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)
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.
A strong, witty and funny woman is our main character. An intellectual fighter! A little bit of a love story intertwined with the survival of a woman recovering from an adulterous husband. I loved this book!
I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.
I enjoyed the complete story, even though the main character was a little whiney and I wanted her to get over it. I've never experienced it, but I felt like this was real. I also loved her brother Emmitt. He was hilarious.
When Emmitt and his friends told Lacy the truth. They were honest and it was funny.
Her voices were great. This was my first time listening to her and reviews on her were extremely high, so my expectations were high and she lived up to them. BB's voice was great as well as Emmitt's voice.
This was well worth the credit. The recommendations were correct. I didn't have as many laugh out loud moments and I didn't think it was as funny as another book I recently listened to, but it was well worth it. I already have another Harper book on my wish list.
I loved the banter between Lacey and Monroe. Quirky, witty, and funny. I also liked that Lacey didn't mope around through the whole book - some would argue that she'd have the right. But I liked this a lot.
The reader was the perfect compliment to the story. It was an enjoyable story but a fantastic listen because of Amanda Ronconi's performance.
Sure, it had a good pace, good narration, the storyline was well thought out and had a couple surprises in there as well.
Cant think of anything
She did a good job.
It wasnt a book that I found myself making extra time to listen to it but I did listen to it fairly quickly.
I stumbled upon this great author and was initially attracted to it because it was set in Kentucky, my childhood home. But a great plot premise and incredibly humorous dialogue kept me riveted to my car seat! I'm sure anyone who has caught someone cheating was routing for Lacey to come out on top!
This is a fantastic book. Molly Harper brings her usual humor and whit to all of the characters making it an absolute hilarious joy to listen to. The characters seemed very real and the sex part wasn't over the top and disgustingly graphic. Highly recommend the book.
A must read!
This was the first I have heard Amanda Ronconi, she did the best job of ANY narrator I have listened to. She did an amazing job of bringing the character(s) to life and I love the spark she has.
I laughed and laughed! I've been through a divorce and wish I had had the guts to say what I really wanted to say, even if it got me in trouble. Made me proud to be a woman, and I'm learning everyday to be a strong woman...this book tells me I'm not alone on that journey.
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