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Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many

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The fiercely private Madeleine-Cora Spencer is the last person who should be on a reality TV show, but when she's shunned by a friend's new wife because "you can't trust desperate single women" her pain and humiliation drive her straight to the "Find Your Prince" dating show's web site.

Armed with date-appropriate clothes and a detailed game plan she arrives to meet her pot...more
Paperback, 276 pages
Published June 19th 2010 by Heather Wardell (first published May 28th 2010)
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Gabriella *is awesome*
fun ,fast and fantastic that's exactly what this book is to me ;)

3.5 stars !
honestly speaking right now im a bit confused on how i feel about the bok,rating wise but seriously had lads of fun picking this....and of course falling in lve with the secondary lead 'Aaron ' instead of 'Kent' ;) this book was chic-lite through & through,and i think that was exactly what i needed last night to chill...

i liked the pent up relationship between our two leads MC and Kent,their story seemed unfinishe...more
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
“Game on.
How was that fair, when we didn’t know the rules? They could change at any time and I probably wouldn’t even realise Id made a mistake until it was over. Well, look at that. This would be like dating after all.

What a freaking fun read this was. Picked it up on Amazon for free. Totally would of paid for it.
I’m a massive fan of reality TV I think that’s why I liked it so much. most reality TV like Geordie shore, my big fat gypsy wedding, big brother, bachelor, not those stupid cooking...more
Suspenseful Reality! Loved this book! Have been trying to find the best category fit for the 5 Heather Wardell books I’ve read thus far and “Suspenseful Reality” seems to fit the best. I initially shelved them as chick lit, but not so. Each book has me anxious or at times on the edge of my seat (Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo) to find out if the heroine is going to find her HEA or not, and always down to the last few pages.

Seven Exes are Eight too Many has been my favorite book so far. The r...more
Sep 01, 2010 Anna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everybody
Shelves: first-reads
Sometimes starting to read a book and after one chapter you already know it is yak. Some books get the benefit of the doubt.
However there are books after reading a few pages you are sure, this is going to be a splendid reading.

Seven exes is such a book, just started it, but already love it.

And now that I have finished it I only can say WOW, fantastic what a splendid book. A book to keep and read it again.
Mersina Stark is a Bookwhoreasaurus
As my BFF says…… OH.EM.GEE!

That was effin brilliant! I can't stop smiling!

Review to come......

Whatever you do please add this book immediately to your to read pile and ensure you read this cutesy gem in the near future!

For all you reality junkie fans this book will have you salivating for more!!

I literally could not put this book down. I needed to know more and waned to know more. And in the end I was left absolutely happy and grinning like a fool.


Ya know when you're that giddy happy and ma...more
I don't like reality TV. The few that I've seen doesn't have much appeal for me. Maybe because I feel it's a violation of privacy, albeit with consent.

This book is reality TV in written format. Not sure if it's just me, but there were several times that I had to go back to read again for better understanding. There were a lot of characters, it was a bit confusing for me. It helped that the story was simple.

Anyway, I believe it is best to leave on TV those that belong there.
Jennifer Gallagher
This is the first time I have read a book by Heather Wardell.. Will not be the last... Her latest novel.. Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many.. is a an awesome romantic comedy...It had me laughing out loud and I cried a few times...Loved all the Characters.. but at times wanted to smack MC she was so difficult to relate to.. I do not watch reality TV so this was a leap in the dark for me... so happy I took the leap.. Will not give the story away detest spoilers.. If you love a good romantic comedy thi...more
Misty Baker
I am not a fan of reality TV. I’d rather keep out the Kardashian’s than keep up with them, and just the thought of shows like Jersey Shore make me question society’s mental stability. There’s no denying that they have taken over main stream media, (hell… I can’t even go 10 minutes without seeing a tweet about Snookie) but what happens when it trickles over into literature?

Madeleine-Cora is a private person… or at least she was until one night she tried extreme drinking and as a result signed up...more

Wow I was once again impressed with this book. It wasn't nearly as emotional as the first one I read by Heather but it was just as engaging. I loved the premises of the book and the question of what if you were trapped with 7 of your exes and everything you did or said was filmed. How would you feel? And what if one of the exes was the one that got away due to a stupid mistake? I thought Heather did a nice job juggling 9 plus personalities where you had enough to judge them and...more
Heather Thurmeier
MC gets sent to an island with her exes as part of a reality tv show and I got totally hooked on this book! I love reality tv and I loved this book. The reality show was familiar and yet had a bunch of twists along the way. A couple of times I wanted to yell at MC for being so dense and not seeing what was so obviously in front of her, but that just fuel me to turn the pages. Overall it was a really fun, exciting and satisfying story! I'll definitely be reading more by this author!!
I loved this story. It was a nice little break from what I normally read (murder mysteries, etc.) Sure the story is a little light, but it was a satisfying romantic (sorta) comedy read.

Put yourself in MC's stilettos. She is frustrated with the dating scene (or lack thereof) and in a giddy (alcohol induced) moment she signs up for a "Meet Your Prince" reality show. But things aren't quite what she expected when the curtain pulls back and seven of her ex-boyfriends are there. No, she's not to pic...more
Jul 10, 2010 Heather marked it as to-read
Love the title! Love the premise! Looking forward to reading it!
Considering the title, I thought I was downloading a comedy. Not so, although the story has it's amusing moments. Certainly the tongue-in-cheek view of reality TV was funny enough. I particularly enjoyed that, as I dislike reality TV shows - I consider them only slightly more "real" than wrestling shows. If that was all TV had to offer, I'd sell the television.

The author's concept of hapless contestants hijacked by the network into a show they knew nothing about is certainly original. The main c...more
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
I've now read all of Heather Wardell's books: Planning to Live, Go Small or Go Home, and Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tatoo. Each of her books has been great in its own way. Seven Exes are Eight Too Many is about a woman looking for love who signs up for a reality show. She has dated twelve guys in sixteen years but still has feelings for one of the twelve.

MC (Madeline-Cora) thinks that she's going to be on a dating show to find new love, but instead ends up stranded on an island with seven of h...more
The Bookworms' Lair
Well I went straight on to this after reading Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo and I haven't been disappointed, this is another slice of sparkly, fun chick-lit from Heather Wardell. Once again Heather Wardell has created a female lead who is struggling in her relationships with men and she has avoided the trap of making her character completely neurotic. I really liked MC, I felt I could identify with her and her need for privacy, but she was fun too and she would be the sort of friend I would...more
When I saw this book and read the blurb my first thought was 'this book is going to be hilarious.' I mean come on, a women going on a reality tv show to find love only to be dropped on an island with seven of her ex-boyfriends, I'm thinking I'm going to be on the floor the whole time laughing. So, I was very shocked when not only was it funny but very emotional. Their were times I was gripping my kindle in a death grip and times I really thought I was going to cry. I'm not even going to lie, I t...more
After reading several intense books, I was looking for something to clear the slate. I thought I wanted something with low intensity factor: a funny, mindless, quick-easy read. I thought wrong. I got a lot more than I bargained for with this book. While it was funny, low intensity and very easy to read. I was quickly drawn in and my attention was sustained to the very end. This book was not mindless at all. Not being a reality TV kind of girl, or even TV girl at all for that matter, I would watc...more
Good book, easy read. It combined the reality shows of Survivor and The Bachelorette into a story. At times very hilarious and at times relationships we all can relate to. Since the main character is called 'Princess' and her ex fiance called 'Prince', the ending is of course very predictable. But getting to the 'happily ever after' has many interesting turns. The main character (Madeline-Cora)winds up on an island with 7 of her ex-boyfriends while her ex-fiance(Kent)is stranded on another islan...more
M.C. is a woman dumped on an island with seven of her ex boyfriends...or is it eight? If that's not bad enough, the entire thing is on TV. While I don't think many of us single women have seven exes that are all as physically gorgeous as the men in this story, I do think the attributes these men have are common. Also, M.C. has to live in a crude hand built dwelling and spend nearly a month with all her ex boyfriends. It's a contest, a mix of Survivor and The Bachelorette. Brilliant idea, actual...more
Madeline-Cora Spencer (better known as MC) has had enough of the dating scene and is looking to settle down and meet someone special. Going against her fiercely private nature, she signs up one drunken night to be on the show Find Your Prince, a reality dating show similar to The Bachelorette. She's surprised and a little excited when she is actually chosen for the show, but is beyond horrified when she finds out that she's been tricked by the producers. Rather than appearing on a show where sev...more
with date-appropriate clothes and a detailed game plan she arrives to meet her potential loves, only to be dumped... on a remote island with seven ex-boyfriends. Seven exes! Could this be any worse? (from

Plot: The synopsis pretty much sums up the plot. MC is stuck on an island with her exes as part of a reality tv show. You learn about the history with each of the exes and follow MC’s struggle with feelings about her exes and where she wants to go in the future. The plot isn’t rea...more
Josie Ann
This book was ABSOLUTELY amazing!! I think Wardell did an amazing job developing each character and making them have their own voices and different personalities. Madeleine-Cora, the main character, is fed up with having such bad luck in the dating department, so she turns to the "Find Your Prince" reality show, or so she thinks. When she arrives to the island where she thinks she'll be meeting seven eligible bachelors, she is hit with the ULTIMATE surprise; those eligible bachelors turns out to...more
I am officially in love. I'm not much of a reality TV watcher myself, but this book made me wish a show like this existed. The hilarity that would ensue if two sets of exes were competing against one another would be hard not to watch.

Often times in books like this, the author tries too hard to be funny, Heather has just the right amount of humor and angst to make a truly delicious read. I found myself really enjoying MC's character. Her strength when faced with her ex-boyfriends was admirable...more
First off I will say this book was a freebie. I didn't expect much considering I didn't pay for it. Boy was I wrong. The premise was very original. I wouldn't even want to imagine being on an island with 8 of my exes. I knew it would be funny but it blew me out of the water. I laughed until I cried. I absolutely loved Aaron! His carefree and flirty attitude was great. He also knew he wasn't the man for MC. Phillip was a tool but he served his purpose. Dean also bothered me but I think that had t...more
Madeline-Cora (and one wonders why the parents, or the author, would saddle a woman with such a name) better known as MC, signs up for a reality dating TV show, expecting to live in a mansion and be romanced by handsome men. Instead, the producers switch the show on her, and she ends up living Survivor-like on an island with seven of her ex-boyfriends. And the team they have to compete with is led by The One, the ex-boyfriend MC almost married, the one who blew it and let her down, the one she n...more
Funny, realistic, and a page turner. I am not a fan of reality TV. Especially the romance ones. But this book was still hilarious, and perfect for what I needed, which was a light funny read after 3 pandemic/dystopian future novels. The thought of being on an island with my exes sure would intimidate me. However MC seems to handle it better than Kent does. S=Which just goes to show women can be catty, jealous, and mean. We tend to hold on to our hurts for longer than men. So do men though. One e...more
I wanted a fun read and since I am a fan of "Survivor" I read this. I loved it! It was definitely a fun read. I liked the premise and thought the author did a good job of explaining why anyone would agree to endure such a thing. I might have liked a few more details about camp life, and our fearless heroine was more upbeat than anyone in such a situation would be. That's okay with me. It was a great book for what it is- a light, fluffy read. It had my main requirements for a Good Book: humor, a...more
Patti Loves FAB Romance
I picked this up as a free read and figured if I didn't like it I wasn't out anything but time.

Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many caught me right from the beginning and held my attention up to the end. I liked the "Survivor/Bachelor" theme even though I don't watch much TV. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed their "adventures" on the island.

I did have trouble remembering who was who because there were a lot of characters, but they all added to the story and it wouldn't have been the same...more
Heather Wardell has become a favorite author of mine. Her books give a great spin to dating stories which are quite engaging & entertaining.
Let me start by saying that I'm not a reality dating show fan. Hate them after the first 1. Can't even think about watching them. I loved this take on it though. It started off a little slow and I think I got some of the guys and gals a little confused (couldn't tell them apart with all the names, some I was never able to put a face to.)

All that said. I found myself not able to put it down after about 40% or so. I would totally recommend this to my friends. It really makes you think about how yo...more
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I am a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of fourteen self-published novels including the free ebook "Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo" which has had over 375,000 downloads.

In my spare time, I read, run, swim, crochet, take care of my aquarium and my cat Trinity, and play drums and clarinet. Generally not all at once.

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