Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham

Front Flap: Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner, Phillip, has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain. Perfect. Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife, Amanda, seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works to hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have the chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain. Perfect. When both families arrive at the villa, they realize the awful truth: Gerard has double-booked them for the same week. What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history, and it seems that Gerard's "accidental" double-booking may not have been so accidental after all. Soon an unexpected romance begins to seriously heat up this holiday, and it isn't long before long-buried secrets and fiery passions erupt. With her trademark style of keen insight and razor-sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham will keep you on the edge of your seat. So sit back, grab a cool drink, and get ready for a wonderfully wicked trip you'll not soon forget. This was an amazing story. I was like what. It was like a soap opera, but way more juicier and intense and realistic. But I must say, I HATE when a character in a book cheats, it just makes me sooo pissed off. arg. Because I'm like why the heck are you doing that? Hugh and Chloe both cheated, and at the end of the day, yeah Jenna found out, but nothing happened with the truth, so it's like this huge secret and lieing like they didn't know each other. It's just crazy. But it was def intense, with the two jobs ending up colliding with each other because one was bulldozing the other. It's sad, the story of Hugh not knowing his two little girls. I know there are many families out there like that. And wow, Phillip and Chloe have been together for a freaking long time. I'd say that's like me and my boyfriend haha, which will be 5 years in March, but hopefully we'll be married in 5 or more years. Anyways, this was a great book and was nothing like the shopaholic series, which I liked because one of her others kinda sounded like Rebecca Bloomwood. But this was just great. The irony and everything of it. It made me think. And I like that. It was a fun read, but also something to think about your relationship with someone, and hopefully they're ex won't come back to haunt your relationship!

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