Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Dusty Pages Review: And One Last Thing



Lacey Terwilligers 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 email 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 neighbour 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'm a big Molly Harper fan when it comes to the Jane Jameson Nice Girls series, and I decided it was about time I branched out from that and tried some of her other titles. Having already listened to Better Homes and Hauntings, which I enjoyed very much, I decided to give And One Last Thing a try. It was a bit of a departure from what I was used to as the main character Lacey was a very normal woman starting the procedures for a divorce to her cheating husband.

I'm not usually a fan of contemporary romance, so I went into this a little unsure if I would like it or not. However, the heroine was much like those I had come to expect from Ms Harper, sarky and full of gum-shun. I did laugh but more quietly that some of the other books she's done. It definitely worth a read if you want nothing earth shattering to happen, or any supernatural characters to rear their head. I do sometimes get a little confused with listen to these books on Audio as the author has found a single narrator and stuck with her, so sometimes the characters end up sounding very much the same.

I give it




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