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've always liked to read. But I've become addicted to Audible and average 5 or 6 books a week. But everybody has at least one vice right?
This book is one of my favorites. Although I have yet to read a book by Molly Harper that I didn't completely enjoy. Her main character Lacy finds herself oblivious and caught off guard by her husbands affair. And while I think her initial reaction to this was pretty normal shock, crying and anger. Lacy picks herself up and decides to figure out what it is that she wants and needs to have a healthy and somewhat normal life. The main character is funny and thoughtful. Her family reminds me of my own. In fact I can honestly say I enjoyed the conversation and personalities of the secondary characters as much as the main one. You will grin and laugh out loud and still want more at the end. Read this.
I love Amanda Ronconi as narrator. She does a great job on all the voices and makes the characters real people.
This is not a paranormal type story like Ms Harpers other books. But it is without a doubt equally entertaining and a story I have enjoyed more than once. Molly Harper rocks. I would suggest reading all of her books.
It was funny and the reader was great.
The writing was a little weaker, but if reading this on the beach or in traffic, it will make you laugh.
This Author has moved to my top author's list very quickly. She can tackle a serious story line with humor, maturity and humility. I love audiobooks and I had to listen to this one multiple times.
Loved the reaction of Monroe's family to the newsletter.
This book was named perfectly
Kudos to Molly Harper White....excellent book !
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
I love the way this story grabbed me from the very first. It is a smart and relevant story and oh, so funny. It makes me wish I could be that clever and write such a great book. Any woman that has been through a cheating husband divorce will LOVE it.
I chose this book because of all the great reviews, and I wasn't disappointed. The description sounds kinda cheesy, and I guess it's an accurate plot summary, but let me tell you...Molly Harper executes on the plot with amazing wit! Imagine the day-to-day repurcussions of sending a scathing email that goes viral, and becoming reluctantly infamous for it. Great premise, great story, hilarious throughout, GREAT narration! loved it!
This was my first Molly Harper. Definitely won't be my last. While I didn't agree with all the choices her characters made, I loved the story, the witty dialogue and the performance. Next up for me--the first in the Nice Girls Don't series. Can't wait!
I would highly recommend Molly Harper books to anyone. In fact...a friend at work was who first recommended her to me. I read series and stand alones- both I have enjoyed very much. I love the snarkiness of the characters....
Such a fun book! It had me laughing out loud in my car and rooting for Lacey every step of the way.
Light, entertaining, and remarkably funny. Very reminiscent of Janet Evanovich. Be prepared to laugh out loud as you listen to the story. Utterly enjoyable.
The "suicide rescue". Listen to it and you'll know what I mean.
Enjoyable and entertaining. A good interpretation of the characters and their voices.
The Goth gal who kept trying to hire the main character. A real entrepreneur.
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