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Seven Days of Friday

(Women of Greece #1)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  1,546 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Seven Days of Friday opens with Days of the Week underwear and closes with a forty-year-old secret that refuses to stay submerged.

Thirty-four-year-old Vivi Tyler is living her nightmare: gay husband, self-harming teenager, melodramatic mother. They’re picking apart her sanity, one stitch at a time. She’s crawling along rock bottom when the arrival of a mysterious package o
Published September 21st 2014 by Alex A. King (first published April 8th 2014)
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Alan Cotterell
Jan 11, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019, minus-one

What on earth have I just tried to read? It was so bad I forced myself to read to 100 pages, usually give up by page 50 if not interested. But this was so bad thought it must improve. I was wrong, somehow it got worse.
No wonder it was free.
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama-mama
Agonizing read! These Greek mothers would drive me batsh*tcrazy... The drama didn't stop throughout the book. For that reason- I've had it up to my eye balls of the soap opera and even though I enjoyed the authors wit and style I don't think I am able to pick up another of her books. Not yet anyway. :) ...more
Oct 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not really sure how to rate this book. I hated it and I liked it. I almost quit reading it a few times, but by the end, I couldn't put it down. Max was likable but I was frustrated over his mother issues. The book balances uncomfortably between humor and serious issues, but in the end, the author makes it work. ...more
The way the women in this book talk to each other and treat each other needs some getting used to. But once you see beyond that, you'll see the humor in it. And then you can't help but love it!
Never knew that a story about fighting women could be so funny!
P.S. There are also men in this book. And it is filled with love!
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Jul 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just an opener

I've once again fallen into the trap of reading the first book in a series that is merely there to open the door to the rest of the series. This book is like the 'previously ' recap at the start of a TV show. It gives you a taste of who everyone is and what is to come. It gives you the highlights needed to understand the rest of the story. As a stand alone novel it's an easy holiday read with a thin plot, a few sassy lines and a happyish ending which is actually just the beginning.
Apr 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: decent-reads
This is a hard book for me to rate. I really enjoyed it; however, some of the stuff was hard to believe. There was also a mystery at the end of the book that felt like it took away from the story.

I really liked Vivi, the main character. She made a lot of mistakes but she was still trying her hardest to be the best mom she could be. I think that makes her extremely relatable even if I don't have kids myself. Melissa, Vivi's daughter, was kind of a boring character. And Max was a pretty likable c
Hendrix Eva
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"That's okay, I care enough for both of us"

"Wouldn't that be something?"
Dana (pagestoreadfl)
Truly not sure what just happened. Everything actually. Every bad thing that could happen did. Every predictable thing happened. And the “twist” at the end just as lame.
Katherine Owen
3.5 stars - Seven Days of Friday is a somewhat charming story line with a mix of humorous as well as some unexpected dark plot lines. Most of these worked. Some didn't. There were many things I liked about this novel. The heroine, Vivi Tyler, was attempting to start a new life with her fifteen-year-old daughter in Greece after the surprising end of her marriage and there were enough moments of levity to make the story enjoyable.

However King also took on some heavy topics with this novel, in ter
Mary Spellman
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crazy Family Done Right and Oh So Wrong

5 Platypires

Great Scott @ Platypire Reviews

I was searching for free ebooks and this one caught my eye. First because of the title and second because of the cover. I mean, the title itself is enough to draw you in.

On a hunch, I downloaded it and seconds later, it appeared in my kindle app.

King hooked me from the first sentence and for that, she deserves a round of applause. If I'm not instantly drawn in by the first page, I usually bail. Why? Because I hav
Ju Haghverdian
This paragraph pretty much sums up the whole story

"Someone kills herself on your land, your mother goes to jail, you go to jail, you take a beating from your cousin, and what do you do? You tell me life is good.”
“You forgot the part where my ex-husband is gay and my daughter tried to kill herself."

This was such a delighting read, I loved the Greek family drama, the superstition, the description of food, of Greece, of their traditions and weird behaviors. The only thing that annoyed me was t
A good book with a story line that held my attention. I am constantly drawn in by books that have chapters told from the different character's perspectives and feel that this author did a pretty good job at it (although still feel that Barbara Kingsolver did it best in The Poisonwood Bible). There are some moments of amazing humor in this book that took me by surprise and I got a couple of strange looks from my boyfriend from randomly laughing out loud. Not sure I will be seeking out other books ...more
Mandy Baggot
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the first Alex A King book I've read, recommended to me because it's about women of Greece. I am a big fan of all things Greek! It definitely won't be my last. This was a triumph. I loved everything about it. The writer's style was unique and refreshing and I lapped up the humor and tragedy in equal measure. It tells the story of Vivi and her teenage daughter, Melissa, travelling back to Greece to re-start her life after a marriage break up. Romance is provided by the delicious doctor, ...more
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I live all of Alex A.King books, Greek Mafia and Women of Greece. I can't wait to read new ones. I love the people and the way they are woven into all the series. We live across the street from a Greek Cathedral, I love looking at their gold dome. ...more
Oct 16, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Melinda Worfolk
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this one, but I have to say there was a scene towards the end that was badly handled afterward by the characters. (view spoiler)

Apart from the aftermath of that scene, I did enjoy the book. I read it while I was in Greece, and really was tickled by how the author was so able to capture
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This is a very cute story about change in women's lives of different ages. It tells of family bond and how even family can be a person's worst enemy or the closest ally. It is also a love story of women who love their daughters and between a man and a woman. The story is fairly simple but spiced up with Greek culture and Greece itself. The writing is funny and entertaining, very much different from what I am used to, and the characters with their problems are relatable.

The only criticism I would
Chelsea Nicole
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Once I had starts ftp read it I wasn't sure what was going on to be honest. There was a lot of side bar conversations, but I guess it was supposed to read like a soap. Either way this worked well for the plot.
There wasn't really a character that I didn't like. I feel like each of them had their perks and quirks. It starts off with Vivi and her husband separating. Apparently he's a slimeball that had been cheating on her for a while prior to him telling h
Jun 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seven Days of Friday


Just finished this and at first I have to admit I was like, what on Earth is this about and this was 4 chapters in, but I thought rightly about carrying it on. It was an easy read, short, quick chapters and just what I needed after Elton’s biography
So we have a few characters but the main ones are Vivi and John and their daughter Melissa, Vivi’s Greek parents Eleni and Elias and lastly Max
Vivi and John separate and Vivi decides to see if Greece is the place for her to s
Renae Rogers
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
Hoo boy. Wasn't this book a wild and crazy ride?! Almost as wild and crazy as the majority of the characters in the book. I always find it educational to read things set in different cultures but I struggle to relate to certain elements of the book. And some things which I do relate to, I struggle to relate to the extremeness of them. I don't know if they are overexaggerated for the story or if things are really like that in Greek culture. Some of it made me sad, some of it made me angry, some o ...more
May 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book to be a fun and an entertaining read. Most times I was laughing out loud. Even though I was expecting more to the love story between the two main characters. This book was a definite page turner since I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. I can’t believe over 400 pages flew by so fast.

I was able to picture the story so clearly that I think I was taking in one of those romantic comedies where the families are super nosy and think the know what’s best for the main c
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
This was one of those books that you start reading, and think.... hmm.... is this going to be a dnf But then I found myself dragged into the story. I sympathise with readers who found the writing 'choppy' and awkward, because at times I felt the same, but the characters are believable (if incredibly annoying at times) and I got caught up in what was happening. Some fairly dark themes here and also some very amusing ones but I wouldn't call this a 'beach read'. Now going to find more by this auth ...more
Leta McCurry
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, with clearly defined characters. Vivi with her teen daughter flees betrayal and heartbreak in the U.S. to make a new life in a small town in Greece. It seems a small town in Greece is like a small Southern town on steroids. Everybody knows everybody else's business and interferes in everybody's business. Vivi has almost more meddling and advice than she can handle. Makes for some funny scenes. There is a little bit of everything, heartbreak, regai ...more
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The writer does a nice job of giving the reader a glimpse the Greek psyche (no pun intended). There were a few elements that reminded me of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", but in a good way. A fun read, with a strong female lead.

The book could benefit from a professional editor (if it had one, then a better one). There were several incorrect word usages, as well as some missing words/ extra words. I find this rather jarring while I am reading, which is why the rating is not higher for the book.

An o
Rachel Friedland
I liked it until about halfway through. When we see the characters apart, living their own lives, it was great. It was only when they got together that the book started going downhill. There was a scene I had a lot of trouble with near the end that involved some questionable decisions. Up until that point, things had been morally black and white, but then an actual bad thing happened and everyone acted like it was no big deal.

It was definitely a book aimed at women, and as a woman, there were so
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
So when your marriage crumbles what do you do. In this book she uprooteded herself and went back to her original roots of Greece. Trying to rent and herself and give a better life to her daughter. This book is a good read the lifestyle is very my big fat Greek wedding which I adore. What more can you expect out of a book about finding yourself, a vacation, romance, oh and a hint of murder and Greek curses.
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bit of a difficult one to finish...
Vivi is Greek however her family moved from Greece to America when she was young, therefore American culture is all she's ever known.
However after a heartbreak , she decides to uproot herself and daughter Melissa to start a new life in a Greek town where everyone knows everyone.
The story depicts the twists and turns of Vivi and Melissa's new life.
I found this one very predictable and slow to get to it's final destination.
OMG... what did I just read? Having read a few lately that earned a DNF, I was determined to complete this book. The trouble is I'm not sure what I've just read. I can't even tell you if I liked it or not. I can say is it was different and that I eventually needed to know the outcome for all characters... but boy it was like pulling teeth!!

I can honestly say I won't be reading anymore by this author.
Regina Mastrogiacomo
Vivi made this whole story pop, after her husband leaves her for another and after some thought she pack her and her teenage daughter and moves to Greece. Vivi has family there so she not alone but she doesn’t let anyone stop her from pursuing what she wants. Let’s me say this story will make you laugh, make you sad and cheer for Vivi through the story. Watch for Aunt Dora and mother Eleni that put spice into this story.
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