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Secrets of a Shoe Addict
Beth Harbison
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Secrets of a Shoe Addict (Shoe Addict #2)

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  10,601 ratings  ·  373 reviews
Every woman has a secret. The question is: How far will she go to make sure it stays secret?
Abbey Walsh never wanted anyone to find out about her shady past. After all, she’s the wife of a minister now, living an exemplary life. That is, until someone shows up from her past with blackmail in mind . . .
Tiffany Vanderslice Dreyer never dreamed that she’d find herself up to h
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I read this book in order to review it for Library Journal. If I hadn't had a deadline, I would have never finished it. It is a sequel and I'm just thankful I didn't have to read the first one. Fluff, sex, and more fluff. Worse, there was an attempt to be deep that fails miserably.
Hilarious! Fast paced and fun! It is about a group of Moms who go to Vegas for their school's band tournament and get into financial trouble. They use some unorthadox method to earn money all the while working on their relationships with the men in their lives. I highly recommend it! :)
I found this to be an enjoyable book. I liked it better than the previous one, Shoe Addicts Anonymous. This book featured one of the four main characters from the previous story, Sandra Vanderslice, and introduced three other lead female characters. As in the first book, all of the main characters had severe issues to face, but this book came across as a bit more light-hearted and humorous, which kept it from having the depressing feel of Shoe Addicts Anonymous.

Loreen Murphy, one of the parents
Definitely a fun read. Even more funny because I've been joking with friends lately about becoming a phone sex operator to supplement my income (or lack of) from getting no money from Len! Good book, definitely recommend it!
Such a fun read! It really made me want to be a sex phone operator for extra cash. Unfortunately my husband put the kabosh on that :)
Great take on over the edge indulgences.
I read Harbison's prior Shoe Addict book back in 2008 and enjoyed it. I hadn't seen anything from her since then, until noticing that a friend on Goodreads tagged Harbison's newest novel as "to-read." When I went on my library's website to request it I learned that Harbison had been quite busy between 2008 and now. I decided to start with this book since I'd read its predecessor.

I was rather confused when I started reading because none of the characters were the same as in Shoe Addicts Anonymous
After devouring Beth Harbison's first novel, Shoe Addicts Anonymous, I was excited to find Secrets of a Shoe Addict at the bookstore and quickly purchased it. This novel is good; but it's definitely not as good a read as the initial Shoe Addict book.

Secrets starts off with three PTA friends and their children on a trip to Vegas. Loreen is separated from her husband and lonely, until a handsome stranger notices her at a hotel bar. Abbey, the preacher's wife, runs into an old acquaintance that bel
Eliabeth Hawthorne
Laughed? Check.

Cried? Check.

When you find yourself sitting in a parked car, unable to leave because the CD isn't at a stopping point, you know it's a 5 star read. Secrets of a Shoe Addict was one of the funniest books I've ever read, but as I'm sure you figured out from the summary, it is not a book for all audiences.

The characters were real. They were human, complete with flaws and insecurities and their stories were hilarious. One of the characters went on a series of bad dates that rivaled my
Laurie Armstrong
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Just finished this "sequel" to Shoe addicts anonymous that I read so long ago I didn't even remember much of it. Anyhow, it didn't matter as this book can stand on its own.
I love Beth Harrison's books. They are totally enjoyable, little bit of fluff but not too much with plenty of laugh out loud moments especially the blind date with Sandra and the puppet. It's the story of three women who get financially in trouble from a Las Vegas school trip and need money really fast. The sister of one has
Jen Tucker
My friend Erin told me that I had to pick up a book that she could not stop laughing about, and referred to as “true chick lit.” When I read the first sentence of this novel, I was hooked. How could I not be? “Loreen Murpy hadn’t meant to hire a male prostitute in Las Vegas.” I answered that sentence aloud with my own retort of, “NO! She did NOT!!” I even covered my mouth as I laughed, knowing this was going to be the start of something great! Beth Harbison’s Secrets of a Shoe Addict reeled me i ...more
This was a quick, somewhat entertaining read, but I wouldn't recommend it because of explicit and quite crude language. I saw this on the "recent release" table at the library, read the blurb, and thought it'd be a good read--probably having to something to do with shoes, which I happen to love. I should have just stopped reading 1/3 way through when the ladies start working as phone sex operators. The story line wasn't worth having to read through the explicit/crass material. I was hoping for m ...more
Jessica Nardulli
This book was a very fast read. The characters are interesting in their own ways and fun to get to know (I was also pleased to realize that this, while it didn't feel completely like a sequel, relates a lot back to a prior book of Harbinson's. You can definitely get by without reading book 1, but I'll probably go try and find that one now.) The plot is entertaining, and I was really rooting for each woman as they dealt with their lives. Plus, now I can say I've actually read a book that deals wi ...more
While on a school field trip in Las Vegas three "perfect" women who are wives and mothers make some costly mistakes. One accidentally hires a male prostitute, one goes on a crazy shopping spree, and the third comes face to face with secret from her past. They leave, distraught, feeling like failures and wondering what they can possible do to fix things. Amazingly, they all come together for a common cause (their huge debts), find friendships they did know they had, and come out stronger and bett ...more
Kat E.
Nov 14, 2014 Kat E. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who has a sense of humor and a dirty mouth.
When I first read this book I didn't realize that it was a sequel- it can stand on it's own which is something I greatly appreciate. I do like a good series but unfortunately I've noticed a lot of authors these days are writing the first book and then leaving a cliffhanger so you're forced to keep buying their books just to find out what happens in the initial plot. This book isn't like that. You can pick up the book, read it, and it's over.

On to the book itself- I found it to be funny, surpris
Chicken Lit'er
Jul 05, 2008 Chicken Lit'er rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chick lit readers interested in friendships, relationships and family.
Shelves: chick-lit
At first I thought this book would be about the shoe club from Harbison's previous book, "Shoe Addicts Anonymous", yet the plot thickened with additional characters and page-turning twists that held my interest until the final page. A sheer delight!
It was a good story about women overcoming some obstacles. However, if anyone else is interested in reading this, I should warn you that it was more graphic than the first one. Overall, not my favorite and not as much talk about shoes as in the last one.
This is a kinda cute book. Character development went well.
Inge (Inge1990)
This is a fun and easy readable book. I thought the story itself was a bit strange, but just to read it in between it is a good chick lit. It is fun, and quite a page turner. And the best part is: you don't have to think!
In this book you read the story of 3 friends who come in trouble in Las Vegas. They decide to pay off their debt by becoming phone sex operators. They ask Sandra the sister of Tiffany for help. She has a addiction for shoes and used to be a phone sex operator to be able to supp
The author does a great job building characters and story line, but I just didn't like the graphic descriptions of their jobs. However, I laughed so hard during the date with the ventriloquist and I'm always a sucker for a happy ending.
This was a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. When ever I picked up the book I didn't want to put it down. It is a quick read and you can really dive into the characters and understand how they are feeling.
Kaitlin Traver
I read this book in one day...I could not and would not put it down! I did however read "Shoe Addicts Anonymous" a few months before hand but you don't need to read it before reading this book.
Three seemingly normal moms find themselves in big-time financial trouble practically overnight. Yes, a couple incurred the debts in Vegas, but not by gambling. They found much more creative ways to lose money. They found an even more unconventional way to make money, not illegal but somewhat morally questionable. The story has its hilarious moments as the women deal with one crisis after another. The author does a good job of making her characters seem real, and the narrator in this audio versi ...more
Fabulous! I literally just finished this book and loved it. I think it was even better than the first, with great characters and a great story line! Definitely a summer must!
Cute enough. Light, simple, fun. A little dirty at times, as they take jobs as phone sex operators (as told on the inside jacket - not a spoiler, don't worry!). But cute enough
I really enjoyed reading this book! Moments of purely laugh out loud comedy. I wanted more, I was sad to be finished with the book.
Erin Carr
Hilarious chick lit at its best!
What a cute, fun read! The end of the semester is thisclose and as much as I love reading non-fiction, my brain is rebelling against it right now. It wants fluffy, light fiction and this fit the bill perfectly.

We meet our 3 of our main characters - Loreen, Tiffany, and Abbey - all PTA moms in Vegas with their kids for a band (I think it was band) competition. Antics ensue and by the end of the trip Loreen has accidentally hired a male prostitute, Tiffany has spent big bucks on deisgner clothes
The follow-up to Shoe Addicts Annonymous is not a direct sequel, but does have one character, Sandra that recurs. The main plot involves the mistakes that a group of women make while in Las Vegas (one of whom is Sandra's sister, Tiffany). Tiffany splurges on clothes that she cannot return, Abbey gets blackmailed by a former boyfriend, and Loreen accidentally hires a male prostitute and then gambles to try to win some money. In order to get their financial situations back on track, they follow Ti ...more
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Beth Harbison grew up in Potomac, Maryland, in the shadow of Washington, D.C. Apart from the occasional irritation at being held up in traffic by a presidential motorcade, she has remained fairly uninvolved in the politics that define her home town.

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