Today I am excited to bring you a review for That’s What Frenemies Are For by Sophie Littlefield and Lauren Gershell, publishing today via Random House/Ballantine Books. A big thank you to Lauren Gershell for the complimentary copy.
That’s What Frenemies Are For is an escape and a delight!
Julia Summers is living the life. A Manhattan apartment, a doting, hard-working husband, and cute kids in tow. She’s also used to being top dog with her group of friends, but that may be in flux…
While all her friends are in the Hamptons for the summer, Julia is stuck in the city, and with that, she knows she has to take action.
Flame. It’s the biggest fitness craze to hit the social scene in NYC. Tatum is a shy instructor there, and Julia makes it her goal to transform Tatum into a superstar.
Things begin to fall apart fast for Julia. Her husband is arrested for white collar crimes, her friends have moved on, and Tatum is moving on, too.
That What Frenemies Are For is a clever romp of a read. I loved the snarky, witty banter, and hello, as a spin obsessed person, I loved that the fitness craze was spin-related!
Overall, That’s What Frenemies Are For is an entertaining book just perfect for those beach bags or your suitcase as you head on vacation. It’s well-written, sassy, fun, and completely absorbing!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
A Manhattan socialite turns her spin instructor into a fitness superstar to impress her friends. But can she keep her little project under control? Or has she created a monster?
Julia Summers seems to have it all: a Fifth Avenue apartment, a successful husband, and two adorable children attending the best private school in the city. She relishes wielding influence over her well-heeled girlfriends . . . but her star appears to be fading. That’s why, when stranded in Manhattan for the summer as the entire Upper East Side flees to the Hamptons, Julia is on the hunt for the next big thing–the hot, new fad that will put her back on top.
Enter Flame, the new elite fitness craze. Seductive and transformative, Flame is exactly what Julia needs–and demure, naïve instructor Tatum is her ticket in. Turning Tatum from giggly blonde to trendy guru proves hard work. Yet Julia’s triumphant comeback at summer’s end doesn’t quite go as planned, and when things suddenly get ugly–and even deadly–she realizes she may have been in way over her head. And Tatum, waiting in the wings, begins to grasp just how much power her newfound stardom holds . . .
Then, with Julia’s life already spiraling out of control, her husband is arrested for fraud and bribery. As her so-called friends turn their backs on her, and Tatum pursues her own agenda, Julia is forced to rethink everything she knew about her world to reclaim her perfect life.
But does she even want it back?
Have you read That’s What Frenemies Are For, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR