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Brilliant, saucy read!
on 22 May 2013
Last year on holiday in Fuerteventura (oh so distant past) I devoured Shirley Conran's Lace in a matter of days. Wicked Ambition is, without a doubt, Lace for summer 2013. Seriously. I felt like I should be reading this book on a hot, sunny beach while sipping a mojito and not on a crowded bus in rainy, depressing London. Now magazine has branded the book '600 pages of sin' and they're not wrong. There's loads of treachery, sex, revenge, more sex, violence, sex and well... sex!
Having never read any of Victoria Fox's other novels, I didn't quite know what I was getting into with Wicked Ambition. All I knew was that the blurb sounded fun and like a much needed break from some of the more serious (aka depressing) stuff I've been reading, plus blogger friend Leah over at Chick Lit Reviews and News seemed pretty excited about it so I thought I couldn't go wrong.
Wicked Ambition is the stories of three women--Robin, Turqouise and Kristin--and is as much about the drama that comes with fame as the connections that tie them together. I really liked how Victoria wove in certain sub-charaters and situations that connected the women together without being overly (and painfully) obvious. The sex scenes, because how could you not talk about those, were written very well and without the cringe factor despite being pretty graphic. Like Lace, there's a little something for everyone here, minus the goldfish!
As a whole, the novel was like one of those guilty pleasure celebrity reality shows only sexier and a lot more dangerous and I found it really hard to put down! I kept wanting to read on a bit further, just one more chapter, until I found myself at the very explosive climax (ha ha) and satisfying (the puns are too easy) ending.
I love bonkbusters--they never pretend to be what they're not and they never fail to disappont. I'll be eagerly awaiting Victoria Fox's next novel... after I've read her back catalogue of course!