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)
Molly Harper is the absolute QUEEN of hilarious snark!!!! Her whit is one I can totally relate too and I LOVE the narrator, Amanda Ronconi does a PERFECT interpretation of Ms. Harper's whit. In my humble opinion, there is not a better reader for Ms. Harper's books. Ms. Ronconi has her sense of humor down to a tee. This is a funny and enjoyable story about a very serious subject, DIVORCE. This is a story where the main character, Lacey ends up putting her foot (feet) in her mouth right up to her fingers, leaving only enough space to put said fingers to good use announcing her husbands affair and their pending divorce, to her husbands family, friends and his clients, when she puts her writing skills to use writing in the Accounting firms monthly newsletter (that her husband, Mike had put her in charge of ) as her platform for the big announcement.
Still snarky, but not all fun and games for Lacey who is forced to grow up and face some of the biggest decisions of her life. I love the character growth and the "there is LIFE after divorce" message that I got out of this book.
I am a big fan of all 4 (so far and hoping for more) books that Ms. Harper has written. Give her a listen and if this type of book is not your "cup of tea", try her Paranormal Vamp/Werewolf stories from her previous books, "Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs", "Nice Girls Don't Date Dead Men" and "Nice Girls Don't Live Forever". If nothing else.....give the sample a listen.......I was HOOKED after the first snippet!!!!
BRAVO again Ms. Harper. I am and will remain a big fan of you snarky sense of humor!!!!
Ok, I'm not one for liking romantic books, especially those for adults, but this one is so laugh-your-butt-off-funny!!! I listened to it at work and on several occasions I had to stop what I was doing because I was laughing so hard that I had tears streaming down my face and I just wanted to share with the girls around me! I honestly though that I would not like this book just from reading the summary alone, but gave it a chance after reading what others had to say and I'm SOOOO glad I took a chance on it. And I'll be listening to more of Molly Harper's books!
This book is everything you could possibly want in a romantic, light audio book. I really enjoyed it and was sorry to see it end. It definitely kept me entertained.
Say something about yourself!
THIS BOOK TOOK ME A WHILE TO LISTEN TO IT BECAUSE I COULDNT GET PAST THE BEGINING. IT WAS SO WRONG WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MAIN CHARACTOR THAT I COULDNT GET PAST THE ANGER I FELT TO LISTEN TO THE DARN BOOK. I WAS AND IS REALLY GOOD. IT MAKES ME THINK OF HOW ONE WOULD REACT IN SITUATIONS WHEN THEY ARE HURT, WRONGED, ANGRY, AND ASHAMED.
With no prior knowledge of this author or narrator, the story sounded like it could be interesting, I was hoping it didn't wallow in self pity. Well, there were times I laughed hard enough to get the hiccups. A few times I was wheezing and speechless. Some characters were a bit short on, well, character. But it was very funny, the way things are when they hit so near the mark. If you want a Summer Read, even in the depths of winter, get this one!
I have no idea how a different narrator could have pulled this book off as well Ms Ronconi. She was perfection. This story was so fun!
I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!
This was a great story! I listened to this with my husband. When the story ended he said "Now that's a good book!" This is a story about a married woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her and what she does about it! I think she was definitely trying to prove the pen is mightier than the sword when she sent her revenge letter out to her husband's mailing list. This book contains lots of that snarky humor I have come to enjoy with the Molly Harper books.
This book make me laugh so much that I know people that didn't know I was listening to an audiobook probably think I am crazy. I keep books on my iPhone and listen when working out so I know all the folks at the gym think I'm a loon. However, I don't care because I haven't gotten a laugh like this in a long time. I don't think this would be good for a guy but if you are female, and particularly one that is recently divorced you will love this (although I am happily married and I loved it.)
A lot of fun with a little romance and light sex mixed in. I really enjoyed.
When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!
I love Molly Harper's books she is always so entertaining in a humorous and quirky way! This book did not let me down. I laughed so hard as the main girl explained all of the terrible things she wanted to do to her cheating husband! It was not malicious or some crazy ex-wife story, she was able to vent her frustrations in a way that I think everyone can relate to. Definitely one I will listen to again and again!
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