Twentysomething Poppy became a cliché when an accidental pregnancy presented her with a 49-year-old husband. But Luke Norton isn’t any old husband – he’s the anchorman for television’s SevenThirty News and his ruggedly handsome face is beloved by the nation.
Life isn’t coming up roses thanks to the first Mrs Norton’s popular column, “Diary of a Divorce” about her ex, “the Cad”, and his new wife, “the Bimbo”. Luke’s having a midlife crisis and spending more time with a plastic surgeon than his daughter, former lovers are circling like sharks, and Poppy’s left holding the baby, her former modelling career a distant memory. It’s time for “the Bimbo” to fight back and show the world exactly what she’s made of.
©2008 Julia Llewellyn (P)2010 Isis Publishing Ltd
I usually enjoy Julia Llewellyn's books however I struggled with this story.
It just rambled and I had to fast forward it to finish it
"Not as expected..."
The bio sounded interesting. The bio is misleading. The storyline had good potential which was not exploited. This title may be better if read in paperback but I found the narrated version dreary & disappointing far from the fictional ‘tongue in cheek’ comedy take on ‘celeb’ word wars I'd hoped for…
"That husband, ugh!"
It's not often you get a character in a book that bugs you so much, you want to stop listening to the book! The husband in this was so selfish and up himself, that I just kept getting cross and not really caring how the story went.
A nearly-past his prime newsreader leaves his wife for his girlfriend when she becomes pregnant. The first wife uses her journalistic status to snipe at him, long after he has married the girlfriend; but he deserves it, as he continues to play the field, while the second wife questions her abilities as a wife and mother.
"A really good read, with a typical male cad!"
Enjoyed the book although initially I wanted to shake Poppy but in the end all turns out for the best!
"The "not-so" Model Wife"
I really enjoyed this book though I had doubts at the start. There is a lovely range of characters from the deserted wife, the conceited but getting-on-a-bit anchor man and his TV colleagues, the girl-friend who is pregnant with \"the bastard\", the diva (was she based on Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell or a hybrid of both?) and the nanny with her fantastic mid-European/Yorkshire accent amongst several others. My only caveat is that I found it hard to believe that any 20+ year old in the second half of the last decade would be as dumb as the titular Model Wife. Still it all ends with everyone getting their \"just\" deserts. Julia Barrie did a great job as the narrator.
I enjoyed Amy's Honeymoon by this author, so was encouraged to download this book. I found it really difficult to like any of the main characters, but kept hoping that they would come good in the end. Disappointingly, they didn't for me. I stuck with it till the end, but found myself longing for it to finish so I could start my next book.
Never read any of this author's books before listening to this and was not sure what to expect. I found it an enjoyable listen the events are compelling and the tone is light and witty- would listen to more of her books
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