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Book Review: Tempting Fate by Jane Green

When Gabby first met Elliot she knew he was the man for her. In twenty years  of marriage she has never doubted her love for him- even when he refused to give her the one thing she still wants most of all. But now their two daughters are growing up Gabby feels that time and her youth are slipping away.  For the first time in her life she is restless. And then she meets Matt...
Intoxicated by the way this young, handsome and successful man makes her feel, Gabby is momentarily blind to what she stands to lose on this dangerous path. And in one reckless moment she destroys all that she holds dear.
Consumed by regret, Gabby does everything she can to repair the home she has broken. But are some betrayals too great to forgive?
I loved, loved, loved this book! I have always enjoyed Jane Green's writing but I was completely taken with this one.
Tempting Fate is interesting from the very beginning but I was very much engrossed in the story and characters after the first third of the book; I really struggled to put it down.
Gabby risks everything for one night. Jane Green shows the consequences of Gabby's behaviour, she is still a likable character but it was refreshing to see that she didn't play the victim. Gabby knows that she was wrong, no one forced her and now she must face up to what she did.
Tempting Fate looks in great detail at family relationships. They take years to create yet they are so fragile; one betrayal and those ties and loyalties can be shattered. Gabby goes looking for a bit of excitement but in reality all she wants is the security and familiarity of her husband and their marriage.
Tempting Fate is an excellent read, the story and characters are well thought out, I would highly recommend this book and any others by Jane Green.

Dot Scribbles Rating: 5/5
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 416

Many thanks to Francesca at Penguin for sending me a copy of the book to review, Tempting Fate is out now!

2 comments:

Nikki-ann said...

Sounds like a great read :)

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