Being a trophy wife comes at a cost, as Brandi finds out at the tender age of 11 – a very impressionable age for a young girl – when the door slams on her father’s final departure from his life with her and Tiffany. Brandi determines from then on that she will need to do more with her life than just being like her mother – in that instant, even though she has no real clue as to what a Lawyer does, she decides that’s what she’d like to be when she grows up.
Fourteen years later, a strong-willed and intelligent woman has emerged – she’s exactly where she wants to be – or not. Albeit a bit disdainful of the male sex after her fiancé dumps her and marries his girlfriend in Vegas, she is not to be deterred by this turn of events and sets out on a mission – she pawns her engagement ring, buys herself a sexy outfit and goes out to a party where she hopes to capture the attention of a man with whom she can have a one-night stand, absolutely “no strings”.
Enter “sex in an Armani suit” aka Roberto Bartolini, and Brandi’s scheme is put into action, little knowing that her life plan is about to go seriously awry, spiralling her into a sequence of events fraught with intrigue and perhaps, a second chance at love.
I always try to find the positive in a book, so although this one didn’t quite capture my attention as much as I was hoping it would, and whilst not the most gripping romantic suspense I have read, Christina Dodd still managed to keep me entertained with her sharp, quick wit (and many clichés) which at times had me laughing out loud that even the kids looked at me sceptically.
Not really for me, but if you’re looking for a light, entertaining read that doesn’t require a lot of brain power, then this one’s for you.