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Mia Allen has never adjusted to living in England. She misses the States , but her husband Kit loves the sense of community. Like Mia, Kit's boss Charlie is looking for more excitement in her life. So when she and her husband are invited to dinner, she jumps at the chance to make new friends. The increasing attraction between all of them is intense. Can any of their relationships survive this unconventional arrangement?

©2014 Tess Stimson (P)2014 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"A truly compelling story of family ties and secrets" ( The Daily Express) on (The Lying Game)

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Compelled to read it all to see if it got better

Narrator made a hash of male voices so that they were aggressive and grating .. Too sexually implicit .. Not enough story....

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Not enough sex scenes to save it

Awful book. Perhaps a little bit more sex scenes, a little bit more graphic description of the scenes already written, and I might have overlooked the awfulness of the writing.

Well it wasn't as indigestible as Fifty Shades of Grey tho, so it at least got that going for it.

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waste of time

I could not finish this book and this is so unlike me as am a sticker, normally sure.... surely... it will improve. This was taundry beyond belief. I felt soiled just listening and this had nothing to do with sex scenes. There was a feeling of perversion... despoiling of innocence. Awful..

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A keeper! I will listen to this again and again

I love this book. Blooming fantastic storytelling. Told from two POVs Mia's and Charlie's both married women who get involved in a complicated friendship. I loved both of them and Kit is just adorable.
If you are married, read this book. Even if you're not married, read it anyway. You've got to have an open mind though. The story is compelling and intriguing. I listened to the audio book in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Did all my chores with it plugged into my headset.

I should add that the narration is absolutely faultless.

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Killed by the horrific female narration of 'shouty grumpy' male voices

Great story! Different from your usual but became hard to listen to with Laurences Bouvatds horrible 'male' narrated voices.
Why do female narrators feel the need to spit out male voices in that all to familiar grumpy snarky cutting tone?

Please stop. She sounded like the Prince Philip 'spitting image' puppet ...an absolute caricature with no dynamic.
Horrendous. (But the book was brilliant)

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Badly written porn

I should have read the reviews first, but had read some of Tess' earlier books an they were fine.

There was no sort but just a load of badly written sex scenes. The voices were totally grating; and the whole thing was a waste of time. Don't bother.

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Quite enjoyable...

Found this a quite enjoyable listen, story abit basic, and narrators voice was annoying especially when acting as the men in the book but nevertheless it kept me entertained for a few hours l...

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  • 20-02-16

Brilliant Narrator, Great Dialogue

This book has an open and forthright title, there is no ambiguity about its content.
Whip smart dialogue and a brilliant narrator produce a synergy every audiobook listener dreams of.