My rating: 2 of 5 stars
I would like to thank Thomas & Mercer via Net Galley for allowing me to read and honestly review this book.
For those that follow me and read my reviews, its not often I give below 3 stars. I am no judge or jury on a book I read, the stars just highlight how I PERSONALLY FELT about a book.
Even in surveys you have a list....fair, good, bad, not so bad....etc
Well, this was not for me. I DID read it until the end. I never want to feel that I don't give an author my respect and stop reading, I live in hope that something is going to switch my thoughts around and suddenly I am going to like what I am reading. If it was THAT awful I would just stop and not give a review. But this one deserved something from me.
The concept of the story was OK, but it reminded me of the "magic cream" I have had at the dentist that numb my pain. The reason I mention cream is because this is about cream, a cream for the youth.
The story itself was painful to read as it just was like reading something that you sat urging the author on and on to pick up pace, make something more happen, get ME INTERESTED.
It didn't happen.
This book has potential, just needs some umf for me.
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When PR pro Anna Wallingham gets dumped by her last client, she finds herself running out of options in LA, where looks trump experience. Desperate to prove she is still relevant, the fiftysomething accepts a shady job offer from Pierre Barton, secretive billionaire owner of Barton Pharmaceuticals. Isolated in a facility outside London, she agrees to test a new top-secret product guaranteed to make her look thirty years younger. Anna is starting to look on the outside the way she feels on the inside: ageless. But she soon discovers that her predecessor died under mysterious circumstances, leading her to research just who stands to gain—and lose—with this miraculous product. When Pierre drops dead in front of her, she takes off on a dangerous journey across Europe hoping to stay alive long enough to uncover the truth.
With the hard-won knowledge that younger isn’t always better, Anna is determined to escape and reclaim her life before it’s too late.