Book Review: Desperate Measures, by Elle Casey

Desperate Measures, by Elle Casey

Desperate Measures by Elle Casey

Published by Elle Casey on September 14, 2015

Series: n/a

Genre(s): fiction, chick-lit, romance

Format & Length: e-book, 430

Source: purchased

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[Formerly titled Desperate Measures Trilogy: Book 1, Full Measure, published under Elle Casey’s alter ego, Kat Lee.]

Drawn together over a love of books, three women strike up an unlikely friendship, and end up forming bonds that move well beyond what any of them ever imagined possible. Desperate Measures serves up laughter, romance, cookies, tea – and a whole lot of love.

Aimee: A housewife left in the dust by her philandering husband, with an outdated high school education but a serious talent when it comes to confections…

Elizabeth: An accountant tired of crunching numbers for hundreds of clients with more money than they know what to do with…

Kiki: An exotic dancer who wants nothing more than to get out of the game…

Content warning: Due to sexy situations and content, this book is definitely not appropriate for younger readers.

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Desperate Measures was a cute, corny story about friendship and romance. And I loved it!

Told from the perspectives of three different women, Aimee, Elizabeth, and Kiki, we follow their stories as they meet and become friends. I found that I could empathize with all of them, despite the fact that my life is nothing like theirs (except for a love of books, of course). Usually with these types of books I don’t have particularly strong emotional ties or reactions, but something about this one had me invested. It made me both laugh and cry.

That all being said, don’t expect to go into this and find significant character depth. It is also completely unrealistic and absolutely predictable from page one! Even though some tough events occur (warnings for abuse and a fairly long and graphic sex scene), it is overall what I would consider a “light” book.

If you’re looking for some easy to read chick-lit to break up more intense or serious reads, this might be your answer. Get it on your kindle or nook for $4.99.


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