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By Sarah Rayner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/25/2014
My Rating: (5 Stars)
This was my first book by Sarah Rayner, and so look forward to reading more of her work!
“The Other Half” grabs you from the first page, to the last with such intensity, emotion, and seduction as this complicated sexy love triangle faces life, temptation, and desire in the sexy and hip UK and US glamorous magazine world. Set between modern London and lively New York, the suspense will keep you on edge until the wee hours of the morning.
This book was so much more than the “other woman/mistress” typical scenario. This love story had depth and meaning-- told from the man, mistress, and wife (mother)’s point of view, as well as a few of the secondary characters, making you sympathetic to each of them at times.
Sarah did an outstanding job of transitioning between Maggie, Chloe, and James (Jamie), each facing powerful raw emotions and difficult moral dilemmas. The book depicts an emotional journey with exploration of feelings and erotic content. Friendship was also a big component, as quite adored the relationship between Chloe and Rob.
A novel of strong tenacious women, ambition, lust, seduction, and relationships; lessons learned, being true to yourself, taking control of your life, and finding your way when obstacles get in the way.
After reading “Tempting Fate” by Jane Green and “The Other Half” back to back (two excellent yet powerful 2014 novels of love affair triangles by brilliant authors); will surely convince any man or woman to seriously think twice before embarking on an affair (as you may get more than you bargained for).
A special thank you to St Martin’s Press (St Martin’s Griffin), via NetGalley for an advanced reading copy in exchange for an unbiased honest review.