Family Affair

Family Affair

When Layla Brennan married her high school sweetheart, Brett Foster, she finally got the big, loving family she?d always wanted: his. Now she?s closer to Brett?s parents than he is, partners with his sister in a successful pet-photography business, and confidant to his younger brother. She couldn?t be more of a Foster if she?d been born one. There?s just one problem: Brett When Layla Brennan married her high school sweetheart, Brett Foster, she finally got the big, loving family s...

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Title:Family Affair
Author:Caprice Crane
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Family Affair
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:348 pages pages

Family Affair Reviews

  • Ashley
    Mar 24, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

  • Jess
    Jul 31, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

  • Melissa
    Jul 31, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

  • Erin
    Jun 20, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

  • Lisa
    Dec 16, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

  • Donna
    Aug 11, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

    I thought it was a good book. It had some funny moments where I actually lol'd at some of what was written. All in all though I just didnt find the book to be believable. I also did not like most of the characters in this book. Basically I just thought there was too much going on. For ...

    This story is told in variety of alternating voices. Layla and Brett have been together since high school and married since college. As Layla's mother died when she was in high school, Brett's family became like her own. Brett has now decided they should separate and divorce. Layla doe...

  • Erin
    Dec 22, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

  • Shonda
    Jan 01, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

  • Jacqueline
    Jan 27, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

  • Janene
    Jul 31, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

  • Kelly Keefe
    Aug 01, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

    I thought it was a good book. It had some funny moments where I actually lol'd at some of what was written. All in all though I just didnt find the book to be believable. I also did not like most of the characters in this book. Basically I just thought there was too much going on. For ...

  • Erin Sipes
    Jul 31, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

  • Liz
    Apr 22, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

    I thought it was a good book. It had some funny moments where I actually lol'd at some of what was written. All in all though I just didnt find the book to be believable. I also did not like most of the characters in this book. Basically I just thought there was too much going on. For ...

    This story is told in variety of alternating voices. Layla and Brett have been together since high school and married since college. As Layla's mother died when she was in high school, Brett's family became like her own. Brett has now decided they should separate and divorce. Layla doe...

    This is not your average romance novel. It kind of starts with the demise of a relationship. It has funny moments but gets very serious. It explores various relationships within a family and what family really means. I found it painful to read about the inner turmoil one goes through w...

    I enjoyed this book more than most other reviewers. I found Layla and Brett's story to be honest and refreshing. It is easy to see why Layla, a Foster through marriage, would want to hold onto this quirky yet likable family. While Crane does include some obvious twists within this stor...

  • Jessica Thomas
    Jul 31, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

  • Ilka
    Aug 20, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

    I thought it was a good book. It had some funny moments where I actually lol'd at some of what was written. All in all though I just didnt find the book to be believable. I also did not like most of the characters in this book. Basically I just thought there was too much going on. For ...

    This story is told in variety of alternating voices. Layla and Brett have been together since high school and married since college. As Layla's mother died when she was in high school, Brett's family became like her own. Brett has now decided they should separate and divorce. Layla doe...

    This is not your average romance novel. It kind of starts with the demise of a relationship. It has funny moments but gets very serious. It explores various relationships within a family and what family really means. I found it painful to read about the inner turmoil one goes through w...

    I enjoyed this book more than most other reviewers. I found Layla and Brett's story to be honest and refreshing. It is easy to see why Layla, a Foster through marriage, would want to hold onto this quirky yet likable family. While Crane does include some obvious twists within this stor...

    Caprice Crane is fresh and extremely witty. I found the protagonists incredibly humorous despite the emotional ordeals they were going through. Everytime things tensed in the book, the sadness or drama was injected with some sort of anecdote. The ending however may have been a bit ...

  • Romancereviewer
    Sep 19, 2009

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

  • Jenn
    Nov 12, 2014

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

  • Victoria
    Feb 19, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

  • Nat Newton
    Jan 28, 2010

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

  • Rori Rischak
    Jan 21, 2011

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

  • Moon Love
    Jul 09, 2011

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

  • gille
    Feb 21, 2012

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

  • Katie
    Aug 23, 2012

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

  • Jen O'Neill
    Feb 18, 2017

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

  • Abby Rosmarin
    Nov 07, 2013

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

  • Margaret
    May 01, 2015

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

  • Toni
    Jul 05, 2018

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

  • Valarauco
    Jun 29, 2016

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

  • Jo Forrester
    Jan 14, 2016

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...

    Meh The characters are not likeable. They are whiney, selfish and annoying. By the end of the book, I can't tell if I'm glad to be free of them or just irritated that the ending was such a let down. ...

    After I got this book, I kept thinking that the author's name sounded really familiar...then I realized that my brother had once been in a band with her. That being said, I really wanted to love this book...and I didn't. What I did like: the premise of the book was wonderful and sou...

    Cover Ein ziemlich nichtssagendes und auch nicht besonders schönes Cover. Das ist bestimmt kein Grund dieses Buch zu kaufen. Es passt auch nicht unbedingt zur Geschichte ... Meine Meinung Brett Forster will sich von Layla scheiden lassen. So weit so gut, doch eigentlich gibt es d...

    I was a huge fan of Crane?s first novel Stupid and Contagious so I was looking forward to this book and perhaps had too high expectations. Not being married myself I had a little trouble connecting to Layla and Brett. Crane does a good job of making you understand their frustrations ...

    Family Affair is the story of Layla and Brett and their imploding marriage. They have been together since high school, and Brett's family basically took Layla in after he mother died in the 10th grade. So when Brett unexpectedly wants a divorce, Layla is thrown for a loop. She won't on...

    Crane writes about Layla and Brett, who have been dating since high school and married just out of college. It is now about 6-7 years later. Layla, who was abandoned by her father and lost her mother to cancer in high school, is loved by all. She was taken in by Brett's family after...

    My synopsis Brett and Layla have been together since high school. Shortly after Layla?s mom passed away, Layla moved in with Brett and his family. It?s now years later and Brett and Layla are married. While Layla begins planning their future, Brett questions his feelings for her. ...

    Everyone loves Layla and even though her husband of 6 years loves her, he has suddenly asked for a divorce. Layla has drifted away from him and it is hard to pry her away from his own family. She plays poker with his father, she plays video games with his younger brother, she cooks wit...

    This book is tied with Stupid and Contagious as my favorite Caprice Crane book. Crane has a knack for creating characters that are flawed but deeply lovable, and putting them in situations that are amusing because we can kinda relate. I think an awful lot of us can relate to going thro...

    Ever wonder what happens to the high school sweethearts who've only been with eachother, marry right out of college and go for their happily-ever-after before anyone else even meets Mr./Miss Right? Layla and Brett are the perfect couple. Everyone thinks so, especially Brett's family wh...

    I've been a big fan of Crane?s humorous romantic comedies ever since the release of her debut novel, Stupid and Contagious. This one falls a bit short of the level of her earlier books, but it is still an entertaining- and even a touching- read. In the same style as her other novels,...

    A lot of this book was predictable, but some of it was also witty and made me laugh. It's a fun chick lit book. Except one of the main characters was a jerk and not very sympathetic. If he had only talked to his wife instead of telling her he wanted a divorce -- which came out of the b...

    I wish we could give half stars because I think this book is worth 3.5 stars. It was pretty good and overall I enjoyed it. I really like that each chapter is from the voice of a different character. I feel like I get a well-rounded story from all points of view. However, I found the ch...

    Told in alternating POVs, Caprice Crane tackles an interesting subject in a humorous way. Unfortunately, all the humor in the world can't make up for Brett's selfishness. He's initially unwilling to work on their (relatively minor) issues and instead decides to dump his wife. After tha...

    To admit that I read this book is like admitting that I read supermarket tabloids. I feel stupider for doing so. (Luckily I don't actually read tabloids because I'm too busy keeping my kids out of the candy in the checkout line.) The characters were annoying, the plot centered on a ...

    I wanted to like this book. I really, really, really wanted to like this book. Caprice Crane has such an incredible and sardonic wit and, as someone who essentially was adopted into her husband's family, I was hooked on the premise. But the storytelling is scattered (the first three or...

    I chose to read this because I really enjoyed Caprice Crane's other books, however, I wasn't too excited about this plotline. I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the story, much to my surprise! The story follows Layla and Brett, high school sweethearts who begin to grow apart fo...

    I thought it was a good book. It had some funny moments where I actually lol'd at some of what was written. All in all though I just didnt find the book to be believable. I also did not like most of the characters in this book. Basically I just thought there was too much going on. For ...

    This story is told in variety of alternating voices. Layla and Brett have been together since high school and married since college. As Layla's mother died when she was in high school, Brett's family became like her own. Brett has now decided they should separate and divorce. Layla doe...

    This is not your average romance novel. It kind of starts with the demise of a relationship. It has funny moments but gets very serious. It explores various relationships within a family and what family really means. I found it painful to read about the inner turmoil one goes through w...

  • Fyrephoenix
    Jul 11, 2016

    I liked Caprice Crane's other books, but I just didn't care for this one. It lacked the edge and wit of "Stupid and Contagious", and I just couldn't get into the plot. For one thing, I got bored reading about the husband's football career. Furthermore, this one just really FELT like it...

    I was lucky enough to win a copy of Caprice Crane?s new book, Family Affair: A Novel from a Goodreads contest. After reading the promising description and the endorsements from Booklist, Jen Lancaster, and Publisher?s Weekly, among others, I was really looking forward to reading th...

    A First Reads Win! I already have a line of friends wanting to read. AFTER me! :) Where to begin..... Book started out with a bang. Loved how each chapter was told by a different member of the family. Liked everyone...especially the husband, Brett. He made me chuckle...and he's...

    This book was amazing! Caprice Crane just gets better and better! This the third book of hers I've read, and I just can not get enough. Layla and Brett are married but have been with each other for half of their lifetimes. Both are about to turn 30 and their relationship isn't the ...

    This book was worst than the author's last one that I read. I'm done! The first one had so much promise. Oh well. ...

    Family Affair by Caprice Crane is not necessarily a nailbiter that leaves you guessing till the end nor will you be shaking your head in the wonderance of how similiar your life is to that of the characters. You will however cry when they cry, laugh when they laugh, blush with embarras...

    It's hard to believe that I'd give Caprice Crane and 3 on a novel of hers with Stupid and Contagious being one of my top 5 most favorite books EVER. maybe nothing will just compare to that one? I liked Family Affair but it just wasn't as good as her others. It was fairly easy to get in...

    What a boring rambling mess. It just kept going on and on and on...just bleh. Two stars were given for good editing. ...