Secrets of a Shoe Addict is the story of three women who bond together when they find themselves in more than one kind of trouble. It's the story of how sometimes, you hide a secret side that can get you in - and out - of dire straits. It's about romance, friendship, kids, revenge, affairs, and most of all a love of all the well-heeled things in life.
©2008 Beth Harbison; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole." (People Magazine)
"Readers will root for these four plucky women. Like the designer shoes that pepper its pages, this book is pleasing and stylish. This frothy confection is sure to fly off the shelves this summer." (Booklist)
"Harbison creates vivd, convincing characters and handles them well. Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." (Publishers Weekly)
Secrets of a Shoe Addict is a spin-off from the Shoe Addicts Anonymous, still featuring Sandra, the sex-phone operator. This particular novel starts off in Las Vegas with a new cast including Sandra's sister Tiffany, where each of the women get themselves into financial trouble. So unfolds the plot, in which Sandra recruits all the women to become phone-sex operators. Of course, in coming together to pay off their debts, this group of women become much closer friends and experience life-changing events together.
I love the pace of Harbison's writing, and found myself wishing I was right there with the women at the casinos having a great time and shopping in those many exotic boutiques. I also love how she incorporates pop-culture throughout the novel, making it a fun read regardless if the material is time-sensitive or not. Sandra's blind dates were what really made me laugh out loud. The ventriloquist was a little out there, but the Chuck E Cheese date really got me rolling. And really, who dresses up like a clown to have sex? Some of the phone-sex operator content was pretty dead-on, and I wonder if the author ever did phone sex for a short amount of time or she must have really done great research.
Great book when you need to listen to something to brighten up your day.Interesting characters,actually reminded me of the desperate housewives,only that this is more realistic!
I'm a fan of Beth Harbison, but this book just didn't do it for me. The storylines felt trite and predictable. I thought this would read more like a sequel to "Shoe Addicts Anonymous." I'm sure I'll read more of Harbison's books in the future, but this one definitely wasn't my favorite.
Breezy fun read
The calls to the housewives are hysterical
She goes at a great speed, uses lots of inflection and is easy to understand
Sondra, she seems like she would be a blast to hang out with
All Beth Harbison's books are great reads, Orlagh Cassidy does all of them and she is wonderful.
Loved Shoe Addicts Anonymous. Thought this would be similar. NOT! PORNOGRAPHY. Too much graphic detail of phone sex operators. Nothing about shoes, but about women who become phone sex operators. Was horrible, quit listening and want my credit back!
I really liked this one. Would be encouraged to look up the others in the series. Was good for a laugh too.
Wrapped up nice and tidy....this is not "deep" listening or a mind-bending story...was predictable, but still enjoyed it for the entertainment if provided.
This book took a couple of chapters for me to get into, however once I was in, I was hooked. A great listen for anyone into the perils of loving expensive shoes, and having to deal with real life instead of live in a bubble.
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