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)
This was a light, entertaining, romance novel. Perfect for listening to while doing other things. I found it quite enjoyable as are most of Molly Harper's books. I enjoy the narrator as well.
Witty, sassy and charming. I wish she has written or has in spoken word more stories that do not involve vampires. The narrator is spot on and is so believable. The narrator is Lacey the character.... I forget there's a narrator at all.
I knew going into the book that it was more chick lit than romance, and the description is fairly accurate. Written in first person, And One Last Thing follows Lacey as she goes through all the stages of something that closely resembles grief after finding out her husband is cheating on her. Even though wit and clever phrasing lighten the mood at times, this is often a serious and painful book to read. Lacey's thoughts and actions are understandable, but not always healthy or even correct. Lacey is a flawed character who strikes out emotionally at times after her life-changing upheaval, while at other times she shows real grace under pressure.
The relationship Lacey develops with Monroe is used as a backdrop to show how her husband's betrayal has effected her abilities to trust and connect. It's one of the best, and at times frustrating, parts of the book. The dialog between these two is great.
And One More Thing has lots of snap, crackle and pop, but this is no comedy. It's an ultimately hopeful book, though, and worth reading. It's best not to compare this book to Molly Harper's snarky vampire heroine in the Jane Jamison books, or the even funnier Grundy Alaska books, even though it contains Harper's trademark "humor with a bite."
The narrator for this book, Amanda Ronconi, is excellent, as she has been on all Harper's books that I have listened to so far
Just a funny book. The ending is a bit too sweet but it is suppoed to be a light hearted book. The dialogue is fabulous- any scene with the main character's brother is funny. I thought the narrator was great. Just listen to the preview for a sample.
Happiness is a good book!
I loved it from beginning to end, truly, I did and you will too. Its laugh out loud funny and even funnier cause she and I have been nearly through the same dang thing and I reacted in a similar manner. I wish I had have reacted BIGGER oh well, there is always next time, lol ;)
Say something about yourself!
I have not read a Molly Harper book I didn't get a laugh and cute and absorbing story out of. I need MH and Rhys Bowen to provide entertaining entertainment! This is a very good book that made me laugh, uncomfortable, angry, and content.
This story about a woman wronged by a selfish husband, and what many wronged women would like to have the ability and chops to do. The email is hilarious, the family dynamics is familiar.
I have already listened to this again, and will many more times! That's the kind of book it is! Very credit worthy.
The narration and the story were great. I worked out longer at the gym just so I could get the next chapter always, but the ending was less than satisfying with the main character slinking off like a whipped puppy on the 'high road' theory.
Nonfiction writer by day, fiction lover by night.
It sounded like chick lit, but it was really more of a straightforward romance. I found it a bit slow and predictable. Likable characters and narrator, though.
It was written in a way that kept my attention. I kept wondering what was coming next
Yes, I think she is a good writer that knows how to tell a good story
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