Money. Fame. Love. Who says you can't have it all? Being the daughter of a showbiz icon is a mixed blessing for Sienna Starr.
Though she dreams of following in her famous mother's footsteps, she wants to get to the top on her own merits.
Securing a role as a chorus girl in the Follies seems a step towards achieving her ambitions.
But life isn't all glamour and glitz and, off the Strip, Las Vegas can be a dark and sinister place.
Sienna then makes the mistake of ruffling the feathers of the show's star, Brandy Alexander.
A legend in her own dressing room, not least for her astringent charms, Brandy doesn't take kindly to younger, prettier girls trying to outshine her.
Yet Brandy's has more than one skeleton in the closet and dark secrets she'd do anything to hide...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 14/10/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780091930073
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Review by SonicQuack
Although a follow-up to Tease, Ambition is a stand-alone story centring on the next generation of the Starr family. From the very start Ambition never lives up to it's own hype and although all the staple genre requisites are present, i.e treachery and sex, there is no hook. The core plot mechanic that Ambition uses is better suited to a television sitcom, rather than a trashy piece of of chick-lit and as a direct result Ambition misfires. It's simply not very plausible. Every hundred pages or so is a cracking line, a brief scene of hilarity and if Blaize could somehow capture those moments and make them more central or more frequent then her work would have more to offer. As it stands Ambition doesn't have as many likeable characters as it needs, they don't have enough taboo moments and it's not particularly interesting.