She Regrets Nothing – by Andrea Dunlop

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She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlop

Paperback: 400 pages

Publisher: Washington Square Press (Feb. 6 2018)

ISBN-13: 978-1501155987

Synopsis: When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.

Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.

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Calling all Gossip Girl and The A-List fans! This book is for YOU!

Orphaned at 23, Laila moves to NYC’s Upper East Side to meet the family she never knew she had. Laila enters a world so different than the life she has known for the first 23 years of her life and what ensures is a story that you literally cannot leave! I found Laila’s new world to be addicting and following her journey was so entertaining. While this book is no literary book, the story entertains and 100% keeps the reader going – I found myself feeling like I was reading a Gossip Girl book for an older crowd.

There were some slower places in this novel, but I felt them coming and powered through so they wouldn’t deter me from enjoying the story – this also helped me finish the book in less than 48 hours! However, I do think this is one of those books that is best read quickly! It just helps you get lost in the world of the book better – while a slower read might diminish the affect the book can have on the reader.

I felt the emotion of this book through the pages as Laila continuously makes foolish choices in her efforts to fit in in NYC. This book really captivates the idea that the Upper East Side is a completely different lifestyle that outsiders cannot understand until you experience it. I found this book incredibly enjoyable and am excited to see what other books Andrea Dunlop writes!

Rating: 9/10

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Simon & Schuster Canada *

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