Great sequel. It was in the mistress (second wife) voice and I did not want to warm up to her but that was soon forgotten. The book is amazing and if you read Revenge of the middle-aged woman you will want to read this.
I enjoyed this book. It was a good follow up to Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman. I would give it 4 stars.
great book, really gives insight to the other woman, and how hard it really is to be the second wife!
Maybe I should have read the first book- I just couldn't really get into this, as I really didn't like the characters.
I was sort of disappointed in this book. I had read the first book "Revenge of Middle Aged Wife" and really enjoyed it. This was not as good. It followed the same characters, and the new wife whined entirely too much. It was ok, but not my favorite.
I really enjoyed reading this book-it was written very well. I didn't read the first one, so I didn't know the background, but the storyline is good.
This book is the sequel to Buchan's Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman, which I read last year.
Reviewing sequels is tricking business, since many things that occur in the first book are mentioned and taken for granted. Therefore, if you did not read book one; be very wary of continuing with the review below, as it will be full of spoilers.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
This book picks up a few years after the end of the first book.
Minty is now firmly ensconced in Rose's home, married to Rose's ex-husband and completely miserable. This is the book in a nutshell. It is hard to empathize with Minty at all. In book one she set out to win Nathan away from Rose, and now that she has all she ever wanted all she does is whine. And to make it all just a little more difficult a pill to swallow, Rose is doing fabulously well. With most of Nathan's friends disliking her, Nathan's family disliking her and few friends to rely on Minty is in for a huge comeuppance when she is blindsided by events that turn her life completely upside down.
This was an ultimately difficult book to like, mainly because the main character was so unlikable. Giving her a few redeeming qualities may have made it a little better, but in the end if you don't like the protagonist of the whole story, it's difficult to care about the story's outcome.
This sequal to Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman focuses mostly on Minty, the best friend who stole Rose's husband. Those who rooted for Rose in the first book will be pleased to see Minty less than charmed by married life, and Nathan seemingly unhappy, distracted, and still with Rose on his mind. Those who look for neatly packaged happy endings probably won't be wild about this one, but it does end nicely.
This book surprised me. It seemed, at first, to be about a younger woman marrying an older man and the baggage she was dealing with. However,the author really showed the facets of a woman's life. It took the reader through the different view points of a family and friends and showed how many different ways we experience life. I liked this book and the narrator was very good at expressing the different personalities and bringing them to life.
What could be sweeter than Revenge? Only the sequel. For Minty Lloyd, proving herself as the perfect second wife has been harder than she imagined. She may have her prized Nathan and their twin boys, but everything she does feels secondhand. Meanwhile her one-time rival Rose is all too obviously enjoying a glamorous new life as a travel journalist - and looking increasingly attractive to her former husband. Then a dramatic and unforseen event forces both women into a new relationship. Wives Behaving Badly is an irresistible story of love, loss, and renewal by our premier chronicler of women's intimate lives.
A pretty entertaining follow-up to Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (which was GREAT!).
The sequel to "revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman."
im really glad i chose this book! loved it! it was a great follow up to revenge of the middle aged woman, which i also enjoyed. this story is told from minty's point of view. she's the woman who nathan left rose for in revenge. its great to se eher point of view, and how things have changed in the 7 years shes been with nathan.
great story. read them both!