for a holiday read, but I’d probably have it read on the plane!
When I’m flicking through a book before reading it, I always hope there’s going to be something that will really grab my attention. For me, with this book, it was the chapter names. They’re so fun and really made me want to dive right into each chapter, even at 2am! What’s not to love about ‘Just a Friend and a Blue Glitter Condom’?!?
Buy it, feast on it and come back to me with your own reviews!
The Wives goes on sale today priced €15.99 and is available from www.amazon.co.uk
Jennie Scanlan, Mother of Dragons (well actually, 1 teen, 1 tween and a Ronaldo wannabe), rugby coach and eternal dreamer. Jennie loves nothing more than being lost down the rabbit hole of her books and her Kindle. With a pinch of empowerment, a teaspoon of solitude and the odd G&T she is not shy of an opinion or a or letting you know what passions stir her body and mind.
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