Parties, bad boys, speakeasies - life in Manhattan has become a woozy blur for Clara Knowles. If Marcus Eastman truly loved her, how could he have fallen for another girl so quickly? Their romance mustn't have been as magical as Clara thought. And if she has to be unhappy, she's going to drag everyone else down to the depths of despair right along with her.
Being a Barnard girl is the stuff of Lorraine Dyer's dreams. Finding out that Marcus is marrying a gold digger who may or may not be named Anastasia? A nightmare. The old Lorraine would have sat by and let the chips fall where they may, but she's grown up a lot these past few months. She can't bear to see Marcus lose a chance for true love. But will anyone listen to her?
Now that the charges against her have been dropped, Gloria Carmody is spending the last dizzying days of summer on Long Island, yachting on the sound and palling around with socialites at Forrest Hamilton's swanky villa. Beneath her smile, though, Gloria's keeping a secret. One that could have deadly consequences....
I seriously could not get enough of this series!!! I adore it! I fell in love with the characters and could not wait to find out what would happen next!
We start out with Marcus being engaged to another girl! Definitely a bombshell to start off with! Clara keeps trying to appeal to everyone who will read "The Manhattanite" to tell them all about the innocence of her cousin, Gloria. Finally, Gloria gets busted out of jail only to work with the Feds to take down Forrest, a young millionaire whose story seems so eerily similar to Jay Gatsby (in my opinion)! She stays at his mansion and once again lives a life of luxury. Meanwhile, Lorraine is actually sober during college and taking her studies seriously. She makes two new friends, her roommate and a boy named Melvin. Her roommate tells her the real story of Marcus's fiancé, Anastasia, that she's really a gold-digging criminal. Lorraine gets Clara involved so they have to work together to take this girl down. Gloria is trying to find the dirt out on Forrest so she can get out of this mess and see Jerome again. The wedding finally arrives and so many things happen- it is a whirlwind of drama!
Will Marcus marry "Anastasia"? Will he get back with Clara? Has Lorraine met the man of her dreams? What happens to Forrest? Does Gloria take him down? Does she finally get to see and be with Jerome again?
Where does Diva rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
I enjoyed listening to Diva not the best narration compared to other books I have listened to.
What other book might you compare Diva to and why?
The Luxe series.
What does Abby Craden bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
More graphic details of what is going on with each character.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I love when Clara stop Marcus wedding to Deidara.
Any additional comments?
I enjoyed the Vixen series and I am happy Gloria and Jerome got to be together in the end.