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A dish best served cold...
on 4 April 2011
The book begins with a glimpse into the rivaly of the sisters and immediately leaves you wanting to find out more which was a great beginning. I was so curious to find out why the sisters had such a hatred for each other and Osbourne develops this part of the story so slowly you don't want to put the book down as you're itching to find out what's going to happen to the Stone sisters next. I was actually impressed by the writing of Osbourne, it seemed to flow well and sound good too, so I can't complain on that front.
Her characters are well written too, quite brashy and forward but for the purpose of this story it works well. It's a bonkbuster without a doubt - there's a lot of descriptive sex in there, bad language, drug use and more in there so if you're a tad prudish this probably isn't the book for you. It didn't bother me too much because it fits in with the feel of the book and doesn't feel out of place which makes it more acceptable. The sex scenes don't happen too frequently which makes them more believable, so when they do happen its for a reason and does add something to that part of the book.
A part of the book that surprised me was the trip back to 1960's London and the youth of their mother Margaret. When the book went back in time almost at the beginning, I was curious to see where this was going to go because I wasn't sure if it was going to stay in the past for a quite a while but it soon becomes clear that there is a big purpose to this trip back in time, and it was fascinating reading. I liked that Sharon did this, and I think it was so well written, you can imagine these characters in the time period, and it was fun to read this. Although we see more of Margaret in the beginning, she rarely appears in the rest of the book which was a shame as I'd have liked to seen her a little more. Even so, the characters were all really well written and all had their place in the book, and there wasn't too many of them either which was good.
Overall, I was really impressed with this, and far more than I had expected to be! It jets from London over to LA where it spends the rest of the book, and I loved sitting back and imagining the fabulous surroundings of the Stone sisters, and transporting myself into their world for a little while! The gorgeously glittery cover with its neon pink is going to attract attention, and it deserves it. The story kept me interested all the way through, and the characters were strong enough to carry the book until the end, with some twists and turns along the way too. It will make a great beach read for your summer holidays, and I'm pleased to be able to give this book 4 stars! Recommended.