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3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  3,316 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
At age thirty-three, Josephine Miles is forced to come up with a brand-new life when her husband leaves her for "the cliche"--his very young, very pretty secretary. Suddenly she's single and back in the dating game with the added complication of children in tow. But Jo's no wallflower, and she soon finds herself with not one but four eligible bachelors vying for her time a ...more
Paperback, 371 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2001)
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Faiza Venzant
Nov 28, 2009 Faiza Venzant rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
Here is some silly chick lit should you need a distraction. I won't remember too much from this book a few days from now but it kept my mind occupied when I needed it most.
Sherri Hunter
Aug 28, 2013 Sherri Hunter rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
One of the reasons I am a fan of the Chick-Lit genre is how the stories resonate with me. The plots, characters, emotions, wit, sarcasm, and the humor are all elements I find so easy to relate to. Fourplay was no exception. This story and the lead character, Jo, drew me in quickly. Anyone who has had a long term relationship end unexpectedly and badly can see themselves in this story. Anyone who has had their trust betrayed by their spouse and has to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives a ...more
Jul 29, 2008 Nlenz88 rated it it was amazing
I have a book called "Fourplay" as a five star...I'm not sure that makes me look very classy, but for this book I'll do it. I read this my first year of college and loved it so much I read it again about a year ago. Just a good story-a good one if you are looking to relax and get away for a bit.
Jul 02, 2016 Fyrephoenix rated it liked it
Shelves: total-chick-lit
A Chick-lit with a little more punch. Nice easy read.
Jul 05, 2010 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
A very pleasant surprise! I'm a little wary of chick-lit ever since I tried reading Confessions of a Shopaholic (hated it so much I stopped reading after 2 chapters). But this one was a lot of fun, had great dialogue, and made me laugh out loud a lot with all the British quips and sayings. A great rainy day book.
Jun 19, 2009 Sherryl rated it liked it
Very similar to a Danielle Steel book, this book was easy to read and for the most part very predictable. As a mom and wife, I could relate in many ways to the main character whose life and role was described in a humorous way.

This is a definate chick lit summer read book.
Feb 08, 2011 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I read this when me and my boyfriend were breaking up. It really helped me see the bright side of things when I was having a hard time dealing with things. Her brother in the book is awesome too lol
Jun 20, 2009 Belinda rated it really liked it
I really appreciate her sense of humor. Good for reading before bed because you pretty much know how it's going to end.
Provides a couple of surprises that are yummy and naughty,
Nov 29, 2008 Sarah rated it it was ok
Your typical guilty pleasure read. You know how it'll end when it starts, lots of man bashing, good quality women bonding and a cherry on top ending. Not amazing, but still fun.
Jun 20, 2007 Karen rated it it was amazing
I know, I know, it seems like horribly insipid trash. Judge ye not from the title! This little tidbit of chicklit packed quite a punch!
Fadhil Ihsan
Jan 08, 2011 Fadhil Ihsan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Di usia 33 tahun, Josephine Miles terpaksa harus memulai lembaran baru dalam hidupnya ketika suaminya meninggalkan Jo untuk "si klise"---sekretaris sang suami yang masih sangat muda dan cantik. Tiba-tiba Jo harus kembali melajang dan kembali ke dunia perkencanan, ditambah dengan beban mengurus anak-anaknya. Tapi Jo sendiri bukannya tidak menarik, dan segera saja dia dikelilingi bukan cuma satu, tapi empat pria lajang sekaligus yang mendambakan perhatian dan kasih sayangnya. Tambahkan anak-anak d ...more
Jul 16, 2007 Lexie rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: My mother
First of all, a word of explanation. I was at the library, trying in vain to find a book by Christopher Moore, an author I've really been enjoying. The fiction section in the Chicago Public Library is arranged by author's last name, and then by title, which is confusing. I could check out five books, and I had already decided that one of them would be a Christopher Moore novel. At least one would be a Harry Potter book, then a couple more of whatever I wanted. I couldn't find a Christopher Moore ...more
Mirella Grace
May 04, 2011 Mirella Grace rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit-gpu
Bagus.. Perasaan baru kali ini daku segitu demennya ama chicklit dan cerita or novel apapun yang berkaitan ama anak-anak. Tapi emang ceritanya bagus sih, mo gimana lagi...

Jo, shock berat pas tau Jake suaminya selingkuh dengan Candy si sekretaris di kantor suaminya. Dia pun berjuang untuk jadi single parent yang terbaik untuk kedua anaknya, di tengah celaan dan cercaan ibunya, bahwa seharusnya Jo menyadari apa yang salah dari dirinya sehingga sang suami meninggalkannya.

Di dalam perjalanan single
I was going through all of my books and sorting what to take to a used bookstore when I came across this. It was one of those that I had purchased a long time ago and forgotten about. I thought it would end up being really badly written chick lit, but it actually surprised me. No, the writing isn't going to blow you away, but the story is both cute and meaningful--basically, its fluff with a little depth. The story centers around Jo, a 33 year old married woman with 2 children. Jo's husband Jeff ...more
Feb 22, 2015 Noura rated it really liked it
A quick read. Jo Miles' husband left her for his secretary10years younger than her? Divorce him? Good move. Get on with life? Yes, very smart. Have 4 other men interested in you? Hell yes! So which will she choose?

I was glued to the book till the end coz i wanted to know which one too. A great weekend read. Thumbs up!
Jo tem realmente uma vida atribulada. Lidar com a dor da separação e com 3 pretendentes ao mesmo tempo, não é tarefa fácil!
O livro é bastante engraçado, principalmente porque nos mostra não só o lado divertido das situações mas também porque mete muita coisa séria pelo meio.
Oct 05, 2007 Heather added it
Recommends it for: chick lit lovers
Quite well written chick lit, and most of my real life girlies know that I'm not a huge fan of the genre. Unique in that genre in that the heroine has children and a hum-drum job. Well paced, well written, and the Britishisms kept me mentally engaged throughout. Main character is believable and lovable even when she totally loses it over her hubby dumping her for a younger model. Heroine's choice of 4 (count 'em, 4) new men in her life rings a little false, but each male character is well fleshe ...more
Kristen Bowman
Aug 08, 2013 Kristen Bowman rated it really liked it
"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat."

"...he's so bloody stupid he could throw himself on the ground and miss."

"I'm horribly lazy...I went jogging once, but by the time I realized I wasn't fit enough to do it, it was a bloody long way back."

These are just a few of the eloquent one-liners that Jane Moore gives us in an at times sad, happy, crazy, euphoric a
Ida Mawadah
I think this book is quite interesting, menggambarkan seorang Jo yang survive dengan kondisi rumah tangganya yang goyah. hidupnya jadi menyenangkan dan penuh cerita setelah dia hendak bercerai dengan suaminya,

Pada halaman-halaman awal, saya masih lumayan menikmati ceritanya dan dengan sabar membaca secara urut lembar-per lembar, namun seterusnya saya bener-bener merasa boring, karena alur cerita yang terlalu lama, sehingga kurang enjoy di bagian tengah. banyak halaman yang d "skip" untuk dibaca
Jan 31, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
Better than I thought it would be. Even though I knew what I wanted to happen from about the 3rd chapter-& thought it probably would-it was still good to the very last page.
Jun 14, 2015 Steph rated it really liked it
Oh man, I read this as an intermediary book for when GoT #5 got too intense (and as a palate cleanser once GoT was done), but I actually enjoyed it! Lighthearted and witty British chick lit, always my fave.
Nov 04, 2012 Allison marked it as to-read
Shelves: own, 2010
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Sep 18, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
I was surprised at how good this was for a chick lit novel. Divorce, finding a new relationship, loss, love. Excellent!
Beth Robertson
Jul 24, 2015 Beth Robertson rated it really liked it
funny chicklit beach read. The main character loses herself in a bad marriage and finds her happiness.
Mar 06, 2016 Nrr rated it liked it
Predictable and very, very middle-class London.
Sep 27, 2014 Jenmgrace323 rated it really liked it
A perfect post breakup book!!
May 26, 2016 Catsalive rated it liked it
Very entertaining.
Feb 13, 2016 Catherine rated it really liked it
This was a great win from Goodreads! I loved this book!
Oct 08, 2008 Rachel rated it really liked it
Shelves: recent-favorites
I read this book back in 2003 and I remember most of it. I liked how the main character was juggling different men and trying to figure out which one was the best for her and her kids. In the beginning she finds out her husband is cheating and she leaves. Then goes along a journey exploring different aspects of herself as a single woman. The sex scenes are good, the humor is great and by the end of the book you are really rooting for her.
Jan 10, 2016 Marisa rated it really liked it
I throughly enjoyed this book, with all the characters in play for the affections of one 33 yr old mother of two. This was an enjoyable chick lit. The relationship that brought it all home for me was the protagonists parents and how they spent their lives in a miserable marriage to have a devastating blow hit them so unexpected to have the realization of all the time spend on a wasted cause.
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