Turning The Professor Into A Crossdressing, Sissified and Feminized Pet - A Tale of Forced Feminization! uClearly not Her words engaging enough to string me along for the arduous trek laid out across 496 pages The occasional hint lending itself to a satisfying payoff to come As if Brown and her publisher managed to pull off a much successful con job with the marketing of this novel than Nina s pitiful heist touted in the synopsis Readers meet Nina all glammedp and mid scam At one time she had dreams of being than a grifter like her mother Those optimist notions long gone and with no other way to pay the bills Nina dons her mom s title thief Nina and her casual boyfriend Lachlan survive by stealing antiues and other valuables from nsuspecting Instagram flaunters Until the day a dreaded knock on her door drives them out of LA for the foreseeable futureFrom this point the setting feel and entire trajectory of the novel shifts And not for the better With one final scam in mind Nina returns to Lake Tahoe and the dreary Stonehaven mansion after twelve long years away The grand plan is to rent the antiue riddled guest cottage on the Stonehaven property All in the hopes they can gain access to the main house and the safe hidden somewhere within the expansive floor plan Lachlan now Michael plays the part of a writer looking to pen his next masterpiece while Nina now Ashley puts her yoga skills and need for zen on display And this is where Vanessa comes in Vapid Instagram influencer Vanessa makes the return to her wealthy family s Lake Tahoe mansion after an awakening of sorts Following the death of her father and the rescinding of her fianc s proposal Vanessa ghosts her dwindling followers for a time in search of a life with meaning Or so she says Desperate for attention and love Vanessa finds herself enchanted with her guests Michael and Ashley No doubt one than the other Little does she know Ashley was once her troubled younger brother s girlfriend NinaThere are some poignant moments of clarity where the author s writing shines but for the most
PART THE HAPPENINGS HERE ARE NOT ENOUGH TO OVERCOME the happenings here are not enough to
overcome wordy and overly detailed delivery The majority of the novel is bogged down by internal monologues repetition courtesy of wordy and overly detailed delivery The majority of the novel is bogged down by internal monologues repetition courtesy of dual perspectives and incessant descriptions of Stonehaven Which ickly veers into boring territory Out of sheer curiosity I took it pon myself to check and Stonehaven is mentioned 179 times throughout the book Overkill in any situation I d say Regardless of what the synopsis alludes to at its core this book is a slow burning character study Not the fast paced thrill ride that Nina s first few chapters promise Purely a nod to Brown s cleverly worded passages throughout this lackluster novel I m considering checking
Out Some Of Her Earlier some of her earlier A concession not typically made for experiences I rate this low Thank you to Random House for providing early access in exchange for my honest thoughts. Ain estate Stonehaven a mansion of dark secrets not just from Vanessa’s past but from that of a lost and troubled girl named Nina Nina’s Vanessa’s and Lachlan’s paths collide here on the cold shores of Lake Tahoe where their intertwined lives give way to a winter of aspiration and desire duplicity and revenge This dazzling twisty mesmerizing novel showcases acclaimed author Janelle Brown at her best as two brilliant damaged women try to survive the greatest game of deceit and destruction they will ever pl. I rarely award commercial fiction with five stars This is a notable exception Pretty clothes shoes jewelry hair make p and glamourous photo shoot locations epitomize the life of a young heiress But living your life online is not very pretty particularly when you need to be validated by virtual strangers The vapid superficiality of being an internet influencer becomes
APPARENT AFTER A BROKEN ENGAGEMENT WHICH SENDS THE HEIRESS after a broken engagement which sends the heiress back to her family s antiue stuffed Lake Tahoe pile Enter another young woman and her sketchy boyfriend whose life hasn t panned out as she had hoped and the scene is set for a con job promising a big payout This is a thriller containing commentary about social media mental illness and the disparity between the haves and the have nots Unexpected and nexpectedly believable In Pretty Things a grifter sets into action her biggest scam yet against an heiress turned social media influencer with ties to her past This is what the internet has given my generation the ability to play God At 28 Nina Ross s life hasn t turned out how she imagined and she faces mounting pressure resulting from debt and treatment for her mother s illness Following the death of her father Vanessa Leibling retreats to Stonehaven her family s Lake Tahoe estate where she will take some time to thinks about what s next for her and her public image Nina and her boyfriend Lachlan arrive at Stonehaven nder the guise of temporary cottage renters and there three paths collide and deception ensues Pretty Things is a slow burn suspense story with a few small twists along the way I listened to the audiobook My favorite Julia Whelan narrates Nina and Lauren Fortgang did a great job with Vanessa s voice as well The POV shifts between the two women throughout the book I enjoyed this one and while I didn t love either character I felt for both Nina and Vanessa at different times in the story 35 stars round p to 4This cover is gorgeous I must admit that is what initially drew me to this book This book started out really strong the first couple of chapters I defiantly was drawn right in as Nina seemed to be a hardcore player in this game she was playing stealing from wealthy Then we to hit a speed bump and stay in low gear nt Audiobook narrated by JuliaWhelan Lauren Fortgang and Hillary Huber I ended p LOVING ITI know there are low review the biggest beef of being too long I didn t mind I enjoyed manymost of the life descriptions It turned into a perfect meditative walking companion pool soaking intrigue book buddy Nina Ross didn t always want to be a con artist She learned her thievery skills through osmosis and mostly from observing her mother Lily a con artist entrepreneur I LIKED THIS CRIMINAL I loved her back story her character development and interactions with others I can t wait to see who plays. Two wildly different women one a grifter the other an heiress are brought together by the scam of a lifetime in a page turner from the New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me DisappearNina once bought into the idea that her fancy liberal arts degree would lead to a fulfilling career When that dream crashed she turned to stealing from rich kids in LA alongside her wily Irish boyfriend Lachlan Nina learned from the best Her mother was the original con artist hustling to give her daughter a decent childhood de. ,
Her character when this book comes to screen Nina never wanted to be a grifter or social media follower but life threw her a curveball her mother s cancer returned and the medical bills were astronomical so Nina forms an alliance with Lachlan a slimy shallow pathetic Irish immigrant to pull off one last big job to outwit heiress Vanessa Liebling But before she does she has rendezvous connection with BENNY another character favorite but it ends BADBenny s dad called Nina a nobodydisposable nobody The slime ball daddy kicked Nina out of Benny s bed pulled her out by the arm naked and says get out and never return I didn t think Nina was a nobody but I did wonder if things would change when I got to the endThis book was just enough thrillerwithout
being thriller driven instead I was organically curious without having mythriller driven instead I was organically curious without having my on the ending too much I enjoyed the entire process of nfolding And I enjoyed the ending shhhhh we cant spill the beans now can we Vanessa Liebling was the heir to Stonehaven an old creepy large mansion in Lake Tahoe Vanessa was a college dropout but a popular social media internet influencer She was a complex interesting nlikable character but interesting She herself felt hollow and shallow inside but her PRETTY THINGS and SOCIAL MEDIA facade worked well for her She got to fool herself and liked fooling herself From being a rich daddy s girl with lots of pretty clothes stilettos and accessories she faces the loss of her father a broken relationship and financial capital losses around the same time This makes her interesting and I give her a little bonus point although she was self centered and snobby she sincerely loved her younger brother BennyPaths are crossed between Nina and VanessaBackground stories give s a greater A Letter To Pakistan understanding from the different worlds they grewp in my favorite backstory was between Nina and her first boyfriend name Benny Vanessa s sister The connections are complex entanglementsI also enjoyed the relationship between Nina and her mother Lily Their love was solid regardless of their crimes and dysfunction Another book that screams to be seen on screen and its coming Nicole Kidman will be producingSocial media partners in crime greed family legacybackstabbing lies deceitfulness nreliable flawed characters a creepy old mansion
STONEHAVENIN LAKE TAHOE PACIFIC HEIGHTS INLake Tahoe Pacific Heights in Francisco antiues twists and surprisesmake p this psychological suspenseful character driven atmospheric dramatic thriller light novel Great walking audiobook companionscheming entertainingShould make for a great Netflix series I liked it I really really liked itLoved it as an Audiobook I watch I wait And then when the opportunity arises I takeThe intriguing premise along with the attention grabbing opening penned by Janelle Brown conned me into thinking this book was something it Spite their wayward life But when her mom gets sick Nina puts everything on the line to help her even if it means running her most audacious dangerous scam yet Vanessa is a privileged young heiress who wanted to make her mark in the world Instead she becomes an Instagram influencer traveling the globe receiving free clothes and products and posing for pictures in exotic locales But behind the covetable façade is a life marked by tragedy After a broken engagement Vanessa retreats to her family’s sprawling mount.