Four women learn their boss (a man who’s always been surrounded by rumors about how he treats women) is next in line to be CEO—what will happen when they decide enough is enough?
Sloane, Ardie, Grace, and Rosalita are four women who have worked at Truviv, Inc., for years. The sudden death of Truviv’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Ames is a complicated man, a man they’ve all known for a long time, a man who’s always been surrounded by…whispers. Whispers that have always been ignored by those in charge. But the world has changed, and the women are watching Ames’s latest promotion differently. This time, they’ve decided enough is enough.
Sloane and her colleagues set in motion a catastrophic shift within every floor and department of the Truviv offices. All four women’s lives—as women, colleagues, mothers, wives, friends, even adversaries—will change dramatically as a result.
“If only you had listened to us,” they tell us on page one, “none of this would have happened.”
This is one of those books you want to throw across the wall and growl at while also wanting to hug it and cry. It’s beyond frustrating that so many of these things still happen today. It’s appalling at how many people get away with it or can easily ignore it.
This book is hopeful yet heartwrenching. I honestly don’t have a lot in common with the characters, but I know women like them and I can empathize with them. It’s hard because you want to root for the good guy — the fairytale heroine who’s ready to sacrifice everything for everyone else — but that person doesn’t really exist. I actually like that about this book though. No one’s perfect, and perfect characters are often annoying.
I usually read to escape. I’m not often a fan of thought-provoking fiction (there’s enough to think about in the world), but this was a good read. I’d like to say that I think men should read this, but I don’t think many will. If they do read it, I’m not sure many of them will take it seriously. Still, I hope they’ll pick it up.
(I’m not sure why this book is plugged as a thriller — it’s not. If you read it expecting one, you’ll most likely be disappointed.)
R-rated for language and thematic elements. Get your copy here!