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How to be A Model WifeYour Husband’s happiness is your happiness.Should you be His second wife, make friends with His first wife otherwise she’ll destroy you.Never ask Him when He’ll be home.Never ask Him where He’s been.PAH!Twentysomething Poppy became a cliché when an accidental pregnancy presented her with a forty-nine year-old husband. But Luke Norton isn’t any old husHow to be A Model WifeYour Husband’s happiness is your happiness.Should you be His second wife, make friends with His first wife otherwise she’ll destroy you.Never ask Him when He’ll be home.Never ask Him where He’s been.PAH!Twentysomething Poppy became a cliché when an accidental pregnancy presented her with a forty-nine year-old husband. But Luke Norton isn’t any old husband – he’s the anchorman for television’s Seven O’Clock News and his ruggedly handsome face is beloved by the nation.Life isn’t coming up roses thanks to the first Mrs Norton’s popular column, My Husband, The Bimbo and Me. Luke’s having a midlife crisis and going AWOL, his former lovers are circling like sharks and Poppy’s left holding the baby, her once glitzy modeling career a horribly dim memory.It’s time for her to fight back and show the world exactly what she’s made of …...

Title : The Model Wife
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ISBN : 9780141033648
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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The Model Wife Reviews

  • Nenette
    2019-04-25 15:36

    This is a nice story that drives the fact that good may not necessarily beget good, and bad may sometimes lead to good. It's a matter of perspective, and I believe the most important thing is the lesson one takes and lives from the results of one's action.It all started with an innocent chat over a cup of coffee. Put in a dose of a distorted view of marriage gleamed from growing up with an absent mother and an unknown father. Mix this with a bored married life, and a lot of complexities will surely ensue. Of course, it can only get worse with a bitter wife, a love-blinded woman, and a host of other characters all just looking after their own.It may be classified as chick-lit, and lover of this genre as I am, I'll say it is a serious one. Its humorous moments are not really funny if you think about it, or it would have been if not for the serious mess the characters found themselves in.Recommended to those who want something more out of their chick-lit reads.

  • Ravenswan
    2019-05-15 18:46

    Okay, I need to qualify this rating by saying I give it 4 stars -for a chick lit novel-Not trying to be mean, I REALLY enjoyed this, the plot and the characters especially but The Model Wife is firmly in the chick lit genre and is not going to make a convert out of a hater.I just flew through this book after reading some heavier stuff and it was so fun. The premise is unusual enough that I didn't see where it was all going and I liked the characters, even the ones who are nothing like me (all of them, lol).

  • Anastasia Wilson
    2019-05-18 21:05

    Read this book in 2 days, absolutely could not put it down. I had to know what was going to happen to Poppy, Thea, Hannah and of course sleezy Luke! Characters had a lot of depth to them and their personality traits shone through. I particularly enjoyed the authors inclusion of dialect explanations, it made the book even more immersive. Some great twists and turns and a real page turner. My first book by this author and definitely won't be my last. Highly recommend for anybody who loves a good chick flick for some escapism!

  • francesca
    2019-05-21 18:04

    I don’t usually read fiction, but I loved this book. It made me laugh so much and even cry at the end. It was a brilliant, enjoyable easy read with predictable twists which were a delight to read when revealed to the characters. Throughly entertaining!

  • Diana
    2019-05-11 14:39

    Nice and funny, I love how Poppy started to find herself and go out more!

  • Lynne
    2019-05-04 21:35

    Not really my kind of book .This was not my kind of reading , but enjoyable

  • Wahidah
    2019-04-27 18:48

    I'm not the sort who would slough through chic reads, but this was was slightly different. For one, it had a decent storyline, and it didn't completely bore me to tears. Secondly, I could really relate to the characters and even if i didn't, it was nice to read stuff from a fresh angle. Albeit a rather nice read, there were some disappointments too. For one, the author writes as many different personifications, and I have a rather deep respect for authors who can distinct and differentiate their characters, especially in the character's thoughts and emotions. But unfortunately, this wasn't the case, and I found too many similarities in the characters swagger of feel and thoughts.Oh, plus there was a pool of spelling errors which put me off one time or another. But the book's almost 500 pages long, so I suppose people can't be that meticulous.Overall, I thought it was a rather lovely book, a good vacation read, yknow? But after reading it once, I wouldn't think of reading it again.

  • Lucy Bright
    2019-04-29 23:05

    I loved this. Loved how it twisted the cliches, loved how it knew exactly what to give and take from its characters. A plot twist with Poppy at the end was excellent.I have been bored with chick lit of late. It seemed to force its female protags into stupidity for convenience. I liked how Poppy was genuinely naive here, and how the author wasn't afraid to make her a bit selfish and mean. I didn't "like" her, but as a mother, I certainly sympathised with her, and her ending was so unexpected for the genre that it was satisfying food for thought.The "other woman" concept is handled so well. All the women in this book are "the other woman," to an extent, and eacxh has real flaws and motivations. You can see how a woman you know could fall into what is usually a reviled and pitied position. For me, there was a powerful punch beneath the wit and charade on display here. Best book I read last year (the one I remember most clearly, certainly).

  • Paulette
    2019-05-13 15:49

    2 * seems unfair because the story was okay but I couldn't say I liked it enough to say "I like it" and give it a 3 *....sorry Ms Llewellyn.....Just because it wasn't my cup of tea though, don't let it put you off trying it. You might like it more than me.I hadn't been sure if I had read the book when I picked it up out the long ago boxed up to move books. The spine was pristine, the blurb didn't ring bells. I soon remembered I had read it and even though I knew I had finished it before, I finished it again. It clearly didn't gel with me the first time either hence why I didn't initially recall whether I had read it. But being an authors dream reader once again,(as I was recently described by an author friend) I did the right thing and kept going to the end!

  • Meagan Houle
    2019-05-11 18:45

    While I appreciate the message this book tries to convey, I found it okay at best. I disliked most of the characters, even shy, sweet Poppy; underneath all that sweetness is an unappealingly naïve and selfish core. Not a fan. Thea is somewhat redeemable, but there's no hope for Luke, I'm afraid. As for Hannah, she's appallingly vicious and catty. I felt very little sympathy for any of these characters, and while this book did grab me in places, I was quite relieved to be finished with it. I don't recommend this, unless you're good at getting past horrible characterization. It does have a decent message if you're willing to slog through everything else.

  • Gail
    2019-04-30 15:53

    This book came from the swap shelf in a Brussels hotel and absolutely was the perfect book for an 8 hour plane ride. The model of the title is a young waitress/model who ends up marrying a married newscaster after she becomes pregnant. How original is that?? However it is the surrounding cast of characters (the wife, his other girlfriend/s, her friends, etc.) as well as the young mother/trendy London/news industry looking for younger folks scenes that elevate this...somewhat. It was fun.

  • Debby Roberts
    2019-05-08 22:49

    This was a bit of a departure from my usual type of choice and it made a nice change. The story is compelling and I found myself reading on because I wanted to know how it turned out. None of the principal characters are particularly endearing, being as they are flawed and perhaps rather self absorbed but that made them more true to life although I'm not sure they were redeemed in any way by the end of the story.

  • Kay Townsend
    2019-05-12 19:51

    Wasn't sure about this book up until halfway through, it was an OK read but in parts did find it confusing when it kept flicking backwards and forwards through characters. However, towards the second half it became a better read and seemed to flow a lot better. I did enjoy this book in the end and it went from a four star to a five star book in my mind as I finished it. Glad I didn't give up on it.

  • Pam
    2019-05-25 21:35

    i liked this book,but is it just me or were there like a million typos? i was surprised, and it was dissapointing because i was so into the book that when i noticed them it kinda made it seem unreal :(. but besides that, really good book, i enjoyed it enormously. especially the expressions it had were hilarious! the one that said ' she had as much interest in it as she would in in the sex life of an aardvark.' LOL.

  • Meghan Cooper
    2019-05-09 17:38

    I enjoyed this book a lot. I found the writting fresh and the story captivating. I did though think that sometimes the story lost speed and slowed down a lot. I found the characters easy to identify with and, the book was easy to read. It was funny in places and I liked the way all of the characters linked to one another in the end! I would say that this is an excellent story for any woman to read.

  • Kitvaria Sarene
    2019-05-11 19:05

    Also quite a long while since I read it - before my goodreads time obviously ;)I really liked this story, but at some points the characters changed a bit too suddenly too feel completely "realistic", and therefore it felt a bit wooden.But 90% were a great, funny and entertaining read!

  • Bluberry
    2019-05-12 18:58

    This book was not really a page turner for me, but I did feel I wanted to finish it, but was happy to read a little before going to bed each night. The characters were sad in their own ways, but at least the ending was feasible.

  • Marcia
    2019-04-29 21:37

    Bought August 10, 2013 in charity shop in Pimlico. Perfect read while taking 10 year old boys to London and Paris. It deserves a five star rating for mentioning Thorpe Park where I spent the day. The boys loved it. The model wife in the tile refers to Poppy

  • Deepti
    2019-05-24 19:45

    Pakka Ekta Kapoor serial material!

  • Gemma Peters
    2019-05-21 20:47

    Easy holiday read.

  • Lotta
    2019-05-24 23:03

    Enjoyable, if you don't mind it going from bad to worse for a while.

  • Lynda
    2019-05-08 21:58

    Great book for just dipping into ,a nice easy read!

  • Tiina
    2019-05-25 17:46

    This was an easy read, just right for one who is suffering from flu (which I was). Enough originality.

  • Cristie Tredeau
    2019-05-13 21:46

    Very entertaining read. Without giving anything away - the ending surprised me but that just means it wasn't predictable. I can add this one to my highly readable authors!