Title: She Regrets Nothing
Author: Andrea Dunlop
Genre: Fiction / Women's Fiction
Synopsis: (From Goodreads)
When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.
Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.
To start off my book reviews, I thought I'd do an old one that was far overdue. I received She Regrets Nothing as an ARC from Atria Books just about a year ago now, yikes. And then my wedding happened and we moved to Connecticut and reading this book fell to the wayside.
However, a late review is better than no review at all.
I’m in awe of the masterful Andrea Dunlop, who once again has managed to write something so clever and well executed. It takes immense skill to write a character so infuriating that still manage to have readers root for her. I regret nothing of the late nights this book has shared with me.
I read Dunlop's first book, Losing the Light, and I loved how it managed to take me completely out of my head and home. She Regrets Nothingdid the same, delving into the depths of New York high society and everything scandalous that entails. While the synopsis mainly talks about Laila, I enjoyed that we were able to read many perspectives in this novel. I especially loved Nora's point of view, probably because she was the most wholesome of the characters. Though I did have a lot of fun being inside the heads of characters so utterly unlike me.
I think what I loved the most was that the story took me on a ride that seemed to be heading in one direction, with Laila gaining her way into high society and find the life she always wanted, and then totally flipped itself on me so unexpectedly. There's this point of no return that I never could have expected, and as a writer myself I'm in awe of Andrea Dunlops plotting for this very purpose.
I look forward to reading more of her stories, and highly recommend you pick up She Regrets Nothing. I promise you won't regret it.
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