Friends and Rivals. Cat fears she is past her prime. Her philandering husband, Ivan, who she still loves passionately after twenty years of marriage, leaves her. by Lucy Moore | 19 June Friends and Rivals. Friends and Rivals is about two old friends who become rivals in the music business as well as romantically. Book Review: Friends and Rivals by Tilly Bagshawe. “Kat fears she is past her prime. Her philandering husband, Ivan, who she still loves.
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Her philandering husband, Ivan, who she still loves passionately after twenty years of marriage, leaves her tillj a younger woman.
Devastated, there is only one person left who Cat trusts. Kendall is sure she has it all. But underneath her tough exterior she hides a vulnerability — she is helplessl Old friends can become bagshase worst of enemies But underneath her tough exterior she hides a vulnerability — she is helplessly struggling with an unrequited love.
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Ava is an innocent, plucked from obscurity and thrown into the deep-end of the glamorous world of fame. When she is pitted against Kendall, the world watches closely, wondering who will survive.
As these three women try to navigate a backstabbing world fridnds infamy, desire and fortune, will they be tempted to betray the people they hold dearest? Paperbackpages. Published September 27th by Harper first published September 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Friends and Rivalsplease sign up.
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Sep 22, Siany rated it liked tlily Shelves: This was not my favourite book from Tilly Bagshawe but it was enjoyable for what it was.
I didn’t particularly love or even like the majority of the characters in this book. In fact apart from Kat who was likeable at times I think thats the best thing I could say about the characters. Normally I would hate this if I hadn’t liked any of them but there was something about this one that kept me reading on.
I did like the story, normally in these type of books its the movie biz rather than music so I f This was not my favourite book from Tilly Bagshawe but it was enjoyable for what it was. I did like the bagshawwe, normally in these type of books its the movie biz rather than music so I found the change interesting and some of the details etc interesting.
There was a lot of name dropping in this book, but for me I still found the story itself enjoyable. I found the story of the feud between Jack and Ivan, pretty hilly of books in this genre but overall it seemed pointless. Obviously Jack must have had a thing for Kat beforehand, I couldn’t help but think, especially as they didn’t particularly spend any time together to realise they “suddenly” had a thing for each other.
Ivan again was typical of the idiot guy who is ultimately NOT a good guy, but in the end he was good again and had landed on his feet. I didn’t like this, don’t make me dislike a character then have good things happen friendss him.
Ava was pretty non existent to the book until the end part, not sure why her character was even included in the blurb because she was hardly in it and in the end we tillyy even find out what happened with her. When reading this I felt like I was supposed to like Kendall, but throughout the whole book I didn’t think she had any redeeming qualities and was quite frankly a horrible person, again at the end her ending up with Lex Again no lead up to this, suddenly she had feelings for him and was in love with him?
Anyway am veering offcourse with this review: If you are expecting literacy masterpiece type work, then you will be sorely disappointed. But if you are looking for a lighthearted easy read that isn’t taxing on your brain this I think you will enjoy this.
I do not mean this as an insult to the author either. One of the reasons I love Tilly and Louise Bagshawe books is because of how lighthearted they are. I make sure I always read their new books because overall I do enjoy them.
If you are looking for a better Tilly Bagshawe one though, I recommend Showdown and again Louise’s earlier books are also really good reads. And to the publisher, the hardback uncorrected proof copy is a beautiful book and it shall be remaining on my shelf, definately the nicest proof copy I have had. Nov 03, Pooja Jeevagan rated it liked it.
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And I am torn between giving it a 2 or a It’s a purely escapist chick-lit. I like the author, I really do I somehow wanted which probably very few could want Give it a read Sep 22, Rea Cobb rated it it was amazing.
Friends and Rivals is my first book by Tilly Bagshawe and I fell in love with the cover of this hardback book although very simplistic it is beautiful I was just hoping I would love the story inside just as much. Kat fears she is past her prime. Devastated, there is only one person left who Kat trusts. But underneath her tough exterior she Friends and Rivals is my first book by Tilly Bagshawe and I fell in love with the cover of this hardback book although very simplistic it is beautiful I was just hoping I would love the story inside just as much.
Friends and Rivals was not what I was expecting at all but it was a great surprise I really enjoyed this book. What I loved the most is how different each of the characters were and how well they were developed considering how big a part each character played in the book. There is a different character for everyone but combined together they complement the book by bringing you a little of each personality to this action packed, tense storyline. The storyline is very much based around fame and fortune and the music industry but with the added bonus of many relationships and friendships with spanners in the works.
All the way through this book I was never quite sure what was going to happen on the next chapter and there was no way of predicting who would end up with who as there is so much betrayal and rivalry between numerous amount of characters.
The author is a little gem and gives us a perfect ending to the book by tying up all the loose ends to the storyline rather than leaving us on a cliff hanger but you just have to read this book to see if the outcomes are what you were expecting! Looking for an intense read full of rivalry and betrayal, glamour and romance then look no further!
Sep 09, Edel rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I had read previous books by Tilly before and I really enjoyed them so I was thrilled when I got this one to review. Ivan and Jack are two buisness partners who run a music management company together. Jack is the most responsible member of their team as women and the good life are too much at the forefront of Ivan’s interests dispite having a family and wife that he seems to often forget about.
When Jack sends Kendall, a new and upcoming music artist to the UK for work ,and to get better known over there little does Jack know that Ivan will of course muck it up. It does not take long for contracts to be broken and Kendall to be in bed with Ivan.
Ivan’s long suffering wife Catriona has had the brunt of his bad behaviour for years but her marriage and her two children mean the world to her, and she put up with it for this long, but when her husbands picture is splashed all over the papers with this newest young singer, and they are not exactly pictured doing crosswords it all brings things to an end.
Jack and Ivan’s buisness relationship ends immediately, and they become strong rivals against each other as they each try to out do the other. Relationships, friendships and the rich indulgent lives of the rich all come together wonderfully here for the perfect escapist indulgent read. If you want an excerpt about the book you can get it here.
Friends and Rivals by Tilly Bagshawe
Mar 08, Cornel rated it really liked it. Lovely light love story. I am a huge Tilly Bagshawe fan and loved her last two books so was looking forward to the newest release.
Friends and Rival does exactly what it says on the tin.
It’s a totally self-indulgent, glamorous and escapist read which is right up my street. I’m tily looking for anything rivaps on the morality scale right now so this suited me down to the ground. I was also lucky enough to receive an early edition which has a beautiful cover, which made me want to get started even more. I settled down on I am a huge Tilly Bagshawe fan and loved her last two books so was looking forward to the newest release. I settled down on my commute home and before I knew it was 4 or 5 chapters in and irritated that I had made it home in record time!
Catriona Kat has been married to Ivan for more bagshawd twenty years. On the surface with their two kids and Ivan’s successful career in the music industry things look great, however Ivan is a pathological liar and cheat. When he leaves her for a younger woman her life feels like it has come to a complete halt.
On the feiends side of the fence there is Kendall who is a superstar singer that is used to getting what she wants. Ivan’s partner who heads up the US business Jack is the person who looks after Kendall and he certainly has his hands full. From the minute I got involved with this book there was no stopping me. It took me straight into the worlds of the main characters which appeared to be Ivan and Kat and Kendall and Jack. All four of them had intriguing personalities.
I despised Ivan from the word go and to be honest I love friejds when characters get my back up, it makes the book that little bit more enjoyable. This sort of book is exactly why I love reading. The music business was brought to me with characters that wouldn’t seem out of place on Dynasty!
There was a lot of threads to the story and other characters introduced which although not as central as the others, were just as readable. I literally couldn’t put this down and was disappointed once I had finished. This book is escapism at its best and one that I would highly recommend!