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Adele Parks – Playing Away : Risking It All Was Exactly What She Needed

Playing Away : Risking It All was exactly what she needed 

Adele Parks
Brand-new, Paperback


Witty Romance Fiction

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ISBN 9780755394203
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Publication Date 10/5/2012
Pages 416
Weight 290 g
Dimension 19.7 × 16.8 × 2.8 cm
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This Sunday Times bestseller novel in paperback is a bran-new book and the original new book is sold at usual price RM39.90. Now here Only at RM10.

Sunday Times bestseller Adele Parks writes novels that real women want to read.

With her trademark tell-it-like-it-is style, she gets right to the heart of the dilemmas people face in their lives and takes her stories to unexpected places.

The unforgettable debut novel from Adele Parks, author of the No. 1 ebook bestseller, The Stranger In My Home. Playing Away became an instant bestseller, is irresistible, unputdownable and the nearest thing you’ll get to an affair without actually having one.

.Connie has been married for a year to her gentle, loving husband Luke. She thought she couldn’t be happier.

But she’s just met John Harding. Imagine the sexiest man you can think of. He’s a walking stag weekend. He’s a funny, disrespectful, fast, confident, irreverent pub crawl. He is also completely unscrupulous. He is about to destroy Connie’s peace of mind, but she can’t resist. She’s playing with fire. And playing against the rules…

Adele Parks’ Playing Away is founded on that well-worn adage: the grass is always greener. Connie and Luke have been married a year and they’re both ecstatically happy. Or are they? The reader quickly realises that Connie isn’t short for Constancy. Away on a business trip, her loins irrepressibly draw her to the devilishly attractive John Harding and she rushes headlong into a heated affair. Connie soon becomes Con-Artist as she deceives her decent but dull husband. While her lover woos her with evenings at out-of-the-way, grubby pubs and with late-night calls and faxes, after pub closing-time, declaring his longing for her, Connie begins to confuse lust with fate and deludes herself he could be the one.

In Playing Away, the author has entered dangerous, forbidden territory by writing from the perspective of the adulteress–a traditionally unsympathetic character. However, Adele Parks has succeeded in making the reader despise the character’s actions, without rejecting Connie, who is attractive, candid and exhilarating. So many novels these days focus on finding Mr Right, it is refreshing to come across one that looks beyond the wedding and proceeds to undermine the traditional stereotype–only men are tempted to stray. A scorching, subversive debut novel, this novel has all the ingredients of a successful modern romance but with a healthy dose of reality.

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