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My Husband's Girlfriend

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A celibate husband and wife are the two most dangerous people on earth . . .

Neil and Anya Meadows are stuck in a sexless marriage. Anya suffers from a hormonal disorder that leaves her with no sex drive at all, while Neil has a voracious sexual appetite. After one unfulfilling encounter too many, they make a deal: Neil will be allowed to have a mistress, but only for oral
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Paperback, 291 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Broadway Books (first published January 1st 2006)
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Dinjolina
The heroine of this book told her husband to have a mistress because her sex drive was off.


Let me give you a minute to process that,ok?


Oh well. All done, are we?
As you can see, the writer of this horrible and utterly shitty magnificent book, is not only making a laughing stock of a legitimate medical condition, she is also painting her heroine as someone who suffers from brain damage.

Can you say BAD FORM?
How about BAD TASTE?


The heroine’s husband luuuuvs her, but, alas, he brakes their utterl
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Sheena  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
This book was slow and just bothered the crap out of me. How stupid was the main character Anya? She gave her husband permission to cheat, is literally insane for letting the baby mama come into their house on several occasions like a friend or family member, and then decides she wants her husband to herself again after all of that. There was really no climax to the story and it was just blah. I do give Rax credit though, the editing was near flawless but the story just didn't do it for me. I di ...more
Tiffany
May 01, 2016 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: urban
When I first read the synopsis of this book...I thought, "O' HELL no!" So of course, I wanted to read it, just to find about these crazy characters. But as I started reading, I found it was kind of interesting. So many things this novel could turn into. A writer could have a field day with this idea, especially if you throw out all conventional ideas of relationships.

I truly believe that so many marriages don't last because everyone falls in love with an idea of what it SHOULD be. But no two peo
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Armida C
I just got done reading this book and i got so fustrated many times with all characters except vette and the kids and riley..first of all with Neil for agreeing with Anya's contract. If he couldnt handle her the way she was then he didn't deserve her and needed to find a woman who could make him happy instead of putting himself in a tempting situation and 2nd of all for still going behind Anya's back and doing things he wasn't suposed to be doing and knew was wrong and he knew would hurt Anya if ...more
Rachelle
Jul 10, 2013 Rachelle rated it it was ok
The more I read on into this book the more pissed off I got. I can't believe I read it all the way to the end. What woman in their right mind would agree to their husband having a girlfriend? Did she really expect that her husband would go along with their deal and not break the rules?? The wife took it very well she always was the doormat in the situation. She didn't have a voice. It upset me because when she did speak, she wasn't heard. Everyone in the book pissed my soul off beside Vette. She ...more
K.augustine
I liked this book I just thought it was slow and drawn out in most spots. It was also over the top and unrealistic. Anya the wife in this book is definitely ONE OF A KIND. This novel is a mess that just keeps getting worse. I actually got angry at most of the characters. I just couldn't believe nor stand that these people not only keep making the same mistakes over and over but also on the other hand, continuously put up with it. I wish there would have been a better ending as well. It ended rat ...more
Natasha
Jan 11, 2015 Natasha rated it really liked it
Even though I couldn't picture anyone dealing with the situation I really enjoyed the storyline and narration. There's no way I could have dealt with things the way Anya did. She had her moments where she snapped but I don't think I would've allowed things to get the way they were without someone getting physically hurt, sheesh. Talk about messy! I enjoyed the play of spirituality that came into the story. And I rwally liked the relationship between Anya and Vette, Vette was a little firecracker ...more
Layeshia Riddick
May 30, 2015 Layeshia Riddick rated it did not like it
Leave it to Vette to be on time and say it like it is! LOL
Sandy
Apr 06, 2013 Sandy rated it liked it
I love/hate this book. It explores the cheating theme very well but it is a very emotionally draining read.
The wife annoyed me because she put herself in a position that no other wife would. She was a complete doormat, yet her actions were to an extent quite realistic.
The mistress was just a bitch. She acted like an innocent to the wife, but had double intentions.
The husband was the biggest idiot of them all. He acted like he wasn't in the wrong and kept cheating! The wife should have left hi
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Genevie
Aug 07, 2013 Genevie rated it liked it
The story line was a little slow at some points which is ironic considering all the drama that takes place. But it did keep my attention until the end so for that I'll rate it as pretty good. What frustrated me the most was how unrealistic the story was. No woman in their right mind would be ohk with parenting their husbands love child, let alone have the woman over for thanksgiving. What I did love about this book were the moments of reflection between the characters and themselves and God. It ...more
Jessica
Jun 02, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I RECEIVED THIS BOOK FOR FREE THROUGH THE GOODREADS FIRST READS GIVEAWAY**

At times I wanted to slap the main character and give her some sense. But the book was very hard to put down. I enjoyed the read!
Vanessa
Jul 23, 2008 Vanessa rated it liked it
This book was good. I think everyone should read it and learn a lesson from this wife. Go looking for trouble and you will find trouble.
KC Hurst
Nov 26, 2007 KC Hurst rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: A Must Read, Intelligent and thought provoking...
I was stunned...this was beyond DEEP!
Heather
Jun 20, 2013 Heather rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Anya has lost her sexual drive and she and her husband seem to be drifting apart, so in order to save her marriage she grants him a contract to get satisfaction from someone else, but a breach of contract may destroy this family.
This story is told from different character narratives, jumping from wife to husband to mistress. With a title like My Husbands Girlfriend one would expect drama and plenty of scandal, yet this story was so mundane with only a few sizzling moments. A lot of was dialogue
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Candace
Apr 14, 2016 Candace rated it liked it
I liked the plot of the story but didn't like the ending...She could've done something different to keep the drama going that she had during the course of the book. All in all it was good...Bout to read her other one now - "My Daughter's Boyfriend"
SlimmGoodie
Sep 27, 2014 SlimmGoodie rated it really liked it
First book I ever read of hers, before I figured out these were the only types of books she wrote, tryfling. It was a gift and it was good.
KC Girlfriends Book Club
Jun 06, 2008 KC Girlfriends Book Club rated it really liked it
I've read all the reviews on here prior to me writing mine. I think first of all if I were Anya this would have been a really short book! But I think this book will make you open your mind about what marriage should really be about especially if you give it to God. I think this will definitely be a great book for my book club to discuss. I found the book frustrating at times just because I wouldn't have made many of the choices that most of the characters would have made but that's what reading ...more
Amanda
May 08, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
Picked this book up for the cover alone. Come one, what girl wouldn't??? The book is told by a bunch of different characters in the book. It makes it easy to tell who is telling the story though because the chapter is the name of that character. I do get annoyed by the girlfriend because she is a slut and I got annoyed by the wife cause she puts up with the husband. It's like watching a Maury or Jerry Springer show. I did like the drama, but it was annoying.
Alexis
Mar 21, 2014 Alexis rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. It isn't at all what one would expect! For that reason alone, I loved it.
Ade Oluyemisi
Jun 30, 2013 Ade Oluyemisi rated it really liked it
this book makes a good case for polygamy, had she choose a second wife and not just give husband to have "oral" relations some of the drama could have been avoided. That said I like that it addressed the unofficial two families that exist w/o the benefits of polygamy. African Polygamy where FIRST WIFE choose and he can AFFORD to take care of both
Dee
Mar 11, 2014 Dee rated it it was ok
This booked pissed me off every.single.chapter. I pray to God that a woman like the character, Anya, doesn't exist in real life. There's just no damn way a sane woman would propose something so ridiculous!! I felt myself becoming VERY annoyed with the three main characters!!!! I only finished the book because I paid for it!
Sheryl Martin
Nov 22, 2015 Sheryl Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book through Goodreads: First reads. I really enjoyed this book, but sometimes the characters annoyed me. But i think they were supposed to. It is a hard story to tell and the author does a great job of showing that every character has flaws. I think its a good read for every adult. 4 out of 5 stars, worth a read.
Najen
Apr 13, 2011 Najen added it
This book taught me patients and understanding, the power of God when it comes to relationships. To understand this story you have to a womam who know what she wants and what she desire.. One statement comes to mind "Being open-minded does not close doors it allow for opporunity to become present in the darkest of time".
Shanae
Aaaaarrrggghhh, I wanted to scream throughout this entire novel!!! I found myself so pissed off with the main character - it was freaking ridiculous! I guess the fact that I got so riled up means Cydney Rax must be one hell of a writer...either that, or I have some deep dark secrets in my past life O_o
Debra
Aug 20, 2007 Debra rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anybody who like real life drama
Shelves: booksireadhome
I enjoyed this book a lot. This book is about a women who have an arousal disease. This wasn't fair to her husband so she allowed him to have an affair. One thing led to another and her husband ended up geting another woman pregnant. Now she has to deal with her husband's other family.

Tamara
Mar 06, 2013 Tamara rated it really liked it
Interesting story but very dryly told. Interesting because Anya didnt go looking for trouble....she specifically asked for it! Every choice sets off a chain reaction. She had to learn to own the role she played in creating this disaster.
Becky Hampton
May 28, 2012 Becky Hampton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy, erotic
By Far one of my favorite books....it shows you want a person will do to save their marriage when they love someone. And how opening Pandora's box...is never easy to close again.
Egypt Mckie
Jul 02, 2008 Egypt Mckie rated it liked it
The book was ok!

It was so unrealistic for "A Wife" to do something like the character in the book, but I was able to get thru the book so it wasn't so bad!
Tricia
Jul 26, 2013 Tricia rated it really liked it
This book is crazy, I not sure who was ticking me off more the wife, the husband, or the girlfriend , but overall story are very encouraging.
Jacquelyn Smith
Oct 12, 2012 Jacquelyn Smith rated it really liked it
My husband girlfriend is an explosive story about the sanctity of marriage, infidelity and the other woman.
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Basically I became interested in becoming a writer after reading Terry McMillan’s novel Disappearing Acts. In 2004 my author dreams were realized via the release of my controversial debut novel My Daughter’s Boyfriend, the story of a 34-year old single mother that becomes attracted to her teenage daughter’s boyfriend. My second novel is My Husband’s Girlfriend, a story about a wife that allows her ...more
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