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Cutting The Ties (The Sweet Life #5)

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  484 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
For Jessica and Elizabeth, the sweet life begins at 30…

Three years after the events of Sweet Valley Confidential, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are back in Sweet Valley and inseparable once more. But Jessica, still paying for her mistakes with Todd, finds herself at a crossroads in a new relationship. Meanwhile, reality TV star Lila Fowler is facing a life-altering choic
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Kindle Edition, 96 pages
Published August 5th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Sara
Aug 06, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't believe that after this, there's only ONE installment left in this wonderful series. What will I do without a new Sweet Valley novella to look forward to every Sunday?!?

In France, Bruce is busy trying to hide from his problems - which, if no one's learned from any of the hundreds of previous Sweet Valley books, never works well. Then again, considering all the consistency errors riddling the entire series, previous books don't always count for much in the world of Sweet Valley. Anyway, B
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Cheryl
Aug 26, 2012 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica has decided to play the field now that she and Todd are officially spilt. Jessica decides to go out with her boss, Michael.

Elizabeth has finally discovered that Robin has been playing her for a fool. Elizabeth knows what she must do in order to when Bruce back. She must find out the truth once and for all. Even if it means losing her job as a repoter at the Tribune. Elizabeth learns that Robin grew up in Kentucky. Elizabeth heads to Kentucky as she knows this is where she needs to start
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kylajaclyn
Jul 28, 2012 kylajaclyn rated it liked it
Welcome to "Shark in the Water" or The Sweet Life #5: Cutting the Ties.

The editor needs a strong tongue lashing for this one. I did not shell out two bucks for constant missing commas and grammatical errors. Yeesh.

Did you guys see this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly (James Bond)?? The Sweet Life is number 3 on the Must List!!

Anyway, I can't believe we only have one more e-serial next week! I have to warn ahead of time for those awaiting my review that I am moving to a new city for college
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Paula  Phillips
Aug 19, 2012 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So it's back to Sweet Valley High and in Cutting the Ties , we read as Bruce and Annie are getting it on in France or are they ? If Caroline Pearce's blog is anything to go by , it seems lawyer Annie known as "Easy Annie" back when they were all in High School is a Sex Addict. Elizabeth has quit the paper and has decided to work her own angles about whether or not Bruce is guilty and has asked Aaron to go undercover into Warner's firm to see if he had anything to do with the rape allegations. Wh ...more
Victoria
Aug 06, 2012 Victoria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: twins, sweet-valley
Oh, my - this fifth e-serial certainly is a fast read! There's plenty of excitement and drama for each character! Caroline Pearce is as awful as ever - and Jessica is embroiled in even more relationship drama. She also seems to be a victim in the schemes of more than her evil assistant/new boss at work, but another, more personal campaign may also be working against her... The plot against Bruce begins to unravel - but will it still be too late for Elizabeth and Bruce? Lila continues to lose sym ...more
Samantha March
Aug 18, 2012 Samantha March rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am nearly done with The Sweet Life eSeries from Francine Pascal, and just finished the fifth installment. Cutting Ties brings the drama to more of an edge, almost letting readers get the true story on Robin Platt and her accusations against Bruce Patman. The cliffhanger made me very anxious to get the final puzzle piece. I’m still hoping Jessica and Todd can make it work, though I’m really unsure Elizabeth and Bruce will get another shot at love, with the Annie obstacle now. And Lila wasn’t br ...more
Virginia Mae
Aug 05, 2012 Virginia Mae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Francine Pascal must really love the first name Robin. I miss Robin Wilson.

Elizabeth is finally catching onto clues every reader has doubtless been shouting at her since the first installment of the series. Sigh.

Liam is totally going to turn mega-crazed stalker a la Lifetime Movie any minute now and I can't wait.

Not enough Lila in this one - I want to know what's going on with her. And I want her to get a real man instead of boring old Ken Matthews.

I feel bad for Annie Whitman.

Aaron is kind of a
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Maile
Aug 11, 2012 Maile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As always, ending on a cliffhanger. Just like I was 12.
Melinda Elizabeth
After all that wet, steamy sex in ‘Secrects and Seductions’, Pascall takes it down a notch with ‘Cutting the Ties’, as we get back to the business of clearing Bruce Patman’s name. However Bruce isn’t helping himself as he hides out in France with Easy Annie (why is she so irresistible?) and the crew back in Sweet Valley is starting to really put in the hard yards with the investigation. Robin Platt is starting to raise suspicions, and the Wakefield’s brother in law gets a chance to act as a PI, ...more
Kelsey
Sep 27, 2012 Kelsey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cleary there is a bit of Gossip Girl copying going on in this series. Carolin Pearce knows everything and sends out blasts that apparantly everyone gets even though the twins aren't celebrities.
The story continues and while I finished this book and already picked up the last, I'm getting ready for it all to be solved and Jessica to end up back with Todd and Elizabeth with Bruce and find out how Robin Platt is not who she says. I just hope the story doesn't make her "secret" that she was a drunk
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Maria
Jul 23, 2012 Maria rated it did not like it
Wtf, there's a whole lot of nothing about nothing, Annie going on and on about her feelings for Bruce and if she should or shouldn't, Elizabeth being all sorry and miserable and trying to convince herself that she believes Bruce but still having doubts and going back and forth. Basically, she's just dragging it on and on. Tedious...until 2 pages before the end when there is this big breakthrough. I'm really mad right now and this sucks, I feel like I lost some brain cells having read this. Thank ...more
Fran
Jan 20, 2013 Fran rated it liked it
This part, and the preceding part, kind of merged into one for me as I read them so close together. They're a bit filler/padding-ish, just drawing out to the (mostly) predictable endings.

A few daft 'twists' are thrown in that stretch the believability rather too thin; other things are dragged out. Standard soap stuff.

Everyone in Sweet Valley needs to be in counselling, because no one can communicate properly or express their feelings in a normal, healthy fashion. Sweet Valley also seems to suffe
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Rouselle
Book is, again, too damn short. I think I finished it in just an hour or so. Super sleuth Elizabeth is still useless here, Jessica finally realized that pretending to like a sexy movie star is just not gonna cut it, Lila Fowler is super sorry she ever cried wolf hundreds of times in the past and Aaron Dallas finally uncovers the true identity of Bruce Patman's alleged victim. Only one book left and I'm already missing these intriguing people.
Amanda
Nov 24, 2012 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plots thicken and I am excited to know the outcomes! Great set up for the final book in the series. This book gets 4 stars only with the help from the four previous books supporting the storylines.
Kim
Aug 05, 2012 Kim rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Gah! The only problem with these e-serials is that they are far, far too short! I'm so sucked in... need more. Now!
Amber
Dec 27, 2012 Amber rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
My IQ is falling with every electronic page... Why am I doing this to myself? Why?
Tammi
Aug 27, 2012 Tammi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This particular book I found a lot of glaring grammatical error which bothered me but I was still sucked into the Sweet Valley world.
Sheila Read
Jun 22, 2013 Sheila Read rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I remember the cover but just not the story.
Sarah
Aug 08, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sure in book six, everything works out... but they certainly let Caroline Pearce run the show with her lies! I almost want to go back and read all of the original books from the beginning!
Mia Michalek
Jul 22, 2012 Mia Michalek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I grew up with the Sweet valley gang and I love reading about them as adults!
Amanda Sachs
Sep 12, 2012 Amanda Sachs rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great quick read. It took me back to my younger days when I used to read Sweet Valley Twins.
Selina
Oct 24, 2012 Selina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Aaron. Don't like the creepy Liam guy... he needs to not be a stalker. Wish there was more Jessica/Todd and Lila/Ken drama.
Elizabeth
As usual, I'm pretty sure I know where things are going to end up. (Hint: It involves everything ending up pretty much okay for the Wakefield twins.)
Feistync
May 13, 2013 Feistync rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Why do I keep reading these???
Manda
Dec 25, 2014 Manda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sure, the writing is a bit Junior Highish but I HAVE to know how it ends!
Tara
Jul 13, 2012 Tara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the pieces are falling into the right areas in this book... can't wait to read the last one and find out what happens..
Katie
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Francine Pascal (May 13, 1938— ) is an American author best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of novels. In 1982 she created the characters and the stories for the first six books and her agent, Amy Berkower of Writers House sold them to Bantam Books. Book number one is mostly written by Ms. Pascal. From then on she wrote the stories for every book ever published in the series. After the ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Sweet Life (6 books)
  • The Sweet Life (The Sweet Life #1)
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