Book Reviews of The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman
The Kept Woman
Author: Susan Donovan
ISBN-13: 9780312939502
ISBN-10: 0312939507
Publication Date: 6/27/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 339 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Divorced Mother of 3, makes a deal with a wealthy good-looking politician to pretend to be his girlfriend until after the primary election. Has some very funny sections, and some warm steamy love scenes. Reminds you of the movie "Pretty Woman"
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Helpful Score: 4
Very fast-paced romantic story. I felt that the plot was different enough to keep me interested and predictable enough that it read like a typical romance novel. The characters are very likable and people that you can relate to. A few times I even saw my own life or my family's lives reflected in scenes and attributes of the characters. Susan Donovan has a unique voice - I can't wait to read more of her!
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a quick read page turner! I literally read it in two days because it was so good! It was fun and entertaining, yet romantic.

Jack is bad boy turned Romantic, while Samantha isnt needing saving, but definitely needing someone to put her first for once.
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Helpful Score: 2
this had to be one of the cutest love stories I've read in a while. a few twists and turns kept it interesting and the naughty scenes were nice, too. All in all, a really fun read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Light hearted fantasy for the newly divorced Mom of 3- she said she'd be a kept woman. Here is how it plays out in a political campaign in Indiana.
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Helpful Score: 2
This was a great book. It had laugh out loud moments as well as tender and sexy ones. I love Susan Donovan. I't wait to read more of her stories.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book...It's a light, easy read and the characters were fun to follow. Very entertaining chick lit.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great fun, I'm looking foward to reading more of her books.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the book to read when you think your luck is down. I loved it. Bad boy meets goodie two shoes.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't like this book nearly as much as Susan Donovan's other books. The heroine, Sam, had an ex-husband who was SUCH a creep that it was difficult to understand why she had stayed with him for years, especially since she was portrayed as being smart and hard-working and willing to stand up for herself. Sam's best friend Monte seemed like a caricature of "sassy black woman". Jack, the hero, was all right, and the kids were good. Donovan's trademark sizzling sex scenes were definitely present--a little too much for my taste, but I know many people like them.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of my favorite Susan Donovan books.
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Helpful Score: 1
Enjoyed this book! Read it in one sitting--which is highly unusal for me! Great beach read or if you are looking for a fun easy read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Had to finish this one and read until the wee hours of the morning. You know how it will come out but the getting there was delightful.
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This was a typical chick lit novel which is not my favorite genre by any stretch of the imagination. Divorced mother of three, Samantha Monroe is offered a sweet deal by Senatorial candidate Jack Tolliver...pretend to be his fiance until the election and get a boatload of cash and other ammentities (college tuition for her kids, a huge house, etc). What struggling hair stylist could possibly resist such an offering? Certainly not Samantha. Once Jack gets used to the kids (he of course is a player and children never figured into his day) and used to Samantha and her very outspoken BFF, Monte, the real romance begins. But of course, when they start to get hot of heavy, they must keep it a secret from his campaigners. So now they are pretending to tolerate each other while pretending to be engaged. Yeah it's an interesting dilemma and makes for humorous incidents. All in all not a bad story but not my favorite by this author.
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Fast, fun read with believable characters that you'll root for.
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Great book! Fantasy come true!
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Excellent book.
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Fun read...upbeat romantic and finished in 2 nights! Definitely kept my attention...filled with sexy scenes and humor!
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Every single mom should read this book, if not just for the distraction from our crazy lives, but for the hope and excitement you experience while ready the tale of, The Kept Woman.
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Witty, fun, and laugh out loud funny. I was disappointed when the book was done!!!!
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A very good book I could not put it down.
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Susan Donovan has a gift when it comes to writing stories that include kids. The child characters are an absolute riot and you really fall in love with both main characters. I love this book!
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FUN READ! REALLY ENJOYED THIS!
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I enjoyed the book. A fun romance story. Liked the Characters in this book. The story line kept me reading.
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Loved it !
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Slow to start off, but picked up along the way. Some steamy parts along the way to keep things moving!
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I didn't think I would like this book but I gave it a chance because I really liked Donovan's other books. I enjoyed it. It was a quick easy read. The characters are fun with great back story.

I didn't like the way the deal was leaked. I didn't quite buy it would happen given the characters involved but otherwise it was a good book. I agree with the other review that it reminded me of a single moms version of "Pretty Women."
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Not the kind of book I normally read but I thoroughly enjoyed it! I could relate easily with many of the characters.It kept me smiling or laughing and I enjoyed the romance too....I would definately recommend it!
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Loved it.
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Ist time reader of this author. It was cute. The attics with the kids were laughable.
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Good story line. Easy fun read.
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A beautician with three children in need of money meets a bad-boy politician in need of a wife. A business deal turns sexy. Everyone is trying to bring them down, but their love life continues to heat up.
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This was a great read. Susan Donovan is quite talented at weaving interesting romantic tales. I reccomend any title by her.
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Love Susan Donovan! As always, funny and light hearted.
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Finally, the latest book by one of my favorite authors and it is super. It deals with many very human issues facing a 30 something divorced woman with three kids who has a fairy tale, fake engagement to a "Never Committ" wealthy politician, who needs to "soften" his bad boy image before an election.
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I read this book in one day! Susan Donovan is a terrific writer. This is a romance novel with a humorous, realistic edge. Some of the thoughts going through the main character's head are ones I've had myself! This book is a current big seller in Barnes and Noble and for good reason.
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Susan Donovan has great humor once again in this light-hearted romance. The ending was a little too "pat" for me, but over-all a cute story.
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This was a great book one of Susan Donovans best. It was fun, sexy and witty.
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Very engaging with likeable characters - Susan Donovan rocks!
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This is probably one of Susan Donavan's best so far. It's a laugh out loud, sexy extremely fun read. I'm really looking forward to her next book.
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A good read. Samantha has her hands full raising three children on her own, so she agrees to be a "paid" wife and family for a politician to help him get elected in exchange for living the high life.
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Cute fun read!
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I enjoyed the fact that the story is set in Indianapolis. I also like that the story revolves around thirty something Moms, not fresh out of college career women
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Another excellent book by this author. I could not put it down.
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This was a cute story, likeable characters, unbelievable storyline but moved at a good pace and kept me enthralled.
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I absolutely ENJOYED this book! The writing was substantial, exciting and real!
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It was a very cute and sexy book!!!
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A very cute book - quick read - I liked it!!
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Light, easy read.
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A really fun read from Susan Donovan. A divorcee agrees to pose as a politicians fiancee ... and the sparks fly.
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easy read and good
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A very good read.
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Great read. LOL funny.
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A great, quick read. Funny and sexy...didn't want to put it down.
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Absolutely loved, loved this story. The humor was fantastic.:-)
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Cute, light and fluffy read!
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Fun, fast and sexy!!
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Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed-out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancee for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up. A fun, fast read.
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From the back cover:

Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed-out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairdstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his finacee for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot.

Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary. . .

Now with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn preschooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog and some out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that playing make-believe can be complicated - but not nearly as much fun as falling in love. . .
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WHEN A GOOD-GIRL DIVORCÉE Playing by the rules has left Samantha Monroe with an AWOL ex-husband, maxed out credit cards, and the task of raising three children on a hairstylist's salary. It's time for a new game plan. When Sam learns that politician Jack Tolliver needs someone to play the part of his fiancÉe for six months in return for a generous paycheck, she's ready to sign up on the spot.

MEETS A BAD-BOY POLITICIAN
Jack needs Sam and her kids to help tone down his image from womanizing cad to dependable dad. But he was expecting Sam to be a frumpy single mom, not a wickedly smart, sexy redhead. Keeping nosey newshounds from discovering that his engagement is a charade is going to be a tough job, but one mind-blowing kiss from Sam and suddenly Jack is ready to put in all the overtime necessary

LOVE WINS IN A LANDSLIDE
Now, with scheming opponents itching to bring Jack down, Sam's ex returning to stir up trouble, one stubborn pre-schooler, two squabbling teenagers, a crazy dog, and some out-of-this-world sex, Jack and Sam are discovering that playing make-believe can be complicatedbut not nearly as much as falling in love