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In Playing Away, the author has entered dangerous, forbidden territory by writing from the perspective of the adulteress--a traditionally unsympathetic character. However, Adele Parks has succeeded in making the reader despise the character's actions, without rejecting Connie, who is attractive, candid and exhilarating. So many novels these days focus on finding Mr Right, it is refreshing to come across one that looks beyond the wedding and proceeds to undermine the traditional stereotype--only men are tempted to stray. A scorching, subversive debut novel, this novel has all the ingredients of a successful modern romance but with a healthy dose of reality.
Adele Parks joins the new elite of twenty-/thirtysomething female authors who are sustaining the spirit of Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary. By deepening the genre's significance and adding a sting to the tail, they are finding innovative ways to achieve more resonance with today's women. Nicola Perry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I find it hard to say I liked this book, even though I did like it enough to read it all the way through. I find it hard to say because the characters are so, so unlikable. Read morePublished 7 days ago by didn'tgetmymattress
Well written and good characterisation. I liked the tension right up to the last page.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Read this after I read Adele Parks - 'The state we are at' and this was a huge disappointment. Not a huge amount of excitement and very basic content. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Reema Karia
Over the years, I've become quite a fan of the chick-lit and bloke-lit genres. It's one of those guilty pleasures, in which you know every time you pick the book up that you should... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mr. Iain R. Wear
I didnt really enjoy this one to be honest. Was speed reading a lot of it to get it done. I found the majority of the characters annoying and just couldnt get into it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by F. Smith
This is a fantastic book. I couldn't put this down. You really must read this book it is highly recommended!!Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
I was really hoping to enjoy this book, but found it to be predictable and a bit to chick lit for my liking. Not much of a story to it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Penny