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Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives


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ISBN13: 9781439173176
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Suburbia is a jungle, filled with lots of vicious creatures.

Take the Paradise Heights Women’s League board. Lyssa Harper should have warned golden-haired DILF du jour Harry Wilder what he was getting into when she invited him to meet the mommies who run their suburban, gated community. At least he brought cupcakes. Since meeting the former Master-of-the-Universe turned stay-at-home single dad, Lyssa has been his domestic Sherpa, teaching him the ins and outs of suburban life. She just didn’t realize her friends would show up at his house unannounced with casseroles, leopard-print bikini briefs, and plans to rearrange his kitchen cabinets.

The truth is, if Harry and his wife, the neighborhood’s "perfect couple," can call it quits, what does that mean for everyone else? Lyssa’s husband, Ted, is a great father, but he pays her Pilates-pumped momtourage more attention than he does his own wife. Her friends gossip about the neighbors while ignoring their own problems: infertility, infidelity, and eating disorders.

When Harry sets boundaries with his new fan club, he is exiled from the neighborhood’s in-clique. But Lyssa refuses to snub him. What she never expects is the explosive impact her ongoing friendship with Harry will have on her close-knit pals—and on her marriage.

About the Author

Josie Brown’s celebrity interviews and relationship articles have been featured in Redbook and Complete Woman magazines, as well as AOL, Yahoo, AskMen.com, Divorce360.com, and SingleMindedWomen.com. She lives in Marin County, California with her husband and two children.

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Josie Brown, September 19, 2010 (view all comments by Josie Brown)
The copies inside Powell's are autographed, so enjoy! You can read even more reviews on my website: www.josiebrown.com
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chocolateandcroissants, August 10, 2010 (view all comments by chocolateandcroissants)
In suburbia every neighbor has a secret. Who needs enemies when you have frenemies. Friends that pretend to be friends but are really enemies. The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives chronicles the lives of a group of suburban moms and the one housedaddy Harry. Harry's wife has left him-overnight he goes from a neighborhood husband to the most sought after mother, with the suburban moms tripping over themselves to ingratiate their way into his bedroom. While quite unrealistic, the book provides some great laughs and is perfect for a summer read. I found the ending to be a bit too predictable.
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Jennmarie68, June 26, 2010 (view all comments by Jennmarie68)
The title really holds true with this one! There were quite a few secrets that I never expected. The one at the end was a real treat :-)

The main characters in this one were pretty well written. There were a few scenes that seemed to be a bit out of character, but as the title suggests there were quite a few secrets, so maybe these were just more of them. I tend to think the best of people, and while I knew from the word go that DeeDee was trouble I never expected some of the other people to take the actions they did. I liked Lyssa, she reminded me a lot of myself in her personality. Harry was also a great character. He was so sweet, except for the scene with Ted on Thanksgiving... That was a different story!

The way this story unfolded it was impossible to tell what was really getting ready to happen. Even the end was a bit surprising to me (and I really like to try and figure out the ending). This definitely makes me think twice about my quiet little neighborhood.

This was really a page turner as I wanted to see what secret was going to be exposed next, and who it was going to implicate. Believe me there were soooo many...

Well worth the read.
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Brown, Josie
Downtown Press
Contemporary Women
Suburban life
Humorous fiction
Literature-Contemporary Women
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