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Elas são gêmeas idênticas. Pelo menos na aparência... Márcia é a perfeita; Maralys, a ovelha negra. Márcia tem um marido rico, dois filhos lindos, um lar estruturado; Maralys vive sozinha e ganha a vida como conselheira sentimental pela internet. Até que um dia Márcia foge de casa, deixando apenas um bilhete de despedida. Aos poucos, Maralys percebe que a aparente harmonia ...more
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Published July 1st 2012 by Deborah A. Cooke (first published November 1st 2001)
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Jane Stewart
I enjoyed enough of it to make me glad I read it, but I have many complaints.

It’s first person. I prefer third person to give me more points of view and more about other characters. I wanted more story about Marcia and James’ mother Beverly. I was disappointed that one story was never finished - about James vs Matt in the courtroom. I did not care for the Dear Mary (advice column) questions and answers. They interrupted the story and were not interesting. I also felt the friends group was not in
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Amber
Oct 15, 2008 Amber rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A fireplace; nice dry pages.
Recommended to Amber by: No one (red flag anyone?)
This Book drove me NUTS I didn't finish it, probably wont either but I can't promise; I did buy it (thank GOODNESS for amazons .01$ books)

This book deals with twins. Being a twin I feel I can contect with the sisters. However, unless your a twin you will NEVER know what it feels like to be one, (its weird ::shivers::) and Miss Cross proves my point perfectly.

I don't care WHAT my sister does, says or acts like I will NEVER want her husband (Joey your a stud but sorry) want to make her children m
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Zoe
I debated the rating on this novel for awhile. I was tempted to give it four stars.

The pros: Wonderful characters. Maralys is a sharp-witted, smart-mouthed punk with a heart of gold. James is, the wonder of all wonders, a man who actually takes advice. Both are strong, independent, and determined to make something good of their lives (which were financially wrecked by others.) Obviously, they're made for each other. The story is, for the most part, fast moving with plot twists that you could sor
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Gary
Jul 29, 2012 Gary rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: reader Debraoh Cooke
Shelves: 2012, kindle, own
Double Trouble (The Coxwells 2) is number two in The Coxwells Series, which I didn’t know when I read it. I don’t if it hurt or help me when I was reading. The reason I noticed it was the title, then the blurb. One of my friends is a twin and I always find twin stories fascinating.

Marica and Mary Elizabeth, better known as Maryals, are the O’Reilly twins. For the majority of the read you are made to believe that Maryals is the bad twin. Maybe because my dad did the same thing as Marcia, Maryals
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Veronica Solorzano
Ok so my title was a little lame, que sera sera! Have you ever read a book that had all the elements well this is one of them and Im the oldest of four sisters, so this was up my alley. When I first started reading it I wasnt really sure the author was sooo detailed abour everything but truthfully it worked! Maralys' dad was hilarious can I tell you when he came onto the scene I pictured conversations with my dad, he was such a character. I could sympathize with her and her sister made me soooo ...more
Rishika S.
To begin with, let me tell you that Double Trouble is categorized as a romance. What it is though, is 276 pages of people simply rattling on with no apparent destination for their thoughts, words, or life in general. The romance is left to a few pages which, for all its build up, is highly disappointing to say the least. I personally found the book lacking any real element of romance, with the focus being more on narcissistic and prolonged drama.

And that's, unfortunately, not the only problem. T
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Don
Double Narcissist Times Two

It is hard to realize this is actually a romance novel because there was so much time spent on selfish "me" stuff that there was very little time left for romantic parts. Four of the main characters in this book are super narcissists. And the main character, Maralys is the biggest one I have ever known, in fact its only because this book was written by 2 women that I don't know which one to blame for her characteristics, but I'm at a loss to know why they created her a
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Tina
I probably shouldn't be reviewing this as this was a DNF for me (did not finish). This came recommended to me because I like Kristan Higgins. But While I love Kristan Higgins' voice, i found that I did not like this authors' voice. I am not a fan of 'Sex and the City' or slick chick lit and this book, and expesiall the first person voice of the heroine, was off putting to me. So I closed the book after several chapters.
Suzie Quint
This was a freebie, so I didn't expect that much from it but I ended up enjoying it. The characters all felt fully fleshed out and logically motivated, and though I was prepared to hate the heroine's twin, when she finally showed up, the author was able to get me to empathize with her. Pretty tough given the build up she had, so kudos for that.
Angel
Maralys is a fun likeable character. I loved her crazy inner dialogue. Anyone that likes contemporary romance will enjoy.
OTOH (ha), I totally could have done without the "Ariadne's" (sic). I did not think any of that storyline was necessary or interesting.
Jordana Russell
This book drove me nuts. It was literally too hard to read. Every sentence or conversation the main character had felt like it just led her off on another tangent where she had to describe the place she lived or her job. I don't find this book at all believable, she absolutely hates her sister, even seems like she almost wishes she'd hear bad news about her, and I just find that a big put off. I'm all about family, love my sister and I find this character someone who I'd hate if she was real and ...more
Dawn
I loved this story! It was frustrating and sweet and loving and sad and amazing and I didn't want it to end.
Kasumi
Me gustan las historias de gemelos y esta... bueno, no estaba mal, pero esperaba otra cosa y no acabó de entusiasmarme la manera de presentar los problemas/malentendidos que llevaban arrastrando años el trio protagonista (aunque la otra gemela en realidad no aparecía tanto).
Además, después descubrí que era parte de una serie, pero, sinceramente, no parece que sea necesario leer el libro anterior para enterarte de lo que sucede en este, y no me dieron ganas tampoco de leer los demás, ya que podrí
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Nikki Wilde
So this started off with a huge bang. I started reading this on my commute to work and I did not want to stop when I got there. I had it on my desk and kept trying to sneak peaks of the rest of the chapter. The heat between Maralys and James was palatable. Unfortunately, for me, right after we leave James' house it goes downhill.

I just felt like Maralys kept running off on tangents. She takes us to places with her thoughts that just drag on and on. I'm trying to remember details but to be honest
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Jill
Claire Cross does a magnificent job of showing us the humanness in people. For example, the whole book we are made to really dislike if not hate Maralys' sister, because we are seeing her from Maralys' POV. But when she actually shows up and has a chance to talk with Maralys we understand her much better. We get to see what brought her to this point. I think it's a really tricky thing as an author to be able to do that. Often it comes across as flat and that we are now supposed to like a charact ...more
MJ
Not a writing style I'm used to I think. Wasn't bad, but where other characters will talk to you thought the book and give you an occasional in site or funnies etc (think Malcolm in the Middle) - most of this book was talking directly to the reader. As I say, not bad but makes for mostly one big monolog. There were quite a few giggles and laughs, though I think the story just doesn't pull it off.

Apart from a really big and really good plot twist in the middle of the book, it was all mostly so so
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Amy H
i got this book when it was free off amazon. now, don't get me wrong. i loved the fact that this was a romance, and more of a chick lit.


this book is about a set of twins. One of which has a great husband, two kids, and the whole package. she was a stay at home mom got everything that she wanted. that was except she wasn't happy. Marcia let her kids one morning. yup that is right. there were at swimming practice and she let a note for her husband to pick up the kids because she left the family.

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Maria C
What to tell you about this book? Well, I gave it a 5 star didn't I? So, I tell you that I truly loved the story, the writing style was fun and the author was comical too!

The heroine (Maralys) was smart, witty, extremely independent but vulnerable and kind, although she came across as cold and selfish at times. James (the hero) was also a great character not only mature, handsome, intelligent but imperfect but not in a bad way but in a "real" life way! Where you make decisions and live with the
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Kathaileen
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Sweet
the blurb was really nice and i was looking forward to reading this romance. Must be interesting, though a bit far fetched to read about a twin ending up with the husband of her twin sister.
The plot takes on a twist and turn in the middle of the story that will justify many things.
I liked the characters of James and Maralys, her wittiness, though at times i wanted to bump her on the head; and his maturity and his way of handling his family matters in such an almost perfect way amid all he was g
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Misty
free on amazon. didn't realize it was the second in a series but so far seems like it could be a stand alone. I like it thus far, but I just can't stand the grammar! SERIOUSLY...Almost threw my phone several times it was so bad!! (And I may not be any better, but I'm not an editor...so I'm aloud :)! )

All in all it was a cute book. Quick read, very funny, overall enjoyable if you could look past the terrible editing. It seemed like the entire editing process was just missed completely. But again,
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Tina Nguyen
A year or two ago I got this book for free on the Kindle. I read it, but then today I noticed that there was an update for this book, so I re-read today. I have to say that I enjoyed it more the first time around. This did give a little more details and conversations between Maralys and her father though, which was quite funny.

I did like the story line though, and I enjoyed the fact that the couple was kind of old-fashioned in a sense.

The thing I disliked the most was that in the updated versi
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Brandi
Who knew that the he had been searching for her but...... I'm not a spoiler person.

Marica has left her kids and her husband, James without so much as a by-your-leave and as always, Maralys (Mary Elizabeth), finds herself picking up the slack. The only thing is: the stodgy brother-in-law is not as he seems. And this relationship is about to take some serious turns.
This is one of those I-can't- beleive-that-just-happened books that has to be experienced. Though I'm not a great fan of first person
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Anna Marie
The grammar in this book is atrocious. Let's just get that out there right now - the woman who wrote it is sub-par in the English department. But where imagination goes, she's got it in the bag.

And I should probably add that I nearly threw the book against the wall the first two pages. Because it starts out with a badly written e-mail (more of which appear throughout the story), and none of them are relevant to the plot. But if you read them as 'stupid' and then move back into the story, it's al
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Glenda
I normally do not like first person novels -- except maybe mysteries if they are done right -- however I got sucked into Double Trouble right away. Maralys is obviously not happy with her life, but tries to pretend that nothing really matters - especially the fact that she can never quite measure up to to 'perfect' twin.

It turns out her perfect twin is far from perfect and has been trying to live up to standards that were set by Maralys, but we don't find this out until the book is well underway
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Lucimar
A partir do momento que abri a primeira página do livro, eu amei a Maralys, a gêmea louca e "má" da família. Seu modo irreverente de se expressar, de se vestir me conquistou de cara. Uma mulher forte que enfrentou só suas próprias batalhas e dava tudo de si pelas pessoas que gostava. Um personagem cativante que lhe conquista com seu bom humor, com suas lágrimas, com suas atitudes. A forma como Claire Cross apresenta esta conselheira de forma ousada é diferente de todos os livros que li. Maralys ...more
Melissa Maxwell
The book was good. Maralys, the bad twin, hates her sister's husband James because of reasons you find out later. When her sister. the good one Marcia goes AWAL Maralys steps in to help. James is going through crisis: 1. his wife walks out, 2. he is in massive debt because of wife, and 3. he is losing his job because of idiot "father." Maralys and James knew each other in college when one semi drunk night they met and she loses her virginity. James can't stop thinking about her and lost her numb ...more
Kerry
This was free so I wont be to harsh with my rating and review. Its ok not a great read but not the worst tripe I have read. Do agree with previous reviews about a few things 1 the problem pages where a bit pointless, 2. wanting your sister's husband and children is a bit disturbing 3.meant to be a romance but there is not much of it.
Apart from that its ok.
Ann aka Iftcan
Ok, I just finished re-reading this--I didn't realize when I bought it for my Kindle that I'd already read it. But it's kind of amusing and a good story, plus a good way to pass the time at the beach--at the pool--or sitting in front of a nice fire while watching idio--er people skiing. (Sorry, worked ER close to a couple of ski resorts--no WAY would you ever get me onto those tiny little sticks.)

Of course--I also hadn't realized before that this is actually book 2 in a series, but it's fairly
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Christy
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Deborah Cooke also writes under the names Claire Delacroix and Claire Cross.

Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn't writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns. Deborah Cooke has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honors degree in history, with a focus on medie
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