Shelby was just re-entering the dating scene and starting a new job. Astrid was a co-worker of Shelby’s. Right away, there seems to be some work tension between them. But can you blame them? Women are competition, after all.
Story starts off fairly slow as the girls navigate through the business structure of their industry, but it soon gravitates to the taboo side. For instance, Astrid has had a crush on her boss for a while, so she doesn’t seem to mind when he flirts with her or occasionally brushes up against her in a way.
“You have to keep your wits about you to succeed in the business world. Men are not potential husbands. They are stepping-stones on your path to success.” (18)
Readers follow the taxing lives of two women, who are just trying to make it in this world. It’s honest and impactful. Story keeps a steady rhythm and various characters nearly crowd the story. It didn’t quite grab me as much as I thought it would, but it’s still a decent read nonetheless.
My rating: 3 stars