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Remember Tracey Spadolini from Wendy Markham's hit "SLIGHTLY SINGLE? Well, she's back and looking and feeling fabulous. Only, this time she isn't slightly single, she is slightly settled--don't worry, we soon discover that it suits her. But first, Tracey will ignore her top two "Don'ts" for the office party--and land herself a hot new boyfriend, who happens to live with he ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Red Dress Ink
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Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide)
Initial Impressions 4/15/12: Well, at first I was a little put-off by Tracey's naiveté, but I think she started growing up in this book. I really enjoyed seeing how she handled a new relationship and finally managed to make things all okay in her life. Great job wrapping up the end there! It wrapped up quite nicely and I'm looking forward to reading the next installment.

Full review as originally posted on The Book Addict's Guide: Whew, after a couple of serious book reviews, this was a nice lig
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Elvia
Mar 23, 2014 Elvia rated it liked it
I fell upon this series and so far I have found that I can not put it down. As you know, all I require from a book is entertainment. I found this series so entertaining. Tracey is so insecure but I find her relatable if not a little too paranoid. But this is why we read Amelia Bedelia and Shopaholic, right? We sort of are attracted to the underdog. To women who make us feel good about ourselves. I am proud of Tracey for getting away from her boyfriend, Will. This novel is about Tracey finding a ...more
ReaderMT
Feb 20, 2015 ReaderMT rated it it was ok
****** 2.5 stars **********
There were several times were I had to put this book down and come back to it because I could not stand the main character most of the time. I could not appreciate her indecisiveness or immaturity or co-dependent-ness. The only way I was able to complete this book was from the humor - it's saving grace. I laughed out loud so many times and that good laugh is what kept me coming back and ultimately finish it. I did not realize this was the second book or that it was a f
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Jenny
Apr 06, 2009 Jenny rated it liked it
Secone one in the series of 5; definitely better than the first one, her writing improves...
Elusive
Dec 18, 2015 Elusive rated it liked it
Shelves: review
In ‘Slightly Settled’, Tracey dates a colleague Jack and instantly begins to envision a happily-ever-after scenario. Meanwhile, she’s still confused about her close friend Buckley and has to deal with her ex, Will who’s contacting her more regularly than he ever did.

In the previous book, I found myself feeling sorry for Tracey despite her being a pathetic doormat, mainly because Will’s arrogance was truly intolerable. However, in this book, I became increasingly irritated with Tracey. Everything
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Francesca Rock
May 26, 2013 Francesca Rock rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
This is also book two in a series I am reading. I know, I'm reading a lot of series right now. This series for some reason just speaks to me. Possibly because I am an Italian, clueless single in my twenties? Who knows? I am always excited to pick up one of these books because I just find Tracey so genuine and real. She has body issues and from all descriptions, is not perfect looking, which makes her an even better heroine to me. I mean, in general, we get it, pretty, skinny girls always get the ...more
Alicia Prevost
Jul 25, 2014 Alicia Prevost rated it liked it
I actually read this a couple of weeks ago as I couldn't sleep and didn't want to read my much heavier book so jumped into this one and read it in a night.

This series is weird for me.

I like it. They're fun, light reads and I find myself laughing and feeling for the characters, who are all pretty well developed and entertaining. It's a good story and I loved the romantic plot in this one. I just feel like...I don't like it as much as I want to. I don't know how to explain it, I can't even explain
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Stacy
Jul 26, 2011 Stacy rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book! It was a fun, easy, beachy, chick lit kind of book. In fact, I read it in less than 12 hours. I didn't like it as much as the first book in the series (Slightly Single), but that definitely doesn't mean that I didn't like it at all! Tracey was still fun, funny and easy to relate to. I mean, which one of us hasn't been dating a new guy, wondering if it's too good to be true, holding our breath waiting for the other shoe to drop? Which one of us hasn't thought we were in love ...more
Lindsay
Apr 13, 2010 Lindsay rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the 'Slightly' series. Its not often in the chick lit world that as the series continues, the books stay good. It wasn't as great as the first one, but was still pretty decent. The main character stayed the same, as did her friends. It takes place a few months after the first book ended, and Tracey meets a cute guy at the office Christmas party who turns out to be her boss's roommate. Her friend Buckley who she's had a bit of a crush on since the first book breaks up w ...more
Heather
Aug 13, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
This is currently my favourite chick lit series! Besides the characters, what I enjoy most is how the books are set in New York City. Each time I pick it up to start reading it is like I have stepped off a plane into New York. And so with that said, I am afraid to say that I am not looking forward to reading Slightly Suburban...

Tracey Spadolini has made my top 5 favourite characters list. She's funny and sarcastic and sometimes reminds me of myself. Much like Delilah Darling from 20 Times a Lady
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Laurie
Jul 20, 2014 Laurie rated it did not like it
I made it 50 pages in before the main character's snotty, arrogant, annoying self made me snap the book shut. She is pathetic and I am actually angry for womenkind that there are people out there like this. I got better things to do ...
Hoover Public Library Adult Fiction
Slightly Settled is book 2 in the "Slightly" series by Wendy Markham. It is your typical chick-lit: part romance, part life-journey, all fluff. Tracey Spadolini finally dumped her loser boyfriend and is working to make positive changes in her life. Until said ex wants her back, her best guy friend kisses her, and she meets a new guy at the company Christmas party whom she spends the entire evening making out with. And said "new guy" turns out to be her boss's roommate. Everything is tied up (alm ...more
Michelle
Dec 18, 2010 Michelle rated it it was ok
Not a great follow up novel, but I'm invested in the series so I'll force myself to read the rest. Hopefully they'll get better. I found Tracey to be really annoying in this book. One minute she is talking about how great she looks but the next minute she has the worst case of low self-esteem. I also don't think her friendship with Bentley is very realistic. I'm curious to see what his role will be as the books progress. I found the plot to be non-existent and I was rushing to get to the end. I ...more
Vicki
Jul 19, 2011 Vicki rated it it was amazing
This is seriously THE BEST SERIES I have ever read! I highly recommend it to everyone! I love the characters, especially Tracey. I could relate to her on so many levels it was scary, at some points I was convinced author Wendy Markham had somehow gotten into my brain and wrote about my life! I breezed through the book and was eager to start the next, and the next - by the time Suburban ended I was so sad to have to say goodbye to the storyline and characters! I still say there needs to be a fina ...more
Nada
Jan 30, 2015 Nada rated it it was amazing
Sexual Steve is hilarious! Great story!
Angie
Jul 14, 2011 Angie rated it really liked it
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penelopewanders
Dec 22, 2008 penelopewanders rated it liked it
After Slightly Single this one was a no-brainer. It's good, but a bit of stating the obvious. As my daughter read the first and wanted to continue the series I had to pick this up sooner rather than later to make sure it's appropriate for her age.. So now I can give it the green light. I have the next and see there's also "slightly suburban" but don't know I'll feel up to that one. I've been rather disappointed by subsequent books in series recently...
Hannah
Mar 11, 2016 Hannah rated it really liked it
I am pretty sure this was one of the first kind of adult books I read when I was younger. It has nothing on some of the more risqué books but for a twelve year old it was pretty steamy. Very good book about a woman who's getting to that point in her life when she wants to get settled with someone but there are still all the mistakes she goes through before she realizes what she wants is right there
Julie O'Neal
Jun 12, 2012 Julie O'Neal rated it really liked it
This was a fun read; it's chick-lit after all. This book is a sequel to Slightly Single which I did not read, but you get the idea of what happened in the first book. The story revolves around the newly single and svelte Tracey who finds herself confused by the world of dating in New York. The author was very funny and I identified with her humor. It's a good book for the beach or a rainy day.
Kellie
Jun 16, 2012 Kellie rated it liked it
Shelves: pre-2010
Boy, this was a much smoother read than the first one. I don't know if it was because I was already familiar with the characters, or if it was just written better. Whatever the reason, I enjoyed this one much more. I'm glad to see that Tracey isn't such a wishy-washy wimp with Jack as she was with that jerk Will. And gotta love Raphael! It's cool to think I have a friend just like that. :)
Laura
Aug 14, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters and it did make me laugh. One of the reasons I really liked it, I was able to get through it pretty fast, so it didn't take out too much of my time.
So, all in all, a nice quick read, very funny and lighthearted romance. Main character is easy to identify with during her recent break-up and later search for new love.
Brittany Holman
Jan 31, 2014 Brittany Holman rated it it was amazing
I loved this one even more then the first one...Tracey is the perfect example of how all of us females feel trying to find that perfect one...I laughed out loud so much with this one and I couldn't put it down, loved it!!! Now onto the 3rd book :)
Angela
Aug 11, 2010 Angela added it
Shelves: chick-lit
This is a really fun series! I enjoyed reading this second installment. Sometimes I feel it gets overly wordy to the point where it seems like the author is trying to fill up pages, but that is really the only negative I have for this fun, lighthearted series. The main character, Tracey, is very relatable and adorable. I recommend reading this whole series!
Elizabeth
Apr 02, 2013 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
I don't know why I got so hooked to this series because there isn't really anything special to it, but I love it. I had Slightly Single for 3 years before I finally read it - finished in two weeks and immediately bought the next one and also finished in two weeks. I don't like how it ended, but am hoping things change in the next one.
Dominica
Jan 24, 2008 Dominica rated it liked it
All of the "Slightly" books are hysterical. Their cutesy and girly but sometimes you need an easy read. These books really try to encompass the crazy thoughts that go through our twenty somthing minds when we're single/engaged/married. If you're looking for a great read on the beach, this one's it.
Amber
Jan 25, 2012 Amber rated it it was amazing
Awesome read. I love this series because Tracey is a real woman, someone we can all identify with. This is the second book in the series and I can't wait to read more. While struggling with trusting herself and men again, she decides that sometimes, you just have to follow your heart.
Katie
Aug 30, 2010 Katie rated it it was ok
this book could have been better................she was whiny and couldn't make decisions on her own. i also think she ended up with the wrong guy. there were some funny parts, which is why i gave it two stars, but for the most part i didn't really like it.
Lisa
Apr 01, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it
A good installation of the slightly series! Loved it, I couldn't put it down and I'm happy I had a lazy sunday to read the entire thing :) I'm ready to read the next one so I can find out what happens between Tracey and Jack.
Jenny
Jul 02, 2013 Jenny rated it it was ok
Better than the 1st in the series but the main character still aggravates me. She needs to get a backbone & make a decision for herself. I'm hoping that the last book will finally make her a strong, confident woman.
Dawn
Aug 21, 2009 Dawn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: red-dress-ink
I liked the second book in the series better than the first! I love Tracey's character and adore Jack. I am hooked on this series (and loving the slow days at work where I can hide a book in my desk drawer:))
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy published novels and has sold more than three million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological suspense novels. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also frequently appeared on ...more
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Slightly (5 books)
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