Book Review: Up Close and Personal by Leonie Fox

Juliet, Nicole and Yasmin. Best friends forever. Stunning, sexy and anything but sensible.
Yasmin is a straight talking game player who's got no-strings ex down to  T. So why is she suddenly craving commitment from the one man she cannot have.
Nicole is trapped in a passionless marriage but tangled up in a passionate affair. Should she risk the safety of her happy-ever-after for something that's oh-so-sexy but oh-so-risky?
They both envy Juliet who seems to have it all. She's bagged a gorgeous toy boy of a husband, but is she still entertaining naughty thoughts about a dangerous old flame?
These girls will go to the ends of the earth for one another... and any lengths to get their man. But when everything starts to unravel, will they choose friendship- or sex?
I haven't read Leonie Fox's other books so I didn't really know what to expect. The blurb sounded very promising but I have to say that it doesn't match what this book is about. I was expecting these three women to be fighting over men but in the book they all have their own love interests and are nothing but supportive of each other.
My favourite character was Nicole, she is probably the character who changes the most in the book and you are willing her to stick up for herself the whole time.
Up Close and Personal is a really fun read that looks at what happens when you fall for someone that you didn't expect to. This highly enjoyable read is published by Penguin on August 5th.


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read said...

It's too bad that the book didn't quite meet your expectations, but it's good you still found it a fun read. Thanks for sharing!

Dot said...

Irena- I still thought it was good, just seemed quite different from the blurb on the back, I was expecting cat fights!

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Meg said...

Sounds like a fun story! I've definitely found that book's blurbs often don't match their descriptions... usually when the book tries to come across as light and fun. Much bigger issues usually loom within the pages!

Dot said...

Meg- i know what you mean, I did enjoy it but it wasn't what I expected.

Anu said...

Altho this is an often badly written trashy tale I did laugh a few times - especially about the animal antics in the woods.
Is this for real? Do Brit "furverts" really dress up as giant rabbits & etc & go "furring"?
If not it's a good joke, if so, how sad have humans become!

Dot said...

Anu- I am hoping that 'furring' is purely fictional!

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