Book Reviews of Fourplay

Fourplay
Fourplay
Author: Jane Moore
ISBN-13: 9780767913003
ISBN-10: 0767913000
Publication Date: 7/23/2002
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A fun read... you follow the year after Jo's divorce as she wades back into the ocean of dating.
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This is a great summer read!
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I have to start by warning you that this book does deal with infidelity and if you are a survivor as I am it may trigger you.

That being said, I really enjoyed this book. The author had a great grasp of what a betrayed spouse goes through after finding our that her wayward spouse has cheated. The emotional rollercoaster, starting over, dealing with kids and family, it was all there.

While it dealt with all these emotions it was still a lighthearted read and I found myself cheering for Jo when she started dated and finding her strength.

I really enjoyed this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
A fun, quick read.
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A good chick read
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cute book...couldn't put it down!
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This book was interesting and frustrating at times.
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A fairy tale for grown-ups! Moore's endearing exuberance and sense of humor are seductive, while the male cast and sex scenes are trashy good fun.
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Funny, cute book...I really enjoyed it..Jo is a fun character, surrounded by fun characters, could be very poignant among the laughs. Good book.
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A fun, quick read! And good for the soul, I had some good laughs reading this one!
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Jane Moore has a greatsense of humor! A great character, lots of funny real life situations that she faces head on with humor. Loved it!
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When Jo's husband, Jeff, decides that he "can't imagine life without" Candy, he's not referring to sugary confections. So he trots off with his 23-year-old secretary, with whom he had been having an affair for six months. Jo is appropriately devastated at the break-down of her 10-year marriage, but, despite her self-proclaimed status as a "nightmare date"--thirtysomething with children--suitors are clawing their way to her door. Her younger brother's best friend confesses a longtime crush, a traffic accident yields a date with the bad driver, and her multimillionaire client (Jo is an interior designer) tries to woo her through her children by taking them all to a Britney Spears concert. But British journalist and television host Moore's debut novel is titled Four play, and rounding out the quartet of suitors is Jeff, who sees the error of his ways and begs to be forgiven.
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When Jo's husband, Jeff, decides that he "can't imagine life without" Candy, he's not referring to sugary confections. So he trots off with his 23-year-old secretary, with whom he had been having an affair for six months. Jo is appropriately devastated at the break-down of her 10-year marriage, but, despite her self-proclaimed status as a "nightmare date"--thirtysomething with children--suitors are clawing their way to her door. Her younger brother's best friend confesses a longtime crush, a traffic accident yields a date with the bad driver, and her multimillionaire client (Jo is an interior designer) tries to woo her through her children by taking them all to a Britney Spears concert. But British journalist and television host Moore's debut novel is titled Four play, and rounding out the quartet of suitors is Jeff, who sees the error of his ways and begs to be forgiven. British GQ called the book a "modern-day Jane Austen romp," which might make Austen turn in her grave, but it is a perfectly readable, fast-paced, humorous tale, ideal for summer-reading fun.
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I loved this book. It was fun and witty. A very fast read and highly enjoyable.
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One of the reasons I am a fan of the Chick-Lit genre is how the stories resonate with me. The plots, characters, emotions, wit, sarcasm, and the humor are all elements I find so easy to relate to. Fourplay was no exception. This story and the lead character, Jo, drew me in quickly. Anyone who has had a long term relationship end unexpectedly and badly can see themselves in this story. Anyone who has had their trust betrayed by their spouse and has to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives and start over will easily connect to this story.

One of the things I liked about Jo was her determination to move forward through her husbands adultery. She allowed herself to shatter and fall apart, but she didnt stay there. She got up and began rebuilding her life. She restarts her career, takes care of her children, and takes her life back. Healing is a long process that doesnt happen overnight, but Jo is a wonderful example of a woman who does exactly that. I loved that Jo is receptive to new relationships but that she doesnt rebound commit to the first man who crosses her path. I had a lot of anticipation reading the book trying to figure out who she would ultimately end up with.

A very interesting aspect of this story was Jeff, Jos ex-husband. I found his character defects and flaws quite interesting and witnessing his behavior and treatment of Jo is typical of a man who is weak and selfish. His attempt to win Jo back when his fling fizzles out came as no surprise to me. As Jos life seems to shine as she becomes stronger and more self-confident, Jeffs seems to become the opposite. I enjoyed seeing Jeff eating some Karma pie, but I also pitied him. I thought it was sad that a self-made successful attorney on the outside was so weak and pathetic on the inside that he threw everything away instead of working on his problems with Jo. I especially loved it when Jo actually tells him that she should thank him for walking out on her and the kids.

I also enjoyed all of the other supporting characters. Jos brother, her best friend, her parents and the prospective love connections added to the story in unique ways. Jos brother was entertaining and her best friend was a god-send. Jo depends on them a lot and I loved that they were there for her. I empathized with Jo about the relationship she has with her parents. Jos mother was overbearing and hard to tolerate and Jo struggles with it for most of the book. Towards the end, we get a wonderful twist that gives Jo a whole new outlook on her relationship with her parents, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked each of the men Jo dates, some more than others. They were all unique and being with each of them brings Jo a wonderful opportunity to figure out who she is once again.

Overall, a very good story of one womans journey to rebuild her life after betrayal ends her marriage. I recommend this for readers of romance who enjoy strong female characters who refuse to let lifes roadblocks keep them from pursuing happiness.
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I loved this book! Very cute.
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A quick read. Enjoyed the book.