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Cocktails For Three Kindle Edition
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Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married manMaggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with -- motherhood Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed. In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B004GKMUU8
- Publisher : Transworld Digital; 0 edition (23 December 2010)
- Language: : English
- File size : 1608 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 353 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 110,815 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I like both personas for very different reasons. I like Sophia's laugh out loud humour and not too serious novels but I also like Madeline's more serious topics and although there is some humour it does focus more on serious drama than a clumsy girl who really likes to shop.
Anyways on to the book. This book centres round 3 girls who meet every month for cocktails in the same place. There are a lot of main characters in the book but Madeline only writes from the 3 women's perspective. The book mainly focuses on different relationships, from mistress and mister to mother and baby from friend to friend and the book is not short of drama.
Now the start of the book was a bit tedious. I usually struggle to put a book down and at the beginning I was putting it down quite a lot but I persevered and I did eventually really enjoy the last part and could not put it down. The last half is really where all the drama unfolds which is probably why I was so hooked, but in the beginning nothing much was happening and it was just a bit boring.
The different relationships into the book were really thrilling and in-depth and although it is generally a very light heated book the struggles the characters go through are very real and serious and not your typical affair scandal. You have Maggie who is beginning a life of motherhood in the country and is struggling to settle into life away from the big city. Then you have Roxanne, she is a mistress to a high profile man and is struggling to fight her feelings of love towards him. Then you have Candice who is making up for her father's mistakes many years ago and ultimately gets burned.
It's a quick read but an enjoyable one and although 3 stars may seem pretty mediocre this was purely because of the effort it took for me to settle into the book. I would recommend it regardless of the score but would point out that it is not a Sophia Kinsella style of book and that it can be tedious at the beginning but at the end there is a good solid story.
Cocktails for three tells the story of Roxanne, Maggie and Candice who all work together in the glossy world of publishing and always meet for cocktails once a month. The three are the best of friends but when Maggie becomes overwhelmed by the world of new motherhood and Candice tries to put right her buried past by inviting an old friend back into her life and Roxanne hiding a deep secret of her own the dynamics of their friendship are suddenly thrown into turmoil.
I thought this book sounded like a really good girly read but I felt pretty disapointed with it. The characters felt really flat and massively lacked any humour, you do expect a bit of a laugh with chick lit. There was only one moment in the book that made me go OMG, other than that I felt I could guess pretty easily what was about to happen. The scenarios that faced each of the characters individually just seemed to be predictable or resolved really easily without much of a sense of a journey,emotion or any big twist in events about them.
I was looking forward to some characters you could really love like Becky Bloomwood in shopaholic and an exciting story but sadly it just wasn't to be with this book.
A delightful read of true friendship