and WIFE AFTER WIFE by Olivia Hayfield, aka @suecopsey1
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
What if King Henry VIII lived in modern times? How would his womanizing and philandering ways be influenced by the strong, modern women in his life? Find out in this rollicking tale richly imagined by author Olivia Hayfield!
Modern day Henry, known as Harry in this book, is a media mogul and “King” of Rose Corp. He loves women and, despite his constant cheating and misogynistic ways, women can’t help but fall for his good looks and charismatic personality. “You have to make allowances for boys, ’cause they’re generally rubbish. That especially applies to over privileged upper-class arsehole boys… But there’s something about Harry.” Spanning decades from 1985 to 2018, this ambitious story paralleled real-life Henry’s life and marriages in many ways. I personally loved how popular people, songs, and things appropriate to the times were sprinkled here and there. Throughout all of the twists, turns, and bad decisions Harry made, his “It’s Complicated” relationship status remained a constant. It’ll also make you wonder more than once … is the old adage “All’s fair in love and war.” really true?
This steamy, drama-laden story about a rich, successful, handsome man behaving badly reminded me of a classic Jackie Collins novel. If you’re looking for a light, highly entertaining read (although a bit too long, in my opinion), this is it. Now, how soon until I can get my hands on the sequel, Sister to Sister?
Location: London, England
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.