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Original Sin

Original Sin [Kindle Edition]

Tasmina Perry
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Praise for Tasmina Perry:
‘The hottest holiday accessory this season. Slick, glossy and gloriously bitchy’ Elle

‘The perfect beach read’ Marie Claire

‘Guilty Pleasures is an intelligent and stylish 21st-century take on the Jackie Collins genre’ Red

‘Celebrates the genre of the great big beach read with no holds barred’ Good Housekeeping

‘A sumptuously sexy book’ Elle

‘There’s no shortage of drama and double-dealing in this glitzy blockbuster’ Sainsbury’s Magazine

‘Original Sin is heading straight for the bestseller lists. We loved it’ Heat

‘Is your holiday incomplete without a glamorous, suspend-disbelief read? Then grab this . . . The spirit of The OC bottled in a book’ Cosmopolitan


Praise for Guilty Pleasures 'No sunbed is complete without a bona fide bonkbuster and Perry is our new queen of the genre' In Style 'Perry has redefined the bonkbuster genre for a new generation' Grazia Praise for Gold Diggers 'Hold on to your hats -- here comes your summer blockbuster. This is a sumptuously sexy book' Elle 'All hail the return of the beach bonkbuster' Glamour Praise for Daddy's Girls 'Daddy's Girl's is the hottest holiday accessory this season. Slick, glossy and gloriously bitchy it's about sibling rivalry and the super-glam Balcon girls -- but which one killed Daddy? The bonkbuster is back' Elle 'Amid all the romping and camp one-liners, there are tart observations about race, class and family dynamics, too. The perfect beach read' Marie Claire Original Sin 'With suitably exotic locations from Manhattan to Hawaii, Perry has pulled out all the stops.' 'There's no shortage of drama and double-dealing in this glitzy blockbuster' Sainsbury's Magazine Original Sin is heading straight for the bestseller lists. We loved it.' Heat

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 833 KB
  • Print Length: 675 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007265557
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (1 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9AOU
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,551 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tasmina Perry is one of the UK's most exciting novelists today. She exploded on to the scene when her first novel DADDY'S GIRLS became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, and her subsequent novels, GOLD DIGGERS, GUILTY PLEASURES and ORIGINAL SIN, have all been Sunday Times bestsellers.
Tasmina left a career in law for the world of women's magazines and has won awards for her journalism. She rose to the rank of Editor, working on titles such as InStyle and More, and has written on celebrity and style for magazines including Marie Claire, Glamour, Red and Heat. She also launched her own travel and fashion magazine Jaunt. Tasmina Perry is married, with a son, and lives in Surrey.

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get out there and grab yourself a copy 5 Jun 2009
By Best Crime Books TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Tasmina Perry writes Chick Lit books and has so far written three other Novels. She has produced:-

Daddy's Girls 2006
Gold Digger's 2007
Guilty Pleasures 2008

In her fourth book we delve into the present and past of the Asgill family. They own an International cosmetics company and Meredith Asgill the mother is determined to keep her children's profiles as squeaky clean as possible. She meets Tess and Jemma who are publicists based in London who are ready to run a sensational story on the Asgill's. Instead of running the story Meredith offers Tess the opportunity of a lifetime which is how Tess ends up working alongside this wealthy and powerful family. Life changes dramatically as Tess becomes embroiled into the Asgill's lives.

Brooke Asgill is due to marry David Billington, an equally powerful and rich man. Liz Asgill is the elder sister who is fighting her corner for control of the family company. She believes that she has what it takes to make the brand successful once again with her at the helm. Her brother William is also fighting for control but mostly on behalf of his power crazy, social climbing wife. Lastly there is Sean Asgill who is the Playboy of the family. He never takes anything seriously and is mostly featured on the front of magazines with various women draped on his arm. When they all meet Tess everybody's lives change dramatically. Who will take over the company, will Brooke marry David, and will any of their past secrets be kept at bay by Tess, or come out and potentially destroy the family's reputation?

This story is full of twists and turns and I thoroughly enjoyed every chapter.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does What it Says on the Tin 3 May 2010
By Cat
Like other reviewers, I've read Tamsina Perry's previous novels, and enjoyed them all. I enjoyed this one very much too - it's fast paced with characters who you feel you get to know well. Some of the plot twists and turns were - to my mind - a bit far fetched, but it's a perfect chick-lit novel which keeps you reading and feeling intrigued.

Two reasons for my three stars.

One, other reviewers have commented on the sex scenes being well-written, but to be honest I found them a bit cliched - too much illiteration ("suck her secret slit" and the like) and as if the author was trying hard to be "dirty" and just couldn't pull it off that well.

Two, parts of this book were so badly edited it made me cross. Product names suddenly changed with no explanation, characters were sometimes called by the wrong name, and there were numerous typos.

Both of these things - the latter more, because I'm a total pedant - detracted from my enjoyment of the book a bit. But overall it was a great read and I'd recommend it for a holiday or a bit of escapism.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one 26 Mar 2010
By lachbc
This is my third Tasmina Perry novel; I have enjoyed all of them so far and although chick lit, they are that little bit different. They explore a world which many of us can only dream about and this one, like all those before has many twists and turns which make you not want to put it down.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Chick Lit 25 July 2010
Fast paced, chick lit and fantasy plots, but hey that's Tasmina Perry. This is blockbuster glamour about the Askill family, its about America, its about powerful families, and their dark secrets.

It is exactly what it says on the tin!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LDAW 4 Nov 2009
Definate girlie book. If you like a book with a good story line & some raunchy sex, then this book is for you. It's a great holiday read. I have read & enjoyed all her books & this latest book is another winner. Definately worth buying.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read 3 Nov 2009
Really enjoyed this book, read it within 4 days on holiday. Must admit that it was not as good as Daddys Girls but still worth the read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! 5 Aug 2009
Cannot wait for another book by this author - another book that I couldn't put down!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An addicitive, sexy novel 19 Jun 2009
Having read all of Tasmina Perry's books, I was very excited about this novel and started reading it as soon as it arrived through my letterbox. Tasmina Perry has once again succeeded in bringing us a superb book that really draws you in and makes you feel part of the story.

The book is mainly focused around three women, Tess, Brooke and Liz. Tess is an English girl who, after working for a newspaper for several years, has a job offer to become the publicist for the Asgill family - a family company and a major player in the cosmetics industry. Tess is to be hired on the condition that she will protect the Asgill family from any scandalous news stories and secrets and to make sure that nothing ruins the wedding of Brooke and her fiancé. Brooke and Liz are two sisters who were fortunate enough to be born into the Asgill family, but that doesn't come without it's downfalls. Brooke is about to marry into one of the most influential families in America, but is she really 'wife' material? And Liz wants to take over the Asgill family company and be as ruthless as possible in the process. With secrets, lies and affairs all thrown in, this truly was a brilliant book!

What this book does is really draw you in and you really get to know the characters. That's one thing I love about Tasmina Perry's books, I always have the perfect image of what her characters look like, and I always feel like I know enough about them.

Unfortunately, I don't think this book was as good as her first few, but that doesn't stop me from rating it 5 stars as this one really kept me on edge and I just loved the twists, turns and scandals that get revealed.

I cannot wait for Tasmina Perry to write another book! She really is Queen of Chick-lit!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars for me a perfect relaxing
What can I say, for me a perfect relaxing read
Published 25 days ago by jayne wright
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great service, book was as described and arrived well within the postage time, thank you.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. SH PEARSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 1 month ago by E. Milne
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!!!
Not as good as other books by Tasmina Perry. Other books I have read had a better plot. Look further!!!
Published 1 month ago by E29
5.0 out of 5 stars great
It's a book so err. It's a good read and I am not enjoying it another family relative is.
Published 1 month ago by Waiting
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Read
I have now read all of Tasmina Perry's books and have never been let down yet.

Original sin was an amazing book that meant I just couldn't put to down and was up until... Read more
Published 3 months ago by N. Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Moreish
Fantastically addictive! A great read from beginning to end. You just will not want to put it down! Loved it
Published 6 months ago by Lucie
4.0 out of 5 stars MY REVIEW OF THE BOOK
I preferred some of her later books in preference to this. Never the less it was very readable. She is a good writer but a bit over the top with her sexual descriptions.
Published 6 months ago by Ms. Barbara Wardle
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Her best yet gripped... needs to be a sequel want to know how Teas and Sean life unfolds x Thank You
Published 11 months ago by Kimberley Denise Tibbenham
5.0 out of 5 stars Love all Tasmina Perry books, good holiday read
Good easy read in the chicklit category, have read all of her recent books and am looking forward to the next
Published 11 months ago by Lesley Gaynor Margaret Lilley
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