written by Tara McTiernan
published by Bramblevine Press 2013
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Did I enjoy this book: I think if Desperate Housewives and Sex in the City got together Cocktail Hour would be their love child. It’s the type of book that would be perfect for a week at the beach. There is an excessive amount of woman drama, fashion, and fancy parties, which kept me entertained. I can’t tell you how many times in the first few chapters I thought I wouldn’t want to finish the book. However, I’m really glad I stuck with it because I grew to really like some of the characters, and the ending was satisfying.
“I guess it’s great because it’s so true. That’s it. It’s true. You can’t always get what you want. But,” he said, holding up a finger, “if you try, sometimes, you get what you need.”
Would I recommend it: Definitely! It’s as I said–the perfect book for a vacation or even a book club!
About the book – from Goodreads: What if your friend – someone admired, envied, and fervently sought after by everyone who knew her – was really a dangerous sociopath?
Spring in glamorous uber-rich Fairfield County, Connecticut is a time of beginnings: a new diet for the approaching summer spent out on the yacht, fresh-faced interns being offered up at the office as the seasonal sacrifice to the gods of money, and corporate takeovers galore. Five women in their thirties have a brand-new friendship, too, one that’s fed and watered regularly at local hotspots over cocktails. With all of their personal struggles – Lucie’s new catering business is foundering due to vicious gossip, Kate’s marriage is troubled due to an inability to conceive, Chelsea’s series of misses in the romance department have led to frantic desperation, and Sharon’s career problems are spinning out of control – the women look forward to a break and a drink and a chance to let their guards down with their friends. And letting their guards down is the last thing they should do in the kind of company they unknowingly keep with the fifth member of their cocktail-clique: Bianca Rossi, a woman who will stop at nothing to have it all.