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Three In A Bed

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  670 ratings  ·  29 reviews
It’s hard work being a Yummy Mummy!

Bella Browning is attractive, successful and ambitious. She works hard, plays hard and adores her journalist husband, Don (even though she doesn’t always behave that way). Yet deep down she knows there’s something missing…a baby. When Bella becomes pregnant, Don is terrified at the prospect, but Bella’s a top Management Consultant, handli
Paperback, 477 pages
Published 2002
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Kat A
Feb 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
Hands down, the worst Carmen Reid book I've read so far. Enough to possibly turn me off her work for good. This time, the protagonist, Bella is a career woman who is desperate for a baby. She secretly gets pregnant, drinks and smokes throughout the entire term, and of course, has a baby with no problems. She herself isn't able to adjust as perfectly to motherhood, and then there's a little infidelity thrown in for good measure. Needless to say, I didn't like the plot and the whole book felt comp ...more
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit, favorites
Perfect chick lit.
Karen Jarvis
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Easy read, but wouldn’t advise anyone to read it if they want to have children, would put them off for life!
K. Britt-Badman
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! If you're a pregnant career woman, I recommend you read it immediately. Three in a Bed is funny and entertaining while being very honest and real. I am now a Carmen Reid fan.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
I can't think of anyone who would enjoy reading this book. It is so unrealistic and incorrect, it seems it was written to make everyone feel badly about their life and to make them think it is acceptable to behave immorally or against their values. Also, the style of writing is very poor which I found surprising as this is the second book that I have read by this writer and I enjoyed the first. I do not recommend this and would not have finished it myself (I stopped about half way through as it ...more
Uma cama para quantos a protagonista encontrar
Eu gosto do estilo de escrita da Carmen Reid. Ela é espirituosa e tenta não falar sempre sobre o mesmo tipo de personagem, vender sempre a mesma história.
Pouco me importa que Bella tenha um apetite sexual voraz e que não tenha diminuído nem depois de casada, mas me incomoda o assunto traição. E parece que para Carmen Reid ou Bella isso é fichinha em um casamento.
Desisti logo no começo, mas folheei as páginas para saber se valeria a pena insisti
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I started out liking this book then I got pissed off with the author and her lack of knowledge of alcohol and pregnancy. It seemed every time that there was any kind of stress during the character's pregnancy during the first 6 months or so she would down a bunch of wine. Given the awareness of the detriments of alcohol during pregnancy it really turned me off. I get that this was written in earlier years but really!!???
I persevered and the book ended up being ok with a few ups and downs and the
Jan 14, 2021 rated it did not like it
DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS BOOK. The concept of morals seems to have completely evaded the female character and the story let’s her off the hook for how horribly she behaves to her husband and those around her. This book had me ripping the hair off my scalp - and not in a good way either. It’s a horrible book that I wish I hadn’t wasted my time with.

The only good thing about this book is that it could singlehandedly solve global population issues because of how horribly it shows pregnancy
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Bit boring, bit too dramatic for nothing.
Marijana Prodanova
I like it... a book which show you pregnancy, child birth and motherhood exactly like it is , with all good and not soo good things which came with it
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
I hated main character but it was too realistic.
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Harikaydı. Beklediğimden çok iyiydi. Okurken film izliyor gibiydim çünkü belki benim hayal gücümdendir bilemiyorum ama olaylar aklınızda çok iyi canlanıyor.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Agree with Foxred5 review!! but more than anything i got really annoyed with how someone could say they wanted a baby and family then act so badly towards her unborn child and husband I just hope this was not based on a really person because her actions though out her pregnancy where disgusting.
I actually found out that I am pregnant just after finishing this book and I will not be doing anything like she did I want I will give my unborn child the best possible start in life I can. I used to be
Jan 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book made me a bit emotional. It made me laugh, cry and very angry. Bella, is the kind of woman you love to hate. And sometimes like but mostly dislike. She tricks her husband into getting her pregnant for starters. Then spends most of the book moaning about being pregnant whist getting drunk and smoking, not really giving a shit about her unborn child. Oh and cock-teaseing her boss when the mood takes her. She is forgiven by he husband for lying and almost having sex with boss mentioned a ...more
I recommend this book to all pregnant women cause I think that this is one of the rare books that are actually saying the truth about the negative aspects of being pregnant.

I must admit that the character is not one of my favorites but I won't talk about her cause this was not typical romance story for me and I think that that's not the most important element from the book.

Any way, this was my first book from the author and I would like to read something else from her even though I'm not fascin
Feb 24, 2011 rated it liked it
It's hard to enjoy a book when you don't like the main character...and oddly enough, I only liked this one when she was at the end of her tether. I probably won't rush to read it again, but for £1 it was a bargain read! ...more
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read a few novels by Carmen Reid and I thought this one was one of the best every pregnant woman should read It combines her usual sense of humour with the hard work and endless
tasks a new arrival bring .Brought back many memories and made me smile at the same time
Oct 24, 2009 added it
Shelves: borrow
I was with pregnancy trauma after reading this book. natural birth my...
okay, almost a betrayal, and i hate that, but she saved her for one second, but i didn't like how much she fantasize about another man!
but a fun read!
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hands down one of the funniest books that I have ever read :)

It really takes on a funny and very brave view on all the struggles of relationships, temptation, married life and babies. I love the character Bella and this contemporary is just so lovely and fun to read. I highly recommend it!
Jo Jo
Dec 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to have an insight into pregancy birth and working mums
This book was fab, it was funny but also really portrayed Bella brilliantly the struggle she had with pregnancy after wee man was born and her relationship, it was well written and a joy to read
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Although Bella was a hard character to like at first, I really empathised with her, and the book was very well written and realistic, and reached out to me as I have a new baby myself.
Allitha Juliet
Dec 27, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: done
woman.. can it ever be balance between good career and good motherhood??..
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite
One of my favorites, great writing, hilarious and very down to earth, I very much enjoyed it.
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great story that I could really relate to - how do you manage the home/work balance??

Maybe not such a good read of you're expecting? The childbirth part is quite brutal!!
Emma Long
Jul 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. As a mum myself it made me laugh in places. It has a great ending. would recommend.
Apr 26, 2011 rated it liked it
I did enjoy this book, wasn't expecting to as my friends review wasn't very good.
The main charater you will either love or hate..I Loved her.
Very funny...sad at times, overall a good read!
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Carmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countryside.

This may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapers.

She is currently working on her eigth novel for grown-ups and her third novel for teenagers. Well, she likes to keep busy.

Carmen did once study English Literature at

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