Before anyone reads this book they need to realize something: You are probably not going to like this heroine. She is not someone you would point to and say to your daughter "Now THAT is someone to aspire to be like!!" She is a woman who uses sex to get to the top, people. (The sex, I should mention, is extremely mild and most of the time just glossed over. It made me laugh to read about how much this book was banned when it was first published in the 40's.) She lies, deceives, and cheats to get her way. You also will not like her male counterpart. Personally, he made me mad enough to spit. But what can I say? Remember the time period. Once you are aware of all of this and are able to accept it, you should be able to enjoy this juicy read.