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Ladies' Night

3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  9,880 ratings  ·  1,191 reviews
Take a splash of betrayal, add a few drops of outrage, give a good shake to proper behavior and take a big sip of a cocktail called…Ladies' Night!

Grace Stanton's life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly fi
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Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 4th 2013)
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Jami
Horrifically depressing.

Lifestyle blogger Grace leaves her McMansion the night she walks in on her husband and her assistant getting it on. Her husband then declares she's abandoned the marriage by leaving the house, locks her out of her gated community, and changes the passwords on her blog, which is how she earns a living for both of them. And so begins the saga of Grace Stanton Davenport and her journey into divorceland.

For the first half of the book, you're right there with Grace. OMG, he di
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Jann
As summer approached, I anxiously awaited Mary Kay Andrew's new book "Ladies Night". I spent the last 2 months recovering from knee surgery and, having read all the "Mary Kay Andrews" books, I delved into the Callahan Garrity Series (recently reissued in trade paperback) to get me through until her new book was released. As a university professor, I read a lot....a lot of dull but necessary research and articles. Which is probably why I look forward to immersing myself in Mary Kay's world. For m ...more
Mason
There are several things I know for sure when it comes to a Mary Kay Andrews’ book…..
* When you think a situation can’t get any worse, it does.
* When things are finally coming together, the other shoe drops and everything goes wrong.
* And when you finish, you’re smiling because all the pieces finally fit together more perfectly than you imaged.

That’s the way of Andrews’ latest release, LADIES’ NIGHT.

Narrator Kathleen McInerney does a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. She vocalize
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Sharon Redfern
I started this book on audio and had to switch to the book because it was making me crazy that it was going so slow. Not the story, just listening to it. Once I got the actual book, I really enjoyed the story. My only quibble; for a smart person, the heroine was a bit of a doormat after she caught her hubby Ben "being assisted" by her assistant J’Aime. My aggravation level dropped once she got divorced and had to start rebuilding her life.
Grace loses everything, her husband, blog, and lifestyle
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Amy
I felt initally that Grace was a doormat and spineless when it came to her husband and his new girlfriend (her ex assistant). True, she did run the car into the pool (not a spoiler - it is in the book blurb!), but in the beginning she came off as rather helpless. Everytime someone did something to her she just groaned and rolled over. In addition, what type of "career woman" gives total control of her life to her husband? She was clueless and he "owned" everything. Grace consistently takes the p ...more
Cheryl
I was SO SO SO disappointed in this book - - -I had just finished listening to Bel Canto and State of Wonder on audio CD, and I was in the mood for something lighter. Unfortunately, the opening portion of this book made me sick to my stomach. Yes, I know there are people out there who are entirely ruthless and cruel to their former spouses when it comes to a divorce - - -but I simply cannot stomach minute upon minute recounting their tale.

In addition to that, the characters seemed like caricatu
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MissSusie
If you enjoy books about cheating husbands and getting revenge on them, this book may be for you. It is a light read that could have been lighter by about 100 pages. Grace was too naïve and some of the scenarios were unrealistic. There were parts that reminded me of The Women (but the remake which was bad), I just did not enjoy this book everyone was so whinny and stupid/naïve and there was so many implausible stories where these women get serious revenge and don’t end up being arrested. This bo ...more
My Book Addiction and More MBA
LADIES NIGHT by Mary Kay Andrews is an interesting contemporary romance. While, a rather large book,about 464 pages,the author does a great job,of moving the story quickly and keeping the reader intrigued. A tale of divorce,betrayal,and Ladies Night told with humor,maybe a bit of revenge and sweet justice is just what the ladies need. A large portion of this story takes place in a rundown,beach bar called The Sandbox,which Grace's mother owns. A place for healing,humor,forgiveness,finding closur ...more
Tamra LeValley
How can I say what needs to be said about this book without it sounding horrible?

The premise and the plot were good but the how-to was awful, unbelievable and shocking to say the least. Mary Kay Andrews really needed to take the advise of her legal advice team prior to writing this book instead of stating in the acknowledgments that she chose not to do so.

It was really hard for me keep reading the book but my Mother-In-Law told me to continue so I did. If it had been any other author I would h
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Elvan
Entertaining light Chick Lit . Andrews knows how to tell a good story with a nice blend of humour and pathos. I'll be adding her to my Chick Lit must reads. Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Barbara Delinsky should give this author a look.
Kim
Woohoo! I'm honestly kind of sad I read this book so fast. It was sooooooo good! So Grace catches her hubby cheating and runs out of her house. Her husband has blocked her from getting anything including access to her their home and her job, writing her lifestyle blog GraceNotes. At first I was so annoyed with Grace. Typical rich wife who lets the husband handle everything and does nothing for herself. She counted on him to trademark her blog name, she never took a look at how much her blog was ...more
Erin
I love Andrews. I first read her after a trip to Savannah, because before and after I travel to a place, I read all I can about it, and that includes fiction books set in that area. I fell in love with her easy going and fun writing style, as well as the dream worthy locations they took place in. I have read just about all of her books; that being said, I think Ladies' Night is my favorite. I think it dealt with a more serious issue that most of her other books.

Grace is a famous lifestyle blogge
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Holly
"Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Grace suddenly finds herself locked out of her palatial home, checking account, and even the blog she has worked so hard to develop in her signature style. Moving in with her widowed mother, who owns and lives above a rundown beach bar called The Sandbox, is less than ideal. So is atten ...more
Jenny
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Linda Bridges
Grace and Ben have it all--a successful blogging business about DIY home projects, a multi-million dollar home in a gated community in Florida, and a seemingly good marriage. That is until, in the middle of one night, Grace finds Ben with her assistant J'Aimee in the front seat of his $175,000 Audi, unclothed and obviously caught in the middle of a little late night romp. After chasing a nude J'Aimee out through the bushes, Grace drives the Audi into the swimming pool. The police are called, Gr ...more
Lucy
I thought I'd enjoy this more because I am aware of blogger celebrity and thought that angle, mixed with a bit of chick lit and romance, would do me good.

Nope. I prefer good writing over escapism any day. There is just no way a woman would be this clueless about how yucky and vindictive her husband is. it is equally unlikely that she would so successfully find both friendship, romance and revenge in a required anger management class. This whole idea was depressing and irritating to me. Plus, I
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Vannessagrace Vannessagrace
The story opened with Grace Stanton finding her husband, Ben, having sex with her assistant in their garage in his expensive vehicle, she goes berserk. Instead of handling it as a mature woman, she handed it as an immature irrational woman. No notice of what Grace had done would have come to light had she not been a blog and television personality talent. Though Ben had been clearly in the wrong, the judge ruled in Ben’s favor leaving Grace with nothing.

I was so appalled over the representation
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Tracy
I adore Mary Kay Andrews, AKA Kathy Trocheck, and reading Ladies' Night was like returning home. It was really nice to be comforted by the familiar writing style and characters I quickly came to love during all the chaos of my recent move. And by happy coincidence, this one takes place in Florida, the state to which I've just moved, in a fictional area near Bradenton. Mary Kay's love for junking, decorating, and cooking shine here as we follow Grace through the aftermath of her unfortunate choic ...more
Julie Barrett
Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews
Have loved the authors other books and am looking forward to this one.
Grace Standton is a photographer and blogger and a house decorator that others look up to. She finds her assistant in the car with her husband...
Judges order counseling and they have to prove they are on board or their reports don't get signed weekly. She now lives with her mother and her husband and her ex assistant are now running her blog making her money.
She has no way to even get her clothe
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K
Once again, a reluctant three. 'Cause let's be honest -- a lot of this book was really dumb. Silly and over the top. And it also went on way too long; chick lit should be short and sweet. But there was some semi-interesting stuff here, buried among all the chick lit cliches (puppet men, good women who were sassy and spunky, bad women who were too stupid to live, etc., etc.).

Grace is a lifestyle blogger, living in the perfect house, thinking she's married to the perfect man until -- surprise! She
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Pernette
I found Ladies Night to be a little more in depth than some of the previous Mary Kay Andrews Books that I have read. A group of (mainly) women are in the process of getting divorced and are court ordered to attend "divorce recovery" counseling sessions. Each of these participants have been pushed to the limit by their soon to be ex-spouses and encouraged to release the anger and resentment that they feel and move on with their lives. There is only two "small" problems, the judge and the divorce ...more
Gina
Ladies Night by Mary Kay Andrews.

I was a little nervous about reading this book. I've liked 2 of Ms. Andrews books and a third was just okay for me. I was rewarded for taking the chance, Ladies Night was more along the lines of Savannah Blues, warm and funny, I think every woman can see a bit of herself in Grace. We've all had times when we were too trusting or starry-eyed to think that people we love will do us harm.

And so is Grace, 38 but still naïve and so trusting of her husband that she l
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Ruth
I do enjoy the books that I have read by Mary Kay Andrews. She writes Chic-Lit which has some romance in it but any scenes involving sex are written so that they leave some things to your imagination and crude names for actions and body parts are not needed.

In this book, Grace, who writes a very successful lifestyle blog finds her world falling apart. She has lost everything but she also finds that through loss you can rediscover yourself and what is important to you. While going through her di
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Kathy
Ladies’ Night is the perfect summer read!

A group of people going through divorce are forced by a judge to attend mandatory counseling, run by a therapist who is actually no better off than the group. While the exorbitant weekly counseling sessions are of little or no benefit to the group, they work through their problems at their after-counseling sessions, “Ladies’ Night,” at a local pub.

This book describes the many emotions of divorce - anger, frustration, sadness, jealousy, revulsion, but wo
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Mar
This book is a good summer read. The story is interesting and relatable with great characters that you will grow attached too. The characters are well developed and you can really get a feel for what their going through. You follow Grace Davenport through her nasty divorce and then her heeling process of self discovery. Then there's the therapy group where all the members are going through divorces. Although there is bashing on the ex there is also a good amount of humor and romance. Well of cou ...more
Sharif
Ladies Night was a triumph of the human spirit. A tale depicting love lost to betrayal, revenge, new friendships formed and love found again. I absolutely loved the book and the truth within it. What was most appealing, in my humble opinion, was the modern context in which the book takes place. This book is different to a book such as the Scarlet Letter because it is written in today's times and is made to be a story that an audience can relate to. I found this novel to be a modern-day Joy Luck ...more
Watchingthewords
Successful blogger and lifestyle star Grace Stanton catches her husband cheating on her with her assistant and promptly drives his expensive sports car into their swimming pool. She finds herself locked out of her palatial home, her bank accounts, and even her blog, forcing her to move in with her widowed mother above her rundown bar. To make matters worse, the judge forces her to attend divorce counseling with an unstable counselor. When the counselor’s behavior becomes increasingly odd, Grace ...more
Brenda Tuner
The book started out slowly, and ultimately it was very predictable. The story flowed. Overall, it was a good summer read.

Grace and Ben seemed to have it all, and appeared to work well together. However, when things got rocky, the Ben (the businessman) that is revealed to the readers is very different from the first Ben (partner and helpmate) that we meet. And the last Ben (whipped fool) that we see is very different from either of the 'Bens.' I see this as a story of good triumphing over evil-
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Jenny
This is a chick-lit book in which Grace's life changes the night that she discovers her husband cheating on her and she has to start all over. "Ladies' Night" is born from a court ordered divorce therapy group in which emotions run high. This read was well written with believable characters and even some sources of humor.
Teresa Hawkins
Good summer/beach read!

Five stars for Mary Kay Andrews and this sometimes fun, sometimes serious look at divorce recovery. You'll relate to the characters as they work through some nasty emotions, forge friendships, and spark romance.
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Mary Kay Andrews is the pen name of American writer Kathy Hogan Trocheck, based in Atlanta, who has authored a number of best-selling books under the Andrews pen name since 2002.

Trochek graduated from the University of Georgia with a journalism degree in 1976. She worked as a reporter at a number of papers, and spent 11 years as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution before leaving to wri
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