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Good Wife Gone Bad: The Fine Line Between Love and Hate

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"Get a life, Amanda..".. I heard that phrase many times throughout my marriage to Jim. "Get a life" was his way of chastising me for being too dependent on him.... too needy. The irony of it was that I depended on him for very little. I learned early on that when I needed him most, he was unavailable. Each time he hurled those words at me, my response was always the same: ...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published July 24th 2013 by Outskirts Press
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Stefanie Kral
Sep 28, 2013 Stefanie Kral rated it really liked it
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4 Stars!!!!

We start off with Amanda retelling her life. Starting with before she was born. How her brother died & her parents had her in hopes of filling the hole in their hearts that they had from loosing their son. She went on saying that her parents were very over protective of her. When she finally started dating & was head over in heals her boyfriend went to war. While he was in Vietnam she met Jim. Who honestly didn't take no for a answer. After agreeing to go on a
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556 Book Chicks
Sep 29, 2013 556 Book Chicks rated it it was amazing
I have to be honest I did not think I was going to like this book, and I was right...I LOVED this book. I could not put this book down. New Adult books are created from classics like 'Good Wife Gone Bad.'

Why did I think I wouldn't like it? Well it was set back in the day..like during the war when soldiers were getting drafted. But it was so well written that I forgot it was even during the Vietnam era. N.E. Lane captures your attention from the beginning and sucks you in until the very end.

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Mandi
Sep 08, 2013 Mandi rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars

Firstly, I will say that when I purchased this book, I didn't realize that I was going to be reading a book based so far in the past, but to be fair, it does cover a very large span of time.
This is one of those stories that you know, just know is based upon truth...and really how do you rate something like that..to be truthful, you can't. The fact of the matter, it is unfortunate, and at times, I felt almost voyueristic watching as this family crumbles into a "War of the Roses" type
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Dawn
Oct 08, 2013 Dawn rated it it was amazing
This isn't my usual type of read but I was given an ARC for an honest review. Once I started I couldn't put it down. There was parts that I totally related to and was given an insight to the baby boomers of 1969. Amanda story is heart wrenching and touching... She has a wonderful childhood with a huge support base from her family... From her first crush, through her first real relationship and the men that pursue her. Then comes Jim....what you see isn't always what you get.... This story is abo ...more
Marisa Shor
Aug 30, 2013 Marisa Shor rated it really liked it
What begins seemingly as a "coming of age" story, this novel evolves into the nightmare of an increasingly difficult and untenable marriage. Raised in a lovingly overprotective family, and marrying quite young, Amanda is naive and ill-equipped to deal with Jim, a chameleon of a man whose true colors don't show until after she has fallen in love with him and happily agreed to marry him....

Full guest review is up on my blog! http://illbereading.blogspot.com/2013...
Marlene M. Pizzo
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This book kept my interest from the very beginning. Quick read and I felt her feelings and emotions having gone through a divorce too.
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Aug 18, 2013 N.e. Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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