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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (507 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez Narrator: Eve Bianc Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Vanessa Chavez is a successful sous chef in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She’s rich with friends, loved by her family, but she has one giant Achilles heel—she keeps falling for married men. Not that she knows they’re married, but each and every time she ends up duped, mistaken, taken for a ride, outright fooled. When The Husband Habit begins, Vanessa has just fallen for a married guy yet again—but this time, the wife finds out about Vanessa and tries to run her over with her minivan. There’s nothing for a girl to do but take a vow of celibacy and figure out why she makes bad choices over and over again. Vanessa focuses on work (sure, whatever), hangs out with her parents (boring!), and resists the efforts of her friends Manny and Lucy to set her up on dates. They introduce her to Kevin, and even though on paper he’s all wrong, he’s got great manners, and he’s awfully good looking. Not bad in the kissing department, either. But just when her guard goes down, the red flag goes up—Kevin, of course, is married. But could there be an innocent explanation? Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Lighthearted romance and southwestern flavor…Sparks and banter fly.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Vanessa and Paul are multidimensional characters with the capacity to surprise each other and the reader. And there’s a lot of good cooking along the way.”


  • “Paul and Vanessa’s messy lives make them a couple to root for. Pride & Prejudice for the CNN age.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kimmy | 1/31/2014

    " Not at all what I expected since the title was not at all enticing. I think I avoided it for months and then I got the nerve to pick it up and there I was laughing and sympathizing with the main character who seemed so clueless. I gave it four stars since it was a page turner and focused on one main character who seemed to have the depth of several characters. I enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary | 1/3/2014

    " Neither the dialog nor the writing in general were as good as I would have expected from Ms. Valdez-Rodriguez. She did included some very poignant impressions about the effects of war, namely the Iraq War, on the members of the armed forces, their families and friends, and the innocent victims who happened to be in the wrong place when fighting occurred. She also included some very relevant statements about the selfish and less than honest views of those who made the decision to begin the war in the first place. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yvonne Dalton-Etheridge | 12/23/2013

    " Interesting fiction based in ABQ. Very easy read. I love this author. Very descriptive and sensual in her writing. A very "dessert" kind of book, but it was enjoyable! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Russeller | 12/16/2013

    " Fun fluff. Predictable. "

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About the Author
Author Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club and Playing with Boys, among other novels. She is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and Pulitzer-nominated former staff writer for both the Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe. She has written and sold pilot scripts to Nickelodeon, NBC, and Lifetime Television, as well as a teen crossover feature film based on The Kindred.