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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

REVIEW for Ex Mrs. Hedgefund

A big thank you goes out to Amanda at Penguin Group for sending me this great chick lit

TITLE: The Ex Mrs. Hedgefund
AUTHOR: Jill Kargman
GENRE: Chick Lit
RATING: 4 Stars
I had been waiting for this book for a long time. Kargman tends to do deliciously wicked chick lit - she loves to skewer the ultra rich and she does not disappoint in the Ex-Mrs. Hedgefund. We find our main character Holly living a happy life - she is a hedgefund wife who actually loves and believes in her husband, but she is not one of "those". She is more J. Crew than anything else and is, for the most part, okay with that. She still finds herself in the crazy world of ridiculous wealth but manages to find her center, for the most part, and is happy with her man...until she discovers that he has been cheating on her.
All bets are off as Holly and Kiki, Holly's best friend decide that these hedgefund babes and spoiled brats need to learn a lesson they will never forget. This book is great, great fun. I actually did not see the whole "husband sucks" aspect coming as I purposely did not read any book description, so it was a nice little twist that certainly sped the story along at a great pace. I hated Holly's mother in law instantly and was so thrilled when Holly no longer has to be the dutiful daughter in law. There is alot of stock market information in this book, which, frankly, I could have done without (its enough that I have to read about it when I try my hand at investing - I don't need it in my chick lit) but this happens more towards the front of the storyline and once you get passed it - it gets better.
I think that what worked for this book was the aura of revenge that surrounds the whole storyline. I found myself rooting for Holly to get some kind of satisfaction out of this jerk of a husband of hers. I also thought the author did a get job of describing the arc in which Holly finds herself from happy housewife, to cheated upon wife, to divorced woman and then trying her hand at dating.
This is a delicious little storyline and I loved it.


Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'll be watching for this book. Loved your review!

MonieG said...

Oh this one looks too cute. I can't wait to read it.

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