Getting Rid of Matthew

Getting Rid of Matthew

Book - 2007
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Helen loves Matthew. She's sure of it. Otherwise, why would she have endured years as his faithful mistress? Years without a full night spent together, years of waiting to be called "the Mrs."

But when someday becomes today and Matthew leaves his wife, Sophie, Helen suddenly realizes she isn't so keen. Matthew is mopey and messy-- and impossible to get rid of. So Helen decides she needs a plan: Stop shaving my armpits. And bikini line. Pick holes in the way he dresses. When that fails, new plan: Accidentally, on purpose, bump into Sophie. Fake a new identity and befriend her. Begin to really like Sophie (unplanned). Befriend Matthew's two teenage daughters. Unsuccessfully. Let everyone at work believe that another co-worker is the real home-wrecker. Watch your whole plan go wrong. Absolutely. Terribly. Wrong.

With her caustic wit, intelligently drawn characters and a story that's a terrific contemporary twist on the classic "other woman" tale, Getting Rid of Matthew is a highly entertaining, completely satisfying read.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, c2007
Edition: 1st Canadian ed. --
ISBN: 9780006481201
0006481205
Branch Call Number: FIC Fallo 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 409 p

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May 09, 2014

Far too long for the plot, and the heroine, a 40 year old, is amoral, immature and thoroughly unlikeable.

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catt3031
Feb 08, 2011

Great read , funny and entertaining!

mybibliothike Dec 12, 2010

Dec 2010: After reading & loving Falon's 'Got you back' I thought I'd enjoy this.... I tried & tried but just could not get into it. Disappointed!
Updated June 2011: Months ago I tried reading this book but could not get into it. I gave it another shot as an audio book and really enjoyed it. Fast paced and humourous, the story revolves around Helen who is having an affair with her ex-boss, Matthew. As he leaves his wife for her, Helen decides she no longer wants him! The message? Be careful what you wish for!!!!

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nadian Jan 09, 2008

Coarse Language: A lot of mature language used

nadian Jan 09, 2008

Sexual Content: several, brief sexual scenes

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nadian Jan 09, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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