When I read the synopsis I immediately thought this would be the female version of Mr. Deeds. While I loved that movie, it was more of a watch and move on with your life kind of deal. New Money, however even though it's much more of a vacation read than a stay up all night bawling my eyes out kind of tale, I became invested in the characters and thought they were thoroughly fleshed out.
New Money has all the elements that make up chick-lit: glamor, sex, romance, love and humor. Yet it doesn't feel weighed down by those stereotypes. Rosenthal has a crisp and sassy writing style-which kept me entertained and laughing well after I finished the last page.
A young Southern woman of modest means suddenly finds herself thrust into New York's high society when she discovers that she is the illegitimate daughter of a recently-deceased billionaire.Savannah Morgan had high hopes. She dreamed of becoming a writer and escaping her South Carolina town, where snooty debutantes have always looked down on her. But at twenty-four, she's become a frustrated ex-cheerleader who lives with her mother and wonders if rejecting a marriage proposal was a terrible mistake. Then Savannah's world is shaken when she learns the father she never knew is Edward Stone, a billionaire media mogul who has left Savannah his fortune on the condition that she move to Manhattan and work at his global news corporation. Putting aside her mother's disapproval, Savannah plunges into a life of wealth and luxury that is threatened by Edward's other children--the infuriatingly arrogant Ned and his sharp-tongued sister, Caroline, whose joint mission is to get rid of Savannah. She deals with their treachery along with her complicated love life, and she eventually has to decide between Jack, a smooth and charming real estate executive, and Alex, a handsome aspiring writer/actor. Savannah must navigate a thrilling but dangerous city while trying to figure out what kind of man her father truly was.
New Money is a keenly observed, exciting peek into a world of privilege and glamour with a spirited and charming heroine at its center.