My Sweet Revenge by Jane Fallon
Genres: Fiction, Women’s Fiction
Published: 12th January, 2017 (Penguin)
I want to make my husband fall back in love with me.
Let me explain. This isn’t an exercise in 1950s wifeydom. I haven’t been reading articles in old women’s magazines. ‘Twenty ways to keep your man’. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
I want him to fall back in love with me so that when I tell him to get the hell out of my life he’ll care. He won’t just think, ‘Oh good’.
I want it to hurt.
Paula has had Robert’s back since they got together as drama students. She gave up her dreams so he could make it. Now he’s one of the nation’s most popular actors. And Paula’s just discovered he’s having an affair.
She’s going to remind Robert just what he’s sacrificing. And then she’s going to break his heart like he broke hers. It will be her greatest acting role ever.
Revenge is sweet. Isn’t it?
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. At first i almost didn’t even give it a try when i saw that Amazon put it under the romance category, but I must say it was far from it.
When i got halfway in the story, i thought “oh no, haven’t we seen this already?”, but thankfully none of the characters trying to outwit each other turned out to be a raging psychopath… *whew*
I quite liked Paula, the main point of view character. She’s a nice lady and a cool mum. All the weird stuff she came up with to “save”, i.e. break up her marriage just sort of made sense for her.
The “other woman” on the other hand… what a piece of work! I guess we were not meant to sympathyze with her, and i can honestly say, i couldn’t have, even if i tried.
This book is certainly not one of those with profound and thought provoking writing, but it’s quite entertaining nevertheless.