Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (July 27, 2010)
Description (Publisher Website)
"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?
I thought this book was terrific! I laughed out loud too many times to count! If you like snarky, sarcastic and hilarious then this book won't disappoint. There is a great cast of characters that are so finely drawn that you'll instantly be able to picture them. I can't say enough good things about this book. Saying it's a great read just doesn't cover it. The main character Lacey is sooo someone you'd love to make your new BFF. Hopefully, you'll love this book as much as I did. I'm planning on reading everything that I can by Molly Harper.
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Raised in Mississippi and Kentucky, Molly Harper graduated from
Western Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in print journalism. She worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist; her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her husband and daughter.
- Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
- A. One woman, too much snark for one soul.
- Q. What is your motto or maxim?
- A. If you're normal, the crowd will accept you. If you're DERANGED, they'll make you their leader. - Christopher Titus
- Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
- A. I don't think there's such a thing as perfect happiness. There's having what you want and wanting what you have.
- Q. What’s your greatest fear?
- A. Sharks. Clowns. Sharks dressed as clowns.