Helen has spent years as Matthew’s mistress. Years without a full night spent together, years of waiting to be called “the Mrs.” But when Matthew finally leaves his wife, Sophie, Helen suddenly realizes that maybe a full-time relationship with Matthew isn’t what she wants after all. As plan after plan to drive him away fails, Helen becomes desperate enough to befriend Sophie in an attempt to get her to takeMatthew back. And that may be the biggest mistake of all.
A national bestseller, Getting Rid of Matthew will surprise, entertain and ultimately satisfy with its contemporary twist on the classic “other woman” tale.
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JANE FALLON is a leading figure in the TV industry. Her first novel, Getting Rid of Matthew, was a Richard & Judy pick in the UK and an international bestseller. She lives in London with her longtime partner, Ricky Gervais (of The Office).From Publishers Weekly:
Brit TV producer Fallon takes careful what you wish for to hilarious heights in her debut novel, a comedy of errors triggered by a mistress who discovers thrice-weekly hookups with her married lover are better than a 24/7 relationship with him. Helen, office staffer at a public relations firm catering to desperate D-list celebrities, is fast approaching her 40th birthday with little chance of swimming out of the secretary pool or snagging a full-time commitment from Matthew, her middle-aged lover and relay relationshipper. When Matthew abruptly leaves wife Sophie and preteen daughters Suzanne and Claudia to move in with Helen, she's not sure it's the happy ending she prefers. Thus begins a head-spinning ruse to convince Matthew to go back home and to persuade Sophie and her scene-stealing pair of potty-mouthed children to take him back: Helen invents a new persona, hard-charging PR whiz Eleanor, who befriends Sophie and gives her advice to repair her shattered marriage. The scheme gets more elaborate when Helen/Eleanor falls for Matthew's estranged eldest son. This delightfully fizzy chick lit caper goes disappointingly flat before the finish, but the surprising and rewarding treat is a bright, grown-up story of two women who discover friendship and trust in one another. (Aug.)
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Book Description Harper Collins 2008-12-29, 2008. Book Condition: New. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Multiple copies available. Good to VG condition with small mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780002000147B
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