Being rich isn't quite as easy it looks. Just ask Melanie Sartomsky
Korn --- she'll tell you. When this Florida flight attendant meets
the billionaire of her dreams, Arthur Korn, "The Coffin King," she
thinks all of her troubles are over. Little does she know they've
only just begun.
What nobody told Melanie is that entrance into society, at least
Park Avenue society, requires more than buckets full of money. It
requires wearing the right clothes, saying the right thing and
having the right connections, none of which Melanie has a clue
about and makes painfully obvious with one faux pas after another.
Whoever thought "marrying up" would be such hard work?
No matter how hard Melanie tries, the other "ladies" will not allow
her to forget where she's come from, how she got there or that she
most definitely is not one of them. It doesn't help that she's
young and gorgeous and they're, um, well, they're not. It also
doesn't help that she doesn't know which fork to use, what length
and style of a dress to wear to an afternoon tea or whether or not
fur is déclassé. Learning what is done and not done in
the highest echelons of Manhattan society can be exhausting!
In spite of her struggles for acceptance, Melanie never stops
trying. She goes on a decorating rampage, changes her wardrobe and
even hires a PR firm all under the tutelage of her intimidating but
ultimately endearing British butler, Mr. Guffey. With his help, she
might just stand a chance.
As if Melanie wasn't nervous enough dealing with the society
matrons, she also has to compete with the specter of her husband
Arthur's ex-wife, Diandra. There is no shortage of those eager to
sing Diandra's praises, leaving Melanie feeling more insecure than
Just when she begins to see a glimmer of acceptance and success,
Melanie does an interview with a local journalist that leaves what
little reputation she had begun to build in tatters. She can either
hide or fight. Welcome to this novel where trailer trash meets
society snobs and the gloves are off.
If you love society, scandal and stories about the rich and the
richer, look no further. THE RIGHT ADDRESS will fulfill your every
need. The great thing about THE RIGHT ADDRESS is that everything
works out in the end, although perhaps not in the expected manner.
One word of warning though --- don't start reading this one until
you have a day to yourself. I guarantee you won't want to put it
down until you're finished and woe betide anyone who interrupts
Carrie Karasyov and Jill Kargman have created a winning novel in
this collaboration. No one but a true insider could dish the dirt
the way they do in THE RIGHT ADDRESS and with just the right amount
of wit, humor and insight.
Reviewed by Amie Taylor on January 23, 2011
The Right Address