To continue with the brain candy I've been feeding myself lately, I decided to read The Debutante Divorcee. I had enjoyed Ms. Sykes' previous novel, The Bergdorf Blondes and thought it was time to give the next one a chance. I enjoyed it and it was pleasant read, one that I mark a B+.
Lauren Blount’s life is beautifully arranged: she’s very rich, very young, very thin, very pretty -- and very, very divorced. She is the most reckless and glamorous of Manhattan’s Debutante Divorcée set. Lauren captivates Sylvia Mortimer, the group’s token newlywed. But while Lauren sets out on a morality-lite, orgasm-heavy "Make Out Challenge," Sylvia discovers her marriage isn’t exactly an Eternity ad -- especially when the city’s most notorious Husband Huntress zeros in on her spouse.
Navigating a world of Divorce Showers and Power Christenings, Socialite Babies, Professional Friends, Gorgeous West Village Wives, and Un-Googleable Men, Sylvia fears her husband is straying and starts asking, as Lauren says, "Who needs a husband anyway?"
Like I mentioned above, this is pure brain candy, but sometimes you need a break from the heavy and dark stuff. Sylvia is the somewhat more down-to-earth character among the crazies and one that you want to root for. There is your usual mix-up among the love interests and a predictible ending, but it was still enjoyable. Even the outrageously rich characters were not that annoying this go around, and I liked the character of Lauren and could even imagine myself hanging out with them all. If you sometimes like to get lost in the pages of Cosmo or reality tv, I would recommend The Debutante Divorcees to you.
I am now taking a break from my library books to read one of my own. It's one I started sometime last year and put down, and I decided to give it a go this last half of break. It's a long one, coming in at 559 pages, but if I keep up my pace of reading, I should have it done by the weekend! Happy Reading all!