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Wayward Wife (Harlequin Presents)

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Unwanted company

After eight years of marriage, Boyd Russell loved and desired his wife more than ever. And he wanted her by his side as he climbed to the top of the corporate ladder.

But Clare had changed. She loved Boyd and wanted to share his success, but she also wanted more. She had ambitions that had nothing to do with his-ambitions he refused to see or understand. Wou
Published (first published January 1st 1992)
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Sally Wentworth's Wayward Wife is an intelligently written, totally on-point, portrait of an imploding marriage. Though it was published in 1992, the battle of the sexes and marital inequalities, as well as illustration of the double standard between genders in the workplace, do not feel dated at all. (Though the fact that the local college offered a training course on how to become a "company wife" was absolutely hilarious. Still, nowadays, there are still colleges that offer "Mrs. Degrees" so ...more
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Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Lemme begin by saying this: I am currently watching a Pakistani drama serial where there's a youngish couple who's been married for 7 years and has one kid. The wife is an architect and the husband works for a multinational company. Their's is a love marriage but now they're shown to be fighting because the guy never wanted his wife to work (both his mom and his wife's mom were house wives) and he expects his wife to be part of a team-lead/team-worker set up instead of equal-partnership while th ...more
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Jun 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
This one was SUPER angsty, too much so for my taste. Or maybe it was more that the ending didn't tie up enough loose ends. Their big, sad, dramatic split was resolved in like 2 pages, and realistically they had not addressed some of the major problems in their marriage. Or maybe we were supposed to assume that (view spoiler) Anyway, this was a good read if you're in the mood for some major marriage ...more
Mar 09, 2018 rated it did not like it
Example of 80s and 90s subtle imposition (reconstructions attempts of women minds) of feminist idea which refused the role given women by society and by nature (innate motherhood and nesting feelings) since Adam and Eve.
We see the results of that attempt after 3 decades in today`s world. Many women lost their femininity and many men became emasculated by either women dominance or in seek of old time femininity. Family as a unit barely exist.
Feminism took femininity of women away.
Whereas, we ne
Jul 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
Clare and Boyd have been happily married for several years. However, she has changed and is learning that she wants something a little different than the role she has been assigned in their marriage. She has had to be there for Boyd and his rise through the company for years, and now she finds that she has her own dreams and ambitions and wants Boyd to support her in them. Yet she seems to have to fight for her dreams before she realizes them and she comes to see that he does support her too!

Kristy R Jackson
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Wasn't too crazy about how it ended... but all in all was a good book
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Typical Love story... Interestingly both husband and wife are faithful..
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was actually pretty good, the early chapters was kinda boring but afterwards,it was fast-paced and i was hooked to the story.
The only complaint i have is that i wanted a prologue as i felt that the ending felt rushed and some minor plots were not resolved.
It was however a very good book

i reviewed it way too fast. Now that i think about it, it doesn't deserve my 4.5 star rating.
Damn, i was extremeeeeeely deceived by the "incomplete" and "rushed" ending and i totally hate it!
It could have
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