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Published by DCA on March 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
From NYT Bestseller Alessandra Torre...The sexy serial that exploded on Cosmopolitan.com is now a full-length, standalone novel.
Chloe Madison. That’s me. A former NYU princess who just fell from grace, right off my pampered Manhattan throne and onto the unforgiving steps of Nicole Brantley, socialite and queen bitch. Now, I walk her dog and mix her smoothies. Try to navigate my own problems while fixing all of hers.
I want what every New York girl wants. A career, an apartment, and true love, preferably in a smoking hot package.
It turns out I’ll have to fight for all of it.
I wanted to look away…but I couldn’t.
I was so excited to start Love, Chloe. The blurb was a little vague, but I knew that it was about a chick that went from the top of the food chain to way, waaaay down, so low down you’d almost see the bottom of the barrel.
Initially, I was a little taken aback…I don’t like Chloe. She comes across as selfish, egotistical and very naïve.
It seems to me that rich and famous people might not be as confident as you would think. Why on earth would they stay in relationships that hurt? Money? Popularity? Is love meant to hurt? Are the wealthy people of the world really that bad? Do they really think they are better because they have money? In Love, Chloe we see that the glamour and glitz isn’t all its cracked up to be.
With no money…will Chloe survive?
Our dear Chloe had to make a lot of tough choices. When you’re sleeping on your friends couch and worrying about having enough money to eat, can you afford to stick to your morals?
Will she settle for the job of assistant/dog minder when she has a degree (kind of…just not the piece of paper) that says she is way over qualified?
While I don’t really like her, I’m completely fascinated with her and the story that unfolds. Every time she feels the shock of the changes to her life, she assesses the damage, sees what needs to be done and moves on. It was like watching a boiled egg being peeled. I know that doesn’t sound attractive…but bare with me. We see the hard shell with the cracks forming, little bits crumbling away, the bright white starting to come through, then that one crack that makes the hard piece fall away… leaving you with a little softness and bright white goodness.
Money makes the world turn round. In some ways, I’m glad to not be dealing with that world. I’m not sure I’d have the stomach for it. It was interesting to see Chloe deal with normal issues and recognise the selfish way she had lived previously. She tried to keep her head up as much as possible and with her two best friends and some unlikely new friends she manages to do it. In the end, I really liked Chloe and even admired her. She wasn’t afraid to face the truth. She didn’t try to bury her head in the sand and take the easy way out. She ended up being a better woman after her downfall and won the prize in the end…LOVE.