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Hissy Fit

3.93 of 5 stars 3.93  ·  rating details  ·  12,647 ratings  ·  966 reviews
Welcome to the world of Mary Kay Andrews, where manners are polished, reputations are tarnished ... and revenge issweet.

Keeley Murdock's wedding to A. J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiance doing the deed with her maid of honor at the country club rehearsal dinner, all bets are off. And so is the wedding. Keeley pitches...more
ebook, 448 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published August 17th 2004)
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Okay, this was my first Mary Kay Andrews novel, and admitedly, I wasn't looking for anything challenging...and I especially enjoyed the idea of this strong Southern gal throwing a "hissy fit" when she finds her bridegroom having sex with her maid of honor during the rehearsal spoilers here...all of this happens in the first few chapters. The remainder of the book is how she goes about coping with her discovery. I enjoyed this smart and sassy Southern woman...particulary at the time i...more
I am re-reading this book and having just as much fun this time as I did the first time!

What if you were at the rehearsal dinner for your wedding and walked in on your husband to be and your maid of honor having sex? Well, Keeley throws a big hissy fit hence the name of the book!
The story is about much more than that; a father who raises his daughter alone after her mother leaves and the mystery surrounding this disappearance, it is the fun search for antiques as Keeley restores an old antebellu...more
FUN! Mary Kay Andrews is hilarious. This is the second of her books that I've read, and they were both wonderfully funny, and full of great, well-developed characters. The main character is very likeable and someone who most people will relate to on some level.

This is definitely a chick-lit, vacation, read-on-the-beach type of book. It's a quick, enjoyable read. Not too heavy, not a lot of work to plow through it, just an entertaining story. I want to get another of this author's books immediate...more
First sentence: "If it had not been for my fiance's alcoholic cousin Mookie I feel quite sure that my daddy would still be a member in good standing at the Oconee Hills Country Club."

Interior designer Keeley Rae Murdock thinks she has her life perfectly designed clear down to the leather club chairs and Oriental rug for her starter home. But then she discovers her fiance, A.J. Jernigan, and best friend, Paige, in a compromising position on the boardroom table of the Oconee Hills Country Club dur...more
This was the Branigan BookClub selection for September 2005.

What do you do if, at your wedding rehearsal dinner, you discover your husband-to-be and your maid of honor furiously boinking like rabbits in the Country Club Boardroom? If you're Keeley Murdock of Madison GA, you throw a monumental HISSY FIT!

OK, so the story is a bit predictable and contains almost every cliche known to writers, but it is hilarious! If you're looking for a fast, fun read that leaves you hot and bothered and wanting mo...more
Another hit by Mary Kay Andrews. This book has been sitting in my TBR pile for awhile (along with a few of her others) - I'm so glad I finally decided to read it. Such a great book! What stopped me from giving it 5 stars was the ending. I don't want to give anything away, but it bothered me the way it ended. I wanted to know more and I wanted to know how they got there. Other than that, the book was typical Mary Kay Andrews - funny, charming and it will pull at your heart strings.
Recommended by a fellow goodreader. This was cute. When bride to be/interior designer in small town Georgia found her groom getting it on with her maid of honor on the boardroom table at the country club during the rehearsal dinner, she threw the hissy fit of a century.
Definitely light reading and purely chick lit but still very funny and enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. In places I laughed out load. We would all have a "hissy fit" in a situation like this. What she does after the hissy fit is what counts.
This book has so many twists and turns in the story that it is hard to put down. If you have never read MKA start here, if she is a favorite author you'll love this one. Everyone deserves a Hissy Fit now and again.
I wanted to give this book four stars, but I just can't. I like Mary Kay Andrews writing, her books are light, most of them have a theme of a house and this one had a historical home, the main character is an interior designer, and I enjoyed reading all the descriptions of what she choose for the house and why. However......


For the entire book Keeley is trying to find out about where her mother went and why she never, ever got in touch with her or her father ever again, and when she final...more
Kate  Maxwell
Though there were definitely laugh-out-loud parts of this book, if it weren't for the excessive descriptions of interior decorating and furniture, I would have given this 4 stars.

Keeley Murdoch catches her fiance, the night before her wedding, in a compromising position with her best friend and maid of honor. Needless to say, Keeley throws a 'Hissy Fit' in front of everyone, and calls off the wedding. Her daddy is kicked out of the country club, due to her 'episode.'

I loved the characters, and t...more
The first time I knew anything about a Mary Kay Andrews book was when I was traveling all the time and getting Books-on-Tape out of the library. I loved the ones by Southern writers, especially women. On a long drive that usually started at four in the morning, these witty books read by a Southern voice kept me awake and alert and laughing.

Savannah Blues was one of the audio books I borrowed from the Patrick County Library, and I laughed aloud most of the way up the state of Virginia on my drive...more
Mar 09, 2010 Stacey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacey by: Ginger O'Rear
When Keeley catches her fiancé in the throws of passion with her best friend (and Maid of Honor) on the boardroom table at the Country Club during their rehearsal dinner all Hell breaks loose and Keeley pitches the Hissy Fit to end all Hissy Fits! Trying to forget about her scum sucking fiancé and slutty best friend Keeley dives into her work as an interior decorator and thus the fun begins.
Keeley is hired to make over Mulberry Hill; an old plantation house recently purchased by Will Mahoney for...more
Apr 26, 2008 Yrinsyde rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: American girls who love chick-lit
Shelves: public-library
There is an immediate problem with this book is obvious to the reader who isn't American: it has been written for American women and not for those who live in other parts of the world. Why is this obvious? Well, as the heroine of the book is an interior designer, many products (not just furnishing but food also) are mentioned (many US so it is difficult to picture what these are. But if you have a good imagination and can visualise what these may be, or substitute them for others well known to y...more
This was the Branigan BookClub selection for September 2005.

What do you do if, at your wedding rehearsal dinner, you discover your husband-to-be and your maid of honor furiously boinking like rabbits in the Country Club Boardroom? If you're Keeley Murdock of Madison GA, you throw a monumental HISSY FIT!

OK, so the story is a bit predictable and contains almost every cliche known to writers, but it is hilarious! If you're looking for a fast, fun read that leaves you hot and bothered and wanting mo...more
Hissy Fit will actually be an excellent read for those who DON'T prefer a lot of romance in their novels.

There was much to enjoy in this book; Keely is lead character who is smart and good at her job, doesn't take any crap from the man who does her wrong (not wishy washy) and doesn't let others bully her. I really appreciated that Mary Kay Andrews wrote a character that I really liked.

The book focuses on the restoration of an old plantation home which I think many readers would enjoy. But I fou...more
Sharal Hunter
Very good story. The 25 year old mystery surrounding Keeley's mother's disappearance came as a surprise. I really liked the characters. I thought Austin was a hoot and the chemistry between Keeley and Will was fantastic. I tried to hate A.J. but couldn't when he turned out to be half-way decent to Keeley when she confronted his father. I was glad to see him and his mother and brother finally take a stand against "Big Drew" for a change. I don't think I'll try the recipe at the end of the book fo...more
I must have confused Mary Kay Andrews with another writer. I thought I was getting a cute little novel that was pure fluff. I was pleasantly surprised with a cute little novel that was pure sass! Keely was a feisty, likable character. I'm going with three stars instead of four because there were one or two issues I had with her and I didn't really understand Will's motivation with Stephanie. There was also a piece of the plot that could have been resolved better. Also, there was a bit of "Go on...more
Oct 06, 2009 Ani rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Ani by: Found at the library
This is one of my favorite Mary Kay Andrews books.

It was filled with tension from beginning to end. Call me a school girl I like my books and my romantic movies that way.

The heroine which is always southern, others may find a problem about reading a book whose character is American and from the south, but I didn't. I'm from the North and not American by birth but I enjoy reading things not about myself. I learn more that way.

Anyway the main character takes no guff from beginning to end.

As a s...more
Kat Chan
This book is a real confusion to review. The first couple pages were incredibly Southern and I expected I'd put the book down quickly. However, the titular Hissy Fit hit and then I fell in love with the main character.

The pacing is a little off. Sometimes you wonder if the author has abandon a character or storyline to find her finally re-mentioning it twenty pages later. The entire story could do with a strong hundred page slim down for a much tighter story.

That being said, I still greatly enj...more
Jessica Hubbard
Ok This is so not a full review.

Hissy Fit, was the first Mary Kay Andrews book I ever read. In fact, it was among the first chick lit genre books I read. Although it's been some years, I can still remember what it felt like the first time reading about Keely and her Ultimate Hissy Fit.

It might be a southern phrase, but I have to believe us southern girls aren't the only females known to cause such havoc. After all, "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned". I fell in love with Mary Kay Andrews s...more
Joyce Betz
Never having read Mary Kay Andrews, I was not sure what to expect.
The Overdrive synopsis from our library catalog says: “Keeley Murdock's wedding to A. J. Jernigan should have been the social event of the season. But when she catches her fiancé entangled with her maid of honor at the rehearsal dinner, all bets-and the wedding-are off. Keeley pitches the hissy fit of the century, earning instant notoriety in the small town of Madison, Georgia. Even worse is the financial pressure A. J.'s banker...more
A great one by Mary Kay Andrews. Keeley finds her fiance screwing her maid of honour the night before her wedding. She then throws a huge "hissy fit". The novel then goes to show how she dealt with the aftermath of that event. Funny and filled with a bit of mystery too. The only thing I hated was that the main characters got together too late in the end. The chase for Keeley's mother was very interesting as well.
Apr 27, 2009 Carolyn rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Carolyn by: franklin librarian
Shelves: audio
The first scene is rather profane, though it turns out to be pivotal to the plot. I only got past it because the librarian had given the book such high praise. The rest was a superficial romantic comedy that was irritatingly predictable (I hate waiting for the characters to realize what was obvious 100 pages ago). It was a light, quick read, but not worth more than a couple hours.
I discovered this book in the "local author" section of the library, and I really enjoyed it. While the premise (the hissy fit at the rehearsal dinner) is there, most of the book deals with the main character, Keeley, restoring an antebellum mansion, while sorting out the life she wants now that she's not going to be Mrs. AJ Jernigan. And that is a woman who is not going to look the other way and accept that boys will be boys. Even while restoring an old house in the spirit of the past, Keeley i...more
Didn't ever think I'd hear or see the expression, "Hissy Fit" so apply applied. This adult selection is humorous, yet deals with the seamier side of adult relationships. The addition of a mystery element creates more developed, believable characters. Enjoy!
Just what I needed to read after a stressful summer semester...

Keeley Murdock finds her fiancee with his pants down at their rehearsal dinner and throws the biggest hissy fit Madison, Georgia has ever seen. She doesn't have time to grieve her ruined wedding as she's soon thrown into a decorating a Southern plantation on a 6-month deadline. The owner of the plantation, Will Mahoney is extremely rich and dense when it comes to women. His whole reason for rehabbing the historic home is to impress a...more
Great book. If you love the south, you will love this one. Also, if you apprecaite art of finding a "good buy" at an antique store of flea market, you will appreciate this. All you interior decorator wannabes out there will love this.
humor, mystery, drama, romance....all in one book. Loved it! First book I've read by this author and I'm anxious for the next book!!!
Laugh out loud FUNNY!! She totally cracks me up with her hissy fit! Love the way the book ended as well :)
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Andrews has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia. She is a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While a reporter in Savannah, GA, she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

She also writes the Callahan Garrity Mystery series and the Truman Kicklighter Mystery series under the pen name Ka...more
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