The Other Boyfriend

The Other Boyfriend

by Sylvia Massara

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ISBN-13: 9780987547521
Publisher: Sylvia Massara
Publication date: 07/24/2013
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Sylvia Massara is a multi-genre author based in Sydney, Australia. She loves to dabble in wacky love affairs, drama, murder, sci-fi (or anything else that takes her fancy) over good coffee.

Born in Argentina from Italian and Spanish descent (with a bit of Swiss thrown in) and transplanted to Australia at age 10, Sylvia describes herself as a bit of a "moggie" cat by way of mixed pedigree. She is also a citizen of the world as she has travelled widely throughout most of her life and she's the proud owner of three passports.

From a creative perspective, Sylvia has been writing since her early teens and her work consists of novels, screenplays and freelance writing. She has also dabbled in acting on and off, songwriting and even had her own band during her teens/early 20s where she performed at various venues.

As with most authors, Sylvia draws on her varied experience from the often puzzling tapestry of life. A few years ago Sylvia resigned from the human race because she discovered the animal kingdom was a much nicer place to be.

Currently, Sylvia lives with her cat, Mia; and always vicariously through the many characters in her head. Occasionally, Sylvia ventures into the world of humans, and she cherishes genuine friendships as they are a rare find.

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Other Boyfriend 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
fernsy More than 1 year ago
The Other Boyfriend" is about a mature, independent woman, Sarah, who believes she is in love with a senior, Jeffrey, in a multi-level marketing company. However there are complications as Jeffrey is still tied into a relationship with his supposed former girlfriend and is unable to fully commit to Sarah. On the insistence of her friend, she seeks out the help of a very eligible bachelor, Mike, in an attempt to sway Jeffrey towards her. I found the novel takes on an exciting turn when Mike is introduced. I loved the chemistry between Sarah and Mike. Their ‘push-pull’ relationship successfully draws the reader in. As their relationship develops, I found myself breezing through the novel with an eagerness to know what might become of it. The novel is largely set in Taipei which makes it quite relieving from the usual, common place Western or European backgrounds. The novel certainly contains a lot of light humour with comic relief provided by characters such as Sarah’s mother, who I particularly loved the most. For those who are chick-lit fans, you will certainly enjoy reading "The Other Boyfriend".
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aobibliophile More than 1 year ago
what is it about love that makes one do or say stupid things that seem so illogical and outrageous to other people but make a lot of sense to the enamored? why is it that one also fails to hear the alarm when warning signals suddenly go off? are we plain stubborn or just acting out what our "flesh is heir to?" readers may find themselves saying "oh, i've been there done that" as i have while reading the story. Sylvia Massara's debut novel The Other Boyfriend is a funny, real, feel-good book and though the author herself labels it as "chick-lit," i believe that male readers may see themselves in a character or two and learn valuable lessons about falling/being in love and about the women they love or pursue.
VickiTyley More than 1 year ago
"You want me to help you find a boyfriend for your lover's partner?" - The Other Boyfriend You can't help whom you fall in love with. Unfortunately for Sarah Jamison, she's fallen for Jeffrey Williams, a man who is not only married to his job but is already in a relationship. With the help of her best friend, Monica, Sarah hatches a plot to get Jeffrey all to herself that involves finding a boyfriend for her lover's partner. The Other Boyfriend is a light-hearted, entertaining read but also quite sad. Maybe sad because I've had friends throw away their prime years on married men. That aside, though, Massara crafts an engaging story - one with a moral. I liked the character of Sarah (except when I wanted to shake her) and her fetish for throwing imaginary ashtrays and also that she was older than your average chick-lit heroine. Jeffrey, I wanted to. well, I'll leave that up to your imagination. Highly recommended.
Madison Williams More than 1 year ago
I can't put the book down! When I finished reading I was upset cuz the book was so amazing. i bet I've read the book atleast ten times!!!!
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
The Other Boyfriend has humor, romance, a few little twists and characters that many women will be able to relate to. While this book is a light, fun read, it is also full of substance. Sylvia Massara has a gift for storytelling. She makes her characters feel so real that I expected Sarah to step off the page and into my living room. I cared what happened and, for me, that's the sign of a great author.
StellaM More than 1 year ago
Sarah Jamison is the "other woman". She is in love with Jeffrey, a man who is in a relationship with Moira, and which he claims is too "complicated" to end just yet. With the help of her best friend Monica, Sarah concocts a diabolical scheme to find an irrisistable man to sweep Moira off her feet, clearing the way for her and Jeffrey to be together. What she didn't count on was her growing attraction for Mike Connor, the willing pawn in her game (or the 'other boyfriend'). This was a fast, fun read. I wanted to dislike the main character because of her scheming ways, and repeatedly found myself thinking what an in idiot she was to put herself in that very predictable position of believing a cheating man when he says he will leave his wife/girlfriend for the other woman. But just when I had written Sarah off as a helpless and naive female, she would do something that I could completely relate to and and she'd redeem herself, so I would find myself rooting for her. In the end, I discovered I really liked Sarah; not to mention her kookie internet spy of a mother. I have two criteria a book has to meet for me to judge it as a good read: The first being whether I struggle to put it down or not, and the other being whether or not I think about the characters when I am not reading the book, sort of like long lost friends. This book more than met both criteria. I absolutely recommend this book, and look forward to reading Sylvia Massara's other work.