A dream vacation on a luxurious yacht turns deadly in this pulse-pounding beach read and perfect book club pick about glamour, friendship, romance, and betrayal on the Riviera.
My Review:Belle likes to think herself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth. But when her best friend, Summer, invites her on a glamorous girls' getaway to the Mediterranean aboard her billionaire boyfriend's yacht, the only sensible answer is yes. Belle hopes the trip will be a much-needed break from her stalled acting career and uniquely humiliating waitressing job, but once aboard the luxurious Lion's Den, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
The dream vacation quickly devolves into a nightmare as Belle and the handful of other girlfriends Summer has invited are treated more like prisoners than guests by their controlling host, and Belle comes to see Summer for what she truly is: a vicious gold digger who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Belle soon realizes she's going to have to keep her wits about her -- and her own big secret close to her chest -- if she wants to make it off the yacht alive.
This almost felt like two books because there was kind of a huge (if foreseeable) twist...I was expecting this to be such a beach read but it tried to add a bit more. Unfortunately, I absolutely hated every character in this book and the narrator turned out to b ea bit unreliable. The story was also a bit unbelievable. That said, this could definitely be a fun beach read!
I've always thought myself immune to the dizzying effects of fabulous wealth, but the sight of sleek jets lines up on the tarmac ignites on unexpected giddiness in me. How liberating to be able to move about the world so easily, without the inconveniences of mass transportation. No lines at the ticketing counter, no taking off shows and disassembling carry-on bags, no body scans, no cramped leg space or short connections, no luggage belts or lost bags.