This book was read as part of the Wishlist Challenge.
Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl is the third book in a series, it is preceded by Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl and Diary of a Married Call Girl.
Synopsis (from amazon)
Married call girl Nancy Chan has been asked to do something outrageous – even by her standards.
Most favoured customer Milt has invited Nancy to his luxurious new villa in idyllic Provence. That’s a lot of euros, but …
Can a (married) Manhattan call girl really holiday with a client? Seeing him morning, noon and night, coming up with new entertainments, and maintaining both a light tan and
a ‘professional’ distance? Not to mention Milt’s Viagra habit. In a difficult economic climate a girl can’t always meet her quota, and Nancy’s worried about losing her edge.
Nancy jumps at the chance to have a break from Manhattan (and from husband Matt) for a few weeks. Desperate for an alibi, she invents a vacation with her mom in southern France. In reality, Nancy is hard at work with some new playmates – Tini (Malaysian, with something extra), Isabel (a St-Tropez madam), and Serge (Isabel’s hunky chauffeur) – while Matt grows more inquisitive. As Nancy discovers, the French countryside is ‘ten times trickier than Manhattan’ and nothing in her temporary world is quite what it seems.
When Milt’s enigmatic cook Duncan turns up unexpectedly in Nancy’s erotic fantasies, she begins questioning everything she knows. Can Nancy keep getting away with this?
Having read the first Nancy Chan novel as a teenager, and the second in 2009 I’ve had Diary of a Jetsetting Call Girl on my wishlist for quite some time. When I saw it in The Works I considered the Wishlist Challenge and thought, why not?
In comparison with the other Nancy Chan novels it was a bit racier than I had remembered. Obviously if it’s a book about a Call Girl you expect at least some sex but I’m sure there was less in the other books.
The plot was rather different from the other two as well. A bit less realistic, a few too many coincidences.
I did rather enjoy it however. It was an easy read, and had a bit more kick than your standard chick-lit.
This review was written 2/2/09
Synopsis (from Amazon)
The witty, sexy sequel to Tracy Quan’s bestselling “Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl”. Like everyone, Nancy finds that as life goes on, she has to adapt. She’s learning to hone her respectable image as the wife of investment banker Matt, cooking fashionable meals and taking his shirts to the cleaners, while turning a few tricks on the side. Volume is down, but the sex is kinkier. And she finds herself pulled into the discreet subculture of the married call girl. Some women’s husband’s know what they do, some don’t, and some ‘know, but don’t know.’ Nancy’s is in the dark, although her best friend Allison’s increasing presence in the media spotlight threatens to expose Nancy’s secret. Meanwhile, Matt wants a baby, but Nancy isn’t so sure. Motherhood could end her career for good – and what will it do to her body? Will Nancy have to give up her career to save her marriage? What if she becomes the frumpy wife her clients often come to her to escape? Fans of Quan’s first Nancy Chan novel, readers of Candace Bushnell’s “4 Blondes”, and anyone who enjoys a walk on the wild side will love this revealing romp.
I read the first two books in this series when I was a teenager and quite enjoyed them. I don’t remember the other two having quite so much sex in them, although of course they had some, it would be difficult to write a book about a ‘call girl’ without any sex in it! I remember there not being as much sex as you would expect in the first 2, but I can’t say that of this one.
It’s a pretty simple book really, and a simple story- nothing unexpected. Enjoyable enough but nothing special really. It was nice to read something easy and it was at least more exciting (for want of a better word) than Rachel Ray. As far as chick lit. type books are concerned it’s not the best Iv’e read but by no means the worst either.