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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,393 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fern Michaels Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2005 ISBN: 9780743550307
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Rosie Gardener and Vickie Winters were best friends, closer than sisters. Svelte and single Vickie only wanted the best for her friend--and she couldn't stay quiet when Rosie, overweight and unable to see her own worth, fell under the spell of Kent Bliss, a two-timing cad. The night before Rosie's wedding was the last time Vickie spoke to her--to warn her about Kent's true nature.

  

On her third wedding anniversary, Rosie realizes Vickie was right--and that the Porsche and other indulgences were her attempts to buy the love of a man who only cared about himself. Fed up with his mistreatment, she vows to change her life--by kicking him out. The next day, she begins a diet and exercise regime. But more life-changing news awaits: Rosie has the single winning ticket in the Wonderball lottery--and she's won $302 million.

With Kent ready to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more than ever. When Vickie returns to Savannah, Rosie learns the power of forgiveness. As she loses weight and works out under the eye of sexy personal trainer Jack Silver, a new Rosie emerges. This pretty woman is making a fresh start, and no one's greed or bitterness will stop her from jumping into life and love with a passion she didn't know she possessed.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Fern Michaels’ characters are real and endearing, her prose so natural that it seems you are witnessing the story rather than reading about it.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Fern Michaels shines!”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fans will love [Pretty Woman], with its animated characters and exploration of the possibilities of inner strength.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 2/9/2014

    " Sweet, fast read. My only beef was with the evil husband who suddenly turns in to a nice guy. Unbelievable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy Bilik | 1/16/2014

    " This book was about a woman not only with low self esteem issues stemming from her childhood but also from making the most horrible mistake of her life by marrying the man who loves her money and abhores her. It really did not make sense how someone could make a life-altering decision of marriage by ignoring all red signals and opinions of people close to her. However I did like the rest of the story, including how that one horrible person Kent was able to turn his life around once he was "cut at his knees" and forced to face the truth of his own character. The story is great and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 1/15/2014

    " easy read. thoroughly enjoyed it. have your coffee ready.. it will make you want some. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlyn | 1/13/2014

    " A nice relaxing read. I picture Rosie and Vickie looking like Fern herself, someone you would like to know with no pretension. I didn't care for the spooky part with the swing and I didn't care for the reward that Kent ended up with at the end because it seemed evil was rewarded. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/7/2014

    " This was the first book by Fern Michaels I've read,which kind of surprises me. I enjoyed Pretty Woman, it was an easy read with a good story line. Some of the time transitions and the character transformations bugged me, but overall a nice quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaymie Frost | 1/1/2014

    " Easy reading, girl power book. It was a fun read. I liked this book a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 12/31/2013

    " This book was fabulous. I went into it thinking that it was a typical woman fluff book. Any woman with a few extra pounds who has a low self esteem will triumph by reading this book. It is so motivational. An absolute must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/24/2013

    " She is amazing and has a true gift for writing. I'm a groupie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rose | 12/14/2013

    " Entertaining story about what a woman can do if she really puts her mind to it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 12/6/2013

    " Thought that this was a pretty good book. It showed how you look at yourself and that only you have the power to change and you have to do it for yourself and no one else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa Helsel | 11/25/2013

    " This was the first book I read of Fern Michaels and I throughly, enjoyed it. A cunning romance to the start. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 10/18/2013

    " Pretty far fetched. Woman wins a huge lottery!! Just good ole' enjoyable reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackye | 7/27/2013

    " Uplifting story of a woman who changes her life and her friend's life. She even wins a marathon at the end of the book and captures the heart of a man who was her personal trainer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcella | 6/29/2013

    " A great book for a lazy sunday escape to another world. Its got everything I like, a love story, a little mystery, and women who make things happen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wendy T | 5/7/2013

    " Another enjoyable Fern Michaels novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 11/2/2012

    " Woman married to a cheater and a user finally throws him out and changes her life - and in the end, he changes his life too. Decent read, somewhat predictable and improbable too. Perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 10/6/2012

    " I listened to the audio book. It was entertaining - about a woman who finds herself after her divorce. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tori | 9/16/2012

    " Uuuggghhh. I wanted to put it down after the first chapter! Dialog was unrealistic and characters were not beleiveable. I read it all the way through just to see if it would get better but it didn't. My suggestion is to stay away from this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/31/2012

    " I really loved Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels. It was one of those books that from the first page I thought to myself, "Ah, so nice." I read it all today, too! 1/2 an hour at lunch and an hour at the gym and an hour or two at home. Lovely!! I'll definitely be looking up Michaels's other writings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 lyn | 5/18/2012

    " A quick mindless read, I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen S | 12/11/2011

    " I really liked this book. I have just started reading Fern Michaels and was very surprised how much I liked her. I will continue to read her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 10/18/2011

    " Easy, fun read for vacation/plane ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/30/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 3/17/2011

    " She is amazing and has a true gift for writing. I'm a groupie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 3/6/2011

    " A touching story of a woman marrying the wrong man for her.Her best friend trying to prevent the marriage from happening, and how she comes to realize after a couple of years of marriage, how he best friend was right. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/28/2011

    " I love reading fern micheals. Her books are so much fun to read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cupcakencorset | 10/4/2010

    " Meh. Stilted dialogue, an unbelievable plot, an improbable change of heart in the antagonist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve | 9/21/2010

    " Little romance, little woman breaking free from her unhappy marriage and life as a fatty. Quick read, satisfying ending. She ends up kicking her husband out and that very day wins a lottery worth $302 Million. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Di | 7/20/2010

    " loved this fun, romantic, real story finished it in one day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Luisa | 7/19/2010

    " This book is outstanding and moving!!! I'm a heavyset girl and after reading the inspiring book I lost 50 pounds!!! I recommend this book to anyone that needs to be lifted and encourged to become a better them!!! Love Fern Michaels she is a brillent writer!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 7/18/2010

    " Thought that this was a pretty good book. It showed how you look at yourself and that only you have the power to change and you have to do it for yourself and no one else. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 6/4/2010

    " I've never read a Fern Michaels book before. It was better than I expected, but not superb. I did enjoy it though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/16/2010

    " Fern Michaels is by far my favorite author these days. I just love everything I read or listen to of hers. Onto another one of her books now. Hope it's as good as all the others I've read so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaymie | 8/21/2009

    " Easy reading, girl power book. It was a fun read. I liked this book a lot. "

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About the Author
Author Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels (a.k.a. Mary Ruth Kuczkir) is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and thriller novels, including Hey, Good Looking; Pretty Woman; The Nosy Neighbor; The Real Deal; and many others. There are more than seventy million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Laural Merlington is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator with over two hundred titles to her credit. An Audie Award nominee, she has also directed over one hundred audiobooks. She teaches college in her home state of Michigan.