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Publisher's Summary

Paula has had Robert's back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he's one of the nation's most popular actors. And Paula's just discovered he's having an affair.

She's going to remind Robert just what he's sacrificing, and then she's going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever. Revenge is sweet. Isn't it?

©2017 Jane Fallon (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Chick lit with an edge." ( Guardian)
"I love Fallon, she's in a category all of her own - her books are great fun and her characters are fabulous, believable women who take no nonsense." (Marian Keyes)

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A Bit of a Bore

I enjoy Jane Fallon's style of writing - witty and crisp - but this novel was disappointing and a bit of a bore. The entire premise upon which it was structured borders on the absurd. None of the characters are likable; the protagonist's weight loss storyline was tedious and banal, while the plot to fatten her rival was simply juvenile and a non-starter.

In short, I would recommend that fans place this title at the bottom of your Fallon reading lists, to be deployed only when all else fails.

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A Surprising Treat!

This was a fun, sassy novel with a likable protagonist, who isn't as predictable as most women in chick-lit novels. I liked that she took matters into her own hands and I enjoyed the writing style of this author. It is really hard to find light, fun fiction that isn't silly or massively predictable, and Jane Fallon delivered. I will definitely keep an eye on this author!

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Loved, loved, loved this book!

Don’t listen to any negative reviews. This book was delicious! I enjoyed every minute. Makes you laugh and just feel so many things. It was wonderful. Love this author. My second book of hers that I’ve read. I will now read everything she writes.

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My Sweet Revenge

After reading Faking Friends by the same author I thought this book would be as good. No way I have tried several times to read it but can only get to first few chapters. The story is very ordinary. I loved Faking Friends one of the best but this one should be in the romance package with all the other books not worth reading. Tried Got you Back by this author but not for me.

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I love Jane Fallon books

I wasn't a fan of the short synopsis so I resisted getting this book for a while. I read a few others and kept coming back to Jane's books trying to find my next read that compared to Faking Friends. This, like her other book, has a lot of twists and turns. It does start fairly slow and it takes awhile to get into, but by midway, I couldn't stop listening. very fun and creative!

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Delightful

What a wonderful story and performance. Light and just delightful. You will definitely enjoy it.

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Horrible

This book could have been so good if only...there was an actual plot. There was a moment, toward the end, when I thought finally something was going to happen, but nothing (and I mean NOTHING) ever materialized. Not sure why the author titled it My Sweet Revenge, when the wife was too pathetic to actually follow through on anything. Complete waste of time and money.

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Brilliant

Absolutely enjoyed the story and the narration. Must listen. highly recommend this well written and relatable story.

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Loved the ending!

I didn’t see that coming! Very sweet story that ended with a twist. The narcissist got his comeuppance.

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Loved it!

Loved the humor and story. This is the second Jane Fallon book I've listened to and looking forward to listening to more

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  • 12-11-17

Sweet sickly unbelievable mush

Was really looking forward to this book
Read the reviews and they were ok
It started off good with great potential but quickly became very silly and totally unbelievable
The situations in the story just would not happen in real life
Such a shame

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  • 10-08-17

Double double cross

Enjoyable and thoroughly credible story. Interesting enough not to want to leave too long before picking up again the story has some nice little red herrings in it and a very cute /clever ending. Worth a read

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  • Sue R.
  • 09-08-17

Revenge is definitely sweet

Not my usual type of book but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Made me smile. Very easy to listen to, excellent narration.

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  • Miss
  • 12-16-17

Worth a listen

I was hooked from the first chapter so that's obviously a good start. The rest of the story is worth a listen. Some bits were a bit muddled, but overall I enjoyed it. This was hugely helped by two excellent narrators- makes such a difference with an audiobook.

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  • Carrie
  • 05-31-17

Loved it!!!!!

Brilliantly funny. I was smiling like an idiot in public places but I really Couldn't help myself.
Takes s few chapters to get going but enjoyed it immensely.

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  • Catherine
  • 08-13-17

Brilliant Book!! Recommended!

What did you like best about this story?

It kept me guessing throughout. The 2 narrators made it extra enjoyable with each one telling their own tale. Paula was so lovely and didn't deserve to be treated like that by her husband.
Saskia was a vile person. I don't know how she continued to do what she did to Paula after getting to know her. I was really looking forward to see how things wold unfold for then both.
I thought that I knew what was going to happen in the end - but I was wrong!!

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It would make a great TV series. Along the lines of Doctor Foster!!
Are all Saskia's vile? This is the 3rd book I've read over the last few years where the horrible female in the book was called Saskia!! (Apologies if that's your name!)

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  • Rebecca Bryan
  • 09-14-17

Plot twist galore!

Absolutely loved this - The plot twists were fantastic and really did surprise me throughout. Loved it.

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  • Beverley
  • 07-30-17

superficial

what's wrong with me? I read the reviews and thought I'd be laughing out load....not even a smile. No real storyline and awful superficial characters. (haha!! nursiating)

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  • Timedout
  • 07-03-17

Great Fun

What did you like most about My Sweet Revenge?

I liked the pace, the twists and the humour.

What did you like best about this story?

I don't want to give anything away but I liked the way several things weren't what I first supposed them to be (including the main character's starting weight).

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I liked the comments around the hot yoga classes.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

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  • Sandra C
  • 05-13-17

A Great Introduction to My First Audio Book

Loved it. Listened to it whilst commuting to and from work and out running. Finished it really quickly.

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  • Samie
  • 03-25-18

Juicy!!! Ha ha

I loved this story, lots of twist and turns. I’ve even listened to it twice. It’s great to hear from a character who is close to turning 40.

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  • Stephazon
  • 04-04-19

Got my attention!

First fiction I've listened to in a long time and I loved all of it! The narrators really brought the characters to life and kept it interesting. I enjoyed following the main character's transformation, it was actually really motivating. Great twists in the story kept the suspense, highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-17-19

A bit disappointed

I really loved Faking Friends so couldn’t wait to binge read and listen to all Jane Fallon books. This book was a bit of a let down though.
The voice of Saskia was all wrong and the characters were all unlikeable. The story was also too reminiscent of Faking Friends. Might be fine if I didn’t listen to them right after each other?

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  • Natalie JS
  • 01-15-19

Not bad but not great

Protracted storyline that started well but became tedious. The main character was just too dramatic and self indulgent for me to keep on her side.

Also a similar storyline to Faking Friends which I enjoyed. Been there, done that. By Chapter 9 I was done.

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  • Lesley Benbow
  • 04-19-18

Not her best

Pretty far fetched. I was relieved when it was over. characters are not very likeable so I found it hard to care.

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  • Suzanne
  • 04-13-18

Feel good book

Love love this book . I really enjoyed every moment of this book , really well written and just made you smile.

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  • Laura
  • 03-31-18

Good book for an escape read

In my opinion, great performance, kept you hanging on and wanting to press play whenever you have a spare minute! However it’s slightly predictive, but I guess that depends on the reader/listener. It’s subtle enough in some places to make you wonder if your predicted theory is correct... I enjoyed it and would recommend for an easy listen 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-17-18

Basically the same story line as Faking Friends

Although entertaining, story line is almost the same as authors book Faking Friends. Predictable all the way through.

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  • shabbydoo
  • 02-07-18

A woman scorned...

Really enjoyed this book. Loved it actually. Great story of revenge and comeuppance ! Well done!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-30-18

Such fun

I really enjoyed this .. an entertaining 'revenge chick' book .. well written and wonderfully presented .. and the twists and turns made it great fun. My sort of book to a 'T'!