Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Just Desserts” as Want to Read:
Just Desserts
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Just Desserts

by
3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  135 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Katherine has been a full-time housewife for 20 years, but it's all turning sour. Why can't Harry have an affair and leave? Harry's mistress is also finding that pleasure grows stale. The women decide that revenge is a dish best eaten cold - and concoct a denouement that serves Harry right.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by HarperCollins UK (first published March 1st 1995)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Just Desserts, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Just Desserts

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Christine Phillips
Katherine contemplated murder a lot. The reason her husband of 25 years Harry.
Harry is oblivious to his wife's feelings and carries on regardless.
Carol is a successful business woman and is mistress to Harry.
Jeanette is Carol's receptionist who would rather find herself a rich businessman to keep her than work.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. The journey these characters go on is funny, heart warming, exciting and inspiring. Add in Katherine's children, Carol's neighbours and ginger toms an
...more
Debbie
Oct 14, 2014 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Well all I can say as having been a former mistress is I did wonder what would happen if I met his wife...... This book had me laughing out loud at times I immediately felt for Katherine downtrodden, tired of laundry, cooking boy felt so sorry for her when you're introduced to the love God Harry, he who must be pandered to, ego primped daily, because here is your classic male chauvinist pig the male of the species who thinks we're still in the Victorian era where the little wife stays at home ...more
Mandy
Jun 13, 2014 Mandy rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I am, and always have been, an avid reader and my main criteria for a good author is for them to be intelligent and articulate. Countless times I’ve started reading a book with a great storyline only to find it littered with grammatical errors and glaring mistakes, but Sue meets my strict criteria and none of her books come into this category!

I always enjoy Sue’s books and ‘Just Desserts’ was no exception. The storyline was brill
...more
Rosemarie
Jul 02, 2014 Rosemarie rated it it was amazing
I've been feeling poorly and was the best book I could have taken to my sick bed (man flu).

It's the glorious romp of wife, mistress and philandering husband that delivers characters you would count as friends (except the husband).

I won't do the standard review -synopsis, highlights, literary breakdown, there are enough people on here who will do that much better than I.

If you are looking for a book to spend some time with, that isn't cliched or boring, this is the one for you. It's fun, fast pa
...more
Carol W
Jun 10, 2015 Carol W rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-kindle
Magnificent! Another brilliant story from Sue Welfare.
What happens to a cheat who had 2 women at his beck and call for too long?
Here we pick up the story as his long suffering wife calls time on their marriage. He believes that his mistress will pick up the pieces...after all he has promised her all this time that he will leave his wife...only now that day has come does his mistress really want to wash and iron his shirts?

A larger than life cast of believable characters in a Rom com drama for
...more
Philip Whiteland
Jan 23, 2015 Philip Whiteland rated it it was amazing
I found this book by accident when I was looking for a book to cheer me up (I had been reading something about WW2 atrocities and you need something amusing after that). I read the blurb and was intrigued, I downloaded a sample and was hooked. I don't think I've ever read a book twice, back to back, but I did with this one. I don't know what it is about it but I just loved it, and I'm pretty sure that I'm not part of the typical demographic for Sue's work. Funny, uplifting and the people who ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Jun 10, 2015 Rachel Gilbey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a delightful tale of revenge.

Never have I looked forward to the downfall of a character more than I have for the dastardly Harry Bourne, what a nasty piece of work he was.

Loved the characters of Carole, Katherine and Jeanette.

Very readable book that I could barely put down.
Sharon Craig
Apr 07, 2016 Sharon Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Enjoyed this immensely. Kept me entertained and loved the characters in the book. Wood recommend it , great story line.
Diane
Diane rated it really liked it
Oct 26, 2014
Deborah Elkington
Deborah Elkington rated it liked it
Mar 28, 2016
Barbara Blaney
Barbara Blaney rated it did not like it
Apr 11, 2016
Louise Hunt
Louise Hunt rated it really liked it
Mar 19, 2016
Laura Lenaughan
Laura Lenaughan rated it really liked it
Apr 15, 2016
Marta
Marta rated it liked it
Dec 03, 2016
VAL  HOFFMAN
VAL HOFFMAN rated it really liked it
May 24, 2016
Lisa
Lisa rated it really liked it
Jul 30, 2012
Becca Thomas
Becca Thomas rated it liked it
Mar 27, 2016
Terri Finnie
A nice light read!
Kate
Kate rated it liked it
Sep 23, 2014
Sarah Broadhurst
Sarah Broadhurst rated it really liked it
May 18, 2014
maggie fone
maggie fone rated it it was amazing
Jun 18, 2016
nicola Brophy
nicola Brophy rated it it was amazing
Jun 23, 2016
Miss n a castle
Miss n a castle rated it it was amazing
Jan 08, 2016
Joanne Boorer
Joanne Boorer rated it it was amazing
Feb 18, 2016
lisa marie sadler
lisa marie sadler rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2016
Mireille
Mireille rated it liked it
May 17, 2014
Brigitte
Brigitte rated it really liked it
Nov 01, 2016
Kriti Avasthi
Kriti Avasthi rated it liked it
Jul 24, 2016
Jennifer Day
Jennifer Day rated it liked it
Mar 22, 2016
Sharon
Sharon rated it really liked it
Nov 22, 2013
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
827267

Sue is an award winning and Times best selling author. She’s published around thirty novels under various pen names including Gemma Fox and Kate Lawson and written erotic fiction under a couple of others.

Sue was among the winners of the Channel 4 SitCom Fest and was the first ever BBC local radio Story Laureate.
Sue lives in Norfolk with her husband and two dogs.

When not writing she loves gardenin
...more
More about Sue Welfare...

Share This Book