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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Sweet

This was candy corn sweet and maybe a tad too short. Performance was ok. Very enjoyable.

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Yikes

For a book so heavily pushed, it's unbearable. Had to stop 1/4 of the way through.

The narrator does the best she can with the material. But there's not much there.

The main character is as dull as the husband she wants to blame all her problems on. If the secretary hadn't been laughably stereotypically awful, there'd be no sympathy for the protagonist at all.

Within moments of her leaving her whole life behind, she's borderline obsessed with the handsome stranger next door. I couldn't be bothered to wait out the wish fulfillment of him completely falling for this dull poorly developed woman.

Ugh. The only book in nearly 200 I've ever returned. Don't waste your time.

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  • ASG
  • Texas
  • 10-04-17

Just Get It !!!

What an awesome book! Loved every bit of it, I normally do not read American authors as they usually don't appeal to me but Ms Harper is smart and very humorous and the content is well written and holds your attention. If you liked Sally Thorne's Hating Game or Jo Jo Moyes, you'll like this book too, the performance was also superb

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  • Paul
  • United States
  • 10-02-17

Stand-Alone Novel from Molly Harper

This is a departure from most Molly Harper books for two reasons. First, it's a stand-alone novel and second, there's no supernatural elements in the story.

Another reason this is unique for Molly Harper, it's not really a romance. It's more chick-lit than romance. There's a romance element, but it's more chick-lit. It was enjoyable, and we got to see Lacey grow up and learn from her decisions. There was some good comedy and though the secondary characters weren't super great, they were functional enough to not detract from Lacey's story.

4 stars for Amanda Ronconi as well, who always does a great job with her narration of Molly's books.

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Had some funny lines but not exceptional story

If you are going through a divorce, it can be interesting to listen to if you want to live vicariously the snark is as good as usual with this author, but the book as a whole is just Meh... not that wonderful. Will I listen to it again, No but if you don't have anything better to do go for it.

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This book feels like an episode of Gilmore girls

Not the actual plot and story line but the incredibly fast paced, snarky quick wit of all the characters. I liked it at first with the main character, but when all the characters had the same tone it just started to get really old.

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  • J
  • Oak Park, IL, United States
  • 10-01-17

Good for the soul reading

I love this laugh-out-loud story and performance. I could not put it down. This story has it all...love, hate, growth, emotional intelligence (or lack thereof). Read it!

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  • KC
  • 09-30-17

Just buy this book, you won't regret it.

It's not silly. you're main character isn't stupid. The guy isn't stupidly dominant or well, stupid.

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So funny!

This book had me hooked from the first line! Love love love this author! I will be reading more of her stuff!

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A Light Hearted Steamy Comedy

I got this gem on sale, and enjoyed the heck out of it. I did find one mistake regarding articles of clothing in one of the love scenes, but other than that minor glitch, loved the story (I can relate), and the narrator's comedic timing had me laughing so unexpectedly, I'm sure my office cubicle neighbor got startled. lol