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A hilarious and heart warming debut that captures the dramas delights and delirium of modern parenting This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson with a dash of Caitlin MoranGoing from one child to two is never all that easy for a family but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street things get very tricky very fastNo lo. wwwonewomansbbrwordpresscomwwwfacebookcomonewomansbbr45 starsHow To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann 2019Emma has just given birth to her second child when she finds out her husband has also just fathered a newborn with another woman Things get tricky fast when he leaves her for the woman and then they soon move in three doors down It s a convenient but lopsided co parenting arrangement with Emma doing most of the caring for her two as well as their half sibling Three years later and Emma is trying to be the best at everything that she does She s the topic of some neighbourhood gossip and that s before she even thinks about dating a new manI thoroughly enjoyed this book I read it while on holiday and I would definitely recommend as a summer read or anytime of year really haha Emma was so relatable even if she was in a bit of a strange relationship with her ex and his new wife But hey whatever works Although a major plot point of this story is that it isn t really working for Emma and she is clearly being taken advantage of by her ex and his wife in caring for their daughter a lot along with the full time care of her own two kidsI liked being along for the ride as Emma tried to work out the best way to deal with that while also considering getting back in the dating game and changinggetting involved in her career It s an interesting journey for Emma as she realises that being the best at everything might not actually be the best thing for her This book was well written witty and a clever concept I d call it a great debut novel for the author

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Mpete and what happens when we dare to strive for second best'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer She has an eye for the small details irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heart warming reading' Ben Elton'Sharp and crisp and funny I was dazzled' Mia Freedman. How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettman what a great book It had me laughing wanting to cry and relating to scenarios that the characters got themselves into I love a good light hearted read even better when it is written by an Aussie It was a fun book with characters that felt real Really enjoyed reading this oneEmma s family is complicated She has 2 children with her ex husband Troy He is now married to the glamourous pilates instructor Helen with who he also has a child born at the same time as his and Emma s second child And Troy and Helen live 3 doors down Helen and Troy have taken advantage of Emma for the last 3 years receiving free babysitting for their daughter because Emma wants to kids to be close as they are half siblings But Emma has let her life slip past her and things are starting to change This is a great story of family friendships love and moving on Things are not always easy for Emma but she never gives upThanks to Harper Collins AU and Netgalley for my copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

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Nger is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother now she's trying to be the best ex wife and the best part time parent to her ex's love child and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mixSet in an upwardly mobile ultra competitive suburb this is a funny biting heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play how we co. 45 stars How to Be Second Best is a bubbly delightful novel about Emma a divorced mother of two who also minds and looks after her ex husband s and his new wife s toddler Emma and her ex live in houses on the same street Emma knows that she s taken advantage of especially as she seems to mind her ex s toddler than her own parents Admittedly Emma s young kids have a strong bond with their half sister Lola Emma herself has grown very fond of the little girl Emma finally realises it s time to move on Getting back on the horse has its challenges as you d expect When you re a certain age pretty much everyone has baggageI was somewhat relunctant to start this as it was penned up as being hilarious Well while I didn t laugh out loud the story was breezy but also relatable and realistic without being over the top or cartoonish I dig that a lotFinally a lighter read that was engaging relatable and amusing I didn t roll my eyes once Congratulations to Jessica Dettmann on her accomplished debut novel NB Great narration by Michala Banas This goes towards my Aussie Author Challenge on www bookloverbookreviewscom


10 thoughts on “How to Be Second Best

  1. says:

    Emma finds herself in the most bizarre situation She has a son in school and a toddler Her husband also has a toddler the same age – with the woman he left her to be with Emma ends up at their beck and call babysitting a LOT and even worse taking her to ballet swimming and French classes Her family are trying to tell her to cut this out and I wanted to shake sense into her as well The new wife of course is almost perf

  2. says:

    Emma was shocked and devastated when her husband Troy admitted to fathering another child around the same time as their daughter Freya was born When he left to live with Helen and daughter Lola he left Emma as a single mother to Tim and Freya But it was them moving three doors down from Emma then having her look after Lola

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    wwwonewomansbbrwordpresscomwwwfacebookcomonewomansbbr45 starsHow To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann 2019Emma has just given birth to her second child when she finds out her husband has also just fathered a newborn with another woma

  4. says:

    45 stars How to Be Second Best is a bubbly delightful novel about Emma a divorced mother of two who also minds and looks after her

  5. says:

    I haven’t read a decent chick lit for a while but I’ve kick started the year with this excellent little debut novel by Aussie Jessica Dettmann The book is written in the first person point of view of Emma a recently divorced mother of two For the man did her wrong plot Emma’s ex Troy has a daughter the same age as his and Emma’s wit

  6. says:

    starsJessica Dettman is a debut author with a fresh and nuanced signature style Coming from a background as a senior editor

  7. says:

    How To Be Second Best by Jessica Dettman what a great book It had me laughing wanting to cry and relating to scenarios that the cha

  8. says:

    How To be Second Best is the debut novel from former editor and now author Aussie Jessica Dettman Using her editorial skills and her experiences as a mother of two Dettman has written a witty story that cleverly examines the different types of parenting Set in the fictional suburb of Shorewood in Sydney How To be Second Best is told in the

  9. says:

    “I should have a slogan Emma Baker she's what happens when you're busy making other plans” How to be Second Best is a novel with an endearing main protagonist a Bridget Jonesie feel based on the movies I haven't read the books ye

  10. says:

    45 stars So happy to have a new fave Aussie adult contemporary author to excitedlyimpatiently follow Dettmann's debut How to Be Second Best is my kind of read Smiley and fun wickedly funny in parts with characters I genuinely cared for Emma may frustrate some readers as she goes through her learning curve but I loved her and her emotional journey A lot of happiness and heart in this read a reading highlight of 2019 for me

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