Amazingly, this was my first book by Judy Blundell. I had no idea that she did the Star Wars book series. Although not really my genre. However, this is her first adult novel, so that definitely explains it.
This book, wow! I have never seen so many snarky, greedy, narcissistic and shady characters all in one book. Some of these people were downright vicious! And the mercilessness and attitude of some of them was downright incorrigible!
However, I really did enjoy reading this book. The main character, Ruthie (seriously?), got on my nerves some but it wasn't to the extent that I wanted to slap her or anything like I did with some of the other characters.
I would like to see a follow up to this book wherein Lucas (??) ends up hanging by his balls. Or maybe just down and out with no money, home, job, family, life, etc. Possibly living on the streets would be good for him. What an entitled A$$ he was! And Mindy and Cartha (Carta??) could hang with him on the streets with all the garbage as well. HA!
While many of the characters were irksome and Ruthie could get on my nerves, I enjoyed rooting for her against all these loathsome snobs.
As for a beach read? You don't need a beach for this read. Just get the hardcover, remove the cover and look at it during your reading. It's beautiful!
I was very disappointed I could not have those salted caramel cookies shipped to me from the Orient Country Grocery. And yes, I checked. HA!!
A really entertaining read that had me absorbed in this town near the Hamptons and all it's inhabitants.
Thanks to Random House Publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.