I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This story was a great listen! Typical Molly Harper except there are no supernatural people in this story (I think every other book I've read or listened to by her has had supernaturals in it).
Lacey was married to a man named Mike who basically took her for granted and cheated on her. When she left him with a bang everyone basically made her life hell so she escapes up to her cabin in the woods. While up there she meets Monroe. He's a writer and very surly. They're like oil and water at first but slowly they become friends....and then more than friends. This is all great but Lacey is still sensitive from the issues with her husband and keeps pushing Monroe away.
I really liked Monroe. Of course, the description that he looks like Hugh Jackman didn't hurt at all...Yum!!! He's gruff and grumpy but once he warmed up he was just wonderful and I think he's someone I'd like to know in real life. I think I'll be having some sweet dreams of having a Monroe of my very own. ;)
Lacey has some ups and downs with Monroe and things aren't helped by the fact that her (ex)friends, her soon to be ex-husband and his mistress all seem to be out to make her life harder. Her mother and brother are supportive to a point but sometimes support can be a hindrance in itself. On top of this, she comes to a realization that she needs to grow up some before she can truly move on with her life.
As I said, this is a great book. Molly has such a strong and humorous voice that comes through in her books. I love reading (listening to) her books because even when dealing with stuff like divorce she can still make the story fun to read. As always, Amanda Ronconi did an awesome job on the narration! I'd highly recommend this book. 2 thumbs up! :D
I'd never read Molly Harper before so I didn't know what to expect. Her sense of humor drew me in immediately. Well written. Well performed. Absolutely hysterical. Well worth the time and money!
It was written to reflect real life, real emotion and the main character acted on her emotions the way the rest of us wish we could. Molly wrote words to shadow my own thoughts and experiences. The love scenes didn't hurt anything eitther, amazing all around!
I'd put it right up there at the top. You don't even realize time is passing and I've laughed so hard. Love her style!
I don't write reviews all the time and enjoy most all books I select, but I'm soooo going looking for everything else she writes.
I enjoyed this book very much, mostly because Ms. Harper's sense of humor is a sharp as a shark's tooth. Any potential the characters had for sliding into caricature was carefully avoided, but there WERE some sharply drawn archetypal characters. Molly Harper is a great story-teller and the highest compliment I can give any author is that one of his or her books makes me want to read another. This book made me immediately buy another Molly Harper.
Amanda Ronconi does a wonderful job with the narration.
I listen to audio books a lot while I am working. This is another book with humor and a touch of growing up.
Amanda Ronconi is such a good narrator. She has read all of Molly Harper's Nice Girls books and I love the inflection in her voice and her spin on the charachters. I have listened to ALL of these books and am starting to go bck and see what I have missed from this author and narrator.
Yes, when Lacy was finally at Mike's office with the divorce papers and showed how grown up she had become, as well as independent.
Molly Harper White's books bring out the worst and best in us all. We can all understand the hurt and pain her characters go through and they finally become better for their struggles. My prior best author was James Patterson. Now I look for Molly's books first!!
Audiobooks are relaxing and 'food for the soul'.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook. There is refreshing witty humor throughout the entire book. If you want a funny, relaxing book...then this is one for you. It is rare to find humor in what one might call "one of life's most stressful moments".
Of course the newsletter itself; but also the banter betwenn Lacey's brother and his friends.
I have listened to Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs and enjoyed that one just as much as this one. Amanda Ronconi is quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators.
Maya! I would have definitely taken the deal.
I highly recommend this audiobook. It was really great.
This was my first Molly Harper...how did I not know about her! Tears of laughter...a great endorphin blast! Reader Amanda Ronconi was flawless with impeccable cadence for humor! Thank you for hours of pure joy!
Tons of fun!
This book is a chick lit book with witty dialog and banter and lots of snark. I can't compare it to any other particular book but if you like heroines who make mistakes (honest ones), speak their mind and are very funny, then you should enjoy this book.
Amanda Ronconi does a fantastic job with Lacey's voice. This book is told in first person narrative and Ms. Ronconi's performance really brings Lacey to life. She gets the sass and snark across extremely well.
Be careful where you listen to this book as I often found myself laughing out loud. Lots of fun to listen to!