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Book Review: The Crazy Rich Davenports: Dare to Enter (Season One, Pilot)

The Crazy Rich Davenports: Dare to Enter (Season One, Pilot),

by Shannyn Leah and Kelly Moore

Publication: August 21, 2018

davenportsAbout the book: 

Warning: If you are looking for a sweet, sensitive book with a happily ever after, this isn’t it. It is a totally inappropriate book about a completely dysfunctional family. The F word flies free along with many other curse words. Feel free to get drunk (because the Davenports sure are!) while you’re reading it, and prepare to wet yourself laughing. If sex scenes are not your thing, this book might not be your thing. But, if you have a crazy sense of humor and like raunchy comedies – you’re in the right place. Join in on the craziness of The Crazy Rich Davenport Family.

Lucy’s husband Mark died a year ago. Her life and her families have been steadily going downhill and things have gotten a little out of control, to say the least. When her daughter plans a birthday party for her half-sister. Lucy decides it’s time they all get their act together, but not everyone is on the same page.

There will be dildos and strawberries flying in the air, along with firecrackers, curse words, and little blue pills being slipped into drinks – hard-ons for everyone! Lucy’s hope for normal in her dysfunctional family will never happen and things only get worse when Mark’s snooty parents drop a bombshell that will only spark more insanity from The Crazy Rich Davenport family.

Hold on for the ride and laughter that ensues.

My Review:

I’m so excited to bring you my review of The Crazy Rich Davenports, a new comedy from authors Shannyn Leah and Kelly Moore! If you are familiar with Shannyn and Kelly’s previous books, I will start by saying that this is nothing like what they’ve written before. This is the story of the Davenports, which as the title suggests, is a rich and crazy family! Their household consists of the mom, Lucy, six children (ranging from young to college-aged), the nanny, Daisy, and the grandparents, Yaya and Pops. I actually think I can better explain this family with a list, lol!

  • Lucy – her husband Mark died the previous year and since then she has mostly been drinking and having sex with the gardener
  • Ford – oldest son, attends college, is dating Daisy the nanny
  • Gemma – oldest daughter, attends college, teased by her family for being a virgin
  • Twiddle Uproar and Twiddle Whore – two middle children, these are the names that Yaya calls them and I’m honestly not sure what the real names are!
  • Bets and Bryant – the two youngest children, very wild and imaginative
  • Yaya – crazy grandmother that is wildly inappropriate, wears crazy colored wigs and sells drugs
  • Pops – grandfather, mostly normal
  • Daisy – very interesting nanny with unstable moods
  • Rye – gardener, organic food lover

Back to my review, I honestly don’t know how to explain how hilarious this story is without giving away spoilers! However, I will say that this is the first installment and it takes place over a two-day time period while they are planning a party for one of the children from Lucy’s husband’s first marriage, and the two families don’t exactly get along. During the party planning and the party itself, we get to see all of the crazy goodness which is Yaya. She is probably one of the funniest characters I have ever read and frighteningly enough, I can totally imagine myself behaving like her at when I am that age! Gemma is trying to bring all of the family together, Lucy decides that maybe she should stop drinking and take better care of her family, Ford is trying to survive the many sides of Daisy – and it is all chaos. 

Prior to reading The Crazy Rich Davenports, I already knew what talented authors Shannyn and Kelly are, but this joint creation is absolutely wonderful. They have both stepped out of their comfort zones and their “normal” genre, amazing me with their creativity, fast-paced action, and amazing characterization. This is a novel that feels like you’re watching a t.v. show or movie. You are right there in the action, rather than sitting back slowly allowing the author to unwrap the characters, setting, and plot. 

I will say that yes, there are some comments, topics, actions, etc. that are included in this book that could possibly offend some readers. However, if you enjoy comedy and do not mind some dirty humor, then I promise that you will love this novel. The Crazy Rich Davenports is a novel that is fresh, unique, and will evoke so much laughter your abs will think you have been to the gym. 

I cannot wait to read part two and find out what this family gets into next!

*Many thanks to Kelly and Shannyn for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review!



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