2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

REVIEW for Hedge Fund Wives

A great big thank you goes out to author Tatiana Boncompagni for sending me a copy of her new book!

TITLE: Hedge Fund Wives

AUTHOR: Tatiana Boncompagni

GENRE: Chick Lit

RATING: 4 Stars

I am a huge fan of Tatiana Boncompagni ever since I read her first novel Guilding Lily. Hedge Fund Wives, while not a sequel to Guilding Lily has taken some of the basic premises that worked so well in the first book and elevated them to an even more entertaining read. Hedge Fund Wives introduces us to a brand new set of characters, featuring the couple of John and Marcy. John is an up and coming trader in the cut throat world of hedge funds and Marcy finds herself becoming the "hedge fun wife". Except that Marcy has one foot "in the regular world" and one foot in "that" world. She is thrown into the glamourous and somewhat sinful life of the these rich women with too much money, not enough love from their husbands and definitely too much time on theirs hands. Although Marcy makes some friends, she just never manages to become as clueless or as rude and horrid as these women.

Her husband, John, on the other hand is finding his niche with these people and will become as horrid and insufferable as the rest of them which will make Marcy rethink her whole future with him and without him. Once again, Boncompagni manages to precisely and deliciously describe the world of the decadent rich. There are lots and lots of detailed descriptions of various clothing, furniture and baby accessories. There is a funny story about women who have their own coaches for a certain part of the body....and as I was reading, I realized that I completely and thoroughly despised these people. Not because they have money, but rather because they are such mean, tiny and clueless people!!!!!

Yet, at the same time, I felt like I was eating a deliciously forbidden, expensive piece of high sugar chocolate. I kept wanting to read more and find how just how shallow and useless these people really are. The thread of the story is clearly carried by Marcy who is a somewhat likeable character - but as in Guilding Lilly, Boncompagni manages to give her main character some traits that make her less than perfect. She can be somewhat shallow and I thought, at times a little thoughless with her comments and although I wanted to feel sorry for her, its hard to feel sorry for someone who is so rich. What I did like is that she was a good friend and was not afraid to actually do some work - but let's face it, she actually ended up being "in the right place at the right time", many other woman facing her situation - minus the millions of dollars would deserve our respect much more than she did.

I love reading Boncompagni's books. They are extremely, extremely interesting and she has a way of making you actually hate rich people - yet at the same time, bringing us secretly into their world of over excess - and I loved it. This is a great, great read!!!! Enjoy!


Cindy said...

I love the cover of this book. I will have to check this author out. Book sounds good.

Yvette Kelly said...

It's all about yin and yang.This book sounds good and after reading your review makes me glad Im not rich (else I'd be in the dog box lol)

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

UUUGGGHHH! I need to catch up on my chick-lit. I haven't heard of this Author either!!!

Jess said...

I love a good chick-lit book, thanks for the review.

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