Title: Chasing Harry Winston
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers
Release Date: 20th June 2013
Three best friends. Two resolutions. One year to pull it off.
Emmy is newly single. Having always dreamed of wedding plans, she’s now buying take-out for one.
Adrina is about to turn thirty. Are her days as a party girl out?
Leigh has a gorgeous boyfriend and a great job. So why isn’t she more excited about her perfect life?
The three best friends make a pact over raspberry mojitos one night – this year everything is going to change. Emmy is going to find a man on every continent for some no-strings fun. Adrina vows she’ll secure a five-carat Harry Winston diamond on her fourth finger. And Leigh can’t think of what she needs to change – until literary bad boy Jesse Chapman starts to get under her skin.
This book started off a little slow getting to know the characters so it took a few chapters before I could get into it and not want to put the book down.
Emmy is one of those girls who has always been in a relationship, so when it breaks down she’s well and truly gutted. Having only ever slept with 3 men all her life, her side of the pact is to sleep with a different man from each continent within 12 months. She starts off with an epic fail, jumping in to a conversation to if the guy wanted to have children, but she soon gets into the swing of it and realises what she has been missing.
Adrina is a Daddy’s girl is probably the best way to put it. Her Mum and Dad jet set around the world leaving their lush apartment with Adrina. She doesn’t work as she has an allowance from her Mum and Dad and has always been told that she needs to work hard and trying to find her husband – basically someone who is rich and can look after her. Her end of the deal is wind up engaged in a year. Along her way to making this happen she also manages to get herself a job writing about how to influence men to get what she wants – something which Adrina knows a lot about!! Although she doesn’t manage to get herself engaged, she does however get herself into a long term relationship with a producer , something which the girls never thought they would see!
Leigh’s life is perfect. She has the apartment, she has an awesome job she has worked hard for in publishing and she has the famous boyfriend – Russell. On the outside it seems her life is perfect and when Russell proposes she automatically says yes. When she is called into a quick meeting with her boss at work to be introduced to Jesse Chapman – a bestselling author – she tries to put work before any feelings she may be be developing for Jesse, until one night when she takes the plunge and kisses him and ends up having the best sex she has ever had – even though she knew Jesse has a wife! Her affair plays on her mind and she ends up splitting up with Russell and leaving her job so she can go back to college – which she had always wanted to do. It isn’t until weeks of chasing by Jesse that she finally agrees to meet up with him – when he turns up, he’s only gone and bought his wife with him!! It turns out that the only reasons he got married is because he felt he owed something to his wife’s father and that she wanted an education in the States – a huge relief to Leigh!
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend reading it! I would give this book an overall score of 9/10.
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