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How I Stole Her Husband Paperback – 5 Mar 2005

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation (5 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0758208375
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758208378
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.7 x 20.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,216,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 26 Mar. 2006
By Danielle - Published on
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I had my eye on this book for awhile but I just recently purchased from Amazon. I'm so glad that I did. I won't recount the plot since other reviewers have already but the book was never boring for me and I read it an afternoon. Alison is a great character and Liz Ireland wrote it so you do root for Alison and want the best for her in the end. Liz Ireland also does a great job of creating characters so you know who to root for and for who not to root for. The title does make you think of something different than what the book actually is but the phrase "How I stole her husband" does tie in with what happened to Alison in the book-you'll just have to read it to find out how. I would definitely recommend this book to any chick-lit reader. In the future, I will definitley be reading more of Liz Ireland's books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this one! 26 Oct. 2005
By Tracy Vest - Published on
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Former debutante Alison Bell had it all. The rich daddy, the McMansion in a Dallas suburb, the expensive private liberal arts college, the handsome boyfriend... Her pampered existence is no more when a series of errors in judgment causes her father to lose the family fortune.

Fast forward ten years: Alison is destitute after a series of dead end jobs have left her penniless & unfulfilled. An ad for a nanny seems too good to be true. When she meets the woman of the household, she realizes it was in fact too good to be true, as her would-be boss is her high school nemesis, Pepper, at whom she tossed horse doody when she was five. In high school, Pepper stole the love of her life, financial whiz Spencer, who is now Pepper's husband. Pepper is living the life that Alison dreamed about. After mulling the offer over with the aid of her two best friends - one who said run, the other who said take it, she takes the job, as Pepper has assured her that bygones are bygones. Not surprisingly, Pepper was not honest. Alison finds herself in over her head with a troubled toddler, an uncooperative maid, a constantly absent father, and an unfaithful Pepper who figures her job ended after childbirth. And she's nursing a broken heart over Spencer, who takes every spare moment he can to reminisce about the good old days.

When the family finally relocates to New York, Pepper continues to make Alison's life unbearable. But time spent with her best friend and Finn, the brother of her other friend, who wants to be more than her friend helps may it more bearable. But with unresolved feelings for Spencer, she pushes Finn away, staying primarily for young August. When she finally gives in to her passion for Spence, her life is suddenly turned upside down as she has become what she always dreaded - the other woman. Will she find love everlasting with Spence? Will she ever overcome her esteem issues and stand up to Pepper? And what about her growing attraction to Finn?

While a great premise, and written with very witty dialogue, it's disappointing that we never really get to know either of the male characters, particularly Spencer - he's rarely around to get to know, we know more about him from her high school memories than his current life (probably why she still cares for him). But the story is enjoyable, and her interactions with Finn make you realize that she might be chasing after the wrong dream.
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my Favorites 27 Nov. 2012
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This book was not at all what I expected. I am a huge fan of Emily Giffin books and one of my favorites is "Something Borrowed." "How I Stole Her Husband" is much like "Something Borrowed" in that it will have you rooting for the underdog. I couldn't put this book down!
4.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!! 10 Mar. 2010
By Dandi L. Amerin - Published on
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This book was fun to read! In the beginning, I wasn't sure whether or not to like Alison's character, but she is definitely one that I laughed at, cried for, and had that warm fuzzy feeling for...a VERY relatible character! The author did a fantastic job creating scenes and characters that you could picture! Very well written!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Chick Lit 18 Jun. 2005
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I have always enjoyed Chick Lit books and this one was no exception. The story had me laughing out loud and I really enjoyed the way Allison got on with August. This book was great if you enjoy the Chick Lit genre. Happy Reading!!
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