I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Harper Collins on August 19th, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Love & Romance
Source: blog tours
A major national media event when published in hardcover, this delicious follow-up to Bergdorf Blondes was an immediate New York Times bestseller and confirmed Plum Sykes' status as a literary superstar.
Sylvie Mortimer has just married and is blissfully happy with The Divine New Husband, Hunter. Sylvie's new friend, Lauren Blount, is very rich, very young, very thin, very pretty -- and very, very divorced. The most reckless and glamorous of Manhattan's Debutante Divorc+e set, Lauren captivates Sylvie, the group's token newlywed. But while Lauren sets out on a morality-lite, orgasm-heavy "Make Out Challenge," Sylvie discovers her marriage isn't exactly an Eternity ad -- especially when the city's most notorious Husband Huntress zeros in on her spouse.The Debutante Divorc+e delivers all the wit and charm that made Bergdorf Blondes a smash hit. This juicy new tale delighted Sykes' many fans in hardcover and will continue to earn her new ones in this dazzling, chic paperback edition.
I knew going into this book that it was going to have the same name dropping, brand-conscious technique that was found in the first book, so I wasn’t expecting to love it. But even though I felt so annoyed when descriptions of socialites and their lives were dropped, I still liked this a little bit better than Bergdorf Blondes. This one is about marriage, trust and loyalty. Sylvie is very influenced by all of her friends who are recently divorced. None other than her best friend Lauren who coins the term “debutante divorcee” where she even goes on her very own divorce honeymoon and throws a divorce shower. Now I wasn’t too surprised about this, for I’ve read about this and people actually do have these. It celebrates the fact that they’re single again.
I liked this one enough because Sylvie who just got married is having doubts about her new husband. All signs point to him having an affair and it was in her best interest to get to the bottom of it with proof. I found her friends to be very supportive even though they were very frivolous and flakey at times. They still had her back.Even though Sylvie didn’t go crazy as most women in her position would, I still felt that she learned her lesson and to find trust in her husband and herself instead. I thought it had a very cute ending with the little twist rather sweet. Though predictable, I thought the book was all right, but it still didn’t resonate with me. I hardly know what the socialite life is, and I don’t particularly care either.
Overall, I would recommend this one for women who like their chick lit with a little haute couture thrown in.