Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Glamorous Life 2: All That Glitters Isn't Gold by Nikki Turner Review

I won a copy from Goodreads First Reads.

"From New York Times bestselling author Nikki Turner comes the long awaited sequel to Glamorous Life

At the top of her game, Bambi built EventsRUS, from the ground up, doing high end events for anybody who was somebody. Bambi’s main goal was to stack more than enough money to ensure that her husband, Lynx, would never have to distribute illegal narcotics another day in his life.

But once Lynx is released from prison, all her high hopes and dreams turn into a horrible nightmare. She sadly learns that Lynx has an insatiable love and growing appetite, for his mistress: gambling, that threatens to bring both of them to ruin.

Caught between the venture capitalist bankers, the underground financers and having loyalty and love to her man, Bambi has to make life changing decisions and deceptions. And the wrong move could cost her everything."

The synopsis on the Goodreads page of this book doesn't match the book's plot. I only include the synopsis (If you're looking at my blog) on here as proof.

Anyway, I pretty sure that some of you guys notice that my reviews are getting shorter. Well, the truth is that I'm competing in a competition that is going to take the majority of my time and focus. Even though my school is crazy already (tons of classes, more than other people, don't ask), I decided to do some extra stuff, like doing competition. I'm not doing this to win. I'm doing this for myself, because I want to improve upon myself, make me a better analyser, a better speller (you guys probably wouldn't notice thanks to abc spell check), and a better writer (yeah, the competition has something to do with English, unfortunately [Yay! says my mother]). The competition will be over by the end of November.

Okay, back to the book. I'm sorry if I wasted any moment of your life by writing that previous paragraph. It was unintentional, but it needed.

All That Glitters Isn't Gold (let's just call it The Glamorous Life 2) stars not Bambi, but the mistress of Lynx. We learn all the mistress' misfortunes and near deaths. We see what she lost and what she gain before finally meeting Lynx (kind of like how she met Lynx book, instead of Lynx telling the story of how he met their mother to his little boy).

The mistress is pretty much a hypocrite, although she is awesome and amazing in her own way. After being nearly raped along with arrested, and etc., she became a dancer (at a strip club) and tried to prevent her brother from dealing drugs. Her brothers wants the opposite. Of course, that doesn't work out because dancing is a legal profession while dealing drugs is an illegal profession. The drug dealer may be murdered by a junkie. And yes, that drug dealer does get murdered.

But why is she a hypocrite? Now we got to go back to her mother. Her mother. A character that is pretty much 2D and only out there in the world for only one person. Herself. Lynx's mistress once said that she doesn't want to be like her mother. She's not like her mother, or so she thinks. There she is, depending on a man, trying to carve a living for herself.

The plot of The Glamorous Life 2 is pretty straight forward and relies on other characters to move it forward. What a shame. I thought if the mistress or Bambi was more interactive, the book might be much more interesting.

And the ending. *Raises eyebrows*

Rating: Three out of Five

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