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Bad Behaviour

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  1,573 Ratings  ·  81 Reviews
Women readers everywhere will be entranced by bestselling Sheila O'Flanagan's unputdownable new novel of friendship, love and sweet revenge. Darcey and Nieve were the closest and best of friends, through school, as neighbours, travelling round Europe: this was a friendship for life. Until Nieve, returning from Europe a little later than her friend, stole the heart of Aidan ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published August 23rd 2007 by Headline Review
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
An enjoyable read with great insight into the dangers of how holding on to the past can blind you to what you have.

Main characters are Darcey, who sees herself as a bit of an uncoordinated dope, a divorced wage slave with a messed up life; and Neive who stole Darcey's almost fiance and regards money as the most important thing in life.

Probably a little predictable but it kept a smile on my face throughout.
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ik heb genoten van Bad behaviour. Je hebt van die boeken die moeilijk weg te leggen zijn, omdat ze zo vlot lezen. Dit is er een van. Toch heb ik soms wat bedenkingen om aan een boek van Sheila O'Flanagan te beginnen. Dat komt met name doordat ze redelijk dikke boeken schrijft. Deze is bijvoorbeeld 598 pagina's dik. Ik lees liever iets minder dikke boeken. Toch ben ik blij dat ik het gelezen heb. Nu ik het uit heb, weet ik weer waarom ik zo'n fan ben van Sheila O'Flanagans werk. Bad behaviour is ...more
Grace J Reviewerlady
I admit to being a big fan of Sheila O'Flanagan's, and this was no disappointment. Thoroughly enjoyable, a cut above the ditzy chic-lit. Good bit of substance to the story, excellent characterisation and a damn good read. Keep 'em coming!
Jan 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: brit-chick-lit
With the pink, girly cover you'd think this book was going to be about relationships right from the beginning. So I was pleasantly surprised to discover this book passing the Bechdel test (two women characters who talk about something other than men) for the first third of the book. And in the end this book is really about friendship between two women.

Yes, a woman steals a man from her best friend, but there is so much in here about women's ambition and career lives so I really enjoyed it. When
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Done reading this lovely story. Lots of lesson learned for me too. Enjoy the last chapter very much, but sometime a bit confusing or it's like a repeating kind of moment quite more than 2?
Anyway, glad to know that 2 best friend can get along again together and happy ending to know the conclusion that her ex husband love her again? And Darcey loves him too. Je t'aime ... She told her ex husband
I think I may have read this book before? Because I found I could guess how certain things would end. I still enjoyed reading it though

I found it a quick to get into and easy to read book. Nieve stealing Aiden didn't sit well with me. Even though it worked out for the charachters in the end. Which, I guess was the whole point of the book.
Dec 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Easy read, unfortuantely found it a bit boring in places so had to keep putting it down and going back to it - bit disappointed really not as good as her other books although it did pick up towards the end. Main story line is about a woman who's best friend stole her man - not sure I could've let something like that affect my life for that long but hey everyone's different
Jan 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love Sheila O'Flanagan books, another great read, good story line, it was interesting to see how a man can come between two close friends and change everything, I couldnt put this book down.
Dec 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
i learned from this book that by living in the past and holding on to a dream you once had you may miss out on whats in front of you.
Sep 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Darlene Wilson
First of her books I have ever read, enjoyed it as a light read, will read more by her!
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As you can see, a Dubliner all my life. My parents owned a grocery shop in the Iveagh Markets, in the Liberties area of the city and I guess city blood runs through my veins.

As a child I enjoyed reading and telling stories and everyone thought that I end up in a job which had something to do with books and literature. But though I applied for a job in the library all of the job offers I got were i
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“Flickorna återvände hem och berättade för Minette att det nog var allra bäst om hon försökte glömma honom. Och när hennes tårar började flöda denna gång gjorde de ingenting för att hindra henne.” 0 likes
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