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Free eBook ´ ePub The Last Original Wife ë 9780062132468 ✓ Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's successful Atlanta social set His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children—who they promised to love and cherish 'til death did them part—for tanned and tEamy kisses with her first love on Sullivans Island Along Charleston's cobblestone streets under the Lowcountry's dazzling blue sky Les will indulge herself with icy cocktails warm laughter and bittersweet memories Daring to listen to her inner voice she will realize what she wants and find the life of which she's always dreamed I wanted to love this book but it was just okay The lead character Les was absolutely a Mary Sue who can do no wrong spoiler Even when she's married and sleeping with another man she's still painted as the perfect genteel southern lady And the fact that her original 'solution' to her marriage problem is to move to Charleston while her husband lives in Atlanta and they will remain married for the rest of their days with the husband Wes boinking the occasional hooker as he has done throughout their marriage and she takes on loversThis solution may have been popular in the past when divorce wasn't really an option but for a book set in 2012 that idea just seemed ludicrous to me Not to mention a little immoral not that I'm the morality police but geezAnyway there's not much 'meat' to the story It's two rich people told in alternating POV's who are both kind of shallow and are bored with their marriageJust a little sidenote the 'Barbies' seemed like caricatures and Les never misses an opportunity to rail on them about targeting other women's husbands but at the same time Les is idolizing Josephine Pinckney a Charleston socialite who dated a lot of married men in her day It seemed a little odd to me that if an adulteress is young she's a she devil but if she's over 40 it's totally okayA lot of the Charleston setting just felt like name dropping I didn't get a real feel for the city itself I honeymooned in Charleston and we went back on our 10th anniversary I would have described the private gardens the battery walk by the ocean the open air market the grass basket weaving etc Frank just drops a bunch of street and restaurant names on us to try and invoke a Charlestonian feel It didn't really work It's like she had a map of Charleston tacked up by her computer and tossed in some namesLes' love interest is also a Gary Stu perfect in every way and I really had trouble connecting with any of the characters I would have liked a little depth and either cut out the Josephine Pinckney bit or make her storyline mirror Les' in direct ways so we feel like two stories of two different women were unfolding in almost the same way but nearly 70 years apart That would have been a interesting taleI thought it was okay I picked it up from the library Glad I didn't buy it I won't be reading anything else by Frank though

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Leslie Anne Greene Carter is The Last Original Wife among her husband Wesley's successful Atlanta social set His cronies have all traded in the mothers of their children who they promised to love and cherish 'til death did them part for tanned and toned young Barbie bridesIf losing the social life and close friends she adored wa Number 1 the math in this book is off If Leslie dropped out of college to get married because she was pregnant and is almost 60 then her oldest child would be in his late 30's I kept thinking DO THE MATH Her two children are in their mid to late 20s so either Leslie is pushing 50 or the kids are middle aged losersNumber 2 I didn't LIKE Leslie She says I'm smart and funny and I deserve happiness But she has been IMHO just a Lady Who Lunches Oh poor baby she drives a car WITH NO GPS She only has a housekeeper ONCE A MONTH She has to CLIP COUPONS She doesn't have diamond stud earrings The horror The horror What has she done with her life? What has she created or contributed? Nothing that I can see She cooks and cleans and gardens Number 3 I know this is Chick Lit and happy endings are expected but ugh

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The Last Original WifeSn't painful enough a series of setbacks has shaken Les up and she's had enough of playing the good wife Now she's going to take some time for herself in the familiar comforts and stunning beauty of Charleston her beloved hometown In her brother's historic home she will reclaim the carefree girl who spent lazy summers sharing st “You could tell a lot about the soul of an organization by the reading material in its waiting area” ― Dorothea Benton Frank The Last Original WifeLove the uote Did not love the book I liked it at first Leslie was a fun character and interesting to read about The book kind of reminded me of something Olivia Goldsmith would writeLeslie is indeed the last original wife All the hubbys here have traded in their wives for new models I sometimes really enjoy C hick Lit especially when it has a trace of snarkiness which I thought I might get here But it grew old for me first I will explain why but will be including spoilers so for anyone who has not readSPOILERSI was let down by the turn it took Once Leslie leaves or takes a break from Hubby she rekindles a spark with her ex in South Carolina and they reconnect But the book was primarily about thatSo my main reason for not enjoying it was because what I had thought it was aboutwas not what it was aboutI just got bored with it I am not as much into romance novels as I once was but beyond that I thought I was getting something a bit edgy and fun and as I said a little snarky I thought it might follow along the lines of First Wives Club or something Bit no The whole book was mostly about Leslie and new new guy and frankly I just a bit tired of reading about themThe book might be better suited to lovers of contemporary romance Like I said I do read romantic novels on occasion but I wanted a bit meat in the story and just reading about this couple grated on me