As you will have guessed from the title, cover and blurb, 'Career Girls' is hardly setting out to be great literature but it is very good fun!
The plot centres around Topaz Rossi and Rowena Gordon, both beautiful, strong, ambitious women. They have very different backgrounds (a point that was dwelled on a bit much, I thought. We don't need to hear about Rowena's aristocratic roots in every chapter!) but became friends when they were studying at Oxford. All is well but then (surprise, surprise!) a man gets in the way! The girls go from best friends to bitter enemies in a matter of minutes and this rivalry stays with them throughout their careers. The convoluted plot makes for plenty of bitchiness between the girls, and the industries they work in (journalism and music) add a dose of glamour to the story.
As alot of other reviewers have mentioned the sex scenes were the book's worst feature. They were repetative, gratuitous and made the supposedly strong, independant women slaves out to be slaves to their lust and the men in the book!
Another negative point was how far fetched some of the plot was, I'm all for escapism but some of he scenes were so cheesy and unbelievable they seemed straight out og a Hollywood blockbuster!
Despite these criticisms, I can't deny that Ms Bagshawe can certainly tell a story in a pacy and enjoyable way! So if you don't mind lots of sex scenes that do nothing to move the plot along, this might be the perfect beach read for you!