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Written by Dawn O’Porter


150 hrt


A piece of meat; born to breed; past its sell-by-date; one of the herd.

Three women. A whole world of judgement.

Tara, Cam and Stella are very different women. Yet in a society that sets the agenda, there’s something about being a woman that ties invisible bonds between us.

When one extraordinary event rockets Tara to online infamy, their three worlds collide in ways they could never imagine – and they discover that one woman’s catastrophe might just be another’s inspiration.

Through friendship and conflict, difference and likeness, they’ll learn to find their own voices.

Because sometimes it’s OK not to follow the herd.








Cliched .. and rather disappointing     3 stars


When I first heard about this book, I opted to read it as I thought it would be fresh and funny but I struggled through to the end.

This is the tale of three women; none of whom live ordinary day to day lives like most of us. Camilla is a blogger with strong views on equality for all, which I heartily endorse. Tara is a documentary film maker, who has to fight to hold her own in a workplace where she’s the only woman. Stella is haunted by the death of her twin sister and mother, and this slants her view of the world. Strange circumstances bring these three into the same circles, although their lives are very different.

The view of feminism shown in this book took away a lot of enjoyment from this story for me; in all honesty whilst I’m no prude I found it all a bit tacky and this is not an author I would read again. I’m so glad to have reached maturity without the internet dictating how I lived my life!

My thanks to publisher Harper Collins for my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: women, feminism
  • Format: ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
  • Size: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Publication Date: 6 April 2017
  • Purchase Links:  Google Play
  •                                  Barnes & Noble
  •                                  Kobo
  •                                  Waterstones





Meet the Author


817tduEVJcL._UX250_DAWN O’PORTER is a novelist, columnist and broadcaster who lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris, sons Art and Valentine, cat Lilu and dog Potato. She has made numerous documentaries about all sorts of things: polygamy, childbirth, Geisha, body image, breast cancer and even the movie Dirty Dancing. She is the critically acclaimed author of Paper Aeroplanes and Goose.

Dawn hosts and produces ‘Get it On’, a podcast where she interviews interesting people about why they wear what they wear. She also collects vintage clothing, and admits to writing her best work when she is wearing a bonkers seventies dress and her hair is a voluminous bob.





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