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You Dropped a Blonde on Me (Ex Trophy Wives #1)

3.72  ·  Rating Details  ·  648 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
A delightful new romantic comedy from an author who "never disappoints."* ("New York Times" bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson)
She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.
Until her geeky former
ebook, 368 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Berkley Books (first published October 26th 2010)
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Wicked Lil Pixie (Natasha)
Max Cambridge was totally in love when she signed a prenup, now Max is totally broke thanks to that very same ironclad prenup. It’s one hell of a messy divorce, so much so Max is forced to move in with her mother…in a retirement village…with her son. Because every good rich man knows to leave his ex with nadda. Max is in for it, especially since she’s never set foot in a Walmart before never mind having to apply to a job at a fast food restaurant.

Whats worse? Applying to said job at fast food re
Jane Stewart
2 stars. Not as entertaining as I had hoped. The heroine was hard to like and caused her own problems and humiliation.

Maxine (Max) was a prom queen and cheerleader in high school. Instead of going to college she married Fin who was wealthy through his car dealership. Max is now 40. Fin has been having affairs. His latest affair Lacey put a notice in the newspaper saying they were engaged. (This was before Max even knew about the affair.) Max and her teenage son left Fin to live with
Jennifer Estep
You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy is the first book in her new Ex Trophy Wives series. How could you not pick up a book with a title like that?

Maxine Cambridge is being traded in for a younger model by her soon-to-be ex-husband. As if her messy divorce wasn't bad enough, Maxine has zero money and is forced to beg for work at a fast food restaurant (which she doesn't get), while she and her son live with Maxine's mother in a senior citizens' retirement village. But things start looking
Jan 05, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh I really liked this book and am so glad I finally read it. Maxine (Max) is going through a long drawn out divorce from her slimey rich husband who has cheated on her with a younger blonder model of her former self. She and her teen son are forced to live with her mother in her retirement village as the slimey soonto be ex-husband has left her her with nothing and no support for Their son. She is over 40 and trying to get a job for the first time to support them....not having luck at all...she ...more
Oct 18, 2014 Darcy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, romance
This book was so utterly predictable from page one, but for some reason I just couldn't stop reading it. The story of a trophy wife passed over for a newer model, the husband screws her over, and in the aftermath she finds her old self along with a hot new guy.

Don't know that I would seek this book out, but if you see it lying around and have a couple of hours free it is an ok read to keep you occupied.
Aug 23, 2011 Elizabeth marked it as dnf-did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
I tried. I really tried to get through this book, but I could not even get half way. Even though it's the summer of romance novels for me, life's too short to finish something I am struggling to read.

I feel sheepish because the book is well received by others. The author is described as a great comedic talent by some. Yet I just could not get into it.

In a romance or a chick lit book, I think one needs to relate to the heroine at some level and in this book, I just could not. She's too dumb, I
Jan 28, 2012 TheGeekyBlogger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-read
What I LOVED: Campbell Barker! If I could snatch him right out of this book and have him all to myself I would in a heartbeat. He was emotionally stable, understanding, and truly had more patience than anyone I have ever read. It doesn't mean there wasn't a time where I wasn't screaming at Max (Maxine) to get it already and screaming at Campbell to not put up with it any longer but it was who he was especially with her. Sometimes it is the other person that brings out the best in us. In fact, I ...more
Feb 20, 2011 Nora-adrienne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedic-romance
You Dropped A Blond on Me is Dakota Cassidy's entry book into the world of ex-trophy wives. We meet Maxine, who spent 20 years busting a gut trying to be the woman and wife her older husband wanted. She sublimated her self into his wishes and demands.

Ms. Cassidy treats us to pain, hurt, embarrassment and laughter. Sometimes even within the same chapter as her character strains to build a life for herself and her son Connor. I believe that Ms Cassidy has reached new heights in her writing and I
Dec 21, 2010 Catherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a Dakota fan, let that be known first! A break from her paranormal, You Dropped a Blonde on Me, AKA, Suck it up, Princess... for those of us who followed Dakota's video-blogs when she wrote this book, delivers in true Dakota style. Max is a walking suitcase with the amount of baggage she carries around in this book, but how she overcomes the many twists and turns that life gives her during a divorce will make the reader love her.

If you're over 40, have gone through a messy divorce, and want
May 21, 2014 Valérie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cette très sympathique romance contemporaine est un vrai plaisir à lire, l'auteure Dakota Cassidy réussit avec un thème peut être pas très original une comédie romantique très fraîche, avec des passages drôles, des personnages attachants, le tout sur un ton impertinent et proche de nous.

L'héroïne Maxine Cambridge est le style de bimbo blonde qui aurait tendance à nous énerver: la joli fille à forte poitrine et QI d'huitre, la pom pom girl la plus populaire du lycée qui par son physique avantageu
Oct 04, 2015 Tjfox rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If I had paid a bit closer attention to the series name and the blurb on this one, I probably could have avoided what ended up being a pretty annoying read.

The main character Max comes across as this incredibly insecure, whiny, spineless woman that can’t handle the fact that her husband, who she married at 20 and is 20 years older than her cheated with someone half her age and left her and her son penniless after 20 years of marriage. Oh, yeah, he also did that for their whole marriage. Yet she
Mar 18, 2014 R.G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this book… I picked up a romantic comedy and got a constant reminder of my own sucky divorce… but the more I read the more I realized I was able to laugh at those memories… it was nice to know that I wasn’t the only one who acted insane during that time of their life… even though Max’s story is a bit more extreme than my own and sadly I can never say I was married to a millionaire… the emotions were the same… the fear of making the same mistake… the ...more
Dec 17, 2010 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It has been a long time since I couldn't put a book down till I finished it. I laughed. I commiserated. I totally got it. I would recommend this to anyone who has ever come out on the short end of a long relationship.
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Jul 20, 2013 Bookworm LLC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, funny, and sexy. This book is a great read if you are looking for an easy read romance.
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Gail Mitchell
This is my first time reading this author, and I am still trying to decide if she is going to make my list of must read authors. I had to read more than half of this book before I could get into it. I found myself getting annoyed with the main female character, but, she redeemed herself when she confronted her husband when he slapped their son. The second half of this book was little more palatable. I got all three books in this series from my local library so I am going to continue with second ...more
Blodeuedd Finland

Maxine had it all, but then her husband trader her for a younger model and she, thanks to an iron-clad prenup, had nothing. Forced to live with her mother in an retirement village, together with her son. No job, no future, and one big volcano of anger brewing inside of her. Then she meets Campbell Barker, and old classmate, and perhaps there is hope for an ex trophy wife after all.

My thoughts:

I always wanted to read a Cassidy novel, they all look so adorable and this one was sure looked so
For this year's reading challenge, I was to read 5 romance books for the month of February. This was the fifth and final book (thank goodness!) You can tell how much I love this genre as it took me 3 months to finish this part of the challenge!! This really isn't my favorite genre -- it has to be a really great story in order for me to buy into it. I chose only one other contemporary romance for the challenge, so this one was enjoyable in that way, and I did like Maxine's psychoanalysis of every ...more
I can't remember the last time I read a book that made me laugh so much! I truly loved reading this book. Max is a great character, and anybody who knows me, knows that I love a good snarky character....and it's not that Mex is snarky per say, but that she has a GREAT voice. Both her inner and outer dialogue is just brilliantly written. Maybe it's because she's 40. Maybe it's because she's pretty darn broken at the moment. Maybe it's because although she is broken and beat down you can see the b ...more
Jan 02, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy
Contemporary Romance- Dec 7th, 2010
4 Stars

This contemporary romance is a first for Cassidy, who usually writes paranormals. But after reading this book, I hope it will be 1 of many to come.

In this book, the main character, Maxine looses it all when her husband leaves her for a younger woman and she is left with nothing. In fact, she has to go live in a retirement center with her mother. Did I mention that she brings her little boy with them in an elde
Aug 25, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
So, this read was even more enjoyable than expected. The premise - a trophy wife in the middle of a divorce, left with no financial resources at all, and living with her mother and son in her mother's retirement village apartment - seemed to lend itself to comic hijinks without even trying. Anyone that has gone through a painful divorce and has been forced to start over (perhaps with just as little as Maxine) can definitely relate to Max's over-reacting. Sometimes, you just do what you need to i ...more
Smut Junkie
I can't remember the last time I read a book that made me laugh so much! I truly loved reading this book. Max is a great character, and anybody who knows me, knows that I love a good snarky character....and it's not that Mex is snarky per say, but that she has a GREAT voice. Both her inner and outer dialogue is just brilliantly written. Maybe it's because she's 40. Maybe it's because she's pretty darn broken at the moment. Maybe it's because although she is broken and beat down you can see the b ...more
Christi Snow
Mar 26, 2011 Christi Snow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fabulous book. I am a 40 yo sahm (although not a trophy wife) so a lot of this book and the heroine resonated with me. I loved about an awesome hero!! Adam too...

Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog:

My Review:
This book really resonated with me. I am the same age as Maxine and have spent the last 17 years of my marriage as a SAHM so I could definitely relate to the floundering of Max when her marriage suddenly went down the tubes.

I really liked the forward by Dak
Nov 04, 2012 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

My English review

Et voilà mon premier Milady Romance! Je suis une grande fan de chick-lit et ce livre semblait parfaitement correspondre à ce que j’apprécie, j’étais alors très contente de pouvoir en découvrir plus sur ce roman de Dakota Cassidy. J’avais déjà lu plusieurs de ses livres paranormaux avec la série Accidentaly Friends mais pas encore quelque chose de ce genre. Le livre est assez épais mais il se lit vraiment tout seul une fois qu’on a commencé. En effet, on se la
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Favorite Quote: "How nice that two lonely people in the world had clearly made a connection. Now there’d be two less lonely people in the world. How very Air Supply."

Maxine (Max) Lou Anne Henderson Cambridge didn’t know how low she had sunk until she physically threatened a teenager for getting hired over her at the Cluck Cluck Palace. But when your cheating scum sucking husband trades you in on a new and much younger model, leaving yo
Nov 25, 2015 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny - very funny! A great start to this series about ex-trophy wives and how they get their groove back. And their self-esteem. Along with a job, a budget, a knack for clipping coupons and find themselves a smoking hot trophy boy all of their very own. So worth reading. Maxine will make you cry in sympathy, wave your pom-poms as you cheer her on, and sigh when the romance is simply perfection. Give it a try!
Jo (My House of Books)
3.5 stars

I love Ms. Cassidy's voice. Her first three Accidentals [The Accidental Werewolf, Accidentally Dead, and The Accidental Human] brought a lot of humor to the paranormal genre, something I'd not seen or read previously.

So when I heard she would be writing a contemporary romance, a semi-autobiographical one, no less, I had to have a copy. And she didn't disappoint.

It's the little things Maxine "Max" Cambridge cherishes: finding employment, making money, spending said hard-earned money at
Dec 24, 2014 Tressa rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
I liked some parts of You Dropped a Blonde on Me more than other parts. I liked the relationship between Max and Connor as well as how understanding Campbell was. I’m interested in reading more by Dakota Cassidy.
Mar 14, 2012 Vicki marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, chick-lit, 2012
No rating as I didn't finish this one. I got about half way through before I just couldn't read any more.

Honestly, I'm not sure what I didn't enjoy about it. Yes, the characters are fairly flat (and that's a big thing for me) but the writing was fairly snappy and fun. I think my issue was that near every sentence was a complex one with a pop culture reference or some slang. Too much of something that would normally be fine and good.

I also found that the chemistry between the couples just didn'
Well, I finished You Dropped a Blonde on Me and I can use the title and author for several of the reading challenges that I am involved in. Other than that, what can I say?

It wasn't the characters I didn't like: Maxine and Campbell were good characters; I loved Mona, Maxine's mom; I enjoyed the subplot of Len and Adam. It was the writing style that bothered me. It felt as if the author couldn't make up her mind to create Max to be sophisticated or a hip mom. As a result, this book fell a little
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