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Goodreads Summary: Tempting Fate
Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters. They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair. She can’t relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years…And yet, she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away. She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her—until the night it happens. Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive—something she hasn’t felt in years. What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, Gabby has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most. A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page, and thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.
Review: 4 Stars ** spoiler alert ** Why Gabby, Why??? It;s one thing to feel lonely and going through a mid-life crisis, but to take that step and destroy your life and the lives of your husband and children. Come on!>!>!>! Saying your sorry doesn’t cut it. Saying you feel awful doesn’t make it go away. You can’t expect everyone to just deal with it and continue on…your actions have consequences.
There were many times I wanted to slap Gabby, especially when she complained how hard her life had become. She was at home all day and got to sleep when tired, real single moms who work all day don’t get that luxury. She was spoiled and didn’t even realize it.
Now, while she is 100% wrong in her decision, Elliot is not blameless. He became accustomed to a way of life and expected Gabby to do make their family a family. His selfish choice and her Claire’s news threw Gabby over the edge. He only ever thought about himself and not what his wife really needed.
Claire was/is and awful friend. She spoke a good game, but when push came to shove, she wasn’t the friend she always said she was. Then to bring Trish into the mix…That is just evil and awful. I am glad Gabby said her peace to her and is no longer relying on others for her happiness.
Gabby and Elliot learned valuable lessons about themselves and others.
This book shows the painful side of cheating and what really happens, how lives are destroyed.
I know others thought the ending was too sappy, I felt it was just right. Gabby was wrong, but Elliot was selfish and wrong in his own ways as well. A real family includes all those you love.
~~~NOW I’M READING~~~
Goodreads Summary: Fly Away Home
Sometimes all you can do is fly away home . . .
When Sylvie Serfer met Richard Woodruff in law school, she had wild curls, wide hips, and lots of opinions. Decades later, Sylvie has remade herself as the ideal politician’s wife—her hair dyed and straightened, her hippie-chick wardrobe replaced by tailored knit suits. At fifty-seven, she ruefully acknowledges that her job is staying twenty pounds thinner than she was in her twenties and tending to her husband, the senator.
Lizzie, the Woodruffs’ younger daughter, is at twenty-four a recovering addict, whose mantra HALT (Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?) helps her keep her life under control. Still, trouble always seems to find her. Her older sister, Diana, an emergency room physician, has everything Lizzie failed to achieve—a husband, a young son, the perfect home—and yet she’s trapped in a loveless marriage. With temptation waiting in one of the ER’s exam rooms, she finds herself craving more.
After Richard’s extramarital affair makes headlines, the three women are drawn into the painful glare of the national spotlight. Once the press conference is over, each is forced to reconsider her life, who she is and who she is meant to be.
Written with an irresistible blend of heartbreak and hilarity, Fly Away Home is an unforgettable story of a mother and two daughters who after a lifetime of distance finally learn to find refuge in one another.
WOW…what a beginning…Can’t wait to get to know these ladies and take the journey with them.
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