22.6.18

BLOG TOUR: Mad by Chloe Esposito

Thanks for joining me on the blog tour today for Chloe Esposito's exciting new book, Mad! It is hotly tipped to be THE book of the Summer so here's the synopsis:

Beth has always been the golden girl, leaving her identical twin, Alvie, in her shadow. She has everything Alvie ever wanted- the money, the hot husband, the cute baby, the fast car. So when she invites Alvie for seven sin-drenched days at her luxury villa in Sicily, Alvie accepts. Just because Alvie can't stand Beth doesn't mean she can't enjoy a slice of her decadent lifestyle.
But her usually goody-two-shoes twin has a hidden agenda. And when the sisters swap identities for the day, it ends badly for Beth. Very badly.
It's Alvie's chance to steal the life that she deserves. If she can get away with it.

Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 387

Mad by Chloe Esposito is being billed as the must-have beach read of the Summer and it is easy to see why. Espositio crams so much into this book- lies, murder, sex, glamour and deceit- it is the perfect book to take on holiday.
Alvie and Beth are twins, they are identical in appearance but could not be more different in their life choices and personalities. Beth invites Alvie on holiday to stay with her and her husband in their beautiful villa in Sicily. Alvie hasn't seen her sister for a few years and hasn't even met her nephew yet plus she's not got anything better to do in the UK so she agrees to go. She steps into Beth's glamorous world, the beautiful home, the handsome husband and extreme wealth. Yet something is off, Beth is not her usual perfect self and then she asks Alvie to swap places with her for a few hours but refuses to tell her why. Alvie agrees to the plan but she has no idea what she is letting herself in for, being Beth may not be as perfect as it seems.
Mad is a fantastic debut from Chloe Esposito. I was so impressed with the pace that she kept up throughout the book. The story and it's characters are very exciting, you can easily picture the glamorous world that Beth inhabits and how alluring it all is to Alvie.
Mad is full of mystery from the moment Beth asks Alvie to swap with her. The reader is constantly chasing the next thread as we discover the truth behind Beth's life in Sicily . This is fantastic as it makes you want to keep turning the pages to discover more.
The book does have several sex scenes, very much in keeping with this genre. Mad reminded me a little of some of Jackie Collins' books, it is fast, sexy and a little dangerous.
Chloe Esposito has written a trilogy and Bad, the next in the series is out in July, I will definitely be taking that one on holiday!

Many thanks to Penguin for sending me a copy of the book and inviting me to take part in the tour! 

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