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.
©2007 Jane Fallon; (P)2007 Books on Tape
"Brit TV producer Fallon takes 'careful what you wish for' to hilarious heights in her debut novel....The surprising and rewarding treat is a bright, grown-up story of two women who discover friendship and trust in one another." (Publishers Weekly)
Although I read a lot of history and try to keep up with the current bestsellers, sometimes I just want a little "chick lit". This was perfect! The story was pretty funny, and Rosalyn Landor, the narrator, does English girls better than anyone I've heard. The previous reviewer mentioned a lot of cursing, and yes, the "f" word is used frequently, but it's a story about a frustrated 40something and her cheating boss/boyfriend. Of course the main character is going to cuss! It's a funny, easy to listen to read!
This started out a little slow for me, but picked up quickly and I really liked the book. I don't want to give to much away, but let's just say that the nice guy doesn't always come in last. Definately worth the read. Not really a love stoy, but a journey of hearts.
I liked the story and it had several amusing twists and turns. However, the writer did seem to be stuck on the "f" word. Nothing like being reminded that your characters have such a lack of vocabulary. I probably will avoid this author in the future.
Its an weird thing but my favourite genre to read is murder/mystery books but when it comes to audio books, I love ChicLit! Odd I know!
To quote the movie storyline - A hard-charging publicist's lusty affair with a married man is ruined by his decision to leave his wife and two children for her. She invents a new persona, befriends the spurned wife and attempts to patch up the marriage up so she can be rid of him. In the process, she develops a thing for his oldest son.
Its a fun book - gets you straight into the story but keeps you wanting to find out what happens. Highly recommended
Jane Fallon entered my life with "The Ugly Sister", another excellent story, and I enjoyed this story even more. Plumbing female emotions and lending the sometimes comedic twists of life is a strength that Ms. Fallon demonstrates well I'm her writing. Of course, I wanted to strangle Matthew who was a legend in his own mind. My only quibble was the voice the narrator employed for Matthew -- it sounded implausible.
The story was engaging, and I loved every moment of it.
She is always amazing.
While I enjoyed the story line, there was entirely too much swearing. The story would have been much more enjoyable if I hadn't been listening to the main character swear as frequently as she did.
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