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Sweet Temptation Audiobook

Sweet Temptation

Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change. Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren and shy Jess, the beautician.
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Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight, and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change….

Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance forever and shy Jess, the beautician, who’s desperate to fit into a size 10 wedding dress for her big day.

©2010 Lucy Diamond (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    Leisha los angeles 12-06-13
    Leisha los angeles 12-06-13 Member Since 2015

    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!

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    "You cant go wrong with Lucy Diamond!"

    Straight from the beginning, I really enjoyed this book. It took no effort to get absorbed in the story of the women and it kept me wanting to find out what was to happen, which for me is the sign of a great read/listen too. Highly recommended

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  • Jill Besterman
    Jersey, Channel Islands United Kingdom
    8/26/12
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    "How to lose weight and gain a life!"

    This is a heart-warming story about three quite different women who have all struggled for years with failing diets and feeling that their excess weight defined their personalities. They meet up when they go on a weight loss program. We learn about them, their families, relationships and work issues as the months go by and the pounds drop off, experiencing both highs and lows when they realise that becoming slimmer does not necessarily bring the unalloyed joy they had hoped for and they have to make unexpected adjustments in their views of life. Kate Rawson reads beautifully and brings the women to life in a most appealing way.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Cheryl Southall
    3/22/15
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    "Enjoyable tale!"

    First Lucy Diamond book but I've already added her others to my wishlist! Excellent narration with different accents for the different characters. A very enjoyable listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • marta
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    2/13/15
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    "Great fat buster"

    Loved it from the start, great narration made each character very authentic.
    Second book from the author I listen to and I definitely will get some more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maggie
    9/16/14
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    "More to it than I expected"
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    I picked this up because it sounded light and amusing but didn't expect much more than 'froth'. I was wrong. Yes, it's the despised chick-lit but with some good characterisation that struck real chords at times.

    I think I was hooked when I heard poor unfit Maddy go through the ritual humiliation of being last by a mile in the torture that is the school sports day mother's race. Of the 3 main characters I found I could relate to Maddie and Jess, less so to Lauren, but I still wanted to find out what happened next. Ended up even looking forward to the commute to work.

    I thought the narration was good, and really liked the variety of accents across the cast. It was definitely a lot more interesting than reading a diet book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    4/4/14
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    "enjoyed."

    enjoyed this story of three women loosing weight encouraged by fat busters the slimming group they belong to.
    told in the first person by each woman, maddie whose husband loves her just the way she, Jessica who is engaged and wants to be slim for her wedding day, and lauren who is single and is happy that way.
    starts out funny and deals with more serious things as we follow them to reach their goal. friendship, love, loss and becoming a stronger person are all there.
    kate rawson performed the book well, doing all the Birmingham accents for the various characters.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • L. Simpson
    UK
    12/2/13
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable listen"
    If you could sum up Sweet Temptation in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring, funny, down-to-earth


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Temptation?

    The eagerly anticipated date, which turned out to be a waste of time and the relief on receiving the 'escape phone call'. (A situation most people could relate to!)


    What about Kate Rawson’s performance did you like?

    Her enthusiasm and different accents which made it easy to identify the different characters.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The dieters guide to life.....


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book and found it very easy to listen to. The number of characters added to the depth of the story and as the book progressed it became apparent how their lives intertwined. It is a story that most women can relate to, dieting and dating and the difficulties of both!
    The narrator was great and really added to the story. She helps to differentiate the characters and this enable the listener to get to know each of the girls individually and as a group.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs H.
    1/12/16
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    "Fantastic!"

    Loved this story, the characters are so likeable you end up cheering them on! really fantastic book, definitely recommend - especially if you're starting 2016 trying to get healthy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • music8
    12/4/15
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    "Heartwarming"

    A wonderful story, with enough substance to keep you going back for more. The narrator is talented.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Natasha
    EXETER, United Kingdom
    11/11/15
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    "I lovely book."

    I loved this book. It was a funny and like to read. It was narrated well. I am glad you had a nice happy ending and all the girls got what they deserved in the end. I would recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lynn clough
    11/7/15
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    "The slimming support manuel"
    Where does Sweet Temptation rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I usually enjoy Lucy Diamond, Sadly this book is a bit preachy for me. Its all about, if you want a better life join a gym and slim. The back story is ok. I found it a bit preachy.


    Would you recommend Sweet Temptation to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only those desperate to loose weight


    Which character – as performed by Kate Rawson – was your favourite?

    Jess because seeing her grow from an annoying dish rag to someone quite special is wonderful.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did have the odd giggle


    Any additional comments?

    If only righting the world was this easy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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