Today is my tour stop with Bibliolifestyle and William Morrow Books for The Anatomy of Desire.

Cleo Ray is a rising Instagram Influencer and YouTube Fitness Star whose boyfriend, Sandy, is already a big star.  Just being around him helps Cleo’s fame, and she will do whatever it takes to get to the top.  The couple puts it all out there for the world to see, and their relationship comes off as #goals.  However nobody knows who Cleo’s secret friend Beck/Rebecca is, but they are about to because Cleo is on trial for her murder.

What a wild ride this one is.  The entire book is written in the form of a true crime transcript.  While that doesn’t usually work for me this time it did.  There are so many players from Cleo’s life and the trial that it would have been hard to keep everyone’s opinions straight if it wasn’t in this form.  We get to see that Cleo’s life has not always been easy and the lengths she went to to get where she is today.  The lies she told and the secrets she kept all come out in the trial.  This story dives straight into the good and the bad of social media and how one wrong action, post, comment will turn the world against you.  How you can lose everything you have worked for in seconds.

I went back and forth the entire book thinking Cleo is guilty and then changing to not guilty.  I really thought there was going to be some big twist thrown in at the end, but there was not so that was a little disappointing.

With all of that said I could not put this one down!  Available now!

Book Rating: 4.5

Wine Pairing: Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014