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 things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.
Top 5 of this genre! Possibly top 15 overall.
I really loved when her mother-in-law comes to see her at her mothers house after she sends out the emailed newsletter.
I loved all of them, but the mens voices tended to sound the same. It was still great narration though!
It made me proud of her! As usual, when the book ended I felt like I had lost a friend.
If you are going through the drama of having a cheating spouse this book is for you. Download it, listen to it all the way through and let go of your own drama for a few hours like I did. It is a nice distraction to the obsession that follows infidelity.
Hilarious, wonderful, earthly
That it was down to earth
The news letter scene
I have listened to this book multiple times, and this authors other books as well
Mom of three
The main character was unfiltered, acting out like most of us want to do when wronged.
The opening scene was great.
The narrator captured the women's voices fairly well.
This was a great story to listen to on the way to school! It does run on at times but the rants are humorous to so it quite good!
I never read the print version.
I like how the characters hated each other at first.
I really enjoy her voice.
I always laught at Molly's book. She is one of the funniest authors that I read.
A little too much launguage. Some is funny but too much is a turn off.
Ms. Harper reminds me of early Janet Evanovich books - without the mystery. Or the guns, crazy grandmothers and criminals. She is a genuinely funny author and that is actually a rarity. Her characters, and they are real "characters", are a mess, they make stupid decisions, which they compound by worse choices. But you have to love them. Even the ones you aren't supposed to love.
This is a very light, quick but satisfying read and I recommend it for anyone looking for a few escapist hours. I'm not usually a big chicklit fan. But I enjoyed this book so much that I broke a longstanding promise to myself and read her next series, even though they were about vampires and werewolves, two fantasy genres I avoid even more than chicklit. Guess what? They were funny and engaging too. I hope she continues to write and expands her genres. I will continue to read.
The narration was very good as well. The voice and the author's vision matched well together.
Molly Harper has a wonderful knack for creating caracters. This novel, like the others that I have read, is a treat. The main character is surprisingly believable in her Romantic situation, there is the perfect spice of humor, and the dialog is very good. It's light, fun, and the romance is satisfyingly tied up in a bow at the end.
Molly Harper writes some really good stories! Perfect for listening to while you're frantically making Christmas presents. And the narrator, absolutely awesome! She gets it in one!
This book really adresses the female desire for revenge for betrayal in a hilarious way. The only problem is that if you're going through something similar, like I was, it will fuel your anger at your ex and keep you from calming and reacting rationally. On the flip side, if you're past that stage, you'll laugh at both the main character and yourself. If you've never gone through it, you'll still love the story and relate to it.
This is great. Molly is able to touch on all of the emotions of divorce. Shock, anger, sadness and is also able to find the humor and irony of an emotional journey. I wish I could have been so witty and bold during my divorce.
I love the sarcasm and laugh out loud situations. I also love the realness of feeling lonely, self conscious, humiliated and afraid. Reality with a touch of sarcastic fantasy I often play out in my head when I am in an uncomfortable situation.
Thank you for writing it down for all of us to enjoy.
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