Book Review | The Apartment by Danielle Steele

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The Apartment by Danielle Steele

They come together by chance in the heart of New York City, four young women at turning points in their lives. Claire finds the spacious loft apartment. But the aspiring shoe designer needs at least one roommate to manage the rent. She meets Abby, a writer trying to make it on her own, far from her successful family in L.A. Then Morgan joins them. She’s ambitious, with a serious finance job on Wall Street. Finally Sasha, a medical student. And so the sprawling space, with its exposed brick and rich natural light, becomes a home to friends about to embark on new exhilarating adventures.

Their shared life in the apartment turns them into a family of beloved friends. But as unexpected opportunities and challenges alter the course of each of their lives, they face the bittersweet reality that in time, they will inevitably move away from the place where their dreams began . . .


Published: May 2016
Published Edition: January 2017
Publishers: Corgi
Genre: Romance, Fiction, Contemporary

Pages: 400

Form of Reading: Paperback

Goodreads Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review

I have seen Danielle Steele's books for sometime and never considered purchasing any of her books before. And when I saw this book in Tesco and read the blurb at the back I was very intrigued.

This is a really good book to read while you're lying out in the sun on a nice beach in whatever country you're in. Me, I read this book in like 5 hours, I finished it at half past midnight. I found the books to be enjoying to read and also fun to see each character struggle with jobs and relationship. These four girls, Claire, Morgan, Abby and Sasha were really fun to read but I think it would have been extended a bit more, I felt that the focus was mostly Claire and Sasha, and I had wished to have seen more of Morgan and Max, and Abby and Josh. I think it would have been a lot more interesting if this book was a four part series and you would get a bigger arc instead of a limited amount of it in one single book.

Claire's storyline seemed more of the focus that the other three girls. she is a shoe designer who is struggling to co-operate with her boss. Her boss wants to stick to the same standard as it had been for years and Claire cannot tolerate being stuck at a job doing something she loves and gets trampled on by her old-school boss. She also meets a man, Morgan's Boss, he is a strong believer that they are meant to be and whisks her away to many different countries on the weekend. I felt her storyline to be the main focus in this book, while I enjoyed her arc in the book I just wished there was some space to fill in more time for the rest of the girls

Morgan is a straight business girl on Wall Street, she has a relationship with a chef, Max, who's restaurant is near to where the apartment is and Morgan and the girls frequent there quite a lot and even Max cooks food for them on Sundays. She has had a set goal for a very long time and avoids having a family because of what happened to her family. Morgan felt like a sub-character than one of the main character, you don't get to see her arc until towards the end of the book.

Sasha is much like Morgan, who loves her job. She is an OBG/YN and she is constantly in scrubs. she finds it difficult to be in a relationship with someone who doesn't understand her job and has often pushed her love life away. Her twin sister, Valentina is practically the opposite. She is a model and has a love for the bad boy type and it aggravates Sasha because she honestly believes that her sister would get herself in trouble. I think I enjoyed Sasha's arc more, I felt for her to be more focused on her job than a love life, I loved her relationship with Alex and her sister Valentina.

Abby is a writer who is in a terrible relationship who uses her while he enjoys the fun life. While the girls have tried countless of times to tell her about her relationship with him. But she soon finds her passion for writing again and starts her novel that she planned to write three years prior. I would have loved to have seen more of a storyline for her, I wanted something more for this character.

I enjoyed following the lives of these four girls and maybe if I want to I could pick up more of Steele's books in the near future.

Hope you are having a lovely day

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