|PUBLISHER:||mary a. ellenton productions|
|WASH:||stained with dirt|
You’ve got to admire a woman who breaks away from the family business to make a name for herself in an entirely different field. Such is the story of Fay Famaghetti in Flipping by Mary Allenton. Fay leaves her family’s restaurant business to work in the real estate industry despite the many protests made by her close-knit Italian family.
Unfortunately, my admiration of Fay stops there.
In an attempt to make a quick profit, Fay finds herself caught in a “gray” area where buyers, sellers, mortgage companies, and appraisers are not always what they appear to be on paper. Fay’s deceptive practices extend to her family life as she gets into a relationship with her business partner and problems with her husband increase. Fay is able to make more money than she ever dreamed of in a short time, but her wealth comes at a price in her personal life.
This was a rare book in that there was not a single character in it that I liked. Everybody seemed to have selfish motives and only looked out for themselves. (There may have been one honest character, but to disclose who would spoil the book.)
Even though the writing was good, the numerous sexual encounters described combined with some vulgar language kept me from really enjoying the story. Had either of these things been “toned down”, my rating would have been at least one star higher. As a movie, this would have easily received an “R” rating.
Flipping is filled with suspense, drama, romance deciet, and more.
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