• Sweet Temptation

  • By: Lucy Diamond
  • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 05-17-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Maddie’s getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight, and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums’ race at their school sports day. Something’s got to change….
Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies: bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance forever and shy Jess, the beautician, who’s desperate to fit into a size 10 wedding dress for her big day.
©2010 Lucy Diamond (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Leisha on 12-06-13

You cant go wrong with Lucy Diamond!

Straight from the beginning, I really enjoyed this book. It took no effort to get absorbed in the story of the women and it kept me wanting to find out what was to happen, which for me is the sign of a great read/listen too. Highly recommended

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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

Any additional comments?

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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1 out of 5 stars
By Penelope on 08-01-15


Ive listened to the first four chapters hoping it would improve. I find the narrator unbearable. Dreadful pantomime performance, with way over the top accents.
The story itself is pretty average but I would have persevered if the narrator wasn't so bad.

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