Friday, June 27, 2008

Second Chance by Jane Green

Title: Second Chance

Author: Jane Green

Rating: 7.9/10

Holly, Saffron, Olivia, Paul, and Tom have been best friends since they they were in school. Now 20 years later they have all gone their separate ways, and are only in contact with each other through Tom.
Holly is about 39, and has two children, Daisy and Oliver. She is unhappily married to her husband Marcus. Marcus is a control freak, and he thinks he is the most important man in the world. He puts everyone around him down, including Holly. And shes getting awfully tired of it. She doesn't know what to do, but shes too afraid to admit to herself that her marriage is in danger.

Saffron lives in L.A. and is a movie star. Not a very famous one, since she has only been in some movies, and usually had only a minor part. However, although Saffrons life seems fine, she is an alcoholic, and is involved with Pearce (a HUGE movie star) who is actually married. All she wants to is stop her drinking habit, and to be with P (Pearce).

Olivia, is a pet freak. She is a veterinarian, and is absolutely in love with all animals. Her pets are her children. She does not want any real children of her own. But when her boyfriend, breaks up with her, and she was a four-night-stand fling with a person that Tom introduced her to, her world changes.

Paul does not play a huge roll in this book. He is happily married to a women named Anna. However their problem is that they cannot get pregnant.

Finally Tom...Happily married, beautiful children and wife...he dies in a terrorist attack, and by a twist in fate, these four best-friends are brought back together again...and that is when everything changes for them.

I just want to apologize for my extremely sucky review...*apologizes*
Anyway. I enjoyed this book. It reminded me of The Luxe. Not in the way that it was mystery, lust and jealousy and betrayal and all that. But it was about how Tom's death affected them...the story was alternating between present and past, and also between characters. Before you know it you would be reading the book from someone else's perspective...Sometimes it got confusing, but it was always fine.
Anyway, yes, this book was good. I wouldn't put it at the top of your 'To-Be-Read' List, but it would definitely be in the Top 15 =]]

Happy Reading.

1 Comment:

Chelsie said...

Top 15 doesn't sound too promising... especially since I just turned in all the library books that were less than top five or six... =D