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Anna's Guide to Getting Even

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Anna's perfect life has become a category 5 disaster.

A hurricane destroying her home is only the beginning of Anna's troubles. Her ex, Eric, plasters private photos of her on billboards all over the city and across the internet. The backlash against her makes the storm look tame: She's suspended from her job. Her current boyfriend dumps her. The cops blame her for the pic
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Published March 16th 2020 by Empress Books
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Rating: 4.5/5.0

“Anna’s Guide to Getting Even” is a story of heartbreak and triumph! The emotional journey Anna goes on is both believable and gripping!

Read full review in the 2020 October issue of InD'tale Magazine.
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, completed-arcs
I'm not sure why, but this book wasn't at all what I expected. I signed up for this arc, and by the time I was approved, I believe I had completely forgotten about the given synopsis and never looked at it again.

The first part of this book broke my heart. I've always loved books about severe weather, and this one absolutely didn't disappoint. The detail that Laura Heffernan put into this was phenomenal, both the hurricane and legal aspects. It genuinely felt as if I were in the story with A
Mar 06, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Tom Casey
Jun 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
What a fantastic piece of writing, this story really brings home the consequences of photos in the wrong hands. This is a really interesting story, the characters are easy to imagine but also the depth of the issues that occur and the severity of what it could do to your health. It’s, a love story that will keep you gripped to the very end.
The narrator is in my opinion a very talented person, the ease of how she flows between characters is superb, whether male or female. Raquel really does brin
Mar 17, 2020 added it
One minute Anna has it all and survives the description of a hurricane. She thought the hurricane was the worst of her problems. Then her ex decides to ruin her career and succeeds. Can she take back control of her life, her job, get her friends back and get revenge on her ex? Grab your copy today and find out.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: #me too supporters, women find their voices fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
Just when Anna thought the destruction of her world by a hurricane was the worst thing that could happen, her jealous ex Eric took revenge porn to epic, billboard sized levels- costing Anna nearly everything important she had left: job, friend, love relationship

Anna’s story does not end with her life being blown up. It continues as Anna, a good friend, and a good lawyer work to make clear it is not okay for someone to destroy someone else’s life just because they can.

Intense and emotional effo
Sadly this was a DNF for me. I enjoyed Finding Tranquility by this author and hoped I would enjoy this one too, but it was just too sad and depressing for me. I got until 24% when I decided to DNF it as it was just one bad thing after another happening with no ray of hope or light. That might come later though, but I wasn't invested enough to continue and hope for that. ...more
Apr 28, 2020 rated it liked it
Whilst Anna shelters from a hurricane, someone from her past is creating an online storm to tear her life apart and ensure it’s never the same again.

This book delivered a lot more then I anticipated. I expected a shocking betrayal and then the perpetrator punished in a humiliating way ...but in a light hearted way like in the film “The other woman”. There were elements of this but so much more. The effects of the revenge porn are devastating on Anna’s life and we see fall out in intricate detai
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Laura Heffernan's other works, but I was still pleasantly surprised with Anna's Guide to Getting Even. This book follows Anna, a high-level exec who is forced to face an extreme case of revenge porn. With her career and reputation at risk, the case goes to trial. Heffernan takes her readers on a wild ride, from one disaster to another, with poise and grace. Her writing and characters draw the reader in and don't let go from the initial hurricane scene to the epilogue. As a bonus, her lega ...more
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She had everything until the storm but and now she has been left with nothing but it is about to get worse. Then private photos have been posted by an ex. It gets even worse so she turns to brooze and pills. She hit rock bottom and she decides to get even. How will she do it? Can she do it? See how she gets on

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Lisa H
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gross misconduct.

Anna was a highly successful up and comer until after a hurricane, her ex distributes non-consensual private images without her permission or knowledge to willfully destroy her career. He succeeds and she’s blamed and vilified for it. I like that some one addressed this issue that purposefully hurts women. This doesn’t happen to men. And it’s illegal or should be in all states.

Anna does not take this without fighting back.

May 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Anna's guide to getting even
I enjoyed reading this book and think the author writes a good story. I was unsure if I would be able to read this but found it a good read. Intense and emotional. Not my normal genre but still a really good read!
Revenge porn is disgusting and it shows it can ruin someone. A true jerk! I am excited for the future for her 😍

I would recommend.
Pam Chantrell
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
I really enjoyed this book. At first I was skeptical - poor high powered executive loses house, boyfriend, job, reputation all in the first couple of chapters: poor self-indulgent her. BUT it was so much more than that. Funny, sad, self-depreciating, reading this book flew by and I was sad to see it end. Recommended.
Mar 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
One minute she seemed to have it all. Then the forces of nature combine with a vengeful ex-boyfriend to make Anna wondet. I liked this book that though difficult as Anna works to take back her sense of control and work to hold a crappy person accountable for being a thoughtless smuck. Brava!

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Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had a really hard time putting this book down. It was so engaging. Anna's character is really well-developed, and the plot was complex enough to be interesting but not so complex that I got lost. I have read a few other Heffernan books, and this is by far her best work (so far). ...more
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