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    Rachel is a lawyer in New York City. On her thirtieth birthday, she sleeps with her best friend's fiancee Dex. She keeps this secret from her best friend Darcy and continues the affair, while she helps Darcy plan her wedding.
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    Rachel slowly falls in love with Dex, and Dex falls in love with Rachel. Darcy is revealed to be a very selfish fiancee and best friend who has a tendency to manipulate people for her own personal gain.
    Rachel must decide how much her friendship with Darcy is worth, and Dex must decide if he wants to be with Darcy or Rachel.

The review of this Book prepared by Lori McConnell

Rachel, a single lawyer living in Manhattan, has been best friends with Darcy, a flashy publicist, since they were girls in Indiana. After a party, Rachel shares a taxi with Dex, Darcy's fiance, who has been a friend since law school. Rachel is to be the maid of honor at Darcy and Dex's wedding, but Rachel and Dex end up in bed together.

Rachel and Dex agree not to tell Darcy but they continue their affair. Darcy and Rachel are contrasts. Darcy is a successful career driven woman. Rachel is quiet and has always been a good girl. She must face up to her own insecurities about what she wants from life and feeling out of place because she is in her thirties and still unmarried. Rachel feels guilty about the affair with Dex, but also tries to justify her deception as she remembers Darcy's history of stealing boys from Rachel, taking credit for Rachel's ideas and continually making Rachel feel inferior. Rachel knows that this does not excuse her betrayal of her friendship and she is torn between wanting Dex and being a loyal friend to Darcy. As the wedding day grows nearer, Rachel finally tells Dex he must choose. Dex is torn between the two women.
The review of this Book prepared by L. Watson

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Lover is    -   extremely shy Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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