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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
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Kindle Edition, 440 pages
Expected publication: January 28th 2020
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
When I read the blurb for Fashion Jungle I was obsessed! It reminded me of a combination of Sex In The City, Devil Wears Prada and Pretty Little Liars. An amazing story set in the fashion industry with a great cast of characters with their own drama and lives. I loved the secrets, betrayals and jealousy and the inner turmoil and triumphs between all the characters. This story was like a decadent soap opera I never wanted to end!

Without going into major details, this story is told from four
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Dali
#FashionJungle #Review
Rachel Van Dyken teams up with model, actress Kathy Ireland to write this intriguing and very authentic novel which focuses on four friends and their experience in the fashion industry.

At fourteen years old, Danica, Brittany, Zoe and Everlee had stars in their eyes and dreams of becoming famous models. Two decades later, three of them know that success comes with a high price. They all have secrets, battle inner demons and now Brittany, Zoe and Everlee are left to mourn
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Jennifer

3.5/ 5 stars

Fashion Jungle is sort of a combination between Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction and Mystery.

There are a bunch of 3rd person narrators: Zoe, Brittany, Everlee and Dane.

The book starts with an intriguing prologue. Someone dies. And figuring out what happened is the mystery part of the book.

The book is centered around the modeling world and New York Fashion Week. I love both of these things. So I was very excited to read this book (co-written by an actual model).

The prologue was
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Kimi Porkchops
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fashion Jungle is one of those books that you start reading and get sucked into it tight away. If it weren’t for work, I would have spent an entire just reading this roller coaster of a story. I could not put the story down.

We begin with a compelling secret that sucks you right in. Who did what? Why did they do? What is really going on? You are stuck to a spider web of lies and secrets that create a vortex of truths. What I loved most about this book was how seamlessly Kathy Ireland and Rachel
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Heather andrews
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
All I kept thinking was this book may have been fiction but it was based on true events, I kept thinking of the characters and wondering who they were in real life. Sometimes the elements in a book leave you emotionally exhausted, and kind of dumbfounded about where to begin wirh your thoughts. I'm at a point in my life where I realize that not all things are unicorn and roses so I choose to read happy things and lots of romance. This book did have a little bit of romance but a lot of suspense, ...more
Lauren
Jan 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Kathy Ireland teams up with Rachel Van Dyken to author Fashion Jungle, a story about four friends forced to grow up too fast in the intensely adult world that is the fashion industry. Brittany, Zoe, and Everlee all have their own personal demons and secrets. And they all mourn the sudden suicide of their friend, Danica. However, things aren’t always what they seem.

Fashion Jungle presents us with a lot of characters and a lot of ideas. There are lots of narrative threads (pun intended) to follow,
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Paige Rubino
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When this book first started I wasn’t too sure it was for me but by 20% I was sucked into the fashion jungle. Like stayed way too late past my bedtime and today is going to be a tough work day.

I loved all the characters, I love how each models career is seen as perfect from the outside but inside they are all struggling and fighting their own demons. Though I think Oliver and Dane were just totally amazing. Completely different. The doctor and the protector. These 3 friends have banded together
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Clare
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Omg wow, I just finished Fashion jungle and I'm feeling shocked (In a good way) and not sure what to say about this book other than this was hands down an amazing story from Rachel Van Dyken. You really really brought this to life and I felt part of the story. And I love that is was in 4 POVs. I've read a lot of Rachel's books over the years and this has to be one that will stand out for me. A big congrats Rachel.
FunUndertheCovers
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pretty girls don’t always have pretty lives, especially when they are forced to survive rather than live. This book is a very different look at the modelling world!

Three smart, beautiful women, Brittany, Everlee, Zoe...all with secrets, living various lies. Sometimes the people with the biggest smiles are struggling the most...appearances are just that, appearances. “It’s the Instagram effect. Perfect pictures on the outside, total mess on the inside.”

Then there’s the men in their lives, many
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Theresa - Oxford Comma Editing
This book is everything and I truly mean EVERYTHING!!! It has something for everyone love, lust, deceit, scandal, mystery, lies, mafia, and strong bonds of friendship!

Experience what it’s like to be in the inner circle of some of the most desired women on the planet. Get a peek into their lives, the glitz, the glamour, and even the not so pretty moments. Understand the sacrifices that have to be made in order to stay at the top in a world where one bad day could send your career spiraling down
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Rebecca Hollingsworth
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars just isn’t enough for this book! I absolutely love how the storyline completely sucks you in and keeps you reading until the very end. Fashion Jungle is a one of a kind gem and a must read!!!
Tracey Vuolo
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fashion Jungle is Rachel’s most epically written book yet and she co-wrote it with Kathy Ireland, so I knew some spectacular story telling was about to take place, and let me tell you calling this book astounding doesn’t even come close! This story explodes off the pages from the first few paragraphs and I knew I was in for a wild ride. My emotions were all over the map and I don’t know how many times I yelled, cried or cussed. The love and friendship between these girlfriends is magnetic and I ...more
Jeeves Reads Romance
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Who knew the fashion world could be so ugly? I wish this was three separate books - and that is both a compliment and a complaint. With Rachel Van Dyken’s writing skill and Kathy Ireland’s fascinating tales of the fashion world, I was engrossed in this from the very beginning. It’s a compelling look at the fashion industry and the ugliness that lurks beneath the beautiful facade. However - and this is a big however - the inclusion of so many characters and perspectives gives it a somewhat ...more
Krystal
Jan 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a compelling look into the cut-throat world of fashion and modeling.

To begin with, I positively adored the fact that while this story was authored by two people, it never felt that way. I couldn't tell you from reading it which chapters (or characters) were written by whom and I like that. I liked that it flowed together into a cohesive story instead of feeling choppy.

On the flip side, having four different POVs throughout the novel sometimes made it hard to keep track of who had what
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Wendy'sThoughts
Jan 08, 2020 is currently reading it
Recommends it for: Kathy Ireland Fans, Rachel Van Dyken Fans, Romance/Mystery
My Fairy Godmother Swished her Wand and this dropped in my Lap. Looking forward to all the inside goodies hidden in this fiction, Tee Hee


Oh, This Ought to Be Good...
A Real Insider of the Fashion World...

Kathy Ireland

A Groundbreaker, A Legend...
A Woman Who Defied...
The Pressures of Her Time...

Then Pair Her with
Another Groundbreaker and Legend...

Rachel Van Dyken...

Their Partnership is Born...

A Playground Explored...
Multiple Models, Dirty Players...
And Threatening Husbands...

All for Us to
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Meryl Markowitz
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read and advanced copy for and honest review.
Welcome to the Jungle. Things are not as beautiful on the inside as they seem on the outside.
5 friends, who have been together for half their lives. One of them dies tragically and the others are left reeling.

Everlee is an "Older model" who is still trying to stay in the game. Her life seems perfect with her career and her huband. But she has secrets.

Brittany is considered Ameria's sweetheart. She is trying to be taken seriously in the magazine
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Crissy
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 STARS!!!
Fashion Jungle is a book that gives readers a glimpse into the modeling world of four young women and their hardships, determination and sacrifices. It was easy to see the love and support these women had for each other but their success came at a price. I absolutely loved Dane, Roger and Oliver. Dane was the dark, dangerous and protective of his girls but he did it in a way that only he could. Roger was the loving father figure wanting all of his girls to be happy. Oliver was the
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Brandi
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I honestly do not know where to start. Lets see... this book was amazing. The suspense and suprises were phenomenal. It had Rachel's signature funny, whitty banter, but it was different than her other books. It was light and flirty where the others are hilarious and non stop laughs. Its was a great way to bring situations that people go through to light. It was done in a very classy and caring way. I applaud both of these women for their amazing efforts in creating this masterpiece. Thanks for ...more
Brandy Q
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the story telling format of this book. I love all of the different points of view, the quick pace to the story and the way Rachel has woven the past & present flow seamlessly. Every little girl wants to be a model or an actress (or princess) at one point in time. These four girls are living the dream...filled with drama, friendship, love, loss, loyalty, family suspense, deception...big city, big dreams, big heartbreak.
Nancy Metsch
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rachel and Kathy make a great team.
Not going to lie this book really tore me up. So much pain with everyone
Beyond The Covers Blog
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: celeste
Four young teenage girls’ bond and make a commitment to each other as they try to “make it” as models in New York City. Danica, Brittany, Everlee, and Zoe didn’t realize what they would have to sacrifice to have the modeling career they wanted. Twenty years later the Fashion Jungle as taken the life of one of the girls and left the other three to pick up the pieces. Secrets, lies and revenge are just part of the fashion industry and not everyone survives. Someone is going to pay for the girl’s ...more
Melanie Cesa
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Life. There was no why in life, only free will, decisions built on other life-altering choices. And life.”

What a story! Fashion Jungle takes us into the gritty, ruthless world of modeling. The story is raw and hits you with many emotions.

“Funny how the safest place people always expected to find themselves in, was the most dangerous. And the most dangerous? Peaceful beyond reason.”

The things Zoe, Brittany, Everlee, and Danica have been through are grueling and brutal; and they are truly
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Kathy
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It’s a dream of most girls growing up, becoming a fashion model. At least that was the dream my grandmother had for me. I would rather be playing baseball with the neighbor kids.
Yet for those few who do make it big time, it not all the glam we may think it is. This is brought home with the new release from Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken. Kathy has told this story and through her eyes we get a glimpse what a models real life story is. I must confess I read this as a fiction
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Sara Oxton
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fashion Jungle by Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken a five-star chaotic masterpiece. This one had me stumped so many times, one moment I didn’t know if I could finish as it was just so confusing and then a few pages later I was hooked again. I personally found it confusing as there were four narrative threads but its never really clear who is telling the story until you get to know the characters and get to hearing their voices tell you the story. Once you get into the story and can tell who is ...more
Theresa Payne
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gonna be honest here..... was not really looking forward to reading this. Was never really into the fashion world and kinda thought it was not really gonna be any good atleast for my taste. No offense to Kathy Ireland by any means but i thought my girl Rachel is involved so lets see.....
WOW this book is way better then i ever thought and I m so happy that i got to be a part of the group that got to read this for a honest review.
Yes its about the fashion world but its a side that 99% of us never
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LianaReads blog
Jan 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is definitely something different from what I usually read and I was so happy to be able to dive into a fashion world that we all love but don’t know much about it. Sometimes people that crave power will be doing and willing to do anything to get that power. This story has everything you’re expecting from fame to revenge, from glam life to the ugliness of someone’s soul.
For most of the book, I found it more woman’s fiction than romantic suspense. It definitely has many suspense
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
When this book first started I wasn’t too sure it was for me but by 20% I was sucked into the fashion jungle. Like stayed way too late past my bedtime and today is going to be a tough work day.

I loved all the characters, I love how each models career is seen as perfect from the outside but inside they are all struggling and fighting their own demons. Though I think Oliver and Dane were just totally amazing. Completely different. The doctor and the protector. These 3 friends have banded together
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Emily Utsch
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tears! Just all the kind of tears! Sadness, happiness, being anxious, surprised. Just so many tears.

This book was amazing. I was not certain of this at first. It does not really fall into one genre. There is intrigue, romance, mystery, and self discovery. As a reader you wouldn't think that you could understand 4 models. But there will be something that will resonate with you. I loved how different at heart that all the women were, but yet they are the best of friends even closer than sisters. I
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Izzie d
Jan 18, 2020 rated it liked it
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Cheaper Than Therapy Book Blog
Jan 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was NOTHING I expected and EVERYTHING that I needed. It actually read to me like a tv series. (It would be a great show) the fact that it is partially based on true events and not knowing what is or isn’t truth just added to the story in such an intriguing way. The idea that any of it could be based on real life is heartbreaking and shocking. Its the perfect time for a book like this to have been written.
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Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland is an American former-model, actress, entrepreneur, CEO and designer of her eponymous brand product marketing company, Kathy Ireland Worldwide.

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