The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn

The Arrangement

Named one of the 9 Most Addictive Books of 2017 (So Far) by Kirkus, a Happily Ever After read by USA Today, and one of Entertainment Weekly's Best New Books. A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong? Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley...

Details The Arrangement

TitleThe Arrangement
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherBack Bay Books
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews The Arrangement

  • Elyse
    The arrangement was made for six months. Lucy and Owen set rules for their open marriage. Had they taken six months discussing their rules -- evaluating them -- doing a little more research and consulting with other couples who have explored open marriage - they might have learned a few more basic fundamental useful tips. For example... one of their rules was that they were not going to talk about their individual private affair with each other. ...
  • Lola Reviewer
    Even though the idea of an open marriage – so being able to sleep with other people – pounded the alarm in my mind, I was quite curious to know how it would affect Lucy and Owen’s relationship.See, they’re a normal couple. There’s nothing unconventional about their relationship. Sure, it could be better, but it isn’t a bad one. It’s fine. Not great, but fine. They do, after all, love each other.But since they’ve heard from their f...
  • Tooter
    I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I was afraid that it would be silly and predictable but I ended up really enjoying the story and the author. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a well written, light read.
  • Jennifer
    “How is it that as a culture we've decided that it's completely rational to break up a nuclear family because one of the parents has sex with somebody else, even if it's only one time, or a minor fling, or whatever, but it's shameful and perverted to make some temporary accommodations inside a marriage so all parties can get their needs met while doing their primary job, which is staying together and raising their kids as an intact family unit?...
  • Stacey
    I write this review on my 18th wedding anniversary. I really loved this novel. I couldn't look away! I could never do what Owen and Lucy did by having an open marriage, but I've heard stories by some that have. I liked the passages at the beginning of each chapter that gave me pause. Parts were funny at the calamity of keeping secrets and I especially liked the character of Owen. I saw a growth in him as he came to certain realizations and the te...
  • Crumb
    What a deliciously scandalous book! This book was about a couple, Lucy and Owen, making a joint decision to try an open marriage for a period of no more than 6 months. This is what they call "the arrangement." These are the rules of the arrangement or what they cheekily refer to as the "fight club" (in reference to the movie). First. There is no fight club i.e., no talking about it. Ever. 2) Always use protection and 3) the singular, most importa...
  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Visit for all my reviews and recommendations.Suburban young couple, Lucy and Owen are looking to feel energized and happy in their relationship, to bring back the butterflies, so their exciting but not so well thought out solution was The Arrangement. An open marriage for six months. Break all the rules. Do what you want. With whomever you want. No discussing anything with each other. They wrote out a handful...
  • Tracy Fenton
    The Arrangement is an original and cleverly written story about Lucy and Owen who decide to have a six month "open marriage - no questions" rumspringa where they can sleep around but obviously there are rules involved. No friends, no ex's and absolutely no falling in love!This is a frank and often painful look at being married with some very funny observations about life, love and being parents.Full of wonderful characters including their "spectr...
  • Lisa Steinke
    I haven't laughed out loud this many times while reading a book before this one. I LOVED IT. It is funny, well paced, interesting (you get snippets of back stories on everyone) and just damn good. She's a TV writer and it shows here--especially in the smart and very real dialogue. She knows how people actually talk! Plus she nails motherhood, marriage and the suburbs like no one else. Sarah Dunn has been one of my favorite authors since I happene...