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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (285 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Witchel Narrator: Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Ponce Morris is a beautiful, rich widow who's been dubbed the spare wife because she's the perfect companion to the wealthy, powerful couples she socializes with. She'll go to sports events with the husbands, throw elegant dinner parties, and shop with the wives. She's cool and nonthreatening because the two things everyone knows for sure are that Ponce doesn't like sex and doesn't have a romantic bone in her body.

Over the years, she has managed other people's lives - and her own - perfectly. Ponce has everything under control, exactly the way she likes it. Until....

Babette Steele, an ambitious aspiring journalist, finds out that Ponce is having an affair with a socially prominent and very married man and decides to break the scandal in a juicy magazine piece. For Ponce's circle, day-to-day existence quickly becomes a complicated game of social and professional chicken - whoever outsmarts and outmanipulates the other will win.

There is a lot at stake, not only for Ponce but for her friends, all of whom are in the midst of crises of their own: a philandering novelist who hasn't been able to write since his breakout Wall Street best seller; an aging billionaire who can't seem to resist young women (the younger the better); a legendary news-show producer on the decline; an old-time politico looking to rebound from his wife's death; and an editor at a glitzy magazine that covers the worlds of politics, fashion, and Hollywood.

As Ponce's life threatens to come apart at the seams, the author takes us into a world she knows intimately: a dynamic Manhattan filled with opinion makers and social fakers. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meghann | 2/17/2014

    " An entertaining read, not really that deep. It was like reading Sex and the City but full of married couples. Scandalous!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Laura Christoffersen | 2/15/2014

    " Dumb book. I wouldn't waste my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alexa | 2/14/2014

    " My fluffy adult book for July 4th! May have been slightly too fluffy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jean Barrington | 2/13/2014

    " This is a "chick" book. It's not so very realistic for most of us and not the best escape book I've read, but it was amusing and kept me interested. "

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