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She Regrets Nothing: A Novel Paperback – February 6, 2018
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Praise for She Regrets Nothing:
“A sharp, glittering story of wealth, family, and fate and one’s woman search to find her place in it all.” (Buzzfeed)
"She Regrets Nothing is the love child of Gossip Girl and Crazy Rich Asians, plus the social climbing of a Gatsby party." (Refinery29)
“This deliciously entertaining novel is a spellbinding story about the dark side of wealth.” (Bustle)
“A seductive tale about family, fortune, and the forgotten granddaughter of one of New York’s wealthiest men.” (Redbook)
“An addicting story about family, greed, blackmail, New York, you name it. Oh, and the drama. There’s plenty of drama.” (HelloGiggles)
"Readers who follow New York trends will enjoy the stories of fashion, clubs, and restaurants Dunlop builds to a gripping climax while delving into questions of family, loyalty, lust, wealth, power, and betrayal." (Library Journal)
“Like a Gossip Girl for grownups, Dunlop’s latest looks at Manhattan society from the outsider’s perspective and is replete with fashion, sex, and glitzy locations…Laila is a compellingly conniving character.” (Booklist)
"She Regrets Nothing made me feel like I'm back in high school, staying up late to finish that special book, the one that's part enriching classic family saga novel assigned by the teacher, part salacious, nasty page-turner about impossible rich kids. Andrea Dunlop infuses this story with insight into family dynamics, which makes She Regrets Nothing especially rich and multifaceted, engrossing. Fans of Becky Sharp and Brenda Walsh, this is your lucky day." (Caroline Kepnes, author of Hidden Bodies)
"Laila Laurence and her family are people I am thrilled not to know personally and was equally thrilled to spend a few hours following around New York City in all the best clothes and shoes to all the best clubs and parties. She Regrets Nothing is addictive, dark, and twisty and, like its characters, delightfully conniving." (Laurie Frankel, author of This is How it Always Is)
"Get ready to drop everything and lose yourself in how the other half lives. Andrea Dunlop's deliciously addictive new novel has it all: old money, big secrets, a privileged family, and a ruthless social climber trying desperately to shed her arriviste status and become one of them. A spot on social critique with perfectly executed plot twists, She Regrets Nothing is modern day Edith Wharton meets Gossip Girl. Blair Waldorf would certainly approve." (Karin Tanabe, author of The Gilded Years)
About the Author
Andrea Dunlop is the author of Losing the Light and Broken Bay, a novella. She lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, where she works as a social media consultant.
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Fast-paced, juicy, and cliquish, the Lawrence children are unaware of how others need to work, get along without trust funds, and, get by on a clothing budget. As if. When they become acquainted with their cousin Laila’s existence, whose lifestyle is nothing like theirs, they cannot relate. Little do they know that their new-found cousin will not let that get in her way.
The plot thickens as secrets from the past are kept and new ones are made. Is history destined to repeat itself? This is a tale that serves havoc on a silver platter, as loyalty is tossed out the penthouse window.
Laila’s hot pursuit to get her hands on a sugar daddy makes this an exhilarating story and a booklover’s dream.
(Too bad I hadn't read the CNET article on spotting fake reviews (even Verifieds can be!) *before* I bought this novel.)
Review I have to start with the statement: I was absolutely enamored with this book. It was one of those novels that I thought about while I wasn’t reading it and that I wished would never end.
Imagine you’re about to bury your mother, and you find out you have a family on your long-dead father’s side. Not only that these aunts, uncles, and cousins exist, but that they’re fabulously wealthy New York socialites and the life you’ve lived in Michigan up to now has been a shabby existence compared to these strangers who descend on your mother’s funeral. Well, that’s exactly what happens to Laila when her cousins Liberty, Leo, and Nora announce themselves to her in the basement of a Midwestern church.
Two years later, Laila has decided to reinvent herself in the image of her glamorous cousins, moves into Nora’s penthouse, and is determined to make the most of their shared last name. The glimpse into the lives of the privileged was decadent and the characters were expertly rendered, flaws and all. I could most relate to Liberty for her bookishness and literary career, but I also admired her ability to remain unostentatious despite her wealth and beauty.
I thought the set-up was exquisite because I initially felt sorry for Laila until I realized her ruthless ambitions. In her desperation to ingratiate herself with the rich crowd, she makes some incredibly foolish decisions. One moment I pitied her, the next I was furious with her stupidity, then I sympathized with her naivety, then two pages later I wanted to throat-punch her. When the plot escalates in the last 50 pages, I was absolutely floored with how deftly it all came together. I was devastated by what happened in the book and by the prospect of nearing the end! What I present with this review is breathless enthusiasm for this book, the excellent writing, and the portrayal of New York elite.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher.
When long lost cousin, Laila, finds her way to New York, her cousins pity her and take her in. The disembodied third-person narrative made me vacillate in my opinion of Laila. At times, I found her empathetic and deserving, and at other times she appeared cunning and manipulative. Is the poor country mouse really a sly, street-smart shark?
The people Laila throws in with are far from innocent and pure, however, with each move in her game she creates a more tangled web of deceit and heartache. The dynamics between Laila, her cousins, and the cousins’ “set” are varied and interesting. Laila so deeply wants to be not only accepted, but also taken care of (in the manner to which her cousins have become accustom), but she doesn’t have enough game or patience to execute a plan that will bring her dreams to fruition. Each time that Laila “regroups” she makes matters worse. In her desperation she makes one bad decision after another; she is too needy and she too strongly covets her cousins’ wealth and lifestyle.
The story is intriguing, albeit a bit slowly paced. The cast of characters is rich (no pun intended); there is but one good, worthy soul in the bunch. I fully enjoyed the author’s voice, and her very shocking twist left me pondering the author’s intended message. The ending is equally expected yet somewhat dissatisfying. This family story truly is filled with betrayal, deceit and greed. It reminded me of an addictive serial drama, like Dynasty: the situations are preposterous, you love to hate the characters, and you can’t stop watching!
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Laila is just twenty-three when her mother dies, and she is astonished when her cousins appear at the funeral.Read more