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Foute mannen

3.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,172 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
Tracie heeft een zwak voor foute mannen. Van die klassieke James Dean-types met brede schouders in zwartleren jasjes. Maar waar zijn die te vinden?
Tracie begrijpt waarom haar goede vriend Jon geen succes heeft bij de vrouwen. Hij is een echte computerfreak en veel te aardig. Maar Jon houdt echt van Tracie - en niet als een 'gewone' vriend. Hoe kan hij haar hart veroveren?
Paperback, 286 pages
Published 2002 by House of Books B.V. (first published December 28th 2000)
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Sep 01, 2015 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My expectations were way too high for this book, it let me down in more ways than one. Staring with the ridiculous title, are they suppose to be any bad boys in this book? Maybe I glanced over the characters cause the book was extremely boring and trite. It is one of those books that I regret that I believed the hype surrounding it. I don't have a clue what this was about, no character made a lick of sense to me. One part it was about a strained relationship, but who were the characters? Opps I ...more
¡Joder, con las ganas que le tenía a este libro! Me encantó la sinopsis, era innovadora y parecía un libro divertido. ¿Y he dicho ya que tengo debilidad por las historias de mejores amigos? Pero no creo que merezca la pena este libro. Solo he mirado las últimas páginas, muy pocas, pero las suficientes para ver que era un libro cerdito. Vamos, de esos en los que los protagonistas se acuestan entre si pero también se acuestan con otros, y sí, todo a la vez. Libros con estúpidos protagonistas con a ...more
Apr 14, 2008 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book a few times and in all honesty I'm not quite sure why. It's not the best in a literary sense but I think that sometimes you just want to read a book because it is nice more than anything. This novel allows a cynic of all things romantic to indulge in little romance and enjoy it for the nice ending and nice characters. Nice, being the operative word, not brilliant.
Daniela Carstairs
Este libro es definitivamente uno de tus libros si te gusta todo el asunto de chico malo.

Una de las cosas que más disfrute de libro es que iba a la reversa y era diferente, fue bueno encontrar algo diferente a -chicomaloconoceachicabuenaycambia- si no mas -chicobuenoconoceachicaycambia-.

Tengo que decir que tengo un par de quejas de este libro, como dejaban algunas partes inconclusas pricipalmente, y sobretodo lo insoportable que resultaba la protagonista por partes.

Fue algo desesperante leer el
Diah Didi
Aug 16, 2011 Diah Didi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Diah Didi by: Veeta
Another Veeta's recommendation and I looooved it!
I know it's kinda cheesy, flat and predictable for some people. But well, it's kinda story that could be happened in our daily life. And reading this novel felt like watching those Hollywood's romantic comedy movies.

Saya suka karna baik karakter hero dan heroine-nya tidak digambarkan punya perasaan lebih terhadap satu sama lain. Jadi bener-bener (keliatan) murni berteman. Bahkan selama tujuh tahun mereka punya jadwal rutin kencan bareng yang ngg
Barbara Elsborg
I had high hopes for this but I think it was of its time 2002 and tastes have moved on from then. So the two stars is rather mean. I might well have given it more than that if I'd read it ten years ago.
What I liked - there were moments of real comedy in this. My favourite was the climbing wall - hilarious. The section at baggage claim was funny too. But I wished there had been more to laugh at. In fact, there was much that made me rather sad. For the lack of a proper conversation too much time
Jan 24, 2013 Pamela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
After reading 'book club books', this book seemed really silly. I felt it had no substance and not much character development. It was hard to feel anything for the main character, Tracie, when even the waitress at the restaurant called her an idiot and she was dating Phil solely for his looks. And really? This smart, nice-looking guy, Jon, waited for her for seven years and commented that he even loved her earlobes? Not all that practical. At least they could have made Tracie succeed at writing ...more
Kris - My Novelesque Life

"Jon is Mr Perfect - handsome (in a nerdy sort of way), caring, lots of money - so why can't he get a girlfriend? Even his best friend Tracie always goes for bad boys; because women secretly love BAD. Jon's desperate, but Tracie can help - she can teach him the Bad Boy Rules. A sharp haircut, cool new clothes and a complete attitude transplant later, and Jon's the man of the moment. He can have any woman he wants, and does! But now Tracie's not so happy...while her girlfriends are all f
Sep 12, 2012 Beverly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Read a review saying the back cover was better than the actual book. Agree.
Horrible, nunca odie tanto un libro y unos personajes como me paso con este.
Norma Bush
Jul 17, 2015 Norma Bush rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty awful. Did not finish. Too many good books to read.
Jan 25, 2015 Leticia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's the same author of the Wives' club, but the plot seemed a lot more interesting than it actually was. - Guy is a nerd and asks for friend's help to become attractive. She is a journalist, secretly writes a piece on him while she 'trains' him to be amazing in bed and a girl magnet, while she fences off her own lazy drummer boyfriend and pathetic excuse of a boss. A bit of the whole Creation over creature, that Jon easily becomes a womanizer, and Tracie is too oblivious for me, and the ending, ...more
Sharon Metcalf
Jan 25, 2016 Sharon Metcalf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-2015
Yes, I really enjoyed this first novel I've read by Olivia Goldsmith so I'm glad I took a hunch on her and bought four of her novels. Her characters were likeable and not too over the top plus the storyline was different from any of the others I've read so far (at least as far as I can recall). Not that the ending was different to what I would expect fromt this genre. As I was reading I began wondering how I'd feel if I wasn't presented with the happily ever after ending they all dish up. What w ...more
Nov 05, 2010 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
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Nov 01, 2013 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I have to say that The First Wives Club was by far her best work, and all of her other books including this one fell short.

The story is about Tracie and Jon who have been best friends since college. He’s your stereotypical nice guy nerd who has it all except love. She’s your stereotypical female who falls for the bad boys and is friends with the nice guys. In a desperate attempt to win girls over, Tracie agrees to transform and train Jon to be a bad boy. However after successfully turning him in
Oct 25, 2011 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2006
This is unquestionably "chick lit", which I do like from time to time, but this fell totally flat for me. I didn't like either of the main characters, and found the plot concept silly at best. The writer's limited attempts at evoke sympathy totally failed; I found myself more disgusted by her characters than interested. I absolutley couldn't stand Tracie ever, at any point in the book, and didn't care for Jon much as the book progressed. Several people seem to change drastically at one point or ...more
Aug 27, 2015 Imani rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like it because she (our heroine) was an idiot. Like she completely changes him and then starts to notice him and develop feelings. Which would have been fine if she had showed even a inkling of attraction to him in the beginning. I really didn't like her. She was a shallow idiot. Plus there friendship just seemed hella one sided. I just don't like it.

Okay I have to admit there's something about the ending I really liked. The last few chapters saved it for me.
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
A fun, predictable read -thank goodness cause I needed something this light.
It's about two best friends for seven years, a girl who always goes for bad boys and a guy who is a complete nerd. On a crazy thought, and a hope she might turn it to her advantage, the girl agrees to transform the guy into the bad boy he so desperately wants to be, a bad boy all the women would go for. And she succeeds. You can guess the ending to this one. But still, as predictable as it was, it was fun to read it. Af
Mar 24, 2015 Maiia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Odie a Tracey, es una boba... Creí que el libro seria mas algo cómico pero no. Realmente ella es un personaje molesto.


Para mi el libro tuvo que haber terminado en que Jon la Rechaza y se queda con Laura y que Tracey se quede con Phil que cambio por ella...Ese hubiera sido mi final perfecto.
Domenica Apriceno
Ironico, simpatico, una lettura leggera, è stato carino, ma in certi momenti avrei evitato di leggere dei pezzi, che nn erano utili..devo dire che l'ho scelto che mi è piaciuta la trama, ma per fortuna l'ho preso con non solo scambio e non l'ho comprato, perchè, nn è bellissimo.
Caroline G'wattage
Write a review...Olivia Goldsmith is always dependable for a gtreat read, and has done it again.

Great Summer reading, with many laughs.

A little predictable but still fun, learning how Jon became the 'Bad Boy'.

Jon honestly became a sleze bag, literally, but someone who had no sex for so long, really did make the most of it, like any man would.

A disappointment, how Tracie, turned her bestfriend into every womens nightmare.

This book may teach you never judge it's book by it's cover because you real
Ritu Agarwal
A typical chick lit. Tracie is a your regular confused girl always falling for the wrong guy and goofing things up. Predictable ending. But all that said, it is a nice breezy read.
Renata R.
Oct 16, 2012 Renata R. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Do women like bad boys? Can a good guy turn into a bad boy?
That's what the book is all about but I guess you can get an idea by the title.

If you're into surprises you mat not like this one. Bad Boy is the kind of book that gives every hint of what is going to happen in the first pages.

You may like this one if you...

- enjoy love stories even when they are predictable
- are looking for something fun and easy to read

You may hate this one if you...

- don't like chick lit
- espect big twists and surpri
Dec 14, 2014 Kirsten rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This looked like a good option for a trashy, formulaic book for a bit of light reading, but unfortunately not much of a page turner for me.
Jan 27, 2016 AMY rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
too much sex. sad that smart girls go after bad boys that really have nothing to offer.
Apr 20, 2015 Robin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Her worst book. Silly and very predictable.
David Duff
Dec 03, 2014 David Duff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book about true love that born in friendship
Mar 30, 2014 Marse rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chistoso, entretenido, bueno para pasar el rato.
Denise Hlavka
Bad Boy......bad book!
Vanessa Almendra
May 14, 2014 Vanessa Almendra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Olivia Goldsmith (January 1, 1949 - January 15, 2004) was an American author, best known for her first novel The First Wives Club (1992), which was adapted into the movie The First Wives Club (1996).

She was born Randy Goldfield in Dumont, New Jersey, but changed her name to Justine Goldfield and later to Justine Rendal. She took up writing following a divorce in which she said her husband got almo
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