Title: She Regrets Nothing
Author: Andrea Dunlap
When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.
Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.
This book was not my typical go to Rom- Com, but I was sucked in from the moment I opened the book. If you are looking for a book that is light and fluffy, then this is not the book for you. This isn’t meant to scare anyone away, but more of a warning of the twists and turns you are about to embark upon! I still flew through it because I couldn’t put it down.
This book is about the Lawrence Family- Liberty, Leo, Nora and Laila. A family that is known in the New York elite crowd, that has an air of mystery, but always seems perfectly put together at all the events of life- home, job, social events, etc. Unbeknownst to Liberty, Nora and Leo, they have a cousin named Laila that lives a far more common life than they could have ever imagined.
Haven’t we all as human beings wanted to belong at some point? Whether it be with our family or jobs or a group? This book definitely sparked my sense of wanting to belong and made me think about what I would do if I was Laila. Because now that Laila has been given a little taste of the life she once could only dream of before, she will do anything to keep it. This book walks you through each thought and step of to what length’s a person will go to keep what they think new found power, money, family (whatever it may be) could slip between their hands- and sometimes that can be a scary thing!.
This book has such a dark undertone and feel to it, but I loved it anyways. I can’t quite put my finger on when it turns, but once it does you are sucked into the rabbit hole for sure! It’s one thing to think of all the things you could do to climb the social ladder of the New York elite, but to actually read about them happening was intense!. It was refreshing to see that some people in the book didn’t quite fall for her, after all you have to believe that someone can still spot the deception when it’s there.
It’s dark, it’s mysterious, it leaves you seeing how exactly how different people view and take on the world. It’s a well written book and Andrea did a great job telling and weaving through this family’s drama. I loved that the book made me stop and evaluate my life and what I have done to get to the places in my life. Any book that invoke such a time consuming emotion is a great read in my eyes.
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