#Forfeit by Caroline Batten


Book Description:

Getting divorced at twenty-five sucks
Teaching over-confident rich kids when you’re all but homeless sucks. In fact, every single aspect of Daisy Fitzgerald’s life is one big…

Enter Xander, a Knight-in-Shining-Cricket-Pads, who knocks her off her wedge heels and into his privileged world of It-girls, players and Michelin stars.

High on cocktails & escapism
Daisy agrees to play Forfeit, the ultimate game of dares. A simple kiss dare ignites her relationship with Xander, but the game’s called Forfeit for good reason. Can they survive three rounds?

Blackmail • Betrayal • Revenge
Move over Gatsby, there’s a new bunch of bored young things in town.

My Thoughts:

This book is a bit like a guilty pleasure, I didn’t love it but I far from hated it either.

Due to the characters in this book mainly being rich and drop dead gorgeous and the amount of alcohol and drugs that are consumed, it just brought to mind thoughts of t.v programmes such as The only way is Essex and Made in Chelsea. Not that drugs are featured in those programmes but you get the drift. This is where the guilty pleasure comes in, I for one don’t admit to watching them but have found myself many a time sat intrigued by all the going ons and their lifestyle and this is what I found with this book. I can’t say I felt any empathy to these characters as their lifestyles seem far apart from my own but I was intrigued to see how the characters roles evolved throughout the story.

I’ve got to say the amount of drugs consumed in this book did spoil it for me slightly as it just made me cringe and want to give the characters a good shake up as to what they were doing to themselves, for me personally I would have liked the drugs aspect to be toned down, but that is just my opinion.

The storyline itself was certainly different and it had you guessing until the end as to whether the gorgeous Xander was as trustworthy as he said he was. The relationship between Daisy and Xander was endearing in parts and all the way through it was very much a will they/won’t they make it theme going on. Overall I did enjoy it and would certainly read more by this author.

Thank you to The Book Club and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have awarded this book 3/5 stars.

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