Friday, May 17, 2013
The Love Wars
Author: L. Alison Heller
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade (May 7, 2013)
Even though Molly Grant has only a handful of relationships behind her, she’s already been through more divorces than she can count.
At the premier Manhattan law firm where she’s a matrimonial attorney, the hours are long, the bosses tyrannical, and the bonuses stratospheric. Her clients are rich, famous, and used to getting their way. Molly’s job—and primary concern in life—is to work as hard as possible to make sure they do. Until she meets the client who changes everything….
Fern Walker is the desperate former wife of a ruthless media mogul. Her powerful ex is slowly pushing her out of her young children’s lives, and she fears losing them forever. Molly—haunted by an incident from her own past—finds herself unable to walk away from Fern and sets out to help her. She just needs to do it without her bosses finding out.
Now, as complications both professional and personal stack up, Molly can only hope that her own wits, heart, and instincts are enough—both in and out of court.
The book description states that it's in the vein of The Devil Wears Prada and that's very true. It's the same type of corporate hell climbing to get to where you "think" you want to be until one day you remember your humanity and decide maybe there's more to life than the corporate office.
Some of the divorce scenes are in your face making fun of the rich and their ridiculous demands, and other scenes are truly sad reflections of marriages gone wrong.
Molly spends a good part of the book kissing butt to her superiors in an attempt to make that climb to the top, but slowly the thrill of becoming a rising star in the firm fades as she realizes real lives are at stake.
A good look at the inside shenanigans of a corporate law firm and the serious side of "Bridget Jones".