Synopses & Reviews
Connie Green's life should be perfect. She has a hot career, her wonderful husband, Luke, and a bunch of great girlfriends. But she has just met overwhelmingly sexy John at a business conference. Her head and her heart said, no way, but her traitorous body shrieked yes, YES Now Connie's deep into a tawdry affair, which is destroying her peace of mind and her grand plan for Happily Ever After. Maybe John is her destiny. After all, she's losing weight. It can't be a bad thing if she's losing weight, can it? Connie longs to confide in her girlfriends. They've always discussed their sex lives before, preferably over cocktails. But this infidelity thing makes it a trifle awkward. Connie's not quite sure what she wants. And that's exactly the trouble. A novel for every woman juggling the untidy mix of work, romance, sex, and marriage, Playing Away shimmers with equal parts comic relief and penentrating insight. Adele Parks has crafted a cunningly revealing portrait of the lives of hip, urban women, poised at the cusp of a millennium.
Imagine the sexiest man you can think of: funny, disrespectful, fast, confident, irreverent. He is also completely unscrupulous. And he's about to destroy Connie's peace of mind and her plans for marital bliss, forever. What will happen when hubby Luke finds out? Connie simply doesn't know - yet.
Is there no end to the demand for feisty, contemporary women's fiction, peopled with glamourous young things and impossibly- handsome-but-really-rather-sexy male protagonists? Judging by the backing for this debut novel in the tradition of Jane Green and Helen Fielding, there certainly isn't at the moment, and this tale of extra-marital derring-do is likely to be propelled into the bestsellers by a massive publicity and marketing campaign.