Monday, June 3, 2019

#Book #Review...The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll...#Amreading

When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…

Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her cast mates.

Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.

Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.

Lauren, the start-up world’s darling whose drinking has gotten out of control, is Goal Diggers’ recovery narrative—everyone loves a comeback story.

And Jen, made rich and famous through her cultishly popular vegan food line plays a holistic hippie for the cameras, but is perhaps the most ruthless of them all when the cameras are off.

The Sexy Nerd ‘Revue’

When it comes to reality shows, I have a few I like to watch, but for the most part I can take ‘em or leave ‘em. I’m not going to go crazy from not having watched a show. For me, the majority of the alleged “reality shows” are more fiction than fact. 

Take, for instance, our story with these five women that each bring to life with a multitude of problems and issues for their reality show entitled Goal Diggers. The premise of their show is to promote women entrepreneurs. Well, the show does promote that and a whole host of other problems these women bring to the table.

Brett is the front-runner of Goal Diggers and the most hated, but manages to keep her life on track. She recently got engaged to her girlfriend and running a successful business with her elder sister, Kelly. The two of them have yet to outgrow their sibling rivalry, but in the end, someone isn’t going to make it.

As the reader begins to delve deeper into each of the women’s lives, it will soon become clear that they have a lot going on besides the businesses they run and operate. I have to say, I felt this story was entirely too long and too wordy for my tastes. There was so much detail and endless chatter between the characters that it became a struggle for me to decipher who exactly was doing the talking, and eventually, that turned into my not really caring. Overall, this wasn’t a bad read, but it wasn’t the most exciting or as promising as I’d expected it was going to be. If you’re accustomed to watching reality shows like the Real Housewives franchise, this book will be right up your alley.

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