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

Christine Ardigo , Book Cover By Design
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 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!

Product Details

  • File Size: 3169 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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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 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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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, fun and oh so sexy! December 21, 2014
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I'm so happy that I chose to spend part of my vacation reading this fabulous, fun and oh-so-sexy book. Cheating to Survive is not your typical romance, but I believe it will resonate in some way with every woman on the planet. Infidelity is a very sensitive subject, and the author handled it beautifully and humorously. Personally, I don't condone stepping out on one's spouse, but I can certainly understand the temptation and impulse. In Heather, Victoria and Catherine's situations, I was actually rooting for their extra-marital affairs. All three were stuck in marriages that left them feeling disrespected, under-appreciated, undesirable and unloved. So, I couldn't help but be happy for them when opportunities for excitement, passion and fulfillment presented themselves. I will refrain from any spoiler alerts in regard to the ending. That's a pleasure to be discovered by other readers. Just know that Cheating to Survive is an excellent read from start to finish. I look forward to the next book in this series.
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17 of 17 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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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three Great Stories in One! January 2, 2015
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As an almost fifty-year-old woman myself, I thoroughly enjoyed reading a book that included the POVs of three women at different stages in their family lives, careers, parenting, and marriages. I could relate on some level with each of these women even though all three characters were distinct in their personalities, flaws, and strengths. The author did a terrific job of carving these characters out and making them three-dimensional with the variety of obstacles each faced at work and at home.

The issues and resolutions for all three women are quite different. We have Heather who just plain married the wrong man from the beginning. We find out that every five years she runs into the man she should've married--and no, he's not the one she cheats with. Then there's Victoria who is at the thirty year mark for her marriage. She and her husband have changed, drifted apart--a potential issue in any long-term relationship. She's progressed in life, matured, and he's remained in the past, basically unchanged from high school. Finally, we have Catherine who is the youngest in the story with three young children and a husband that doesn't seem to understand her--but we find she doesn't even understand herself, so how can he?

The scene that tugged the hardest at my emotions was near the end when we really hear Catherine's husband speak from the heart. Peter paints the picture of their relationship from his vantage point, starting with when they first met many years earlier, still remembering what she was wearing that night, and progressing to the present where they seem to have lost each other somewhere along the way. His words rang true, felt real, and made me like him, made me empathize with him and hope that they could work out their issues and move forward--together.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A heartfelt look at fidelity and when the bonds of marriage fail or...
Faced with discontent in your marriage, what would you do? Ms. Ardigo takes on this truly difficult question. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Celia Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars A strong, emotional read!
Cheating to Survive (Fix it Or Get Out) is a well-written book about three women struggling with failing marriages and low self-esteem. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Greene Earth
1.0 out of 5 stars absolutely awful
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. I don't understand how other reviewers were reading the same book. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Marsha Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect life? Maybe not...
This is a story about three women who supposedly have perfect marriages. To the outsiders, they seem happy. However, things are not as they seem. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Jalpa Pandya
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise ! I liked it
The writing was great, the dynamic was truthful and funny. I really thought Heather's and Catherine's relationship was super funny and sometimes how we secretly feel about our... Read more
Published 20 days ago by milla
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read.
Cheating to survive is a story of three women who are trying desperately to stay alive and connected. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Raving in Alaska
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent dialogues
It’s an interesting book because I was wondering to whom I should recommend it? Women who are thinking about getting married (to re-examine their guy), women, who are happily... Read more
Published 29 days ago by Gisela Hausmann
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't like this one. The three husbands were too awful to be even remotely credible.
Published 29 days ago by Maxwell03
5.0 out of 5 stars Fix It or Get Out
Three women struggle within the confines of less-than-happy marriages. Heather is bored with her attorney husband Lance and her job, and sick of her critical mother-in-law. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jada Ryker
5.0 out of 5 stars More Than a Fluffy Romance Novel
Cheating to Survive is more than a romance novel--it's a women's novel--the story of three friends and colleagues who are all dealing with issues in their marriages. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nan Reinhardt
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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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