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Cheating to Survive (Fix It or Get Out Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christine Ardigo , Book Cover By Design
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Can Cheating on Your Husband Bring Unimaginable Pleasure or Completely Destroy Your World?

To her three daughters, Heather is a fun-loving, silly mom. Her co-workers at Norlyn Plains Hospital think she has it all, including a handsome lawyer husband.
But when a flirtatious new doctor chooses Heather to spend his down time with, he reminds her of the man she regrettably gave up so many years before. Each interaction breathes new life into her and she gives in to the doctor’s seductions, threatening her fifteen year marriage.
Her co-workers Victoria and Catherine, are stunned by her actions, but when they see the positive transformation in Heather, and question their own crumbling marriages, they wonder if she has the right idea.

Can cheating on their husbands bring the three of them happiness? Or will they be destroyed by the consequences?



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"It uplifts you on so many levels it's difficult to know where to start. I could relate to almost every single scenario in this book. Clearly when you think you are going through something alone there are many other women going through exactly the same difficulties and emotions. The author brought out the characterizations brilliantly. There were so many times I knew exactly how the ladies felt.  I am sure that every woman in the world has experienced similar situations to a certain degree." Jackie Williams, Author of Silence of Scandal 

About the Author

I loved reading as a child, and looked forward to my father taking me to Barnes & Noble to buy a new book. At 10 years old, I was obsessed with Nancy Drew and collected over twenty of her books, devouring them in less than four hours, unable to wait for my next one. In 6th grade I wrote two novels, I called them The Linda Wells Mysteries. I wrote them in a battered spiral notebook, complete with several hand drawings! It was then that I decided I wanted to write a real novel one day. But when I graduated high school, the thought of majoring in English scared me. What would I do when I graduated? Sit home all day and write books? I was afraid, and with no guidance, I chose Nutrition as my major, and received a Masters in Exercise Physiology. My two other loves. Although I went on to love activities like weight lifting, rock climbing, white-water rafting and jumping out of airplanes, there was something missing: no real goal, no end point to reach for. One boring Saturday evening in September, I sat in front of my computer and decided to write. It became an obsession. Something I buried away for years had finally unleashed. It was my passion. Storytelling. Something I lost sight of as I traveled down my conveyor belt of a life. It was all I wanted to do. So here I am today, to let you know that I wrote 2 contemporary romance novels. One is now published and the other I plan to publish at the end of August with the hope that someone will love them as much as I loved writing them. Enjoy the Ride!

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  • File Size: 3146 KB
  • Print Length: 296 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alexandria Publishing Group (May 9, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K87TGG4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,733 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful and Inspiring September 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry through a lot of the book!

It uplifts you on so many levels it's difficult to know where to start. I could relate to almost every single scenario in this book. Clearly when you think you are going through something alone there are many other women going through exactly the same difficulties and emotions.

The author brought out the characterizations brilliantly. There were so many times I knew exactly how the ladies felt. Made me want to tear my hair out in frustration at their predicaments. The husbands are well portrayed without going over the top. I am sure that every woman in the world has experienced similar situations to a certain degree.

Some of the scenes are very hard hitting, but I felt that they were done very well. It's not until the women reach their lowest points that they can start to rebuild their lives and regain some dignity. There's also a lovely side plot with the ghastly Dept boss and a member of the kitchen staff. I wanted to bash a bowl of fried artichoke hearts over her thick head and then stuff her through a shredder!

If a book can make emotions like this come to the fore for the reader there is no way it can be other than brilliant. I can't wait to read more from this talented author.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing characters July 1, 2014
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Have you ever read a book and wished that you could take the characters out for coffee? That's how I felt reading Cheating to Survive. The characters were so likeable and clearly drawn that at times, I wanted to dive right in and join them. The author gives each character a clear voice and there was never any of the "who's talking now?" feeling that you sometimes get in a book that changes characters with each chapter. Even the secondary characters were well crafted. I could see in my mind's eye the smarmy doctors and the belligerent food service director. Kudos to the author for getting it right.

The book largely centers around a hospital. I found the setting to be fascinating as I am unfamiliar with the behind-the-scenes culture of hospital life. The author makes you believe that you are there. The details are so specific that you start to wish you were. There is a scene early on in the book that takes place at meeting at work. The characters are discussing National Nutrition Month. I'm not sure of that is a real event but the conversation about it is still sticking with me. I laughed out loud at the description of a fat and calorie laden egg sandwich made with only egg whites. The author is clearly poking fun at food fads and misinformation all the whole keeping the story going.

I like a book that makes me feel something and when I can empathize with the characters. I devoured Cheating to Survive in a weekend but it will stay with me for longer. Highly recommend!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book...and I'm a guy! May 9, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Yes, I am in the minority in terms of the demographic that reads romance novels, but it really doesn't matter because this was an intelligent and expertly-crafted read.

If features well-defined and multi-dimensional characters that you truly sympathize (and maybe even empathize) with and care for. They could be anyone in your life -- a coworker, a sister, a friend, or perhaps YOU.

The narrative is compelling and the writing unstilted. By the end of this book, I was completely drawn into the lives of these three women and couldn't wait to find out how each of the intricate storylines resolved themselves.

You will not want to put this book down, I promise you! It's a must read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut Novel May 30, 2014
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This is Christine Ardigo's first book...and it is awesome! I cannot wait for the next book in the series with this one setting the bar, as I know she will only continue to improve. This is the type of book you pick up to take to the beach with you, and quickly realize there is no point in being at the beach, because you have been drawn into the book!

In Cheating to Survive, Christine artfully intertwines the lives and loves of three co-workers/sometimes friends as they struggle with the challenges of their marriages. Yes, they do things that some might not agree with, but others will surely understand why these things happened. The point is, this is reality, and these things do happen in real life. Still, I was satisfied with the conclusion for each of the three women involved in the story as Christine tidied things up at the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! May 29, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
It was AWESOME !!!! Once I got started it was very hard for me to put down. I was disappointed when it ended. I loved the story, the characters, the sex, everything!!! Can't wait for the next one!!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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First, I want to qualify that I am a man and have only read three or four romance novels. This was a very good first novel by Christine. The writing is good and the plot is interesting. Each of the three women have different personalities and it was interesting to "meet" them and see how both their home life and working life drives them to cheat and how the cheating liberates them in a way. I found it a little hard to identify with the characters because I can not imagine men treating their wives and children the way the husbands did in this story and I can not imagine wives staying with them when treated this way. But, I guess the divorce rate in the US proves that there are many couples like this. The sex scenes started a little slowly for me, but they developed throughout the story and by the end they were very exciting and I was looking forward to them. Each of the cheaters had a different approach to sex from plain vanilla to fetish. I am looking forward to Christine's next novel and will certainly read it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!!! Such a great summer read. Looking forward to book 2!
Published 1 month ago by LadyJenny88
5.0 out of 5 stars Cheating to Survive by Christine Ardigo
Cheating to Survive by Christine Ardigo is a fun, sexy and a thoughtful read. Once you start it's hard to stop. Read more
Published 2 months ago by DU66
5.0 out of 5 stars Didn't want to put it down!
Great book! The characters were so realistic and easy to relate to. I started reading this on the plane and found myself disappointed when we landed and I couldn't finish. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jodi LaManna
5.0 out of 5 stars Great beach read
REALLY enjoyed this great summer read!! Can't wait for the next one :-)
Published 3 months ago by maryann webster
5.0 out of 5 stars A well written-fast enjoyable read!
Cheating to Survive by Christine Ardigo is a well written, realistic plot with well-defined characters. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ms_Gski
4.0 out of 5 stars LOVED this book
LOVED this book!! Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down!!! I think I read it in 2 days. Definitely a great summer read. Can't wait for book #2.
Published 3 months ago by lili
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved the book. Cannot wait for the next book.
Published 3 months ago by Phyllis Ardigo
3.0 out of 5 stars An okay read
These women totally married the wrong guys.

Like, I'm not even kidding. I don't even know why they married them in the first place. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jovy Lim
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More About the Author

I loved reading as a child, and looked forward to my father taking me to Barnes & Noble to buy a new book. At 10 years old, I was obsessed with Nancy Drew and collected over twenty of her books, devouring them in less than four hours, unable to wait for my next one.

In 6th grade I wrote two novels, I called them The Linda Wells Mysteries. I wrote them in a battered spiral notebook, complete with several hand drawings! It was then that I decided I wanted to write a real novel one day.

But when I graduated high school, the thought of majoring in English scared me. What would I do when I graduated? Sit home all day and write books? I was afraid, and with no guidance, I chose Nutrition as my major, and received a Masters in Exercise Physiology. My two other loves.

Although I went on to love activities like weight lifting, rock climbing, white-water rafting and jumping out of airplanes, there was something missing: no real goal, no end point to reach for.

One boring Saturday evening in September, I sat in front of my computer and decided to write. It became an obsession. Something I buried away for years had finally unleashed. It was my passion. Storytelling. Something I lost sight of as I traveled down my conveyor belt of a life. It was all I wanted to do.

So here I am today, to let you know that I wrote 2 contemporary romance novels. Cheating to Survive and Every Five Years. I hope that someone will love them as much as I loved writing them.

Enjoy the Ride!
Please Follow Me on my Website here: http://christine-ardigo-author.com/
and my Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/Christine.Ardigo.Author

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