I enjoyed the opportunity to read a book by an English author. This book follows the old saying -'oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive'. Poor Rachel nudging forty and fed up of being treated like a pathetic single, cat-lady, invents the perfect husband and finds that having a fantasy come true is nothing like she could have anticipated.
I found this book to be clever, funny and wonderfully entertaining. I doubt if this happened to me that I would have dealt with it any differently. Rachel's life is turned upside down all because of her lie. Amidst the humor, the message behind it is quite thought provoking. Who would have thought that a man who cooks wonderful meals, is stunningly attractive, thoughtful, and wants to make loves several times per night, every night, would be expensive, irritating and exhausting?!
I expected before I read this book to have little sympathy with Rachel, because after all, she got what she always wanted, but I couldn't help but feel for her and the drama that one little white lie brought to her door.
When Rachel invents the perfect husband, she thrills her friends with tales of his wonderful cooking, enthusiasm for housework and amazing sex! Until her invention takes on a life of its own and her fantasy husband appears on her sofa. Suddenly married to a man with only three things on his mind, she finds out why you should be careful what you wish for.
Elizabeth Kyne has created a brilliant romantic comedy in the tradition of Bridget Jones.
Rachel re-invents herself when she moves back to her home town of Aylesbury; with a new job, a new house and a new haircut. But people's eyes glaze over when she tells them about her life as a forty-something singleton who works in accounts. So why not spice things up a bit? Why not tell her new hairdresser and her new friends about her fantastic husband? Everyone wants to hear about Darren, the man who cooks her amazing meals, cleans the house and takes her to bed for orgasmic sex three times a night! What a shame he doesn't exist.
.Until she comes home one night and finds Darren sitting in her lounge. And everything she said becomes true: from his sensuous food to his skill in bed. So real, that she believes it.
Not as if living with a perfect is man is. well, perfect.
She can't find anything because every time she puts something down, he tidies it away. Then there's the shock of the credit card bill from buying all that gourmet food. Not to mention the sex! Three times a night is great at first, but sometimes all she wants at the end of the day is a sandwich and some sleep.
Then Rachel decides that Darren has to go - and that's when her troubles really begin.