They met in rehab – but some of them had rather more therapy than they bargained for. Supermodel Amber Peters should have the world at her feet. But her secret addiction has led her down a dangerous path. Lap dancer Skye Ellwood is desperate to get out of the life she’s living, but has no idea how – until a client makes her an unusual proposition. Following an ultimatum from his fiance, A-list movie star Joe Jeffreys is finally heading to rehab to sort out his sex addiction – and save his squeaky-clean image. Spoiled daughter of a legendary rock god, Petal Gold is convinced she’s a huge star in waiting, and she’ll trample on anyone she thinks is standing in her way. Passion, jealousy, betrayal, revenge and scandal: during their tumultuous thirty days at Cascabel clinic, the lives of Amber, Skye, Joe and Petal will be transformed forever. But for one of them, the stakes could not be higher – or more dangerous.
The book starts off with Amber in a precarious situation, being held by a strange person and she’s clearly been drugged. Then the book suddenly flies to another time when Amber was modelling and dating men, which I found annoying as it wasn’t consistent. The book then alternates between who the story follows, whether it’s Amber, Joe, Petal or Skye. Some would say this is refreshing as it does alternate between completely different but similar lives. I thought the book would move to rehab quite quickly however it took around a third of the way until that happened, but I didn’t mind at all.
It gives a good background to all the characters because of the alternative chapters however I still do not feel any care towards them. I appreciate how all of the characters had their different reasons for entering rehab because that gives different point of views to the story and certainly made that part of the book more interesting. I could not quite get into this due to its writing style. Especially given the nature of this novel I felt it didn’t have enough depth.
There was another interlude in the middle about Amber’s mystery drugging that carried on the mystery element of the book which again had me thinking because of other things I had read. The book moves on a satisfactory level, there are lots of twists and turns along the way that keep you hooked on getting to the end and the pace made the consistency more confusing. *warning* for those as there are some pretty graphic sex scenes in the book, a couple of them actually so if that isn’t your thing be warned!
2/5 stars from me.