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Nine Uses for an Ex-Boyfriend by Sarra Manning
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Feb 23, 2012

really liked it
Read in February, 2012

I love Sarra Manning. I think this was a very brave book to put out there because she must have known it was going to annoy a lot of people. It's basically the story of a girl whose boyfriend of 13 years cheats on her with her best friend. And unlike most books that would show us the characters - or at least the heroine - moving on, learning to love again, gettin gher life back, Ms Manning instead takes the reader on the far more realistic journey of coming to terms with the betrayal - or rather NOT coming to terms with it for chapter after chapter.
Hope sometimes needs a good slap and she does come over as weak yet haven't many of us been there? So devastated and so still in love we just can't accept the truth even when it's staring us in the face? The problem is - that story does not make a happy book and even though this does have its HEA (of a sort) - the tortuous journey to get there is not going to please everyone. But it did please me. I don't like it as much as Unsticky, but it was a compelling read.
Still not sure about that title though....
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Michelle [Helen Geek] good review, but not my type of heroine. I want to always say ... "doormat GROW A PAIR". Get over IT!

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