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Maggie Owen has given up her day job and resigned herself to a life of playground moms and soiled clothing—until the day she runs into Claire Masterson. Claire was the girl at school Maggie always wanted to be, and (surprise, surprise) it's as if nothing has changed. Claire still has everything—and Maggie's life, as the mother of two young boys, is utter chaos. But when itMaggie Owen has given up her day job and resigned herself to a life of playground moms and soiled clothing—until the day she runs into Claire Masterson. Claire was the girl at school Maggie always wanted to be, and (surprise, surprise) it's as if nothing has changed. Claire still has everything—and Maggie's life, as the mother of two young boys, is utter chaos. But when it seems that Claire knows a little too much about Maggie's boyfriend, Jake, Maggie starts thinking the unthinkable, and the lengths to which she goes to uncover the truth and regain her confidence throw her life—and her relationship with Jake—for a loop....

Title : Having It and Eating It
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ISBN : 9781573229906
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Having It and Eating It Reviews

  • Amy
    2019-04-29 00:17

    I need something easy and fun to read. so i'm trying this out. i plucked it off the shelf merely because I liked the title and color.Well, I finished this and I was right, it was a no-brainer...not the most enjoyable of no-brainers though. The main characters children were annoying, they were always eating dirt or screaming and it made me feel that she was a shitty mom. plus she was a cheating whore.

  • Barbara Elsborg
    2019-05-16 04:23

    I read this book a few years ago and kept it - so I must have liked it first time around. Short of something to read, I reread it! There's something very unsettling about the story. It's not often you're invited to sympathize with a main character who has an affair. NOT adultery as some have stated as she's not married but I suppose in a committed relationship, that's splitting hairs. I wanted to like Jake - but couldn't. We're nicely led down the garden path of thinking he's the unfaithful one and it's a nice twist at the end.I wanted to like Maggie - and I did for the most part but it's interesting how your opinion changes when you consider the implications of her behaviour. How many readers would have still liked her if Jake HAD been having the affair? Jake didn't treat Maggie very well, even if he didn't go as far as cheating on her. Her need for love was well drawn. The wearing reality of family life with young children very realistic. The ending - well it was interesting. Should she tell or not? Who would suffer more if she told? The author makes the reader think and that's never a bad thing.I looked for more by this author but she seems to have swapped to writing for teenagers which is a pity.So, I won't put it back on my shelf but it's worth a read. It's a risky story and rather brave I think.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-24 06:19

    Having complained about an over-abundance of domesticity in the previous book I read, I have to admit this had probably ten times as much, but all of it was necessary and fitting to the story (although I admit that might be less apparent to those who never had children) Her observations were tender and spot-on.And in many ways too this was a much-told tale but told with skill and a cast of characters whose actions and reactions I was brought to care about.

  • Leymy
    2019-04-22 02:36

    Complete...Waste.. Of...Time. The beginning starts with Maggie (main character) talking bout how great and beautiful Claire (old HS friend) is. Then she starts complaining about herself and her life. Seriously, right after meeting claire she doesn't stop comparing her life to hers. Then she meets a guy and blah blah blah (you know the rest)... I didn't need to finish the book to know the ending. * gave it 1 star because I laughed at certain moments when her kids were involved*

  • Jenny Angelo
    2019-05-16 06:35

    British chick lit about a stay-at-home mom who runs into an old girlfriend and starts feeling insecure about her own life compared to that of her glamorous friend. Pair that with her suspicions that her non-husband is having an affair with said friend and you have some good old-fashioned angst. It was a fairly quick read, and while most of it was on the predictable side, I did enjoy it.

  • Lanette
    2019-05-02 02:07

    Classic English Chic lit, which sometimes I can tolerate and sometimes I can't. Frumpy housewife + beautiful friend + workaholic 'husband' (though they aren't really married) = a tale involving affairs and predictable ending. I had to quit half-way through and skim the ending. I didn't miss much.

  • Jessica Choate
    2019-05-23 03:13

    This book is about a young woman who is trying to get the hang of motherhood, and she has reason to believe her boyfriend is cheating on her.... so she starts to cheat herself. This book kept me reading the entire time because of the humor and the situatons the characters get themselves into. It is by far one of my favorite books and I would advise any girl from the age of 13-20 to read it.

  • Kari
    2019-05-01 02:11

    FAST read! like overnight....good character development. Grabs you as you read along. Didn't particularly LOVE the ending but it was real. Real characters with real flaws. I am not a huge fan of books that "gloss" over adultery but....that shouldn't turn you away from the book.

  • Jodi
    2019-04-22 04:19

    Randomly picked this book cause I liked the title (my friends tend to joke that I eat too much). Was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed it :) , it's fun and juicy . Perfect for chilling and having an easy read.

  • Helene
    2019-05-01 08:36

    It uses British humor which I am not a huge fan. Maggie is having issue with the changes that occur over the time spam of being a mother. Uh, my time span does not need an affair to cause more problems:). ...ok

  • Marissa
    2019-05-22 03:26

    This was a fast read. Kind of predictable in the manner that these girl romance books do. The ending however was not predictable and I was impressed. I read this in about a week-this would be a good vacation book!

  • Merredith
    2019-04-24 02:31

    this is sort of like a desperate housewives book. the main character could have lived on wisteria lane... if you liked the show, read the book. although i was dissapointed in the main girl at the end, it was a quick read, and very entertaining.

  • Data
    2019-05-12 03:27

    A light read that falls firmly in the chick-lit category. As a veteran of 20 years of non-marriage, I can appreciate the viewpoint in this book.

  • Clothereader
    2019-04-26 08:11

    Was a great book wanted to know more like what happened to the gardener and also Claire but was a sweet read almost made me cry at the end

  • Lisa
    2019-05-03 00:11

    didn't like the characters

  • ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
    2019-04-24 03:35

    Un livre vite lu et vite oublié...

  • Rose
    2019-05-19 07:13

    I couldn't get into this book. I actually wound up skipping to the last chapter then calling it done.

  • Stevie
    2019-05-11 04:15

    A bit of pulp fiction to help me wind down into holiday mode. Not bad!

  • K (Karen)
    2019-05-12 00:28

    As a stay-at-home mom, I can relate to some of the motivation of the main character, but then...she crosses the line. A light, entertaining book about cheating and relationships.

  • Emma
    2019-05-04 06:35

    This is pretty average, but its engaging and it makes for a great tube read. When I've made more progress I'll let you know what I think in more detail.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-05-20 00:34

    Very predictable plot although the vocabulary was quite good. Definitely chick-lit.

  • Jeanne Metz
    2019-04-24 03:34

    If 2/12 was a rating - that is what I would give it...

  • Anitah Mbugua
    2019-04-22 06:28

    not a bad read