BOOK REVIEW – The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz

The Boys' Club

Published: August 4, 2020 by Harper

 

A fast-paced and gripping read!

This story takes readers deep into the world of Mergers & Acquisitions at the prestigious law firm, Klasko & Fitch.

Alexandra (Alex) Vogel has always been a high achiever.  After receiving her Harvard Law School degree, she accepts what she thinks will be her dream job at one of the world’s largest law firms, Klasko & Fitch. Alex is excited about her luxurious new apartment, her fancy wardrobe, and everything else her new salary will allow her to have.

Alex’s loving and supportive boyfriend, Sam moved to New York with her. Alex tells Sam how everyone says this new job is going to take over her life. Sam says it will be manageable…unless she matches with Mergers & Acquisitions (M & A).

For the first eight months at the firm, new associates will learn as much as they can about the different practice areas. This will help them make an educated decision on where they’d like to work for their career. You rank them, they rank you, and you match. However, there’s not enough space for everybody in the best practice groups. The competition is fierce. Associates have to find ways of standing out. Mergers & Acquisitions is the most competitive group to match. Alex is intrigued but reminds herself about the huge amount of hours they work and the demanding clients they deal with. However, she can see that the division also has its perks. Some of the M & A all-stars take an interest in Alex. Soon she’s working almost exclusively with them.

At first, Sam seems to be fine with the long hours, forgotten plans, interrupted dinners, and missed holidays etc. The hours are brutal and Alex often finds herself sleeping at the office.  However, the money is fantastic. Socializing is also a big part of the job, and Alex’s personal life slowly starts to bleed into her professional life. Days and nights blur, it’s all-consuming.

But is it worth it?

 If Alex is honest there are a few things that start to bother her. However, she brushes them aside. Until something happens that she just can’t ignore.

Will Alex do the right thing? Even if it means she might lose everything she’s worked so hard for?

An excellent read about power, sex, and money!!

I flew through this novel. I had so many questions and didn’t want to put it down until I had the answers. Interspersed throughout are parts of depositions, emails, etc. that give hints as to what might be coming in the chapters ahead. It was written in a way that also helped me to understand (mostly) what was being discussed. I feel I learned a little bit about the way M & A works.

An exciting and enjoyable read. The office antics had me raising my eyebrows and blushing at times. I can see why this has already been optioned for Netflix. I can’t wait to check that out too.

The Boys’ Club is Erica Katz’s (pseudonym) first novel. In my opinion, a terrific debut. I’m excited to read more from this talented author.

 

I’d like to thank the publisher for providing me with a copy of this novel. All opinions are my own.

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