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Tan Lines: A Novel of Sex and Sunburn [Kindle Edition]

J. J. Salem
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

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'A really great beach read for 2008! I loved it!' -- Jackie Collins

'TAN LINES engages you with complex issues of femininity, sex, and control embodied by three strong female characters' -- Barbara Seaman, Author of LOVELY ME: THE LIFE OF JACQUELINE SUSANN

'Tan Lines by JJ Salem is a refreshing cocktail of sex, drugs and murder, with a twist of feminist lite.'
-- Sainsbury's magazine

'WARNING:J.J. Salem's TAN LINES burns on every page...this deliciously bitchy beach read really brings the heat' -- Lisa Jackson, #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Author of FATAL BURN and SHIVER

Barbara Seaman, Author of LOVELY ME: THE LIFE OF JACQUELINE SUSANN

'TAN LINES engages you with complex issues of femininity, sex, and control embodied by three strong female characters'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 664 KB
  • Print Length: 372 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0330453289
  • Publisher: Pan; Unabridged edition (9 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZX9KIG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #39,418 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A great beach read! 29 Dec 2008
By Lucy Felthouse TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
Tan Lines tells the story of three women who have been friends since college. They have little in common and yet they stay in touch, usually meeting up for the occasional girly weekend.

This summer, however, they've rented a houseshare in The Hamptons so they'll be spending a great deal of time together. This could make or break their friendships.

Rock star Billie Shelton, feminist Liza Pike and budding actress Kellyanne Downey are all embracing this opportunity to get away from it all.

Billie's career is on the skids, followed swiftly by her sanity. Liza feels her marriage is a pointless exercise and plans to ditch her hunky fireman husband, just as soon as she's written her next book. Kellyanne has nothing to call her own. She's in a lucrative relationship with a rich property developer and is basically at his beck and call. Far from giving her freedom, though, the relationship traps her. If she wants to do something, but her lover says no, then that's the end of it.

By the end of the summer, though, the girls' lives have drastically changed, but not necessarily for the better...

Tan Lines is a bittersweet book. There are many ups and downs, and glimpses into not-so-perfect lives of the rich and famous. Full of perversion and tragedy, Tan Lines isn't your typical happy-ever-after novel - but it is a perfect beach read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best reads I've had in a long time 14 Feb 2010
By Briana
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I had no expectations at all about this book but it was one of the best reads I've had in a long time. Very, pacey, very sexy and lots of fun but it's not a fluffy read either, it gets you wondering about what's important in life and what really makes a woman happy. The book details the lives of three women; feminist and columnist Liza Pike, Kellyanne Downey wannabee actress and mistress to a rich older man and Billie Shelton, a rock goddess who is on a path of self-destruction. Friends since college the three meet up in the Hamptons for a summer of fun, bitching and partying. The humour and one liners are razor sharp and the story runs like a train. I stormed through this book and wanted more. Definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book - excellent beach read! 7 Jun 2009
By LMW
Format:Paperback
i took this book on holiday last year and i could not put it down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tan lines 28 May 2009
By R. west
Format:Paperback
A good summer/beach read. takes a while to get into it, but a very good book. unexpected ending.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great holiday read 27 Oct 2008
By Roxy
Format:Paperback
Really enjoyed this book, it's an easy, holiday read and I found it to be a real page turner. I think some people are looking into it a bit too much. If you want something a bit more high-brow i'd suggest you don't get this. Perhaps previous negative reviewers were expecting a bit too much from a book with a trashy name and a picture of a half-naked woman on the front! That said, it is a clever and well written book and I will look out for the next book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good summer reading fluff 3 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is a great light summer read, up there with a good Jilly Cooper or Jackie Collins. However, I agree with the previous reviewer who didn't like the ending- it just didn't fit in with the rest of the book. Perfect for the beach though.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars shallow and crude 10 Aug 2008
Format:Paperback
Having read the other reviews about how gripping this book was, it was disappointing to find it relied on crude language, a poorly executed plot and generally graphic sex scenes that were irrelevant and at best, unimaginative. All the characters had potential to develop but were let down by shortcuts and poor conclusions. Could have been much better written with a different ending and more care to make the characters less one dimensional.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes, please! 16 May 2008
By jazzy pom VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
If you like your Jackie Collins novels' - with feisty female characters and no holds barred action, this book is for you. You like steamy sex, degenerate characters, nods at popular culture, yeah, this book is for you.

Three women: Liza, Billie and Kellyanne, every year they meet up at the Hamptons every summer for some down time. Billie is the consummate hard rocking rock star who's desperately in need of a hit. Liza is the new sort of pop feminist - she likes men, fashion and pushing the envelope - more a younger, hotter Paglia than a Steniem. Kellyanne is the wanna be actress who's a mistress to an older man, and she's getting restless. This particular summer, when they met up at the Hamptons... tick, tick, tick... boom.

What I loved about the novel is that the writer truly gets the modern evils of celebrity. Salem gets the ubiquitous websites, the blackberries, the sly gossip of the various papers. I was hooked from this passage "Faye rarely remembered the young singles who made their invasion of the Hamptons a summer ritual, hitting the streets and beaches like locusts on crops... this last group had been different. Sin by sin, their sordid lives were played out in the traditional columns and online gossip sites. Scandal. It seemed to be the new generation's proof of life."

Loved this book.

Love, love love.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced, raunchy fun read
Good holiday beach book:) Not predictable and good read. The characters are very Jackie Collins and the intertwining story keeps you interested.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Good fun trashy read
I liked this - it's not great art, but I don't think it's intended to be. The characterization is a but scant, but the book moves at such a pace that doesn't really matter.
Published 7 months ago by Jennifer
2.0 out of 5 stars confused?!
Just finished reading tan lines. Book was very good. Characters are likeable and you get to know them. Read more
Published 13 months ago by lillie-pie
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but read better
Found it slow to start and found the ending incomplete and unsatisfying. It felt like an easy out for an intriguing character.
Published 14 months ago by Rochelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Really loved this .I wish I'd saved this for my holidays.now to find another one she has wrote.if you like Jackie Collins you will like this .
Published 17 months ago by sally willoughby
1.0 out of 5 stars Rushed ending?
I was enjoying this book, then out of the blue the end was rushed and didn't develop in fact it was horrible. Read more
Published 18 months ago by J
3.0 out of 5 stars Tan Lines- The Novel
As I haven't read the book yet I can't possibly review it.
I will, however, review it once I get round to reading it.
Published 19 months ago by Mike D.
2.0 out of 5 stars Pointless
Not what it was hyped up to be read it but wouldn't overly recommend worth a read if you really have nothing else
Published 20 months ago by Kaylouise
2.0 out of 5 stars Bit rubbish,read better !!9
Tasmina Perry books are a far better read . This was boring and I only stuck with as I had nothing else left to read getting to the end of my holiday. Read more
Published on 28 July 2012 by Ls
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and annoying!!
Ive just finished this book and to say the least i was riled when i finished it!! it just doesnt fit together the 3 girls friendship doesnt mesh and they arent really brought... Read more
Published on 20 Feb 2012 by Saskia
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