Take two for a Nicole Richie novel. Whilst her first
book was semi-autobiographical, this one is pure fiction.
Whilst there was no great thinking required and some parts may have been somewhat predictable, it was still an easy and pleasant read. A ‘beach read’ some would say.
Going with the write-what-you-know theory this story is about rich and privileged socialite Charlotte who has just arrived home after some time abroad. Accustomed to living the good life with little to no consequences, her world is rocked when her father is arrested on fraud charges.
Having no other family and less than loyal friends, Charlotte struggles to deal with the repercussions of her father’s scandle. Suddenly poor, alone and dealing with anonymous death threats she flees the media and head to New Orleans to stay with her childhood nanny.
Enjoying the simpler life and making some new genuine friends, she feels ‘free’ for the first time in her life. However this new feeling is short-lived. A hateful website about her surfaces and she is followed by the paparazzi & the earlier threats on her life.
Getting caught up in a whirl-wind romance and a potential new singing career she is left wondering if she can ever leave her past and fathers mistakes behind.
Let me know what you think…