If you like to flip through US Magazine or the National Enquirer while standing on the grocery checkout line than you will like this book. Jessica Cutler has listed this book as fiction (probably to save herself from more lawsuits) but you will see that this novel is about her life and how she lived it in DC. Trashy, scandalous and downright mean Jacqueline Turner (i.e. Jessica Cutler) is a character your will love to hate. She starts a private blog telling her friends about her drunken one night stands, snorting coke in some obscene places, exchanging sex for rent, the bizarre sexual requests of married men, ranting on about how much better looking she is than everyone else and the one guy (coworker) she thinks she loves but yet didnt hesitate to tell everyone at work that he likes to be spanked. Her excessive lifestyle soon catches up to her when her private blog becomes a public scandal on Capitol Hill and gets her labeled as a DC slut. You hope she would have a revelation about herself and her life and what really got her there and I do believe there are glimpses of that but I think in the end all she seemed to learn was you can get whatever you want for free by lying and cheating and there are never any real consequences because there will always be a sucker that will pay for a pretty girl dressed in designer clothes tab.
A guilty pleasure..."trashy" beach novel, but def an interesting read!
Scandalously outrageous and apparently based on the authors real-life excapades. Every parents' nightmare, to be sure!
The book was well written, however the plot left much to be desired. One of those books I only read because there was nothing else to read and someone gave it to me.
I told myself in the beginning I would not beat up a book or an author, so I will have to keep this review short.
I am fine with an occasional sex scene or obscenity cast around - but this book was over the top and too much. Filled with sex, drugs and some work life, this book was not the "Washington Sex and the City" it was advertised to be. I felt that this book completely beat up Washington, DC and its residents. Being a new resident of the surrounding parts of DC, I didn't enjoy the negative connotation the city and its dwellers received.
I only finished because I could use it for two challenges and I am that girl who must give a book a fair shot. After 100 pages, I only had 150 some odd more to finish and couldn't walk away. Thankfully being stuck in a car helped finish it off. Unfortunately, living near DC, I was so excited to read this book and be able to know where the character was running around. I was let down.
I would not pass this book off to anyone.
Pretty good book. They say it's fiction but the author was the girl busted for writing the blog called the Washingtonienne, which is exactly what the book is based on. Great for a quick read with a little excitement!