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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (61 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olivia Lichtenstein Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781415940273
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Here’s the perfect recipe for mischief: Take one sexually neglected woman and one dashing, romantic foreigner. Add a craving for adventure plus a few drops of heady desire…then stand back, because in Olivia Lichtenstein’s sparkling and sharply observed comedy of lust, longing, and marital unrest, this mix proves to be deliciously volatile.

Chloe Zhivago has it all: a successful career, two teenage children who still speak to her, a faithful best buddy, a Famous Friend from hell, and Greg, Chloe’s husband of seventeen years, a family-practice doctor who occupies his time writing letters to the parking commission.

And then it suddenly hits her. Is this all there is? When did wild weekends of passion become nights of chaste kisses and snoring to wake the dead? What happens when the kids leave the nest but the husband stays behind? Enter Ivan. Married but questing and quixotic, he proffers notes of seduction written in Russian and lures Chloe to the precipice of one glorious, fortuitous fling. Does she dare?

This wonderfully funny, sexy novel asks a vital question—how do you keep love alive in a marriage?—and answers it with poignancy and pure irresistible comedy.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 6/3/2013

    " I read this when we were on vacation. It's kind of an interesting mix of funny and dramatic, with a detailed examination of a woman's thoughts as she has an extramarital affair. A good pool-side read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mokamonkey | 11/29/2012

    " A reasonably interesting book about a woman who cheats on her husband, because they've not had sex in almost a year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/1/2012

    " Simple entertainment based on marriage issues. Funny, honest and enlightening while still being a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 1/29/2012

    " entertaining tale of .....marriage and mischief..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicki | 9/26/2011

    " Cute. I didn't like it at first but as I got a little deeper I enjoyed it. Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones' Diary. Like others have said, it would make a good poolside read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlie | 8/11/2011

    " Witty, fun, depressing, hilarious all in one. This british novel was a very real life situation. Sometimes things are funny, sometimes they are good, sometimes things are just a plain mess. Lichtenstein did a good job capturing a woman in her mid life crisis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia Sands | 11/2/2010

    " I really like the way this author writes. She's laugh-out-loud funny and still gets to the very heart of relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 10/13/2010

    " I really like the way this author writes. She's laugh-out-loud funny and still gets to the very heart of relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashlie | 6/14/2009

    " Witty, fun, depressing, hilarious all in one. This british novel was a very real life situation. Sometimes things are funny, sometimes they are good, sometimes things are just a plain mess. Lichtenstein did a good job capturing a woman in her mid life crisis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 6/2/2009

    " entertaining tale of .....marriage and mischief..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 7/27/2008

    " Simple entertainment based on marriage issues. Funny, honest and enlightening while still being a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicki | 1/25/2008

    " Cute. I didn't like it at first but as I got a little deeper I enjoyed it. Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones' Diary. Like others have said, it would make a good poolside read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/6/2008

    " A reasonably interesting book about a woman who cheats on her husband, because they've not had sex in almost a year. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Beth | 8/21/2007

    " I read this when we were on vacation. It's kind of an interesting mix of funny and dramatic, with a detailed examination of a woman's thoughts as she has an extramarital affair. A good pool-side read. "

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