#BookReview: THE WIVES by Lauren Weisberger @LWeisberger @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam

The Wives

Publication: 12th July 2018 by HarperFiction

He set her up. They’ll bring him down.

Emily Charlton does not do the suburbs. A successful stylist and image consultant to Hollywood stars, she cut her teeth as assistant to legendary fashion editor Miranda Priestly in New York. But with Snapchatting millennials stealing her clients, Emily needs to get back in the game – and fast.

She holes up at the home of her oldest friend Miriam in the upscale suburb of Greenwich. And when Miriam’s friend, model Karolina Hartwell, is publicly dumped by her husband Graham, a senator with presidential ambitions, Emily scents the client of a lifetime.

It’s not just Karolina’s reputation that’s ruined. It’s her family. And Miriam and Emily are determined he won’t get away with it. First they’ll get Karolina’s son back. Then they’ll help her get her own back. Because the wives are mad as hell . . .

 

Lauren Weisberger is one of these authors I always like to read, no matter what she writes. I love her writing and her characters. Two years ago, she managed to make me interested in tennis with her book The Singles Game and now she is back with one of my favorite characters from her novels. When I was reading The Devils Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada my favourite character wasn’t Andy, the protagonist, but Miranda Priestly’s other assistant, Emily Charlton. I enjoyed her determination and her fierceness and I am really happy the author wrote a book focusing on her.

No more calls in the middle of the night, no more demanding, unclear, and crazy requests. No more Miranda Priestly and Runway. And no more New York because Emily and her husband Miles have moved to sunny Los Angeles. Now Emily is a celebrity consultant but she is losing her clients to the younger competition. She is still though and sassy as usual, but also caring (even if she tries to not show it too much). After she flies to New York for a consultation and she is fired before she is even hired, Emily decides to spends a few weeks in Greenwich, Connecticut, with her friend Miriam.

Miriam and Emily met in college. Miriam was a successful lawyer, but after leaving her job, having three children, her husband selling his start-up, and the family moving from Manhattan to Greenwich, Miriam starts to doubt her decisions, her marriage, and her life in general.

At 37, Karolina is still a beautiful woman. A former model and the wife of a senator rumored to be the next president, Karolina’s life focuses on her son. Her life turns upside down when she is arrested for a DUI and her husband divorces her and banishes her to Greenwich. She knows she’s been set up and she is ready to do anything to clear her name and get her son back.

Between baby showers and sex toys parties, these three women will rely on each other to get what they want. I loved reading about their friendship and how they support each other. These three women are completely different from each other and yet their friendship is true and loyal.

Full of hilarity, unexpected moments, and engaging and likabeble characters, THE WIVES is a riveting novel about strong female friendship and women empowerment. If you liked The Devil Wears Prada, you are going to really love this novel. It is the perfect summer read to enjoy by the poolside (if you can) and I’d like to thank Harper Fiction for providing me with an early copy of this brilliant novel.

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