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Wife Living Dangerously

Wife Living Dangerously [Kindle Edition]

Debra Kent
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Suburban wife and mother, Julia Flanagan is good to a fault. She always plays by the rules, does what she's told and puts her family first. To be honest, her life's become rather dull - and her sex life is humdrum, to say the least. But all that changes when Julia's best friends dare her to start living dangerously. At first, she only breaks little rules - mixing her recyclables, illegally downloading music - but when Julia meets a handsome professor at work, she finds that having started to live dangerously it's hard to stop...

About the Author

Debra Kent has been writing about marriage, infidelity, sex and family relationships for the past fifteen years, in Mademoiselle, Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Family Circle. She has also written a column, The Diary of V, for the website Redbook/ since 1997.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 282 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (2 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K5STZA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #745,516 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book simply because Waterstones had a 3 for 2 offer and their choice was limited. From reading the back cover, I thought it would be a chick-lit novel, one in which you can slip into without having to think, and in which there is nothing really demanded of you. To an extent, I was right. However, much as it pains me to say so, I did enjoy it.

The story is about Julie Flanagan, a suburban housewife who doesn't really do anything very daring - her marriage also seems to have lost it's spark, as her sex life takes a dip. While socialising with her group of female friends, one of them dares her to live more dangerously. She decides to take the dare on. At first, she does so by small, insignificant things - she puts various stuff in her recycling bims for example! Slowly though, she gets more daring - I read it that it was actually a result of her waning sex life; she begins seeing her husband in a different light, one not so flattering. So, when she later meets a handsome man, who seems very attracted to her, it seems as though it's just a matter of time until she really acts more dangerously. . .

This is the basic plot. Not really hugley intelligent stuff. BUT, there are insights in this novel that had me thinking, "oh my god, that is so true!" I think actually, her observation of how the decline of a relationship can begin and then just continue to break down, is very true. The mundane in long-term relationships can kill them, if both parties are not willing to try, and the examination into how men and women can lose their own identities when they have a family is very clever - becoming a parent can mean you put certain parts of yourself to one side, regarding them as long-lost dreams of youth.
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I wasn't really looking forward to reading this book as i find most of the chick lit style books (with the possible exception of one or two of lisa jewells books) rather boring.
But this book was really good, very well written. Intelligently written with a very good feel for the main character. A wife aged 40, good job, good kids, good if distracted husband. She wasn't looking for anything else but fate can sometimes lead us down unexpected paths.
I do think this book is really worth a read - i recommend it and think most women will enjoy it. It surprised me with it worth and i hope it will do the same for you. A very enjoyable read.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fans of Desperate Housewifes will enjoy this 29 Aug 2006
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If your a fan of 'Desperate Housewifes' you should enjoy this. I am not, and found this novel an average read. It is about a mother/wife who is not happy in her marriage and is dared to live dangerously. She meets this male college student and so begins her examination of her husband, her relationships, and her self esteem. Simply an ok read.
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