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Ladies' Night

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  14,179 Ratings  ·  1,495 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
Paperback, 480 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 4th 2013)
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Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Sharon Redfern
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-read
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
Oct 09, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 13, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jul 19, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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.
Patricia Metoyer
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great relaxing read with lots of laughs. I would put this book in my vacation read catagory. There were points where I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to see what would happen next, but at other times I could predict what would happen.
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Vannessa Anderson
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
Too much divorcees in one book for me! Phew. All these semi-tragic & semi-hilarious break-up stories were a bit too much. I know it’s supposed to be a fun light read, but even those need balance. Not that Grace wasn't endearing. She was definitely a decent and good person, but there was nothing really that make her stand out – except that she preferred luxury, high-end living to the simple and cheap coziness she grew up in. I loved Rochelle, Grace’s Mother. I liked her Marina-bar in Florida. ...more
Linda Bridges
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-books
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
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Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
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-
Mar 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Trish Jackson
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mary Kay Andrews is a new author to me.

The story is about a group of people--four women and one man--who are in the throes of divorcing their spouses. Every one of them did something wild and crazy when they found out their significant others had cheated on them, and the judge has sentenced them to six weeks of anger management classes.

One of the women, Grace, has moved back to her mom's apartment above her mom's bar. When the therapist turns out to be addicted to sedatives and passes out durin
Feb 03, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Parts of this book really irritated me. The basic plot is that the main character Grace is in the middle of a horrible divorce and must find the strength within herself and within her new group of friends to come out on the other side unscathed. The amount of "bad behavior" the author uses to illustrate how Grace's ex-husband is out to get her is ridiculous. No normal person would handle the situations lightly, and Grace also should have taken much more of a legal stand than she does. The charac ...more
Linda Larsen
Jun 14, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Too much drama, little reward. I usually love Andrews' books, but this one borders on the histrionic. I gave up after 100 pages, which I think is a fair shot for any book. Too irritating, too much injustice, and far too much outrage. No thanks.
This was a really long book and I wasn't impressed. There was a lot going on throughout the story, but I was left with no satisfaction in the ending of it all. I do not have the desire to read any of her other books.
Diane Chamberlain
Mary Kay always makes me laugh!
Heidi Strybos
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This author doesn't fail in a great summer read. a nice relaxing book with humor and chick lit.
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
May 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: listened
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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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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