Sweet Temptation

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jill Besterman on 08-26-12

How to lose weight and gain a life!

This is a heart-warming story about three quite different women who have all struggled for years with failing diets and feeling that their excess weight defined their personalities. They meet up when they go on a weight loss program. We learn about them, their families, relationships and work issues as the months go by and the pounds drop off, experiencing both highs and lows when they realise that becoming slimmer does not necessarily bring the unalloyed joy they had hoped for and they have to make unexpected adjustments in their views of life. Kate Rawson reads beautifully and brings the women to life in a most appealing way.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Maggie on 09-16-14

More to it than I expected

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I picked this up because it sounded light and amusing but didn't expect much more than 'froth'. I was wrong. Yes, it's the despised chick-lit but with some good characterisation that struck real chords at times.

I think I was hooked when I heard poor unfit Maddy go through the ritual humiliation of being last by a mile in the torture that is the school sports day mother's race. Of the 3 main characters I found I could relate to Maddie and Jess, less so to Lauren, but I still wanted to find out what happened next. Ended up even looking forward to the commute to work.

I thought the narration was good, and really liked the variety of accents across the cast. It was definitely a lot more interesting than reading a diet book!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lady viscount on 05-16-16

Nice easy read that rings true

a book to relate to add actually give ideas. funny and sad but all part of life ;loved it.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Cheryl Southall on 03-22-15

Enjoyable tale!

First Lucy Diamond book but I've already added her others to my wishlist! Excellent narration with different accents for the different characters. A very enjoyable listen!

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By marta on 02-13-15

Great fat buster

Loved it from the start, great narration made each character very authentic.
Second book from the author I listen to and I definitely will get some more.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By L. Simpson on 12-02-13

Thoroughly enjoyable listen

If you could sum up Sweet Temptation in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, funny, down-to-earth

What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Temptation?

The eagerly anticipated date, which turned out to be a waste of time and the relief on receiving the 'escape phone call'. (A situation most people could relate to!)

What about Kate Rawson’s performance did you like?

Her enthusiasm and different accents which made it easy to identify the different characters.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The dieters guide to life.....

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I really enjoyed this book and found it very easy to listen to. The number of characters added to the depth of the story and as the book progressed it became apparent how their lives intertwined. It is a story that most women can relate to, dieting and dating and the difficulties of both!
The narrator was great and really added to the story. She helps to differentiate the characters and this enable the listener to get to know each of the girls individually and as a group.

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