Started: February 22, 2010
Finished: February 28, 2010
This is the second book in The Luxe series. If you have not read the first book, it may get confusing. There are more scandals, more drama, and more secrets. It is a lot to keep up with but this it's easier in this book now that we are familiar with the characters and their personalities. Penelope is up to her usual games chasing Henry and trying to get people to notice her and accept her as much as they did Elizabeth. Henry is dealing with his feelings for Diana and trying not to feel guilty for betraying Elizabeth. The Hollands are still trying to figure out their financial problems. Lina is trying to move up the social totem pole. And I can go on and on.
I enjoyed this book more than the first which is always good when reading a series. The only problem I had was that it started off a little slower than I would have liked. I think the parts about Elizabeth were a little boring and her part in the book isn't as interesting as it could have been. With that said, the rest of the book is pretty good. Diana is still my favorite character although she goes through some changes. I find it interesting how in the first book Elizabeth is more worried about their financial woes and in this one the roles were reversed. I liked how the sisters essentially end up in the same situation by the end of the book. The ending was okay but leaves the reader a little sad but hopeful for the next installment.
4 out of 5 STARS