The book describes itself as being similar to Bridget Jones. While I agree in part, it's definitely a calmer, less frantic Bridget Jones. She dates her co-worker, is British, has great friends and a spotty confidence about her body.......... but Ivy is not quite as frenetic or liquored up as Bridget. Still, I agree with the comparison and the fact that if you enjoy one, you will enjoy the other. A perfect escapism book.
(Originally published in Britain in 2012.)
Revenge has never been such fun. From Sarah Rayner, the international bestselling author of One Moment, One Morning, comes GETTING EVEN (St. Martin’s Griffin; On-Sale September 23) an unputdownable story of jealousy, sex, friendship and backstabbing set in the heart of London's Soho "ad land".
How would you feel if your best friend at work betrayed you? Was secretly having an affair with an influential colleague? Won a coveted promotion, then teamed you up with a mere junior, leaving you feeling completely demoted? What would you do? For Ivy there's no choice. The only person she has ever trusted, Orianna, has blown it big time. So there's only one way forward: revenge. Ivy's campaign is brilliant, if horribly destructive, and she's determined to get even with the woman who has dared to cross her. But is Ivy really the innocent party? Or is she hiding secrets of her own?
Like The Other Half, Getting Even is lighter and sexier than Sarah's more recent novels. It’s funny and flirtatious and very fun. If you liked Bridget Jones's Diary, then you'll love this.