In Dirty Girls on Top, the Sucias are five years older, five times as much fun - but, sad to say, maybe not five times wiser.
Lauren is at the top of her game as a columnist for the Boston Herald but still hasn't figured out how to pick a guy - or how to eat (and not eat) like a healthy person. And Usnavys is still sashaying all over town, all 260 pounds of her, dolled up in designer duds and ready for action - action from anyone except her husband, Juan, who has become just the littlest bit boring staying home taking care of the house and baby Carolina.
Maybe the other Sucias could help Lauren and Usnavys - that is, if they didn't have so many of their own messes to deal with. Ella magazine founder Rebecca has just found out that her picture-perfect marriage may not yield any children. Sara may be the star of her own decorating show on television, but her dangerous pull toward her ex-husband Roberto isnï¿¿ï¿¿t so pretty. Amber keeps renaming herself, hoping that that's enough to keep the public interested in her music. And Elizabeth is discovering that a relationship with another woman takes more than being out and proud.
Most of all, Dirty Girls on Top is all about sex and love - getting it, not getting it, yearning for it, having it with the wrong person, fighting it from the right person, trying it a new way, giving up on it, and, in the end, if your fingers are crossed, having it come out just the way it should.
Listen to the first book, The Dirty Girls Social Club.
©2008 Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez; (P)2008 Tantor
"A rare sequel that's as much fun as the original." (Kirkus)
"The prose is fast and casual, and the plot moves at a fast clip." (Publishers Weekly)
Great story so i kept listening, but since all of these characters are Latinas--couldnt the narrator been trained to pronounce the Spanish slang properly? Thats what so funny about this series--the slang,its very distracting to have to try to figure out what they were attemping to say. Too bad!
Wow, I really loved the first book. The narration in the first book kept me laughing, interested in the story and left me wanting more. I had really high expectations for the continuing story. Boy, was I disappointed. The narration was incredibly bad. I’m really disappointed that the narrator could not pronounce Spanish words, pronounce names in Spanish or pronounce spanglish, that is just pathetic. I really tried to follow the story, but the fact that the narrator made SUCH a lame attempt to pronounce words aggravated me and I found it hard to follow the story. I purchased the audio book despite the fact that other reviews pointed out the lack of attempt at pronouncing words. Next time I will listen. Alisa, editors, publishers…please take note…the narrator makes or breaks the story. In this case Cynthia Holloway broke it.
The continuation of the previous book was interesting. But, this new narrator was a gringa and her pronounciation of spanish words/slang was pathetic and insulting. Her NY and/or Boston accent was not much better. How important is this for an audio book? Had I known, I would have bought the paperback. I can't believe this was the best they could do. I had a very hard time paying attention to the story due to her sad sad attempt to speak spanish/spanglish. Alisa/editors, what were you thinking?
The actual book probably the audio version no the accents killed it
I liked Amber & Usnavy. They both don't care what you think personality.
They needed a Spanish speaker who sounds like she speaks Spanish not like she's an English speaking person whos learning Spanish.
Yes. America Ferra as Usnavy maybe Rosario Dawson as Amber and Zoe Saldana as Elizabeth
I listened to the first book - Dirty Girls Social Club - and rather enjoyed it. By the end of the book I had come to like the 6 main characters and their different stories. I liked it so much that I bought this sequel before my new credits were even earned.
I don't know if I can make it through anymore of this book. I'm almost 3 hours into it and appalled at what has happened to these characters. All of a sudden I'm listening to a soft porn book. All they talk about is sex - and way too graphically for my tastes. I'm not a prude by any means but I find myself completely repulsed by their new monologues. I keep hoping the next character will talk normally, and much to my dismay, they don't. I know there is a story line in there somewhere with Sarah and Roberto...but I don't think I'll make it through to find out what it is.
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez does a great job of letting the reader (or listener) have fun while also making you think. I love her books and this one did not disappoint!
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