Read The Underwriting Online Free - In this sexy debut novel a high-stakes deal pitches the power of Wall Street against the savvy of Silicon Valley—until a young woman’s death threatens to topple it all.
The Social Network meets The Wolf of Wall Street in The Underwriting, as it takes you behind closed doors into a post-recession world of sex scandals, power plays, and underhanded dealings.
Todd Kent is young, hot, and on his way to the top of Wall Street when the eccentric founder of Hook, the popular new dating app, handpicks him to lead its IPO. Given just two months to pull it off, Todd and his investment banking team—brainy Neha, party-boy Beau, and old college flame Tara Taylor—race to close the $14 billion deal of the decade. It’s the chance of a lifetime for Tara, too, who sees her opportunity to break through the glass ceiling and justify six years of sacrifices for her career. But nothing is what it seems in Silicon Valley, and when tragedy strikes Stanford University’s campus, there’s no telling where the sparks will fly.
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February 09, 2017
The author has no tenderness for her characters. They are unconvincing, mostly unlikeable, and the author judges them from atop some high horse for their (rather blinkered) beliefs and decisions – which, if you've been following, she gave to them. Perhaps the most insulting part of the whole stor...
June 20, 2015
There aren’t too many books these days that I start reading on the day they come into my house. (Welcome to the life of a compulsive book purchaser). But one flick through The Underwriting convinced me that I needed to read this baby, now. It’s like the madcap energy that the characters have to p...
June 23, 2015
It seems like (in literature at least) the closer you are to a lump multi-million-dollar sum, the closer you are to a nervous breakdown and/or possible murder investigation.
With that knowledge, I think I'm happy in book publishing, and not in investment banking. But it doesn't mean we can't read...
October 19, 2015
Are you kidding me?? 372 pages only to find out there's a sequel that I have to wait for to find out what happened??
I super enjoyed this book... but I'm just gobsmacked right now. Yes, some things were resolved, but most things were not and then it turns into a (view spoiler)[#@*&% serial killer book (hide spoiler)] on the...
April 11, 2015
This book's pre-release literature compares it to recent films like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Social Network, but I'd prefer another parallel. Edith Wharton's 1905 classic "The House of Mirth" had moments of hilarity without ever resorting to jokes, episodes of tragedy without ever descendi...
March 19, 2015
I received ARC for my honest review.
I happened to know a bit of the world Michelle Miller wrote in THE UNDERWRITING, and all the characters are SPOT-ON! Of course there are good and wise people in any place including Wall Street and Silicon Valley, but Authors have to exaggerate characteristics o...
July 28, 2015
Honestly, this is more of a 3.5. Couldn't bring myself to make it a 4 though.
First off, why is this book part of a series? It read clearly as a one off and then at the end it became clear that things were not wrapping up as they should. Does this book need a sequel? Worlds of no. Will I read it?...
January 04, 2017
Чувствам се изтощена.
Има около 1000 героя, които трудно помнех през цялото време.
По-лесно щях да схвана индиански, отколкото този измислен свят на Уолстрийт и цялата финансова информация изсипана в книгата.
Доста противоречиво чувство остави в мен и определено изглежда недовършена.
Но има някои нещ...
May 08, 2015
I received an ARC from the publisher.
This book is brilliant! I couldn't put it down. It is fast-paced, entertaining, fascinating, and a total guilty read, something I want to pass around to my girlfriends. They should make a TV series out of it, should be fun.
It is not literary and never claims t...
May 27, 2016
What I wanted: an entertaining read about the scandalous, dramatic lives of young and rich Wall Street people. What I got: a boring read about the uninteresting lives of young, rich, and awfully annoying Wall Street people. Just throw in an irrelevant murder mystery that only makes up like 1/4 of...