Fallen women

What do you do if you find out your husband is having an affair with your best friend? You pick up your bags and head straight to your mother; to the one place where you’ve always felt safe.

But what happens when you get home only to find your mother, with one leg in a cast, comfortable as a bug in a rug with a boy. Well, at least that’s how it seems to you. For God’s sake, the boy must be barely your age! And oh so hot! Er… But that doesn’t matter. Or does it?

A light-hearted read that takes an interesting look at what is socially “right” and “wrong”, especially for women in a particular situation.

What do you do if your husband’s cheating on you? Are you obliged to make it work for the kids or can you walk away without a damn for the consequences? And are you allowed to respond to attention from other men? Does an almost-on-the-rocks marriage make that OK or do your vows still count? And more importantly, by whose standards do you judge your desires? Does being a widow and a grandmother mean you can’t fall in love again? Or does it only apply if the man you’re in love with is as old as your daughter? Who is a “fallen woman”?

The book’s surprisingly good for a re-read. I’d give it a 4.

4 thoughts on “Fallen women

  1. No one talks about fallen men. :@

    What if you put too much ketchup on your pizza??
    What if you accidentally blurt out to you girl “Hey, lets go shopping!”
    What if you bought an iPad2,2 instead of an iPad2,4??

    Good Lord, we men are doomed!


    1. Lol! Adultery falls on the same scale as too much ketchup, does it? Maybe you’re on to something with the ‘doomed’ thing 😛

      You’re right, though. Strange that no matter what men do they’re rarely termed as “fallen”, right? Society thinks men can’t fall much lower, you figure? 😛

      PS – Just joking, right. No offence meant! 🙂


  2. Yeah, but you usually don’t find men as fictional characters who worry about stuff that happens (unless its like, a Mission Impossible plot).
    Books with leading male characters are usually about men who deal with problems, and not “over-analyze” them, and worry about silly things such as “consequences” which can be blamed on the prior traumatic experiences!

    P.S. As always, NOM! 😉


    1. Lol! Silly or not, consequences are fairly real and often not pleasant, particularly when they catch you unawares. However, maybe you’re right. Men probably don’t think about consequences. Probably the reason why history is replete with wars waged (called by problem solving men, of course) only for their fruitlessness to be realised once it’s too late. 😛

      Though, if we’re talking about this particular book, we’ve digressed spectacularly. 😛


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