Books by J. Minter

THE INSIDERS by J. Minter
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2004

Fashionista Jonathan, slutty playboy Arno, sensitive basketballer David, impulsive Mickey, and slacker-hippie Patch are the five unlikely filthy-rich best friends who together form the Insiders. Throughout their history, the fab five have adhered to the club's only rule: never cheat with another club member's girl. But when Jonathan's hootchie Midwestern cousin Kelli crashes their New York City party circuit, lust and jealousy threaten the thin bonds that hold the guys together, and Jonathan must devise a plot to rid the Insiders of Kelli before she wreaks havoc on their friendship. Sex, shopping, backstabbing, and laugh-out-loud one-liners run rampant in the group. But Minter's aloof, languid, male viewpoints lack the alluring shamelessness of Gossip Girl's sardonically bitchy, yet multi-dimensional characters, not to mention their naughty eye for comedic overindulgence. And in a genre where luxurious brazenness equals success, this falls just short of Gossip Girl notoriety. But that won't hamper its potential popularity and likelihood of being devoured by that fan base—and romance fans alike. (Fiction. YA)Read full book review >