Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Hourglass by K. S. Smith

Best friends since birth, Brooke Reid and Savannah Prescott, spend their days working together at top fashion magazine Hourglass, while enjoying all that the Denver nightlife has to offer - but sharing a man - no way. One of Denver's most eligible bachelors, Luke Wellington, can have any woman he wants and he knows it. Putting his player skills to the test, he destroys a friendship and makes two women fall in love with him as he sits back and enjoys the best of both worlds. Brooke Reid is a woman looking for her happily ever after, and the day she literally ran in to him, she thought she'd found it. Charming, charismatic, a true gentleman - what more could she ask for? Things are going perfectly until her best friend struts in the elevator and claimed his lips right in front of her. Savannah Prescott is interested in one thing, having a good time with every single man Denver has to offer. Being tied down is too much of a bore for her free spirited ways. Or so she thinks, but when her best friend starts dating her Friday night fling, she realizes she may be ready to turn in her game card and settle down into a real relationship. When both girls come to the realization that they are after the same man, it means all-out war. Best friends until the end, or at least until him.

4 Angst Filled Stars!

Review by Jen Hagen

If you cannot tolerate the idea of cheating, then I advise you to step away from this book.  However, if you are a full angst lover and enjoy your heart palpating 100 beats a minute, then you need to buy this book.  I am the latter and this book did not disappoint in terms of bringing out various emotions; which for the most part was anger directed towards a certain man.

Brooke and Savannah are the best of friends.  Brooke has just accepted a job as a design artist at the same fashion magazine as Savannah.  Brooke has always been a little shy, always following the rules, and thus is used to hearing her friend tell her to live her life a little!  Savannah is the female version of a man whore.  She currently has a standing Friday night reservation with Luke in her bedroom. 

Brooke meets Lucas after his vehicle collides into hers.  Lucas is gorgeous and is smitten immediately with Brooke.  He asks her out on a date and she accepts because she’s been told to live her life.  A date with handsome Lucas certainly falls into the lines of living her life   Do you see the correlation?  Luke…Lucas.  Neither of them catches on to the remote possibility that they could be dating the same man until one day a surprise interaction between the three of them puts into motion a cataclysmic kiss.

I watched in horror, as her experience and confidence disarmed the man I was attracted to, the man I had given myself to.  Just. Last. Night.

And what does the jerk have to say for himself after he realizes he’s caught in his own lies?... "I think the two of you need to talk."

Since Savannah is usually involved in a man for just a good time, she relinquishes Luke to Brooke because it’s obvious that Brooke has developed feelings for Lucas.  But the game isn’t over yet.  Luke/Lucas still has a game of his own to play, and he’s pitting the friends against each other turning them into fierce competitors. 

It’s very rare that I find a character that I loathe completely.  There’s usually something that will bring about my empathy, but in this particular case there is nothing good to be found in Luke/Lucas.  He gives man whores a bad rep.  At least man whores are usually honest when they say they can’t commit to a relationship.  In this case, Luke/Lucas was pulling out the love card for both Brooke and Savannah.

“Brooke, I think I’m in love with you.”

I’m done with her; it’s me and you, Savannah.  I think I’m in love with you.”

It’s amazing how he can play these two friends and in the midst of it all ruin a perfectly good friendship the girls had going on.  But just wait…the player gets played and “Operation Destroy Luke Wellington” is successful.   Luke/Lucas doesn’t even see it coming and it’s good to finally see him being the one clueless as to what is going on around him.

“To the destruction of Lucas Wellington, may his dick join his balls six feet under.”

GIRLFRIENDS UNITE!!  Never underestimate the power of a good friendship.

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