Kept

  • Title: Kept
  • Author: Elle Field
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Kept Life hasn t quite worked out how Arielle Lockley planned Becoming the next Coco Chanel not shopping at Chanel was always her childhood dream but somehow she s ended up as a kept woman living the je
    Life hasn t quite worked out how Arielle Lockley planned Becoming the next Coco Chanel, not shopping at Chanel, was always her childhood dream but somehow she s ended up as a kept woman, living the jet set lifestyle with boyfriend Piers.When the recession hits, it s not just the economy that takes a tumble Broke and homeless with zero job prospects, can Arielle find herLife hasn t quite worked out how Arielle Lockley planned Becoming the next Coco Chanel, not shopping at Chanel, was always her childhood dream but somehow she s ended up as a kept woman, living the jet set lifestyle with boyfriend Piers.When the recession hits, it s not just the economy that takes a tumble Broke and homeless with zero job prospects, can Arielle find her way again in time or will she always have to be a kept woman

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    About Elle Field


    1. Elle Field writes new adult romantic comedies, and is the author of the Arielle Lockley series and Geli Voyante s Hot or Not She grew up in Yorkshire, then moved to Scotland to study International Relations and Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews.Elle now lives in London with her boyfriend and their cat She s a massive fan of sunshine, giraffes, The Killers, Audrey Hepburn movies, playing Scrabble, musicals and tea Oh, and reading, of course


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    1. I received a copy of Kept by Elle Field in exchange for an honest review.This might be a bit of a strange review, because I was kind of all over the place with this book. There were moments I loved, parts I disliked, areas where I was scratching my head, and then scenarios that made me laugh out loud. The bottom line – I enjoyed this book. Arielle was a funny character, someone who I thought of as unique and spirited. It was a little hard to really stand behind her when she did nothing but see [...]

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    2. A brilliant debut novel! Funny and well written, with a plot and characters that draw you in and pique your curiosity. Elle, I loved 'Kept' from the first page. Arielle is a brilliant protagonist and I couldn't wait to find out more about her and the mysterious 'him' and his effect on her life. I was waiting for her chance to show everyone what she was made of and gave a little cheer when she did. Plenty of 'what's going to happen next' moments meaning I couldn't read the pages quickly enough to [...]

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    3. Fashionista Arielle Lockley has lost her way. Aged 25, she’s just been thrown out of her very rich boyfriend Piers’ house with only a small bag of possessions, no money and no career history. And she has to return to the family home, which holds bad memories for her, as a very ashamed “kept” woman.Things go from bad to worse but after sulking and licking her wounds, Arielle realises she has to make amends for her lost years. But what can she do with a degree in economics and no experienc [...]

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    4. elle kindly sent me this book for an honest review well she definitely got 5+ stars from me. as soon as I started the book on the first page I was hooked and the characters were brilliant. one of the best books by far. you did well Elle can't wait for the next book :-) perfect ending!

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    5. Absolutely brilliant! A light, funny, down to earth, refreshing read. Cannot wait until the next installment! :-)

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    6. 4.5 starsI’d like to thank Elle Field for sending me a copy Of Kept in return for an honest review.Kept is the debut novel for Elle Field and I have to say, I was completely entranced by her book. Albeit, it took me a while to get into it, but when I did, I couldn’t put it down. I loved how Elle set the events of the story, letting us know what was happening before going back to explain how Arielle come to be in the position is in currently in.I haven’t really read a romance book in a whil [...]

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    7. I had to DNF this at something like 19%. I could not get beyond the constant display of completely shallow and ridiculous behaviors and thoughts of the main character. She went on for how many pages about her (now) ex's choice of clothing and how it was such a contrast to his decorated home. It was awful. The main character was awful and deserved whatever ridiculousness happened to her. However, I am not wasting my time to read it.

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    8. "Kept" is the first book in the Arielle Lockley series, which consists of three novels. I am a little torn about how I should rate this book to be honest. On one hand it was told in a perfect, light, funny and engaging way, on the other hand, I had some big issues with the heroine, who seemed too shallow, too lazy, and without a backbone for my liking. There were moments in the book that the story flew smoothly and seamlessly, and then a moment or two later I was frowning and shaking my head wit [...]

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    9. I found the beginning of this book almost intolerable. If you do too, just keep reading. I promise it's worth it.

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    10. This is Elle's debut novel and first in the Arielle Lockley series, the second book in the series being due for release shortly.Arielle Lockley is a privileged women. Raised by loving parents, well-educated and living a life of luxury as the pampered girlfriend of a rich man. However, there is a little voice in the back of her mind pointing out that she gave up her dreams and ambitions and has now reached her mid-20's without ever having worked a day in her life. When she suddenly finds herself [...]

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    11. I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this book for review by its lovely author. This is Elle Field's first novel and what a debut it is! I'm a massive fan of books that get straight into the action and then explain how it all came about over the course of the book. The concept of this story is great. Arielle suddenly finds herself on her way back to her parents, rejected and penniless, how did she come to be in this state, well that is what we find out. Nothing is a straightforward as it seem [...]

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    12. Review first posted on my blog: spoonfulofhappyendingsspoTo the outside world, Arielle Lockley appears to lead a glamorous and comfortable life; an adoring banker boyfriend named Piers who pays everything for her, the most stylish designer outfits, numerous trips to the most luxurious locations, and she doesn’t even need to work. Yet, Arielle never expected she’d end up a kept woman, forgetting her dreams of becoming a fashion designer. When Piers unexpectedly kicks her out after an argument [...]

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    13. *Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*The story follows Arielle Lockley, a fashionable girl, who likes to party and have fun. Her rich boyfriend Piers gives her everything she wants, but then poof he wants her gone!She’s back with her parents and is struggling to find a job and do something with her life. I have to say, I had some difficulties relating to her. Everything seemed so easy for her and her behaviour just didn’t make sense to me. On the other hand I really [...]

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    14. Fascinating storyThis is a love story that it's so spontaneous that you keep reading to know what will happen next. It's a lovely story about growing up too.

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    15. I should start by saying that I'm not usually a fan of 'chick-lit'. I'm more of a fantasy, mystery, historical or paranormal kind of gal. But, and there's a but coming I really enjoyed Kept.After a series of unfortunate and hilarious events Arielle ends up living with and being taken care of by the hot, rich banker, Piers. The story begins fours years after Arielle and Piers meet, and is told in a mixture of flashbacks and current narrative. Instead of working in fashion and following her dreams [...]

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    16. I would like to first of all thank the author for giving me the opportunity to read and review her work and will provide an honest review in return.If you were to look at my bookshelf, you will see that I have not read many novels from the chick-lit category (by the way, this category really needs to be renamed!), however it is changing slowly so far, probably in line with meeting my goal of reading more widely.Back to “Kept” now, which I would admit to not have taken to right away. My ratin [...]

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    17. I wasn’t sure how I was going to get on with Arielle the main character in this book as she begins the story with her fare dodging on the train, and not just a short hop, London to Hampshire. I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and I’m glad I did, as Arielle loves fashion. She loves styling people and she name drops so many fashion icons that I was drawn into the book so quickly. At first I thought she was like Becky in the Shopaholic series - but I couldn't have been more wrong!H [...]

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    18. Sweet storyWhat a sweet story of finding love before finding yourself. I can't wait to read the next books in the series!

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    19. We are first introduced to Arielle while she is sitting on a train in a first class compartment without a first class ticket. She has somehow got into this situation and the author then takes us back to the events that led up to this.We discover that Arielle is very spoilt! She really thinks that her Fairy Godmother is going to come and sort things out for her! If only! Arielle then realises that she will actually have to apply for jobs and go to interviews and that a job is not going to magical [...]

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    20. My thoughts:To be honest when I first started reading I was a little unsure about the book as I didn't exactly find myself a fan of Arielle. So I was worried that I wouldn't connect with the character or story. However in no time Arielle really did redeem herself. I think she had her faults but they were made worse by how other people treated her. They allowed her to become a more spoilt person who depended on others.Elle Field did a great job of building the character of Arielle. I really enjoy [...]

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    21. Amusing, interesting,frustratingSo this was a funny read. The authors observations seen through the eyes of Arielle are amusing. I liked the plot and the H and side characters.Arielle is a bit frustrating sometimes as she is quite immature and not at all good at explaining herself ,which would have solved a lot of her problems. But as you read you realise that there are actually reasons for her hiding her head in the sand and not facing issues. (An old childhood trauma). I do think her employmen [...]

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    22. Kept is the first book in the Arielle Lockley series. Boy are we in for a treat!.We start off with finding out that Arielle has lost everything, her beautiful clothes, her beautiful home and most of all her amazing boyfriend of 4 years, Piers. Having to move back in with her parents, Arielle is struggling with life and cant find a job. It seems Arielle had it all, so what went wrong?.As we settle back into the story, we learn that Piers has thrown Arielle out of their home with no money, no clot [...]

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    23. You know when you finish a book and you're beaming because you've just found a gem? Well that I'm doing right this minute.Kept follows Arielle Lockley in her spoilt world of designer clothes and fancy holidays all courtesy of boyfriend Piers. However, Arielle has put aside her passion of becoming a fashion designer and her heart to selfishly participate in piers world. She likes Piers, but she loves teen boyfriend Noah.After a spat with Piers, and a one-night stand with Noah who has declared [...]

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    24. Kept is a very current, chick lit debut novel by Elle Field. It's the story of Arielle and in a nutshell her journey of growing up and self discovery.Arielle tells us her story in a series of flashbacks mixed in with details of her current predicaments. Her biggest problem being how her past has defined her future until she decides to do something about it! That, you'll need to read for yourself.Although I didn't particularly like Arielle, there are lots of other supporting characters that I rea [...]

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    25. This is the first book introducing us to Arielle with a name like that you kind of expect a spoilt brat or I least I did the initial glimpses of her hopping on a train without a ticket didn’t give me an overly positive impression of her, a post grad not working then living ‘off’ her rich boyfriend etc as the story progresses she certainly seems obnoxious but as I read on Arielle worked her way into my heart.She has her fair share of relationship problems, living with the parents isn’t [...]

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    26. During the first few chapters I found myself struggling to warm to Arielle. I really wanted to like her but her admissions made it difficult. Piers seemed too good to be true, I was waiting for him to do something that would rock the boat. But would he?It didn't take too long for me to get to know Arielle and realise that she simply let life pull her along rather than try to take control of it herself. I was keen to find out how or if she would be able to straighten herself out. She ended up mak [...]

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    27. Loved it! Chick-lit isn’t really my thing, but every now and then it’s nice to sit down and relax with a fun, light read. So on a friend’s recommendation I chose ‘Kept’. And ‘Kept’ completely took me by surprise. I ended up reading a funny, well crafted novel about a cast of characters that I really cared about. It took a while to warm to Arielle (don’t call her ‘Ariel’!) but somewhere along the line she became a friend and I found myself cheering for her at every corner. ‘ [...]

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    28. Really, really didn't like the main character. She was whiny, shallow, and self-centered, yet everything always seemed to fall into place around her. Piers' motives were never explained, unless he was truly a glutton for punishment. It drove me crazy how Arielle called her mother and father the 'rents every two seconds. She seemed to be permanently stuck at the emotional development of a 16 year old (although this makes sense with the plot) and still had men fawning over her at every turn. Ugh. [...]

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    29. I liked this book a lot. It was better than I expected actually. I agree with some of the other reviewers that Arielle seems a bit witchy in the beginning but for me the author made it clear that was not truly who she was. Arielle seemed mixed up, misguided and sad But it wasn't clear until much later why that was (Noah). In fact, I was a little surprised when the angle of a long lost love came and though I suspicioned that it was gonna to ruin the book, I was pleasantly surprised to like the wa [...]

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    30. Well done Elle! So glad to see your first novel "on paper" and out there for people to read.The start has an air of "Confessions of A Shopaholic" by Sophie Kinsella and that drew me in. I then wanted to know what happened to Arielle and how her life unfolded. I really liked the "flashbacks" to explain why Arielle is the way she is. By the middle, I wanted Obélix to confess undying love for Arielle but I guess it will always be brother/sister.Can't wait for your second book in the Autumn.

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