Vegas Girls

  • Title: Vegas Girls
  • Author: Heather Skyler
  • ISBN: 9781510710832
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vegas Girls Vegas Girls begins when three former high school friends now in their mid thirties reunite in their hometown of Las Vegas a city they vowed to escape as soon as they could to celebrate their new liv
    Vegas Girls begins when three former high school friends, now in their mid thirties, reunite in their hometown of Las Vegas a city they vowed to escape as soon as they could to celebrate their new lives and revisit old haunts But what starts out as a week long, sun kissed reunion takes a strange turn as mysterious gifts appear, familiar faces pop up in unexpected places,Vegas Girls begins when three former high school friends, now in their mid thirties, reunite in their hometown of Las Vegas a city they vowed to escape as soon as they could to celebrate their new lives and revisit old haunts But what starts out as a week long, sun kissed reunion takes a strange turn as mysterious gifts appear, familiar faces pop up in unexpected places, and each woman reveals a secret, private quest.Ramona is searching for a son she gave up for adoption before their high school graduation Jane is trying to leave her husband of eleven years, even with her two kids in tow And Ivy, who has a new baby, is haunted by the memory of her mother abandoning her twenty years ago and she has begun spotting her everywhere Add to this a darkly charismatic ex boyfriend of Ivy s who won t give up hope of rekindling their romance, and a strange, new friend of Jane s in need of help, and the week quickly begins to unravel.Set against desert heat, swimming pools, and casino lights, and told masterfully through five different points of view.

    • ï Vegas Girls || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Heather Skyler
      357 Heather Skyler
    • thumbnail Title: ï Vegas Girls || ☆ PDF Read by ☆ Heather Skyler
      Posted by:Heather Skyler
      Published :2019-08-10T15:37:56+00:00

    About Heather Skyler


    1. Heather Skyler was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada Her first novel, The Perfect Age, was published by W.W Norton in the U.S and Penguin in the U.K She works as a magazine editor and columnist for the O.C Register and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek, and GOOD magazine, among other publications Her second novel, Vegas Girls, is due out October 2016 She lives in Athens, Georgia with her husband, John, son, Malcolm, daughter, Lux and dog, Eileen.


    932 Comments


    1. What a fun girly read! Great characters who were relatable and interesting; I loved the large contrast shown between friends of the same age at totally different stages of life. Full review to come. Thanks Giveaway for my copy!

      Reply

    2. It's about 3 high school friends meeting again in their hometown of Las Vegas and there's all kind of interesting plottiness and cool story lines, but what I loved this book was already full-on happening in the first chapter. Skyler sticks all these spot on observations or delightful turns of phrases in her sentences--they almost felt like secret little gifts for the reader. Here, I'll just tell you one: Jane and Adam are an estranged married couple at the same party, neither of them quite sure [...]

      Reply

    3. Review originally posted at All Books Considered: 3.5 STARSI was immediately drawn to reading this one because I, too, grew up in Las Vegas and the three friends in this book are less than ten years older than me. While their experience is not necessarily my own, this did make me feel nostalgic in its descriptions of the desert. Places, past and present, were referenced that I could see so vividly and I really appreciated the authenticity of this book. I liked it more than I had probably anticip [...]

      Reply

    4. This did keep my interest but just ok for me.

      Reply

    5. I won this book through a Giveaway for an honest review.I will have to say I really like this book, and enjoyed the 5 points of view, they POV were clear cut and you could truly get a feel for each person. Ivy, who's mom ran out on her and her dad while she was in High School fears that she will one day follow in her moms footsteps even though she truly loves her son Lucky. Jane is going through a difficult time, she feels like she lost her self and she did something that may or may not regret. [...]

      Reply

    6. As an older woman, mother and grandmother, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I could readily identify with several of the same issues I had as a young wife and mother. Heather is able to evoke the emotions that make her characters believable. She weaves the plots so that I had to keep reading - rooting for some characters, imagining solutions for others, wondering what the outcome of choices made would be. A great read till the end - for women of all ages.

      Reply

    7. What a great book! This was my first read by Heather Skyler and I'll certainly be reading more in the future. This was an engaging story about 3 former high school friends that meet up in their hometown of Las Vegas. I found the women to be interesting and could identify with them. I loved reading about these women and their friendship. Definitely a read I would recommend.

      Reply

    8. A expertly woven tale, rich with three-dimensional characters and vivid scene setting, "Vegas Girls" is an immersive read.

      Reply

    9. Loved the dynamic between the women in this book. It was loving and friendly yet had a thread of irritation that was so relatable when it comes to friends you've known for a long time. Isn't there always some baggage? Hurt feelings? Heather Skyler's books always leave me feeling like I've become part of a family's (or friend's) hushed secrets, like I've been let in, and I enjoy it every time. Another great work I'd highly recommend.

      Reply

    10. 4.5 stars.Vegas Girls by Heather Skyler is a lovely novel of friendship that will resonate with readers of contemporary women's fiction. This poignant story spans a weeklong reunion between three childhood friends who are at a crossroads in their respective lives.Ivy Jacobsen and her husband Frank have recently returned to Las Vegas and she is playing host to her childhood friends Ramona and Jane in the week leading up to her son's first birthday. A chance encounter with her former boyfriend Jer [...]

      Reply

    11. I was already a fan of Skyler after reading her novel, "The Perfect Age". Her newest book does not disappoint! The characters were compelling and the descriptions of the Las Vegas area made me want to visit as soon as possible. The story follows 3 former high school friends who meet up in their hometown of Las Vegas for a week-long reunion. There's a charming chef/ex-boyfriend, a quirky and mysterious neighbor, and a search for a son given up for adoption. I loved how the setting vacillated betw [...]

      Reply

    12. So many novels I read feel to me as if the plot is engineered, rather than arising naturally out of the complications of the characters' personalities. This quiet novel about four friends, their wounds and their wantings, feels so emotionally authentic, and I found it superbly satisfying. I also appreciated that while it was set in Las Vegas, it was a book that didn't leverage the Sin City glamour, but rather focused on the lives of those who live in the shadow of all that fakery, trying for hap [...]

      Reply

    13. As a Las Vegas native, I read this book excited to revisit a place I left so long ago. Skyler perfectly captures the real Vegas of my youth, the many lives that play out far from the glamour and perfect fakeness of the Strip, yet are still connected to it somehow. The beautiful writing and engaging storytelling kept me captivated for hours on end, as I got lost in the characters and their Vegas. I highly recommend this fantastic novel.

      Reply

    14. This is a book about three women who come together after not seeing each other for a while. They had been best friends in school and shared each others lives back then but now they don’t seem to be sharing anything. Each one is at a point in their lives when the past, the not so happy memories part of the past, comes back into their lives and they’re not talking.The chapters alternate between the women and the book seemed rather disjointed to me. The women had shared all their dreams and liv [...]

      Reply

    15. It normally takes me at least a week to read a book. With Vegas Girls, however, I finished it in less than a day. Why? I wanted to find out how things turned out, what exactly happened to the characters' lives, how they changed, how they remained the same, what may happen to their certain or uncertain futures. The story grabbed me in just a few pages, then I went on happy autopilot. This one's a keeper.

      Reply

    16. You will like this if you enjoy novels where old friends come together- and find that the changes in their lives hasn't changed their love for and interactions with each other. This is sort of a coming of age novel as all three women have grown into themselves, facing unique (but relatable) challenges. Liked that it was set in the real part of Vegas. Thanks to Edelweiss for the ARC.

      Reply

    17. Three high school friends decide to meet in their hometown of Las Vegas for a week-long visit. The characters are well developed and this book has a good plot. The chapters alternate between different characters. There is a bit of romance, lust, disappointments, and reminiscing. It makes for a good summer read. I received this book from Giveaways for a review.

      Reply

    18. The book title and cover were misleading in to thinking this was going to be a fun Vegas girls trip down memory lane. Instead I found the story flat and the characters just hanging out in a regular neighborhood in America where I believe they only got in the pool one time.

      Reply

    19. The characters were very relatable, and the story felt very real for me. I couldn't stop reading.

      Reply

    20. 75% of the way through and I gave up. I realized that I didn't care about any of these characters - so why waste my time reading about them and the lives they all clearly hate

      Reply

    21. This book was okay. It kept me interested for the most part, but I felt like something was missing Especially from the ending.

      Reply

    22. Mehe characters were there, a story line was there, it just didn’t get carried over the finish line. After I read the last page I said to myself: that’s it, that’s how it ends?

      Reply

    23. Really liked this one

      Reply

    24. I had to force myself to finish this book. The characters were flat, boring, and totally self-absorbed. I only enjoyed reading about the only male character in the book. At least he was different. Too many whiney females in this book.

      Reply

    25. Interesting story butThe plot was okay but it was slow going for me. And I couldn't really get invested in the characters. Who just gets in the car and slips away from her friends? And nobody worries? It wasn't real to me and if I had known everything ahead, I wouldn't have read it.

      Reply

    26. I'm not sure why I disliked this book so much. I, too, periodically meet with long-term friends who I don't see often and fall back into a rhythm but, much as I struggled, I couldn't relate to the characters and didn't like them much. It was one of those books that with 50 pages left, I considered putting down because I just didn't care how it ended.

      Reply

    27. Sometimes a book just doesn't hit you right, and this is one of those times. "Vegas Girls" is about a group of three women who grew up together in Vegas but later moved on and away. They are gathered back in Vegas to celebrate the 1 year birthday of one of their children. Each of them has a set "issue" that is apparently the entire focus of their character, making everyone seem one-dimensional and at times petty. One of the biggest issues for me was the way they named their children, we had Rock [...]

      Reply

    28. A rich and compelling story about three friends who return home to Las Vegas. The setting has a haunting and scandalous undertone, making it believable that no matter how far any of us get from home, the skeletons always make their way to the surface upon our return. Skyler cuts through the superficial and offers insight into the inner workings of friendship, love and family. For some reason, I felt drawn to the Jeremy character with his sensitive longing and troubled past. Each character is a g [...]

      Reply

    29. Didn't finish this. One hundred pages in and I'm still waiting for something to catch my interest. The boring, partially-drawn characterse lack of anything intriguing plot-wisea waste of my time. Add to that the excruciating minutia of encounters with annoying toddlers and babies, and this is possibly one of the most pedestrian pretenders to literature that I've ever encountered.If the title's inclusion of the word 'Vegas' lures you into thinking there might be something glittery or forbidden or [...]

      Reply

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *