5-Star Review · A Top Read of 2020 · All-time Favorites · Christie's Reviews · Excerpt · Must Read · New Review · Romance

Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland & Rachel Van Dyken Blog Tour with Review

FJ - BT banner.jpg

Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Cover of FashionJungle_eBook_HighRes.jpg

Fashion Jungle, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Iconic Supermodel, now Global Business Mogul, Kathy Ireland and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken.

Four women… Four very different paths. One incredibly cutthroat world.

Welcome to the Jungle.

As America’s sweetheart, Brittany is perceived as the “good girl.” The sort to bring her Bible to a photoshoot… only to garner the attention of a most unlikely suitor. Until one mistake irrevocably changes both of their lives forever. Fortunately, both now and then, Brittany has wonderful support systems, including her tribe.

The leader of the tribe and a model who’s fought every battle and obstacle in the industry, Zoe, knows her worth. Until a sex tape scandal rocks her world. She sees no choice but to put her trust in the one man she shouldn’t, to make it all go away and help her succeed. Unfortunately, not only is he mired in New York’s underbelly, he wants repayment… with interest. Namely, her hand in marriage.

Despite her seemingly perfect life, Everlee has problems of her own. Not only has her world-renowned photographer husband been cheating, but it’s actually much worse than that. The things surrounding what he’s done are so dark and dangerous, Everlee’s life may actually be in jeopardy.

And then there’s Danica, cold, dead in the ground Danica. Some secrets stay hidden while others are just waiting to be discovered- hers has the power to alter the industry forever.

In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s easily eat or be eaten… but, if you make it out alive, you just might have a story to tell – though it will likely be one of secrets, lies, deceit, and loss.

Strap on your stilettos, it’s about to get wild.

Based on true stories.

FJ - AN.jpg





Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Fashion Jungle is my top read of 2020 so far! It had me hooked from beginning to end!!! Be prepared to do nothing but read this book!!!! Yes, it is that good!!!!

 

There are several heroes and heroines in the book. For instance, Dane appears to be the devil, but he just might be an angel…one like I have never seen.. Roger is absolutely precious. I think the world would be a much better place if we all had a “Roger” in our lives. The true stars of the book are the four women, each is very different, but bonded in friendship. 

 

Danica is Dane’s sister, who is dead. Her brother vows to find out the truth about her death. He doesn’t care what he has to do to find the answer. Her secrets were dark and have the power to alter the fashion industry for years to come. 

 

Brittany is the one her friends turn to for strength. She is the “sweetheart.” Her faith has sustained her through her career and her personal life. What people don’t see is the pain and loss she has experienced just by choosing to love the wrong man. 

 

Everlee is married to Frederick, a world-famous photographer. Their marriage is rocky, and her husband seems to grow more dark and sinister by the day. She has done a great job of hiding the nightmare her marriage has become, but her life may be in danger by the man who vowed to love and protect her. 

 

Lastly, there is Zoe. She has worked so hard to make her dreams a reality. Dane has been her weak spot as long as she can remember. She thinks his darkness will consume her, yet she is drawn to him. Now, she has to put all her trust in him, but he has a price…marry him. 

 

The relationship between these women is incredibly special. Without their bond throughout the years, they could have easily lost their souls to the dark side of the industry. 

 

The duo of Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken (who is one of my all-time favorite writers) make one heck of a team. I am in awe of both of these women! It was amazing how they made Danica such a central character even though she has passed away. She is such an integral part of the book. 

 

It also gives an inside look into the world of high fashion and modeling. A romance doesn’t always delve into dark issues, but this one does. So much of our society glamourizes the fashion industry and the models, yet so many of these beautiful women and men aren’t seen for their more important qualities, just their looks and how many clothes or magazines they can sell. They are real people, not objects. What makes the book so amazing is that it is based on true events, and it deals with a very important issue that the authors deal with in a very sensitive way! It was a book I devoured, and it is one that will stay with me long after I finished the last page. I hope it will serve as a warning and change the way we see the modeling industry. While there was darkness, the authors also gave us a ray of light and hope. In my opinion, those are the best books to read!!!!!

Roger is absolutely precious. I think the world would be a much better place if we all had a “Roger” in our lives. The true stars of the book are the four women, each is very different, but bonded in friendship. 

Danica is Dane’s sister, who is dead. Her brother vows to find out the truth about her death. He doesn’t care what he has to do to find the answer. Her secrets were dark and have the power to alter the fashion industry for years to come. 

Brittany is the one her friends turn to for strength. She is the “sweetheart.” Her faith has sustained her through her career and her personal life. What people don’t see is the pain and loss she has experienced just by choosing to love the wrong man. 

Everlee is married to Frederick, a world-famous photographer. Their marriage is rocky, and her husband seems to grow more dark and sinister by the day. She has done a great job of hiding the nightmare her marriage has become, but her life may be in danger by the man who vowed to love and protect her. 

Lastly, there is Zoe. She has worked so hard to make her dreams a reality. Dane has been her weak spot as long as she can remember. She thinks his darkness will consume her, yet she is drawn to him. Now, she has to put all her trust in him, but he has a price…marry him. 

The relationship between these women is incredibly special. Without their bond throughout the years, they could have easily lost their souls to the dark side of the industry. 

The duo of Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken (who is one of my all-time favorite writers) make one heck of a team. I am in awe of both of these women! It was amazing how they made Danica such a central character even though she has passed away. She is such an integral part of the book. 

It also gives an inside look into the world of high fashion and modeling. A romance doesn’t always delve into dark issues, but this one does. So much of our society glamourizes the fashion industry and the models, yet so many of these beautiful women and men aren’t seen for their more important qualities, just their looks and how many clothes or magazines they can sell. They are real people, not objects. What makes the book so amazing is that it is based on true events, and it deals with a very important issue that the authors deal with in a very sensitive way! It was a book I devoured, and it is one that will stay with me long after I finished the last page. I hope it will serve as a warning and change the way we see the modeling industry. While there was darkness, the authors also gave us a ray of light and hope. In my opinion, those are the best books to read!!!!!





Download your copy today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/32JxCYp

Amazon Worldwide: https://geni.us/FashionJungleRVDKI

Apple Books: https://apple.co/2YiWmrg

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2JTawWO

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2JKMHkY

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2YQ6J6d

Blog Tour Teaser.jpg

Excerpt:

 

“I think I may come here every night.”

“Be my guest,” Dane said, looking away as if he were bored; when in reality, his heart was racing.

Frederick would crack. His shirt was open now, his eyes closed. The habit would continue as it always did. Wouldn’t it?

He would self-destruct.

All men eventually did when it came to Dane.

The ones who didn’t, well… they weren’t alive to say otherwise, now, were they?

“Have fun.” Dane stood, patted Frederick on the back, and shared a knowing look with the woman currently straddling the man’s lap. “Make it worth his while but remember our rules.”

Dane shoved the guilt aside as he walked off.

The guilt of what this would do to Everlee.

Then again, Everlee didn’t know what he did.

She didn’t know the secrets Frederick kept.

That he wasn’t who she thought he was.

Then again, nobody really did.

Only Dane.

Because he’d collected everything he could on Frederick for a year and was less than impressed by the sort of man he was.

“Interesting club,” Ronan said once Dane reached the bar. He was flanked by two bodyguards.

“They aren’t necessary,” Dane said in an unemotional voice, pointing to the security. “No weapons allowed, no fighting, only pleasure.”

“And yet, here you are, talking to me.” Ronan leveled him with a glare. “What do you want, Dane?”

“Is that how you speak to an old friend?”

Ronan let out a snort. “We’ve never been friends. We’ve only tolerated each other because of the girls.”

The girls.

It was how they all referred to Brittany, Everlee, Zoe and Danica. Pain sliced through Dane’s heart, he couldn’t even say her name in his head without feeling it everywhere, all the way down to the marrow.

Shake it off.

They were women now.

Women with secrets.

Insecurities.

Girls who’d grown up too fast.

Females who were still fighting their way through the jungle of New York, barefoot and bleeding with fake smiles and deadly secrets.

“I need you to keep him in jail,” Dane said under his breath. “They say he’s getting out on good behavior.”

Ronan muttered a curse. “Let me guess, you want me to go have a golf game with the DA?”

“If you think that would help.” Dane tilted his head and narrowed his eyes on the politician, the man he used to trust as much as everyone else before Dane’s world came crumbling down around him by way of his sister’s death. “Then, yes.”

“Fine. This makes us even.” Ronan tried to walk off, but Dane grabbed him by the elbow and held him there, whispering in a low voice, “I will never be done with you… tell the former first lady hello. I loved what she was wearing while shopping on Fifth Avenue yesterday, the white made her look so innocent.”

Ronan let out a filthy curse and walked off.

And Dane?

Dane stared out across the club as a feeling of calmness washed over him. Chess pieces had been moved.

Now.

Now, he would wait.

 

About Kathy:

Kathy Ireland, Chair of kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®), is a fashion and home industry icon, whose unprecedented, American entrepreneurial success, inspired the term, model-preneur. kiWW® is owned solely by Kathy’s family trusts. Kathy’s first novel, Fashion Jungle, is co-authored with #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken. Kathy entered the “jungle” as a teenager, sheltered by loving parents, John and Barbara, of Santa Barbara, California. Covers of Vogue, Teen, and Cosmopolitan, led to a record 13 issues and all-time bestselling cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. Kathy is the supermodel turned supermogul, hailed by Harper’s Bazaar as the most successful “model in the world.” kiWW® launched a single pair of socks, during Kathy’s first pregnancy. While selling over one hundred million pairs, retail expanded. kiWW® develops for home, office, fashion, luxury jewels, vacation destinations, weddings, lighting, flooring, furniture, personal care, media and more. After billions of dollars in sales, kiWW®, a private company, was reported on by Forbes. Kathy’s story continues in global media, including three Forbes covers (two USA, one Asia), Inc., Wall Street Journal, Cheddar, Success Magazine, television, and online. Kathy’s speaking events occur in America, the Middle East, Asia and beyond. Residing in Santa Barbara, California, Kathy Ireland and Greg Olsen are parents to Lily, Chloe, Erik and his wife Bethany, their daughter-in-love. Kathy holds numerous Honorary Doctorates of Humane Letters including one from CSU Channel Islands. Kathy’s philanthropy includes: women and children’s health, HIV/AIDS, Education, human freedom, life, wars against religious persecution and violence. Kathy is a Board Member of the NFLPA, WNBPA Board of Advocates, an Ambassador and donor for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Kathy’s survival in the jungle is because of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, His inerrant Word, and The Gospel, which is the Good News of Christ, crucified for all sins. Kathy believes everyone is loved by Jesus Christ, without any exceptions. Please experience Kathy’s journey of Faith, at kathyireland.com/fashionjungle/faith.

Connect with Kathy:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kathyirelandWorldwide/

Website: http://kathyireland.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kathyireland/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathyireland

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2YefruH

Goodreads:http://bit.ly/KathyIrelandGR

About Rachel:

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, And USA Today bestselling author of over 80 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over three million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 12 countries. The Matchmakers Playbook was also optioned by Passionflix and directed by Tosca Musk. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable son, naked cat, and two dogs.For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit http://www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com.

Connect with Rachel:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelVanDyken
Website: http://rachelvandykenauthor.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RVDNewsletter
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachvd
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachVD
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cNVwL9
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/RVDGR
Rachel’s Rockin’ Readers: http://bit.ly/RachelsRockinReaders