Killer Heels begins with a prologue. Coco Raeburn is in Manhattan in present time. The reader is made aware of the obsession she has with her weight and her dependency on her fiancée.
Part One begins with London in the past and we learn how Jodie became Coco. We also learn Victoria’s family background and we meet Mireille on a fashion shoot in Morocco. Victoria and Mireille are both strong women who want to rule the fashion world. Both are composed and elegant but with very different personalities …. Victoria is so tightly controlled whereas Mireille is portrayed as warm and open.
In Part Two, Coco is in her fiancee’s penthouse on Fifth Avenue. She is alone and waiting for him when a woman arrives. This is so tantalising as we don’t know who the woman is but we do know that something isn’t quite right.
Part Three takes us forward to Manhattan in the present time and from here we weave backwards and forwards as the plot builds.
I really enjoyed the structure of the two different timelines and was hooked by the scenes with Coco in her fiancee’s penthouse. Although I was caught up in the story I wanted to get to the part where we found out what was going to take place in the pivotal scene.
The characters take us along with them in this world and I really enjoyed the change we see in response to events. I have to say that by the end of the story, my favourite character was Victoria. I admired her for being able to live her life tightly-controlled without letting that slip (takes so much energy!) and so enjoyed that poise shattered when she starts engaging in life rather than controlling it.
Killer Heels was pure escapism for me. I enjoyed spending time in the fashion world with all the glamour and glitz (which is far removed from my life!) and the relationships. The sex scenes are pretty dynamite too (very well written) making this a bonkbuster that rivals all the ones I’ve read previously. Definitely one for your bookshelf … it will take you out of your everyday world and let you experience life on another level!
I would like to thank the publishers for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review.