Are you a broke and hungry art school student? Can’t make rent? Can’t pay bills? Well, have I got an arrangement for you.
Robyn Harding’s “The Arrangement” enthralls as she creates a world, based on reality, where a young girl gets her needs met via wining and dining an older man. For Natalie, the world of sugar daddies and sugar babies promises thrills; however, the subsequent chills rock whatever stability she craves.
- Fast-paced. Once you start reading, putting the story down is nearly impossible.
- Relatable. Listen. Many of us have been so broke that we begin thinking we are willing to do anything. Natalie could be any of us.
- Believable. The story is well-researched, and Natalie’s twists and turns could happen to anyone.
- The story gives you a pit in your stomach and refuses to let go.
- The ending. Even though, you may figure how the book ends halfway in, the ending still satisfies.
- Characterization works. I do not recall any melding of faces and personalities. People gel appropriately.
- As mentioned, the story is fast-paced. Unfortunately, there are moments where its quick speed may lead to some implausibility. Quick love, for instance. However, the speed will not pull you from the story’s overall arc.
- The book cover. I sense a desire to portray the griminess permeating the story; but, I feel a better cover would have convey the sense.
In conclusion, Harding’s “The Arrangement” promises to thrill and chill you with it’s fast-paced thrust into a world many can imagine, but few take part.
*Thanks to Netgalley for this reading opportunity in exchange for a unbiased review*