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Going For Broke Kindle Edition
Growing up on the Wrong Side of the Tracks, Victoria Vernon knows the sting of living with Less in a town of More. She also knows that living well is the best revenge, and through brains, beauty and an advantageous marriage, she not only lives well, she lives downright spectacularly.
Until the day that the FBI shows up on her doorstep and seizes everything she owns. She's left with no money, no friends and no resources, and her only option is to move back to her mother's house in the town she vowed never to see again.
Coming home is worse than she could have imagined.
Forced to navigate a past she didn’t want to confront, children she barely knows, her estranged mother and a determined FBI agent that is convinced that the path to her thieving husband is to her front door.
In the hilarious romp Going for Broke Victoria learns the hard way (the really quite humiliating and pathetic way, if you ask her) that a life filled with private jets, society galas and millions of dollars is not necessarily one worth mourning. And that sometimes stripping life down to the bare essentials is the way to find your true worth.
- ASIN : B008X82S8S
- Publication date : August 12, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 429 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 171 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,662,745 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story line moves along nicely and the portrayal of the wealthy, snooty Victoria who is brought down several pegs was quite good. Some nice humorous banter peppered the story and made you smile. A pleasant read all around, even if her relationship with the FBI agent who is assigned to follow her is unrealistic. I would read other books written by this author.
First, the main character gets a job at an upscale clothing store where the owner was aware of her talents. Why would this supposedly successful owner not have sought out and approached her if she was already aware of her? Why not offer her a job immediately?
Second, why does she have to hook up with Mike or any man for the reason (NO I am not a feminist but geez). And what was wrong with Simon? She said he needed a mint (bad breath?) and maybe he was too nice and decent. And how was Mike going to support her with some crummy law practice for poor people. I assume that they were poor because of the description of the office and how he was going to "help people". An former FBI agent that wants to help people? I am in law enforcement and most have a very jaded view of people that have gotten involved with the law. The book would have been better if she quit after the main character moved out and got a job. Maybe have her start dating a decent guy.
The only downside is the lack of professional editing. There are too many grammatical errors--it's instead of its; to instead of too; to him and I, instead of to him and me, who's for whose, as well as some omitted words or typos such as handing for hanging,etc.
I hope Ms Howard continues to write, but that she will find a good proofreader/editor to go over her manuscript carefully before publication.