In the spirit of The First Wives Club and filled with all the trappings of another bestseller, Last Night at Chateau Marmont is classic Weisberger territory. A strong, feisty female lead, a glamorous New York back drop and a gorgeous man or two make Last Night at Chateau Marmont essential summer reading.
Two college sweethearts are living a happy, rather ordinary life in New York but there's a slight twist - she's the breadwinner, supporting her musician boyfriend. Until the tables are turned when he's discovered by a Sony exec and their worlds are turned upside down.
Soon they are holidaying in the Hamptons, adorning the cover of Vanity Fair and attending every glitzy party in town - all the while his career is reaching new, dizzying heights.
But the trappings of this elite lifestyle mean our heroine must face the wrath of the US press. Scorned for having a less-than-perfectly-honed LA body and brutalised for being 'ordinary', things couldn't get any worse… Then news erupts that her best friend, who's been her confidante through these months of misery, has sold her innermost secrets to the press and her life spirals out of control.
She finds solace in a secret support group: The Civilian Ex-Wives and Girlfriends of Celebrities Group - a place to gossip, lubricated with lashings of shared experiences and strong cocktails. As this sassy group right the wrongs of their past relationships, our heroine must decide if she's going to sink or swim.
Review: Lauren Weisberger has the amazing ability to showcase the ultimate in relatable chick lit and Last Night at Chateau Marmont is no exception.
Last Night at Chateau Marmont encapsulates you into an insightful look into how quickly life and relationships can change; whilst holding tight to female dreams mixed with reality, true love and long-lasting friendships.
Last Night at Chateau Marmont is the perfect remedy when well deserved relaxation time is needed. Pour yourself a glass of your favourite alcoholic beverage and unwind on the couch with Last Night at Chateau Marmont.
Lauren Weisberger is the author of The Devil Wears Prada, which spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover and paperback bestseller lists. The film version starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway won a Golden Globe Award and grossed over $300 million worldwide. Her second novel, Everyone Worth Knowing, was also a New York Times bestseller. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Last Night at Chateau Marmont
Author: Lauren Weisberger