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Sarah Jamison is on a mission to find a boyfriend for her lover’s partner; and Sarah’s best friend comes to the rescue with an idea so crazy that it just might work. Enter the enigmatic Mike Connor. She hates the man on sight, despite the fact that her body tells her otherwise. Mike Connor is smug and full of himself; but Sarah thinks that with his help, she can finally be ...more
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published (first published July 22nd 2010)
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Rachel Eliason
Mar 11, 2012 Rachel Eliason rated it really liked it
The Other Boyfriend by Sylvia Massara is a light hearted chick lit/romance. The main character, Sarah is on the cusp of forty and her biological clock is ticking. She wants to get married and start a family but her boyfriend Jeffrey still hasn't managed to leave his other girlfriend Moira.

The book is set in the far east among the ex-pat community. Sarah is involved in "network marketing" which as an American I hadn't heard of but assume is some sort of direct sales sort of job. She works in the
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Jan 06, 2011 ѦѺ™ rated it really liked it
“Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.” - Oscar Wilde

Sarah Jamison is very much in love with Jeffrey and wants him all to herself but he can't seem to end his relationship with Moira. Sarah wants to settle down soon. facing 40 and the inevitable big M (menopause) are not in her favor. she also has to work hard in establishing her network marketing business in Taiwan. Monica, her best friend, comes up with an idea and handsome Mike Connor enters the p
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Stacey
Jul 29, 2010 Stacey rated it it was amazing
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Angela Atkinson
Jul 27, 2010 Angela Atkinson rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It was a fun read--I found myself laughing out loud many times. My family thought I was crazy.

The story has a bit of a "Bridget Jones" kind of feel, but in a good way. The main character, Sarah, is a 40 something beautiful woman who is fashion forward, elegant and cool--yet who is also very human and I found her very easy to relate with.

The story is incredibly intriguing, and makes a reader want more. There were times as I read where I found myself barely breathing in anticipati
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Clarissa Cartharn
Nov 13, 2012 Clarissa Cartharn rated it really liked it
The Other Boyfriend" is about a mature, independent woman, Sarah, who believes she is in love with a senior, Jeffrey, in a multi-level marketing company. However there are complications as Jeffrey is still tied into a relationship with his supposed former girlfriend and is unable to fully commit to Sarah. On the insistence of her friend, she seeks out the help of a very eligible bachelor, Mike, in an attempt to sway Jeffrey towards her.

I found the novel takes on an exciting turn when Mike is int
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Vicki Tyley
Nov 22, 2010 Vicki Tyley rated it really liked it
“You want me to help you find a boyfriend for your lover’s partner?” – The Other Boyfriend

You can’t help whom you fall in love with. Unfortunately for Sarah Jamison, she’s fallen for Jeffrey Williams, a man who is not only married to his job but is already in a relationship. With the help of her best friend, Monica, Sarah hatches a plot to get Jeffrey all to herself that involves finding a boyfriend for her lover’s partner.

The Other Boyfriend is a light-hearted, entertaining read but also quite
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Tahlia Newland
Dec 07, 2010 Tahlia Newland rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This is a chick-lit romance and the first I have read in this genre, so I cannot compare it to others. It’s a light, quick, basically enjoyable read about a woman in a relationship with a man who won’t leave the woman he’s living with. She has to learn the truth about him before she can open herself to other options. Although the inner workings of the main character’s mind were well done, I found the story predictable and the main character slow to accept the reality in front of her. The regular ...more
Belle
Apr 18, 2011 Belle rated it really liked it
Okay for all you who read this, or are thinking of reading this...you will enjoy it. Some people found it unbelievable but I am here to tell you that it can happen and I lived it in high school. I was the pawn set to breakup another couple so my friend could have his girl - so it can, and does happen more than one would think. Characters were great, funny, I could picture the scenes in my mind. I love this writer, she has a way of bringing you into her world and creating likable characters and t ...more
Sandy Wolters
Jun 07, 2011 Sandy Wolters rated it it was amazing
I am so glad I picked this book to read. I was in a bad mood and suffering from a bit of depression. All I wanted to do was escape into someone else’s life for a while but this book did much more than that for me. It made me laugh and I didn’t want to put it down. If you are feeling like you need something to lift your spirits, this book is for you. I promise. You will thoroughly enjoy it. THIS IS A MUST READ.
Darcia Helle
Nov 03, 2010 Darcia Helle rated it it was amazing
The Other Boyfriend has humor, romance, a few little twists and characters that many women will be able to relate to. While this book is a light, fun read, it is also full of substance. Sylvia Massara has a gift for storytelling. She makes her characters feel so real that I expected Sarah to step off the page and into my living room. I cared what happened and, for me, that’s the sign of a great author.
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Sylvia Massara is a multi-genre author based in Sydney, Australia. She loves to dabble in wacky love affairs, drama, murder, sci-fi (or anything else that takes her fancy) over good coffee.

Born in Argentina from Italian and Spanish descent (with a bit of Swiss thrown in) and transplanted to Australia at age 10, Sylvia describes herself as a bit of a "moggie" cat by way of mixed pedigree. She is al
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