Author: Sarah Rayner
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Number of Pages: 312
How I Got It: direct from publicist
Revenge has never been such fun. From Sarah Rayner, the international bestselling author of One Moment, One Morning, comes GETTING EVEN an unputdownable story of jealousy, sex, friendship and backstabbing set in the heart of London's Soho adland,
How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you? Was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? Won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a mere junior, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there's no choice. The only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So there's only one way forward: revenge. Ivy's campaign is brilliant, if horribly destructive, and she's determined to get even with the woman who has dared to cross her. But is Ivy really the innocent party? Or is she hiding secrets of her own?
Like The Other Half, Getting Even is lighter and sexier than Sarah's more recent novels. It’s funny and flirtatious and very fun. If you liked Bridget Jones's Diary, then you'll love this.
Mark my words, this book is going to made into a movie! I was thinking about Devil Wears Prada and Bride Wars or even Melrose Place the whole time I was reading it. I love that it highlights women in the workplace but is naughty and "back-stabby" enough to keep me flipping the pages. The grey areas of friends / lovers / workplace politics all get mixed up and messy in this evilly giggly story. One of my favorite lines in this book is:
"she was no longer sure where discretion ended and deception began."Orianna keeps her relationship with Dan secret from her friend Ivy and everything unravels from there. Ivy's jealousy takes on a life of its own and a reader can't help but be slightly shocked, but love it and want her to do more. Workplace politics are often such nightmares. It is great to read about (and cheer for) the craziness without personally experiencing it.
I will recommend this to a lot of my friends who like chick-lit or my girlfriends who don't read that often but like a fun read.
** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **