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

Christine Ardigo , Book Cover By Design
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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?



Editorial Reviews

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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!

Product Details

  • 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: #76,595 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 25 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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16 of 16 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SURVIVAL - What a Girl Needs! November 20, 2014
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I absolutely ADORED this book! Such a great entertaining read and quite different from the normal stereotypical romance novel.
I could totally identify with each of the characters and I love how the author made sure their lives and situations were down to earth and above all...believable. Within the pages of this book, you'll feel as if you're right there in the story; you'll experience every emotion and the story does not disappoint!
If you're looking for a book that has relatable, real life scenarios that will draw you in and leave you thinking that this could be someone you know, then this is the book for you. I felt as if these could be my girlfriends and I swear that I was right there having coffee with them, loving every minute of it.
Can't WAIT for the next book...Ms. Ardigo, you write it and I'll read it. Thanks for such an enjoyable experience!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really makes you think December 17, 2014
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So many women are trapped in marriages and feel they have no options or way out. Cheating to Survive takes you into the lives of three co-workers, at different stages in their marriages: young children, children in college, or married to the wrong man for fifteen, long years. Loveless marriages with an absence of any communication. What are their choices? Divorce? Staying in their deteriorating marriages? This novel shows you what happens when you choose a third option: cheating. Although their affairs are initially exhilarating, will they continue down that path? Will it solve their problems or only make them worse?

I loved Heather’s kick-ass personality,and Catherine’s transformation was sensational. I also enjoyed Victoria, the oldest of the co-worker’s, story. Marrying your high school sweetheart and thirty years later realizing you’re in a loveless marriage, is heartbreaking. I’m sure many women have experienced at least one of these portrayals, and that’s what makes this book feel so real. This novel is perfect for anyone looking for a mature read. There is plenty of humor in it, too! I laughed out loud quite a few times. Great read, and great for a friend.
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7 of 7 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, fun and oh so sexy!
I'm so happy that I chose to spend part of my vacation reading this fabulous, fun and oh-so-sexy book. Read more
Published 16 hours ago by JLC13
5.0 out of 5 stars ... a fabulous read with a well paced plot and fantastic characters....
Cheating to Survive was a fabulous read with a well paced plot and fantastic characters. The characters were all strong women taking their lives into their hands, making mistakes... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Jamee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This was a really good read. In "Cheating to Survive" Christine shows us the life of three wives and how neglect and ill treatment leads them to do what they think is best... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting Read
As a man, i was apprehensive about receiving this book and providing a fair review. I thought this can't be all that good. I am happy to say I was wrong. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Kenneth Samuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Choices
Cheating to Survive by Christine Ardigo gives you a glimpse into the lives of three women. The women are at the ages of 35, 40 and 53 as we peek into their marriages, jobs and the... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Hunter S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Clear your schedule, you won't want to put this book down.
Christine Ardigo's first book is fabulous. I will be watching for all of her books. You will be lost in this book the second you hit page 1. Read more
Published 21 days ago by PJ Fiala
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible really stupid dialogue and story
Horrible really stupid dialogue and story.
Published 1 month ago by Laura Magner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!!! Such a great summer read. Looking forward to book 2!
Published 3 months 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 4 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 4 months ago by Jodi LaManna
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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/
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