Saturday, 30 July 2011

Review - Confessions of a Corporate Slut by Jacqueline Gum

Don't be put off by the title thinking it is all about sexual exploits on the job because it is not. Reading this book out and about has drawn quite a few looks, some tuts and even one or two whispers!

Meet Roberta our main character. We start with her picking up her life after her divorce causing Roberta to look over her life and how she got here(this is what the book is about, getting to this point). It is like meeting someone at a night out and them sitting telling you their life story. It is funny, easy going, sad, frustrating and just like sitting down with someone who has the gift of the gab and a good tale to spin.

The start of the book is a bare layout of Robertas life (early on with her family) but mostly focused on her marriage. It is at times hard going and frustrating to read, watching the change of a independant hard working confident women into " a corporate slut". How I grew to hate her husband with each passing page and tale. I was also very frustrated and annoyed at Roberta, allowing herself to get to that point and being treated like that. The sad thing is many many women will be able to identify with it, if not on a personal note then certainly knowing someone who is touched by this kind of life and treatment of their husband (and it is based on a true story).

I got totally drawn in and despite the hate of the husband and sheer annoyance at Roberta I really enjoyed this book. It is really easy to read and I tore through it within a day.

The is scope there for a second and I wonder if this may be on the cards, if it was I would get it! 4 out of 5 for me.

2 comments:

  1. Lainy,
    Thanks so much for your thoughtful review. I’m so pleased that the story engaged you enough to take you through the full range of emotions that it was meant to. And the idea that you felt you were chatting with someone made me chuckle. :)

    For younger women, it is meant to be a cautionary tale. For women who have been there, I’m hoping that knowing even smart women can make life changing mistakes opens the door to self-forgiveness. There’s a way back to you, and perhaps the journey was intended.

    The first chapters of Bull Justice, my second novel can be found at www.jacquelinegum.com.
    I’m looking for agent representation, but may publish via Kindle books later this fall.

    I’m aware that reading is an investment of your time. So I humbly thank you for investing in me:)
    Kindest Regards,
    Jacqueline Gum

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  2. Nailed it! A fun read and can't wait for Jacqui's next book -- I've seen a bit of it and it's amazing!

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