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)
My husband and I listened to this while I was in the hospital recovering from the birth of our first child. This book is so much funnier than I expected - to the point where I was physically uncomfortable from laughing too much!
I highly recommend this to fans of humorous romance or "chick lit" novels, or for anyone looking to escape from it all for a while. It made those first nights with our little one even more enjoyable!
I love books, it's my great escape.
This one has some real LOL moments. I loved it. I am really starting to like this author, she is wonderful. The narrator is awsome she really brought the story to life..
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (funny light romance) If you have never read a Molly Harper book, please, please get one! I've heard several, and they're all great. In this book the main character, Lacy, has a unique way of dealing with her cheating husband. Molly's clever writing style makes the situation adorably comical, and the snarky banter between characters makes the overall experience a pure delight.
NARRATOR - Great. Her multiple voices and delivery of the whole performance was perfect. You can't beat the Harper/Ronconi combo.
OVERALL - Highly recommended if you're in the mood for a light, romantic story which will make you smile.
Almost didn't listen to the whole of this book, because it started out from the viewpoint of a wife, whose husband was cheating on her. She was telling her story, and I just didn't know if I wanted to hear about a cheating husband,even in a humorous way. I stuck it out though, and did end up enjoying the book. Amanda Ronconi had something to do with that, I'm sure. She just knows how to tell a good tale, putting the punch lines right where they belong. I didn't like this book as much as the vampire and werewolf stories, but it will give you a good chuckle now and then.
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
Having just finished an intense read I was looking for something light. Amanda Ronconi is an amazing reader and so on a whim I clicked on her name to see what else she performed. When I spotted this one I remembered the reviews saying how funny it was. Even better it was already in my library so I started it immediately. Am I glad I did. I found myself laughing out loud more times than not. If you want something fun this is your book.
I listen to mostly non-fiction and I was looking for something light and entertaining. This fit the bill. I smiled most of the time while listening. It was entertaining and full of fun.
How does Molly Harper manage to keep the humor in each and every one of her books? Amazing! Love the humor, adore the characters, and the story line is super. And, hats off to Amanda Ronconi for an excellent narration of the story. Amanda always makes each character come to life with a different "voice." This truly adds to the story. Harper and Ronconi - what a team!
I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
I love this book. The narrator does an exellent job and the story is just so funny, interesting and lite. A must listen!!!
I enjoyed this. The beginning was horrifying but Lacey's actions were funny. I enjoyed the story but it wasn't my favorite book of Molly Harpers. Lacey's family was very interesting and I abhor her husband but I did enjoy Lacey's journey of growing up. I liked the way the story wrapped up and it wasn't something I really saw coming. Amanda Ronconi did a very good job narrating and breathing life into the story.
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