Zara Hamilton is living in London. The bright lights of New York City are long gone and have been replaced by centuries-old streetscapes, shopping trips to Harrods, and high tea at the Ritz. Life is pretty close to perfect—Zara gets paid to travel the world, her love life with Hamish couldn’t be better, the girls have come to visit, and Zara has made some wonderful new friZara Hamilton is living in London. The bright lights of New York City are long gone and have been replaced by centuries-old streetscapes, shopping trips to Harrods, and high tea at the Ritz. Life is pretty close to perfect—Zara gets paid to travel the world, her love life with Hamish couldn’t be better, the girls have come to visit, and Zara has made some wonderful new friends. But when Hamish proposes on a romantic tropical getaway, Zara’s perfect world starts to unravel. What is it about Zara’s past that could threaten her future happiness? And will Hamish still want to marry her once he learns the truth? Stiletto Sunset is the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning novel Stiletto Safari....
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Stiletto Sunset Reviews
Book received in exchange for reviewHave you ever bought a magazine only to be disappointed by it being 98% advertisement and 2% substance? Well, that's exactly how this book was. You have a richy rich main character in love with a tv star and her friends that travel all over the place. There's no end to the money, and several pages are devoted to describing her clothing and closets. There was no plot and no core content. I only kept reading because I was waiting for something to happen.
Stiletto Sunset is the highly anticipated sequel to the award winning novel Stiletto Safari the GOLD PRIZE WINNER "CHICK-LIT OF THE YEAR" - Next Generation Indie Book Awards and PRIZE WINNER “CHICK-LIT OF THE YEAR” – Reader’s Favorite
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.Vapid. Ditzy. Spineless. Unbelievable. These are only some of the adjectives I would use to describe the main character (MC) of this book.It wasn't that I disliked the MC of this book, it was more that I struggled to find any sort of quality to Zara at all to make me like her. There was just no substance to her. Again and again she allowed herself to be walked over, talked down to and put into ridiculous situations. A few times she held her head up and stood up for herself and I loved those moments. Telling the wedding planner no, scanning the pre-nup document in Neville's office, the awareness of people trafficking in Namibia - these were the rare moments that shone for me.But there were low points that just dragged this book down for me. Spitting on the neck of a swan ice-sculpture at her own engagement party, not standing up for herself in either of the bridal boutiques, having to be calmed by Sal who was bleeding and potentially losing her baby, snapping the feather off the fascinator and bitching about the dress, a dress even being in the library (it's a library for goodness sakes! Books live there, not clothes!), knowing that the nearest hospital is 10 minutes away when she'd never been to the part of the country before (and then needing to look it up on Google maps moments later), hiring Neville as her dress designer based on one image alone that he was doodling at his desk.Where was her backbone? Her own inner strength? She was a lawyer, a tough job in its own right, and brave enough to go and work in Nambia where she knew no-one, before moving to London where she only knew her boyfriend to start at a new job. That takes a lot of strength and bravery. That was the type of woman I was expecting to read about. Not the version that I instead read about who failed time after time to stand up for herself, shimmied about singing 'You're so vain' to a drunken man, took off for coffee breaks from the office whenever the fancy seemingly took her (I'm amazed she got any work done at all considering the amount of times she went out for coffee during work hours) and could recognise designer labels and what season they were from. It detracted from the novel so severely that if I wasn't reading this with the promise of a review this would have become a DNF for me, and those for me are very few and far between.Even with all this, there were two things though that really irked me at the end of the novel. Arthur, Hamish's relative has a video of Zara singing and shimmying around a man singing 'Happy Birthday'. When was this supposed to have taken place? I'm assuming it was the incident where she is mistaken for Candace. But at no point during that time did she sing 'Happy Birthday'. She did sing, but it was 'You're so vain' and then she hightailed it out of there.The other thing, and this is the thing that really got my goat is Gabi. A ten year old missing for possibly up to three weeks, the possibility of people trafficking mentioned, and when she is found there is NO explanation given for where she was. Just hey presto, she's back and playing and laughing in the pool. Not good enough. Yes, this is chick-lit. It is meant to be a light, rollicking ride, but this fell rather far short of the mark for me. 1/5
Everything I liked in the first book was missing from this one :( There was no character growth or really any plot to speak of. It was pretty much just a long fanservice of Haymich being perfect and everything coming up daisies for the main character (eventually).I don't want to be negative, but really, if you liked the first book, skip this one and let the story end there.
After reading Stiletto Safari I decided I would read Stiletto Sunset and read it in one sitting. Again this was a light happy read. Zara moves to London with her Hamish but really misses her friends in New York. The story is well written and very enjoyable.
I loved Stiletto Safari and was crossing my fingers for a sequel! Stiletto Sunset did not disappoint at all, I loved it! Ms Metz's books are my guilty pleasure. Fun, light hearted and the perfect poolside holiday read.
I loved Stiletto Sunset - I couldn't put it down. The story is engaging and funny and really held my attention. I would like to read more by this author.