Saturday, September 27, 2014

Getting Even by Sarah Rayner
How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you? Was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? Won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a mere junior, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there's no choice. The only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So there's only one way forward: revenge.

Ivy's campaign is brilliant, if horribly destructive, and she's determined to get even with the woman who has dared to cross her. But is Ivy really the innocent party? Or is she hiding secrets of her own?

From Sarah Rayner, the international bestselling author of One Moment, One Morning, comes Getting Even, an unputdownable story of jealousy, sex, friendship and backstabbing set in the heart of London's Soho adland.

MrsNorthman's Review
This is a story full of office drama, vicious rumors and backstabbing.  A reminder that a slight twist of someone's words can have devastating effects. 

Orianna and Ivy are a creative team for an advertising firm.  They've built their careers together and become best friends along the way.  They are total opposites in every way. Ivy is brash, cold and sometimes downright nasty. Orianna is sweet and extremely naive, so she's clueless when it comes to Ivy's antics.

Ivy feels it's utter betrayal when Orianna takes a promotion.  A promotion that makes her Ivy's boss.  Add on top of that, the secret Orianna has been keeping for months.  Her relationship with one of their colleagues, Dan. Ivy freaks and becomes dead set on getting revenge. She's starts a rash of rumors involving Orianna's boyfriend, his trainer and the new girl in the office.  The sad part, Orianna has no idea that its Ivy making her life so miserable.  But what goes around comes around.  Especially since Ivy's been keeping secrets of her own. 
I found this book entertaining overall, but I couldn't help feeling like something was missing.  There was no character connection for me.  I couldn't wrap my mind around why Ivy and Orianna would even be friends.  They were just so different and Ivy had no redeeming qualities.  At times Orianna's naivety was just too much to take.  Could anyone really be that blind when you've been friends with someone for years? I also had a hard time with the way Orianna dealt with Dan.  Who wouldn't give someone a chance to tell their side of the story?  Just saying, it felt a little unbelievable.

3.5/5 Fangs

*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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