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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Fallon Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2007 ISBN: 9781415940303
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For once, a novel that isn’t about the heroine getting the guy. It’s about getting rid of the guy, and in the process, finding herself.

Helen is nearly forty, and has, for far too long, had an affair with Matthew, a high-powered, much older, attractive, married man who was once, of course, her boss. After years of being disappointed by missed dates, out-of-the-way restaurants, broken promises, and hushed phone calls, at last Helen realizes it’s time to dump Matthew and get on with her life.

This, of course, is the exact moment when Matthew decides to leave his wife for her. He appears on her doorstep and proceeds to move in. Helen then discovers how much she can’t bear him. But she can’t just throw him out–after all, she’s been begging him to do exactly this for years. The only thing to do, she decides, is to convince his wife, Sophie, to take him back.

So after a “chance” meeting in the park, Helen befriends Sophie and hears all about her lying, cheating husband. But then, the unexpected happens–Helen really starts to like Sophie. And then there’s the other small problem of Matthew’s handsome, charming son...

Jane Fallon turns the conventional love story on its head in this irresistibly delicious, ironic debut.


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renie | 5/8/2011

    " This book had lots of tight situations that left you wondering how things would ultimately turn out. A quick, easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 5/3/2011

    " An interesting tale from the adulteress point of view. And as much as I don't think the ending was realistic, I still thought it was nicely done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jirinka (sony08) | 4/14/2011

    " 07/10 for this one. Enjoyed it - it was an easy read, witty at times if not a little redictable, but that certainly didin't spoil the book. Will look out for author's other books.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy | 4/5/2011

    " It was ok - I dont like repeating everything you will read on the book cover. It wasnt a very memorable book but I didnt hate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 1/5/2011

    " This book was like a train wreck - I couldn't stop reading because I had to see what the main character was going to do to sabotage herself next.

    Similar to the Shopaholic books in that I was nervous for the stupid things that she kept doing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 11/14/2010

    " Simpatico e divertente, una lettura piacevole per dare aria al cervello quando fa troppo caldo! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney | 11/6/2010

    " This went on forever and ever and ever and there is no way that the ending is plausible. No way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/28/2010

    " Not really a chicklit fan but did enjoy this. It was an easy but pleasant read - good for a holiday! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/20/2010

    " The plot was interesting but I found the book far too long. I skimmed much of the ending just to find out what happened. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 9/29/2010

    " I started out not much liking Helen, because of her selfish attitude and behaviors, but as the book unfolded, she became much more likeable and I felt more sympathetic to her problems, which she continually managed to make worse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janna | 9/16/2010

    " Predictable but pretty good chick lit. A quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chantelle | 9/9/2010

    " Can't remember why I don't LOVE this book, except to say that maybe it was too close to what was going on in my real life, and I needed and escape, not more reality. "

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