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 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.
After I listened to this, I bought all of the author's other books. Great storyteller and funny as all get out. She did what all women have secretly thought of doing at some point in a relationship!
I absolutely love Molly Harper's "Nice Girls..." series, but this book was a big disappointment. I found the main character to be really flat and uninteresting despite all the sarcastic wit which might be sarcastic, but had little wit.
I could not get passed the fact that she had married this terrible man in the first place. I did not believe or accept that she didn't realize. And then half the book was how terrible he was and her revenge which was pretty lame.
I remained uninterested in her story because her character was so nothing special and I just did not care.
Because of Molly Harper's other wonderful books and Amanda Ronconi's other excellent narrations, I was even more disappointed in this one.
love listening to great books while I work, clean, and drive...a great way to experience great books!!!
Amanda Ronconi!!! she is Molly's Harper's voice.
It was diffrent from the authors other books but still a great addition. I love Emmett and Lacy's relationship and their mom's supporting spirit. great story and very relatable.
she makes the story come to life... hello ass hat... classic.
lacy wins! When it goes south she goes big.
a great read.
Molly Harper is usually an automatic buy for me eventually. I loved this book, which was sometimes laugh out loud funny but Ms. Ronconi's narration or the story, not sure which drag a bit sometimes. And I found myself saying, no, why would she do that? or "That doesn't make sense." Still I'd recommend it.
Linda in Omaha
I was hooked when I listened to the sample. She wrote a searing letter about her husband, whom she had just learned was having an affair, in e-mail and hit "send to all." The fun starts there. There were sad moments, but for the most part this was about a woman who learned very quickly how to stand on her own two feet and go on. Really enjoyed it.
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