Top critical review
on 18 October 2012
This is a thick old 600 page light beach read that is an entertaining romp with enjoyably improbable characters, and a LA setting - as long as you can suspend disbelief and go with the steamy sex scenes it's not a bad bit of candy for the brain. The story sees Aurora, Lori and Stevie, three women, facing their different issues all united by being gorgeous and, it has to be said rather vacuous. The island of the title takes a while to feature - Cacatra is the island playground of the hideously rich which hides a secret. As the book unfolds, the enigmatic JB Moreau, a man with a link to the island and the island itself both reveal their secrets. With a host of over the top characters and a many stranded story this book is enjoyable enough but struggles a bit with the characters not being the most likeable - I had a bit of an issue with Aurora's underage sex exploits and though you were clearly meant to feel sorry for Lori it was difficult to feel any empathy for her at all, I'm not sure why, possibly as she went from struggling to being on the ascent quite so quickly.
This is an ok read to pass some time, in the tradition of, say, a Jackie Collins novel - if you are expecting any more you may be disappointed, but for the beach it's probably a good buy.