Book Review: Playing the Game November 24, 2010Posted by Jaidis in 4 Tree Reviews, Book Reviews, Jaidis Shaw Reviews.
I recently won Playing the Game by Barbara Taylor Bradford in a giveaway hosted on GoodReads. This is the first book that I have read of Ms. Bradford’s and I was excited to be peeking in the world of an author that I am not familiar with.
Playing the Game is centered around the life of Annette Remmington, a rising star in the art world, and her struggles to succeed in not only her art consultant business but in her personal life as well. Married to the controlling, manipulative Marius, Annette’s life is turned upside down when she starts to fall for the young journalist, Jack Chalmers, who confesses his love for her. As the story progresses, we start to learn the truths about Annette’s past and why it continues to haunt her in her present life.
For me, this book was a little difficult to get into as it moved rather slowly in the beginning and seemed to drag out in places that could easily have been avoided. Once I got to the middle of the book, it started moving much more quickly and kept me intrigued for the remaining pages. There are some brief flashbacks brought to life in the book about Annette’s childhood that some may find disturbing, but other than that it would be a good read for mature audiences.