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Set in working-class Northeast Philadelphia and told in urban voices, Equal And Opposite Reactions is a romantic comedy about the chain of events that follows when Sally Miller, a newly divorced, financially struggling young mother and Silvio Jablonski, a broken-hearted plumber who shows up to fix Sally's toilet, learn to their shock that they have something strangely in c ...more
Kindle Edition, 355 pages
Published June 21st 2017 by Black Rose Writing
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Linda Marini
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
They don't have 1/2 stars...my rating is really 3 1/2 stars...an entertaining read about how every person looks differently at a situation, but the characters for the most part are stereotypical. There is an interesting secondary storyline that might teach a bit more about DACA and DREAMERS...nice for a summer read. ...more
Daniel Oliver
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is a blue-collar classic! Author Patti Liszkay presents various working-class characters, including the protagonist, Sally, who is recently divorced and taking care of her six-year-old son in Northeast Philadelphia. She meets Silvio the plumber, and from there the plot advances nicely. A fair amount of humor pervades the entire story, making it a highly entertaining romantic comedy. Secondary characters, such as Angelo the crooked business man, the seductive Trysta, and handyman Ascen ...more
T.K. Ambers
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be a quick and fun read. The author has a way of pulling you into the lives of her characters and making you want to know more, even when the story has ended. The background stories were fun and you definitely get an understanding of where the title of the book comes from. The only thing I find myself wishing for is that more things were tied up at the very end of the novel. I am still giving this book five stars because I think this aspect can be very subjective. With that ...more
Janet Wolanin
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Liszkay scores again!

Picking up where she left off at the end of her first book (Equal and Opposite Reactions), Liszkay creates an engaging spin-off that delves deeper into the internal workings of her wide array of diverse characters. She reveals more of the connections and cross-connections among them and skillfully culminates Hail Mary with a clever ending.

Liszkay continued her run of imaginative writing and excellent character and plot development in this second book. Will there be a third?
Danielle
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all! Romance, politics, drama, family, divorce, immigration, and some spice! I really liked how the book explored various life problems, some that are common (the challenges of marriage, money troubles, family challenges) and others that were more of a surprise (questions on immigration, doing business with the mob, and whether to go back to an ex). I did feel some empathy for some characters that the author may not have felt empathy for, but either way there are definitely enou ...more
Chris
Mar 29, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Someimes you just want to lay back and read an entertaining yarn. Equal and Opposite Attractions is such a book. There are plenty of interesting, quirky characters. The plot takes some twists, as Sally a struggling young mom, and Silvo the plumber find love. It will leave you laughing and wondering what's next. ...more
R. Logan
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A rollicking good yarn about complex relationships and emotions in middle-class American culture. Cleverly plotted and exceptionally well written this part drama and part slapstick comedy, is a tour-de-force. Bravo Patti.
Maria Reese
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book! The characters were hilariously and perfectly flawed. The story had some really neat twists and turns, reminded me of Tom Wolfe (who I love). I would highly recommend this easy and fun read!!!
Theresa
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! The variety of colorful characters sucked me immediately into the story and kept me engaged to the last page. I highly recommend it!
Barbara Martin
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was charming and enjoyable . There were likeable characters and some you will love to hate! If you like a good romantic comedy, this is a book for you!
Yourbookmybook.Com
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you like Romance Drama/Funny Story, this is the book to read.
Viper03
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I found this book by accident but I really like it! I ended up reading this and the sequel, Hail Mary. In my opinion the best part of the book was the characters. They really seemed like real people, and I loved the way the characters' lives kept intertwining like a sitcom. Highly recommend! ...more
Jerome Lovering
Feb 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Full of vivid, life-like characters. Wonderful storyline that explores complex real-world issues. I loved it!
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Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's Hallmark meets the Sopranos in this fun and engaging read! The characters are well developed with lots of sass, drama and wicked humor. The more I read of this book the more I wanted to read it. Once you start, it's hard to put down. ...more
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