Published by St. Martin's Press on October 6, 2015
Sophia Marcus, 21, has already mapped out every aspect of her glamorous life as a Hollywood actor on her vision board. But her life right now in Toronto is anything but exciting. Attending fruitless auditions during the day and working at a douche-y club at night, Sophia is starting to feel like she's going nowhere...slowly.
Demi Michaels, Sophia's best friend, didn't go to college after high school. Short of ideas for her own future, she puts her energy into building the perfect relationship with an older man. And when that relationship crashes and burns, Demi is left to pick up the pieces.
Sophia's friend (and Demi's frenemy) Leandra Hunting doesn't give a crap about hard work or a loving relationship. She has other plans for her future. After college graduation, Leandra sets out to travel the world in the yachts, planes and limos of ridiculously wealthy men. Will any of them be able to show her what love really means--if she can take off her Chanel sunglasses long enough to see it?
Set in the exotic, intoxicating worlds of Hollywood, Thailand, and London, Bliss paints a relatable portrait of life in your early twenties with equal parts optimism and fear, hope and disappointment, expectation and reality. It's the Age of Uncertainty when you can count on nothing, but, if you're lucky enough to have one truly great friend, you can survive just about anything.
I know that I post way too many book reviews on here, but I really like to read and sometimes my life is crazy and complex and I just need to get out of my head. The best way I find to do that is through a book. I had no shortage of books that I read in 2017 and I hope to surpass that goal in 2018. Here is what I know to be the last official book review of 2017. I just finished Bliss by Shay Mitchell and Michaela Blaney.
I thought that the switches between the three girls was extremely well done and could be easily followed. I loved and rooted for the three girls to get their dreams especially Sophia since she seemed so determined and things always seemed to be getting her down. I was also intrigued by Demi’s recipes throughout the book, though I haven’t had a chance to try them yet. Perhaps I will and that will be another post coming soon…
I liked the epilogue at the end of the book, but I would have like to have heard what happened to Demi’s relationship with her boss. (Ooops…spoiler?!?) I also would have loved to hear more about what happened with Leandra. Perhaps this is all for another book?!?
I would recommend that you pick this up if you are looking for a quick, fun beach read. Hopefully I’ll be back soon with another post.Let me know what you have been reading lately and if you have read this book and what you thought.