Unsticky?? I know right? I’m still curious as to what this means. Now you all know I’m on a Megan Hart kick, but I’ve been dying to read this book for awhile now (and finally gave in and got the print book – I’ll explain why, later), so I’m going to take a quick break to read it.
And all of you “Christian Grey” lovers will understand why in a second.
So… what would you say if I told you that in the span of 100 pages (BTW this book is almost 600 pages long) so I’m not even a quarter of the way in…
as I was saying… what would you say if I told you that in this book, I’ve already encountered:
- a sweet but doormat-ish girl who works in fashion (low end of the totem pole still), but hoping to climb
- got dumped by her indie-rock star boyfriend in public, on her birthday!
- cried (in public), was comforted by an enigmatic, super rich, famous, powerful, poised and posh rich man in his thirties,
- and then wined and dined by him. (mmmmhmmmmm)
- And then sorta “dumped” by him too (at a very awkward moment – talk about a slap to the face!!) Does this remind you of the “Kiss me, kiss me” sidewalk scene, anyone?
BUT WAIT!!! It gets better!! Because while nursing her hurt and embarrassment,
- she was called back again by “his people” ,
- set up for another meeting in private, with him,
- where he proceeded to ask her to sign a nondisclosure agreement, and then the “proposed an offer” with yet another contract to sign!!!
Did you just raise a very intrigued eyebrow? Hrmmmmmm?
Now, let me be clear. I cringed at my inclination to “compare”. I don’t want to make an actual comparison. I’m just acknowledging a similarity (and one that I’m delighted about). To me, I can’t imaging anything or anyone equalling “Christian Grey”. He, and his world stand at the top of the hill. But it sure is fun trying to find something like it, isn’t it?
Considering I’ve essentially just started this book, what I am trying to get at, is…
For those of you who LOVED the Grey series (as I did), and want something that gives you “that feeling” again… or that similar tension and excitement (and I know you do, because I keep getting emails and comments such as this one by Brandy):
“Ok so I finally got around to reading the Fifty Shades books and I am on the last one right now and I LOVE them!! AND the music!! so what would you recommend as a next read that is similar to that?”
So far so good! Tons of great reviews on Amazon UK, for it, too. I’ll only give this book one complaint so far. In “new format” it is only available in Europe (I couldn’t even get the e-book on Amazon) BUT, but after getting this very adamant recommendation from Dany…
“Recently I’ve started a book called Unsticky by Sarra Manning, I haven’t quite finished it yet so I cant give a full review but it reminds me very much of Fifty Shades. Its set in London and to me its like Fifty Shades mixed with The Devil Loves Prada. Defo worth a read. Vaughn is a lot like Christian although he doesnt come around as quickly. Anyway just thought i’d share this find with you as i know how much you love Fifty.”
… I knew I HAD to get it no matter what. So I gave in and ordered a used copy on Amazon, and had it within a week. Now I’m fully immersed in it, and thoroughly enjoying the hard-ass snob known simply as “Vaughn”.
Vaughn. Even his name is sexy.