By Jane Green
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/18/2014
My Rating: 5 Stars
In Tempting Fate by Jane Green, Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters; they have built a life together. So why does forty-three-year-old Gabby feel like she has only three more minutes left of youth? Why do her friends so desperately try to hang on to their attractiveness? And why does she ever even look at the handsome guy—ten years younger—at the other end of the bar one night?
Gabby is the last person to have an affair—a physical one, at least. But Matt makes her feel sparkling, fascinating—something she hasn't felt in years. Surely there's no harm in continuing a long-distance friendship? Surely there's no harm in an emotional affair? As Gabby steps ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention things turn perilous. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most.
A special thank you to St. Martin’s Press, via NetGalley for this ARC in exchange for an unbiased honest review.
Jane Green is at the TOP of her game with “Tempting Fate” and so deserving of 5 stars- loved it! It was divine, delicious, and absolutely difficult to put down. It was well worth the time, putting off work to curl up for the weekend to finish this incredible book. It grabbed me from the first page, holding the suspense through the ending! Wow! This was one of the best books I have read by Jane, and if you are a fan of Jennifer Weiner, Emily Giffin, Amy Hatvany, and Sarah Pekkanen, I highly recommend. This is an emotional read, about temptation, family, betrayal, and love - packed with twists, turns, surprises, and explores raw feelings from different perspectives of the man and the woman. What an engaging story, well written, with great character development. This is a book for single or married women of any age (especially middle age). You will become mesmerized by this thought-provoking story; one which will leave you thinking long after the epilogue. Oh, so loved the intense banter of tasteful but sexy emails and flirting! Some parts are just too funny and so realistic; even though am single, recall these intense feelings you get when you are in your mid to late forties (the last big kick of hormones turning you into a 25 yr. old); attracting and dating a younger man with all the intensity before the big menopause change of life (leaving you with wanting NO part of any man or sex) thereafter. The storm before the calm, in other words. You will smile, laugh, and cry and oh . . . surprised as in true love, there is always room for forgiveness, strong family bonds, and second chances! Movie worthy – can envision the cast now!