Review: Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland & Rachel Van Dyken - .Red Wine & Books

Friday, February 7, 2020

Review: Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland & Rachel Van Dyken


Print Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Van Dyken Enterprises Inc & Sandbox LLC (January 28, 2020)

From Goodreads.com:  Four women… Four very different paths. One incredibly cutthroat world.
Welcome to the Jungle.

As America’s sweetheart, Brittany is perceived as the "good girl." The sort to bring her Bible to a photoshoot... only to garner the attention of a most unlikely suitor. Until one mistake irrevocably changes both of their lives forever. Fortunately, both now and then, Brittany has wonderful support systems, including her tribe.

The leader of the tribe and a model who’s fought every battle and obstacle in the industry, Zoe, knows her worth. Until a sex tape scandal rocks her world. She sees no choice but to put her trust in the one man she shouldn’t, to make it all go away and help her succeed. Unfortunately, not only is he mired in New York’s underbelly, he wants repayment... with interest. Namely, her hand in marriage.

Despite her seemingly perfect life, Everlee has problems of her own. Not only has her world-renowned photographer husband been cheating, but it’s actually much worse than that. The things surrounding what he’s done are so dark and dangerous, Everlee’s life may actually be in jeopardy.

And then there's Danica, cold, dead in the ground Danica. Some secrets stay hidden while others are just waiting to be discovered- hers has the power to alter the industry forever.

In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s easily eat or be eaten… but, if you make it out alive, you just might have a story to tell - though it will likely be one of secrets, lies, deceit, and loss.

Strap on your stilettos, it's about to get wild.

Based on true stories and events.
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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

This was a compelling look into the cut-throat world of fashion and modeling. 

To begin with, I positively adored the fact that while this story was authored by two people, it never felt that way. I couldn't tell you from reading it which chapters (or characters) were written by whom and I like that. I liked that it flowed together into a cohesive story instead of feeling choppy. 

On the flip side, having four different POVs throughout the novel sometimes made it hard to keep track of who had what going on at first, until you got into the flow of the story itself. I will admit that there were a couple of story-lines where the outcome was obvious,  but even though I was right in how they played out, it was still impressive seeing the way the authors chose to get there. 

In closing, this was one of those rare stories that just brought the reader in and kept them glued to the pages just to see what happens next. I would read more from these authors. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                                      Fashion Jungle is available from Amazon.com

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