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Marriage Game,The(CD)(Abr.) [Abridged, Audiobook, CD] [Audio CD]

Fern Michaels

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Book Description

Oct. 28 2007
When Samantha Rainford - newly wed to Douglas Cosmo Rainford III - returns home from her honeymoon to find divorce papers waiting, she’s shocked and heartbroken. Then she discovers that she’s not the first to be abandoned - she’s one of four (or maybe more) ex-Mrs. Rainfords - and decides it’s time to put into practice that old truism: Don’t get mad, get even. With the help of her longtime girlfriend Slick, a glamorous fashion model, Sam gathers together a highly unlikely team: Mrs. Kayla Rainford, an architect who moonlights as an exotic dancer; Mrs. Zoe Rainford, a plumber; and Mrs. Olivia Rainford, a former cheerleader and cartoon artist. Sam and Slick flunked out of FBI training school, but they still learned a few things there - like how to plan a mission. And the fivesome is determined to do whatever it takes to bring down Douglas Rainford III. Whatever it takes means attending a top-secret private special-ops training camp in the North Carolina mountains, where Sam meets fiercely disciplined ex-CIA operative Kollar Havapopulas. Six feet three and handsome as a Greek god, “Pappy” is the best at what he does - transforming civilians into highly skilled fighting teams. What he’s less adept at, however, is telling a woman how he feels, and before long he discovers he’s developing some very warm feelings for Samantha Rainford - an attraction that seems fated to be a total disaster. Two personalities as strong as Sam and Pappy are sure to strike sparks, but will the fire that burns between them consume everything in its way?

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Abridged edition (Oct. 28 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597374814
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597374811
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 14.2 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,144,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Michaels's talent for crafting quirky characters and gratifying narratives makes every page shine."

-- Booklist --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood series, Mr. and Miss Anonymous, Up Close and Personal, and dozens of other novels and novellas. There are over seventy million copies of her books in print. Fern Michaels has built and funded several large day-care centers in her hometown, and is apassionate animal lover who has outfitted police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She shares her home in South Carolina with her four dogs and a resident ghost named Mary Margaret.

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Amazon.com: 2.4 out of 5 stars  52 reviews
24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awful May 25 2007
By Marcia Brinkley - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Thankfully, I checked this book out from the library instead of buying it. The plot is contrived, the characters are one-dimensional, and the dialogue is hackneyed. I thought it was a joke at first and that the "real" plot would emerge from the dreck, but no such luck. Just a few "plot" elements: a U.S. Senator marryies women and divorces them after the honeymooon, eleven times, without being recognized; five bimbos (the Senator's exes) take special ops training after two (one of whom is a model) were dumped from FBI training; one of the bimbos falls for the special ops trainer who can't leave the mountain training ground ... dreadful! Maybe as a James Bond movie ...
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the effort. June 23 2007
By Happy Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This was one of the worst books I have read in a long time. The ineptitude of the whole thing boggled the mind - the plot, the characters, the complete lack of effort to get information about what she was writing about (the spy game, etc,). This book would never have been published if it was not written by an established author.
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars RIDICULOUS....................... May 2 2007
By Dana Y. Bowles - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Completely ludicrous tale about a gaggle of women who are all ex-wives of a total louse who is addicted to honeymoons and marriage---but is completely NOT the marrying kind. When Samantha Rainford gathers all of the ex-wives together, they make a pact to get even with their ex-husband. Soon, the women find themselves in the mountains of North Carolina, undergoing special-ops training. What Sam does not bargain for in her quest for revenge is to fall for the staggeringly handsome Greek god running the program....and could it be that he has fallen for her also?

With a ridiculous "plot" (if one could call it that) and editing that falls woefully short (why are questions throughout this tale treated as statements??), this is a novel that I had difficulty getting through. Very slow starting, it was at least palatable by page 100. However...this author's writing style is just not for me. My first and probably last novel by Fern Michaels. 2.5 stars simply because there were some genuinely likeable characters in the story.

DYB
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revenge is Sweet April 21 2007
By Shelly Itkin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Samantha thought she found the man of her dreams but after returning from her honeymoon and being married less then two months she was handed divorce papers.............something is wrong here. Not only is Samantha devasted as to what happened but why?

With the help of her best friend Slick a model they decide to investigate Douglas and find three others who were married to him and experienced the same short quick romance and divorce.

Revenge is sweet and these women are going to do what it takes to find him, bring him down and make him pay for breaking there hearts.

It is an easy read, has lots of interesting twists and turns and once again Ms. Michaels makes sure to have fun and bing romance into her story and make sure that the women get what they are due.
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little bit different May 13 2007
By Sdreprlcr - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This story was a little bit different because the main character was training for the FBI, and then goes on to train for a top secret force of some kind. Because of the uniqueness of this story I liked it. I also liked how a little mystery and suspense came into play with out overpowering the whole book. Nice romance.

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