Monday, September 1, 2014

The Debutante Divorcee: A Novel by Plum Sykes

(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)
about book:

From New York Times bestselling author Plum Sykes comes the delicious follow-up to Bergdorf Blondes, a hilarious tale of marriage, friendship, and divorce.

Filled with wit and charm, The Debutante DivorcĂ©e stars Sylvie Mortimer, a recently married socialite who is quick to discover that her marriage is far from photo-perfect. Her best friend, Lauren Blount, the chic-est of the Debutante DivorcĂ©es, is basking in her freedom, taking solo honeymoons, having divorce showers, and pursuing any man she chooses as part of her “Make-Out Challenge.” And Sylvie’s perfect Town & Country life is about to be rocked by a divine and dangerous predator—the very rich, very young, very thin, and very divorced Husband Huntress.

my thoughts:

I loved Plum Sykes' novel, Bergdorf Blondes, because it was funny, smart, and entertaining.  It was the epitome of a chick lit book, which is a genre I love.  So, color me surprised when I had to declare her second novel, The Debutante Divorcee, a DNF -  a book I did not finish!  Ugh! I was so disappointed.  I was all set to read another engaging book by Sykes, but instead found myself faced with an annoying and rather dull read.  The story was too superficial in all aspects - the characters were stereotypical caricatures of socialites (they were beyond vapid) and the insipid story line had me rolling my eyes from the very beginning (this was not a good sign).  So, I stopped reading.  This book just wasn't for me.  However, I think you should find out what other bloggers have to say about this book before you decide if you want to give a read.  Here's the link for the TLC Book Tour schedule of: The Debutante Divorcee

Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!


Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I passed on these and I'm beginning to think that was a good idea. Bummer this one didn't live up to the first for you.

Nadia said...

Holly, I can totally understand why you passed on them - I'm wishing I had passed on this one. Oh well.

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Darn, I'm sorry to see that this one didn't work for you when you had enjoyed the previous one so much. Thanks for your honest review for the tour.