Lacey Terwilliger's shock and humiliation over her husband's philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike's company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike's family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend", Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town, a media punch line, and the defendant in Mike's defamation lawsuit.
Her seemingly perfect life up in flames, Lacey retreats to her family's lakeside cabin, only to encounter an aggravating neighbor named Monroe. A hunky crime novelist with a low tolerance for drama, Monroe is not thrilled about a newly divorced woman moving in next door. But with time, beer, and a screen door to the nose, a cautious friendship develops into something infinitely more satisfying.
Lacey has to make a decision about her long-term living arrangements, though. Should she take a job writing caustic divorce newsletters for paying clients, or move on with her own life, pursuing more literary aspirations? Can she find happiness with a man who tells her what he thinks and not what she wants to hear? And will she ever be able to resist saying one... last... thing?
©2010 Molly Harper White (P)2010 Audible, Inc
"Harper brings her trademark humor and biting social comedy to this hilarious tale of heartbreak and romance, a novel that should be on the summer reading list of every woman who has been wronged." (Booklist)
I only listened to the audio edition, so I'm not sure I can answer that.
In the same vein with the other Molly Harper books, but I consider this one to be my favorites.
Her voice works well for the types of characters portrayed in this book and she acts out the scenes very well.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
This book is laugh out loud funny.
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As always the combination of Author Molly Harper and narrator Amanda Ronconi is delightful!!
I loved this book from beginning to end! Lacey has such a snarky wit that is is easy to adore her! She really has some growth through the book and I was more than happy with the end result!!
To me the newsletter was a real "you go girl" moment. I probably would have done the same thing!
There are many fabulous supporting characters here and in typical Harper fashion a quirky but relateable vibe prevails.
I would love to see more for this, perhaps stories for her friends Sam and Maya. I would definitely be interested in those!
Fans of Ms Harper's Paranormal series may be slightly jarred by this book. No Vamps, Weres or supernatural of any sort, however it stays true to her delightfully snarky voice!! I really enjoyed it and found the story extremely entertaining. Sure the romance takes a back burner from most of the book, but I really felt it was Lacey's story on the Lacey and Monroe romance. It was about her finding herself again and discovering that she could in fact find a way to love and forgive.
Really great storytelling and wonderful reading!
I loved this story. Broken hearted by her cheating boyfriend, our heroine tries to start fresh, with the business of slamming old boyfriends with nasty mass e-mails. She feels good and helpful, but her new love interest thinks the vengeance business will ruin her soul. They can't agree and their relationship seems doomed. Great Fun!! Loved this one.
As an artist busy with my hands and eyes I had to give up reading. Then audio books came into my life and I am back to over 200 books a yr.
I can always count on this team for a really good read. Tension, love, HEA, and enjoyed shedding a few tears in the final chapter of course. Have to love a romance book that gives us a good cry.
Starts very strong but loses a little bit of it's bite and falls into predictability along way. Some of the characters remain two dimensional but it is witty and well written. Well worth the time and credit. The narration is flawless.
I love love love any book written by Molly Harper and narrated by Amanda Ronconi, but this is my favorite! It is HILARIOUS! and he deserved every bit of it! BUT she deserved to mature and get over it as well! If you have ever listened to this duo, you will most likely listed to this because it's them, but if you have not DO IT! You will be hooked.
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, if I knew she was someone who just enjoyed colorful characters and a kick-ass female who isn't afraid to say what she thinks and in a very humorous way. If she wanted to listen to a book "Just for Fun."
The dialogue was fast paced and really funny. I have listened to her Werewolf books and really liked them because they were NOT scary and contained lots of humor. With this book she outdid herself. It was even better than the others and they were really good. I like the way she writes, it keeps your attention and is entertaining and you find yourself smiling or laughing all the time. I'm glad that it ended well and she wasn't bitter. It's like, whatever, and I'm just going to go on with my life.
What a wonderful narrator, I can't think of anyone who could do a better job. She brings the characters to life and I'm sure makes the book even funnier than it would have been if you just read it. For the female characters she is excellent, she just needs a little work on her male characters. Make them sound more like men rather than a women with a sore throat. I probably shouldn't have said that because overall she gets a A+.
It wasn't that kind of book. It was just a good romp, funny, sweet and makes you wish it wouldn't end.
Her books are in the area of Romance, but they could be in the Humor section as well.
The story sucked me in. I was the girl living at the lake next to wolverine.
I love every book by Molly Harper. The sarcasm and her dry sense of humor make great characters.
Her voice was just perfect for the story.
Yes I actually think I did
If Molly Harper writes it, read it, but read this one first.
Yes, I would HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone wanting an easy listen narration. I listened to this book while driving many long hours between Illinois, Chicago to Springfield IL then to Monticello IN. The boring farm miles turned into hours of driving enjoyment listening to Amanda Ronconi narrate this story.
Great Book, Enjoyable to listen to.
This is the 2nd book I chose specifically because Amanda Ronconi was the narrator. I really enjoy her ability to change characters and bring you into the situations. I will continue to 'look for' books narrated by Amanda to add to my library.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
Yes! If you are looking for a fun book, this is a good one.
The realistic content and the funny, witty way she told it.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Amanda Ronconi. She does an amazing job and I have never been disappointed by her.
The Newsletter (and not just any old one)
This was a very funny and cute story. Although it was predictable I really enjoyed it and it was exactly what I needed to read at the time. Whenever I am in the mood to read a funny book I look to Molly Harper to meet my need.
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