November 14, 2010

Review "And One Last Thing" by Molly Harper

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper
Published by Gallery Books
A Division of Simon & Schuster
ISBN 978-1-4391-6877-6
At the request of Gallery Books, a TPB was sent, at no cost to me, for my honest opinion.
  Synopsis (back of book): "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 retreat 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. 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 Thoughts and Opinion: WTG Lacey!!!! This is one chick lit that has to be read especially if you have even a little spark of a revengeful B__ch in you, which I am sure the majority of us do. Lacey, the main character, is someone I would love to know and felt that I did. The author did a fantastic job at writing in a way that brought this character to life. She was feisty, impulsive, funny, melancholy, lonesome, hurt, disappointed, hopeful and so many other emotions, that this reader could not help but root for her and found myself thinking "You Go Girl." But sometimes it can backfire, in this case, it did for Lacey. This book was so enjoyable that I am afraid to even inadvertently include spoilers so I will ask some questions. OK..after writing one last thing and hits enter, her email goes viral. Now what? How can she, the victim, now become the outcast? What does she do when served with a legal document, not only for divorce but damages of slander? How will she manage financially when her husband wanted her to be a stay at home wife taking care of social commitments? Will she take a job writing newsletters for other scorned women like the newsletter that got her in legal hot water? And who is this gorgeous guy renting out the neighbor's cabin but appears to be a rude, cold, loner? What happens when her husband begs for forgiveness and wants to reconcile? What road does Lacey take? I highly suggest you put this one on your TBR's a good one!!!


Gigi Ann said...

Sounds like a fun read. I will check it out next time I visit Barnes and Noble. Your review makes me want to start reading it right now, but, I can't I don't have the book, but it has gone on my TBR list.

Marce said...

Sounds like you enjoyed this one Cheryl, great stuff.

Unknown said...

Cheryl, it has been added to my wish list : ) Lacey's character sounds very interesting. Thanks for your review.

Unknown said...

Hi CMash!! Wow!! I love chic-lit and Cecelia Ahern is my favorite author. But this book sounds different and intriguing!! Great review CMash!! =)

CJ @ Coffee N Crackers
My Latest Review: HERE

Unknown said...

OH, I so need to read that! Yeah! Thanks!!

Julie said...

I know, right? Didn't you just laugh your tail off and say, "Woot! I can see ME doing that!" >>> I even read some of the passages aloud to a co-worker during lunch .. it was a really funny book!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries