Getting Rid of Matthew

Getting Rid of Matthew

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A fabulous debut about a long-suffering nearly 40-something woman, Helen, and her affair with a family man named Matthew, who is not so surprisingly her boss. Just at the moment she decides it's time to dump him and get on with her life, she opens the front door to find Matthew on her doorstep. "I've done it!" he announces triumphantly. "I've left her. I'm yours!" he tells her, and proceeds to move in. She is not brave enough to throw him out. She then discovers how much she can't bear him, wherein ensues a zany plot that involves figuring out that the best way to get rid of Matthew is to befriend his wife and convince her to take him back. The only problem is that Helen discovers she really likes Sophie, Matthew's wife--a lot more than she likes Matthew. And on top of that, she has a rather dishy stepson. . . .

Light as a feather but about real issues, Getting Rid of Matthew is a deliciously funny novel that proves the peril of getting what you ask for.

Baker & Taylor
As she approaches her fortieth birthday, Helen decides to end a long-time affair with a married man, but when he finally leaves his wife to move in with her, Helen tries to convince his wife to take him back in order to get rid of him.

HARPERCOLL
A fabulous debut about a long-suffering nearly 40-something woman, Helen, and her affair with a family man named Matthew, who is not so surprisingly her boss. Just at the moment she decides it's time to dump him and get on with her life, she opens the front door to find Matthew on her doorstep. "I've done it!" he announces triumphantly. "I've left her. I'm yours!" he tells her, and proceeds to move in. She is not brave enough to throw him out. She then discovers how much she can't bear him, wherein ensues a zany plot that involves figuring out that the best way to get rid of Matthew is to befriend his wife and convince her to take him back. The only problem is that Helen discovers she really likes Sophie, Matthew's wife--a lot more than she likes Matthew. And on top of that, she has a rather dishy stepson. . . .

Light as a feather but about real issues, Getting Rid of Matthew is a deliciously funny novel that proves the peril of getting what you ask for.

Baker
& Taylor

Having shared a long-time affair with a married man she no longer finds desirable, Helen decides to end things as she approaches her fortieth birthday, only to see him finally leave his wife, a turn of events that forces her to befriend the man's wife as a means of repairing the marriage.
A mistress discovers thrice-weekly hookups with her married lover are better than a 24/7 relationship with him. Can she convince him to go back to his wife?

Publisher: New York : Voice/Hyperion, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401303204
140130320X
Branch Call Number: FICTION FALLON
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 22 cm

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May 09, 2014

Far too long for the plot, and the heroine, a 40 year old, is amoral, immature and thoroughly unlikeable.

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catt3031
Feb 08, 2011

Great read , funny and entertaining!

mybibliothike Dec 12, 2010

Dec 2010: After reading & loving Falon's 'Got you back' I thought I'd enjoy this.... I tried & tried but just could not get into it. Disappointed!
Updated June 2011: Months ago I tried reading this book but could not get into it. I gave it another shot as an audio book and really enjoyed it. Fast paced and humourous, the story revolves around Helen who is having an affair with her ex-boss, Matthew. As he leaves his wife for her, Helen decides she no longer wants him! The message? Be careful what you wish for!!!!

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nadian Jan 09, 2008

Coarse Language: A lot of mature language used

nadian Jan 09, 2008

Sexual Content: several, brief sexual scenes

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nadian Jan 09, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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