Wednesday, September 18, 2013

And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper

And One Last Thing ... by Molly Harper
This is an adult contemporary romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four and a Half Lovely Hearts)
Book Summary
"If Singletree’s only florist didn’t deliver her posies half-drunk, I might still be married to that floor-licking, scum-sucking, receptionist-nailing hack-accountant, Mike Terwilliger."
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?

My Review 

This book starts off really somber. And I was looking for funny. For a moment I thought I might stop reading but then the author would deliver a line that would make me laugh. It’s a still a sobering read that has real issues.
There are parts of the story you just assume what’s going to happen. And most of the times I turned out to be wrong, which is always good.
I do have to say the ending was not how I would have handled things but at the same time I totally respect the Lacey for it.
Again, this is an emotional ride with highs and lows, but a lot of humorous and sexy parts to break it all up and keep you going.
Audio Review
Amanda Ronconi is awesome as always and is well suited for Molly Harper’s comedy. She knows just how to deliver a line.
Overall, I really enjoyed.
My book boyfriend is Monroe.

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  1. Wow, a Harper book that is only part funny? Really? I like the idea of it, it just is surprising. I think I'll pick up this audio, I'm a fan of Ronconi.

  2. Yeah, only part funny and very serious in others, at least that's how it felt to me. A book worth reading.