Friday, 1 May 2015
Million Dollar Que$tion - Ellie Campbell
What can rock your world faster than winning or losing a king’s ransom overnight?
Just as a huge financial scandal throws New Yorker, Olivia Wheeler, from wealth and success to bankruptcy and shame, struggling impoverished single-mother Rosie Dixon wins an unexpected million pounds. Good luck? Bad luck? Who can tell? Both women have more in common than they realize. While Olivia struggles to survive her humiliations, fleeing broke and homeless to London, shy unassuming Rosie discovers sudden riches arrive with their own mega-load of problems.
Can workaholic career-obsessed Olivia find a passion for something earthier and warmer than power and prestige? And can Rosie sift through envy and greed to discover true friends, true family and even true love?
Two strangers who’ve never met. Yet neither realizes how each is affecting the other’s destiny or the places their paths touch and fates entwine.
How will they surmount the pitfalls and perils of their outrageous change of fortune?
That is the million dollar question.
I just loved "Looking for La La" by Ellie Campbell and so was eager to read Million Dollar Que$tion which I received a copy of from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.
The book alternates between the two main characters Olivia and Rosie and what happens when one of them looses a fortune and the other gains one.
This book had a great storyline with down to earth characters who felt believable to me. The dialogue felt very real between the characters along with the misunderstandings and reading signals the wrong way. There are some truly hilarious real life scenes where Livvy (Olivia) is trying to hide out from people she used to know. Both women have their ups and downs and even the ups turn out to be not so great all of the time. I felt myself rooting for them to make the right choices - you'll need to read it to find out if they did!
I loved all the different locations in the book. New York and the Isle of Skye - could there be two more opposite places. Having stayed on Skye it brought back to mind my time there.
I'm usually one for guessing how books are going to work out in the end, but I have to say I never saw the end of this one coming. There is so much more I would like to say - but really it would just spoil the book for you.
I look forward to the next book - it will definitely be on my reading list.