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Secrets of a Shoe Addict | [Beth Harbison]

Secrets of a Shoe Addict

Loreen Murphy hadn't meant to hire a male prostitute in Las Vegas. It was all just a big, stupid, expensive misunderstanding. Abbey Walsh never intended anyone to find out about the fact that she's being blackmailed. As a minister's wife, her sordid past was supposed to be a secret. Tiffany Vanderslice Dreyer never dreamed that she'd find herself up to her eyeballs in credit card debt from one mad moment of a shopping spree.
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Publisher's Summary

Loreen Murphy hadn't meant to hire a male prostitute in Las Vegas. It was all just a big, stupid, expensive misunderstanding. Abbey Walsh never intended anyone to find out about the fact that she's being blackmailed. As a minister's wife, her sordid past was supposed to be a secret. Tiffany Vanderslice Dreyer never dreamed that she'd find herself up to her eyeballs in credit card debt from one mad moment of a shopping spree. She's an upstanding wife and mother with the perfect marriage...right?

Secrets of a Shoe Addict is the story of three women who bond together when they find themselves in more than one kind of trouble. It's the story of how sometimes, you hide a secret side that can get you in - and out - of dire straits. It's about romance, friendship, kids, revenge, affairs, and most of all a love of all the well-heeled things in life.

©2008 Beth Harbison; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

What the Critics Say

"Kick off your Keds (unless you're driving) and meet a motley group of D.C. women who bond over designer shoes. It's chick lit with heart and sole." (People Magazine)
"Readers will root for these four plucky women. Like the designer shoes that pepper its pages, this book is pleasing and stylish. This frothy confection is sure to fly off the shelves this summer." (Booklist)
"Harbison creates vivd, convincing characters and handles them well. Reading this novel is like eating a slice of cake." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Frances Nobby beach, Australia 05-07-12
    Frances Nobby beach, Australia 05-07-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Fun listen"
    Would you listen to Secrets of a Shoe Addict again? Why?

    Secrets of a Shoe Addict is a spin-off from the Shoe Addicts Anonymous, still featuring Sandra, the sex-phone operator. This particular novel starts off in Las Vegas with a new cast including Sandra's sister Tiffany, where each of the women get themselves into financial trouble. So unfolds the plot, in which Sandra recruits all the women to become phone-sex operators. Of course, in coming together to pay off their debts, this group of women become much closer friends and experience life-changing events together.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of a Shoe Addict?

    I love the pace of Harbison's writing, and found myself wishing I was right there with the women at the casinos having a great time and shopping in those many exotic boutiques. I also love how she incorporates pop-culture throughout the novel, making it a fun read regardless if the material is time-sensitive or not. Sandra's blind dates were what really made me laugh out loud. The ventriloquist was a little out there, but the Chuck E Cheese date really got me rolling. And really, who dresses up like a clown to have sex? Some of the phone-sex operator content was pretty dead-on, and I wonder if the author ever did phone sex for a short amount of time or she must have really done great research.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 05-27-11
    Bonnie Cape Coral, FL, United States 05-27-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Name should be Secrets of Phone Sex Operator"

    Loved Shoe Addicts Anonymous. Thought this would be similar. NOT! PORNOGRAPHY. Too much graphic detail of phone sex operators. Nothing about shoes, but about women who become phone sex operators. Was horrible, quit listening and want my credit back!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Leon Singapore 10-22-08
    Leon Singapore 10-22-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Easy listen and good laughs!"

    Great book when you need to listen to something to brighten up your day.Interesting characters,actually reminded me of the desperate housewives,only that this is more realistic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    G. M. Griffin Auckland, NZ 10-09-13
    G. M. Griffin Auckland, NZ 10-09-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Disappoining"
    What would have made Secrets of a Shoe Addict better?

    The story slowed and just lost its momentum.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Beth Harbison again?

    Yes, she was a good narrator.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Secrets of a Shoe Addict?

    I didn't read the whole thing so I cant comment. I just lost interest in listening to this about half way through.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather MILLVILLE, MA, United States 01-30-13
    Heather MILLVILLE, MA, United States 01-30-13
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    "Not my favorite"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm a fan of Beth Harbison, but this book just didn't do it for me. The storylines felt trite and predictable. I thought this would read more like a sequel to "Shoe Addicts Anonymous." I'm sure I'll read more of Harbison's books in the future, but this one definitely wasn't my favorite.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tascha WARREN, OH, United States 02-06-12
    Tascha WARREN, OH, United States 02-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fun read"
    If you could sum up Secrets of a Shoe Addict in three words, what would they be?

    Breezy fun read


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Secrets of a Shoe Addict?

    The calls to the housewives are hysterical


    What about Orlagh Cassidy’s performance did you like?

    She goes at a great speed, uses lots of inflection and is easy to understand


    If you could take any character from Secrets of a Shoe Addict out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Sondra, she seems like she would be a blast to hang out with


    Any additional comments?

    All Beth Harbison's books are great reads, Orlagh Cassidy does all of them and she is wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bianca Rose Bay, Australia 11-23-10
    Bianca Rose Bay, Australia 11-23-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed it! Would recommenf for a good listen"

    I really liked this one. Would be encouraged to look up the others in the series. Was good for a laugh too.

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    Erica Orlando, FL, United States 09-16-10
    Erica Orlando, FL, United States 09-16-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Cute..."

    Wrapped up nice and tidy....this is not "deep" listening or a mind-bending story...was predictable, but still enjoyed it for the entertainment if provided.

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    Andrea Linz, Austria 09-26-09
    Andrea Linz, Austria 09-26-09 Member Since 2007
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    "amusing ..."

    ... but don't expect too much. The end drags a bit.
    The narration is OK.

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    Christi Dunn Kentucky 08-31-09
    Christi Dunn Kentucky 08-31-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Snooze....."

    Purchased this book based on other reviews. Listened to over an hour and I was not interested in the least.

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