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Tempting Fate

Jane Green

St. Martin's Griffin

From the New York Times bestselling author of such beloved novels as Jemima J, The Beach House, and Another Piece of My Heart comes an enthralling and emotional story about how much we really understand the temptations that can threaten even the most idyllic of relationships….
 

Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters.  They have built a life together. Forty-three year old Gabby is the last person to have an affair.  She can’t relate to the way her friends desperately try to cling to the beauty and allure of their younger years…And yet she too knows her youth is quickly slipping away.  She could never imagine how good it would feel to have a handsome younger man show interest in her—until the night it happens.  Matt makes Gabby feel sparkling, fascinating, alive—something she hasn't felt in years.  What begins as a long-distance friendship soon develops into an emotional affair as Gabby discovers her limits and boundaries are not where she expects them to be. Intoxicated, she has no choice but to step ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention, never foreseeing the life-changing consequences that lie ahead.  If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything—and find out what really matters most.

A heartfelt and complex story, Tempting Fate will have readers gripped until they reach the very last page and have them thinking about the characters long after they put the book down.

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It’s just a night out with girlfriends, not the Academy Awards, thinks Gabby, frowning at her wardrobe as she endlessly pushes hangers back and forth, hoping something compelling, something worthy, will suddenly appear and jump out at her: the perfect shirt, the perfect dress.
It shouldn’t matter, this being a girls’ night out, but of course it matters far more than a night out with Elliott. She is dressing for the other women, not to attract the attention of men, although she has heard that on these girls’ nights out, it is not unusual for
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Praise for Tempting Fate

Praise for Tempting Fate:

"A Scarlet Letter for the twenty-first century." –Kirkus Reviews

"Captivating" –Booklist

"Green once more proves her skill at exploring the complexities of the human heart. This is a sure bet for her fans and new readers who enjoy well-written women’s fiction." –Library Journal, starred review

"Green skillfully depicts a woman trapped between contentment and temptation, crafting an insightful look into married life and middle age." –Publishers Weekly

"If you’re in the mood for a juicy, heartbreaking page-turner, you should definitely give it a try." –OKMagazine.com

"Likely to stir debate and lively book club discussions." –Danbury News Times

"Her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that’s acute and compassionate, served up with style." –People magazine

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jane Green

  • JANE GREEN is the author of fifteen bestselling novels. Originally from London, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband, children, and a menagerie of animals.

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