Ok, seriously? This was Katherine St. John’s debut novel?!? I don’t even know what to say about that, except get me my car keys, ’cause I’m heading out to get a copy of her second novel!
In The Lion’s Den, Belle has been invited (along with a handful of other colorful characters) on a yacht trip (the name of the yacht is the same as the title of the book) of the French Riviera by her long time best friend, Summer. Summer has landed herself a rich older man, who has no problem giving her everything her heart desires. It doesn’t take long to realize the trip comes with all sorts of very bizarre strings attached. She must follow the schedule that has been laid out for her precisely, she has no wifi connection or data, and thus no means to contact anyone outside the ship on her own, and when she does make use of the hardwired computer to send emails, realizes that her emails are monitored. Not to mention the cameras all over the ship, and being locked into her room at night. When Summer starts treating Belle less like a friend and more like her prisoner, Belle realizes that this trip might not be the relaxing vacation she envisioned.
I’ll admit, I’m the kind of person that enjoys watching a good dumpster fire of drama. I have been known to occasionally get caught up in the craziness that is Tiger King, or Real Houswives of wherever the hell people are rich. This book was like all my dirty pleasures wrapped up into a convenient package.
We get to see that absolute ridiculousness of the lifestyle of the rich and famous, we get to see firsthand the way our lady, Summer, rises to the top to land her a 62 year old rich fogie. And we get to see the very often jilted and abused best friend, Belle, realizing that perhaps her bestie is not worth the price of a postage stamp.
There was so much crazy intrigue and mystery surrounding the Lion’s Den, that I couldn’t wait to hear what craziness would happen next! Looking forward to reading her next book!
Check it out on Goodreads here: The Lion’s Den