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Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate

A Novel

Jane Green

St. Martin's Press

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What is a woman's greatest temptation? How far will she go to find fulfillment—and how much is she willing to lose? Tempting Fate is an unforgettable, enthralling novel about the risks and rewards of "having it all" from beloved New York Times bestselling author Jane Green.

Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two daughters. They have a beautiful, loving home. 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. 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.

Praise for Tempting Fate

“The author, one of the first ladies of chick lit, once again exemplifies the best qualities of the genre...her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that's acute and compassionate, served up with style.” —People

“Complex and funny family drama” —US Weekly

“You'll have trouble putting it down.” —Detroit Free Press

“Green is one of the great entertainers in popular fiction, with 14 previous novels that large numbers of readers have taken to heart. Her work is what might be described as smart escapism, stories that deal with issues we all can relate to, but that serve up ideas in the context of wonderful stories that keep us turning pages. More often than not we see the world through the eyes of a charming, striving woman.” —Connecticut Post

“Family Pictures left me feeling envious of the friends to whom I recommended the book, because they had the prospect of an engrossing story to gobble up in the near future. Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings.” —Redbook

“Will linger with you after you close the book.” —People on Family Pictures

“A riveting story about two women who are strangers until a shocking secret brings them together.” —SheKnows.com on Family Pictures

“Explores complex family dynamics with warmth. An inverted fairytale in which happily-ever-after occurs without the prince.” —Kirkus Reviews on Family Pictures

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“The author, one of the first ladies of chick lit, once again exemplifies the best qualities of the genre...her compelling tale reflects an understanding of contemporary women that's acute and compassionate, served up with style.” —People

“Complex and funny family drama” —US Weekly

“You'll have trouble putting it down.” —Detroit Free Press

“Green is one of the great entertainers in popular fiction, with 14 previous novels that large numbers of readers have taken to heart. Her work is what might be described as smart escapism, stories that deal with issues we all can relate to, but that serve up ideas in the context of wonderful stories that keep us turning pages. More often than not we see the world through the eyes of a charming, striving woman.” —Connecticut Post

“Family Pictures left me feeling envious of the friends to whom I recommended the book, because they had the prospect of an engrossing story to gobble up in the near future. Green's novels consistently deliver believable, accessible, heartfelt, often heartwarming stories about real people, problems, and feelings.” —Redbook

“Will linger with you after you close the book.” —People on Family Pictures

“A riveting story about two women who are strangers until a shocking secret brings them together.” —SheKnows.com on Family Pictures

“Explores complex family dynamics with warmth. An inverted fairytale in which happily-ever-after occurs without the prince.” —Kirkus Reviews on Family Pictures

“This gripping story is ultimately one of redemption. Green's many fans won't be disappointed, and this would be an excellent choice for readers who enjoy the fiction of Jennifer Weiner or Marian Keyes.” —Library Journal on Family Pictures

“An absorbing read with a gratifying conclusions.” —Booklist on Family Pictures

“The women she writes about are believable and likable characters, but their lives are also complicated and rooted in realities that keep them grounded.” —Baltimore Sun on Family Pictures

“Bestselling author Green's compelling novel will shock and surprise readers with a startling revelation as surely as it will tug on their heartstrings. Once again she displays her gift for creating characters readers will care about.” —RT Book Reviews, "Top Pick" on Family Pictures

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Jane Green

JANE GREEN is the author of more than a dozen bestselling novels, including Another Piece of My Heart and Family Pictures. Originally from London, she now lives in Westport, Connecticut, with her husband, children, and a menagerie of animals.

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