And One Last Thing ...
Lacey Terwilligers shock and humiliation over her husbands philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mikes company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special...more
I debated whether or not to write a review for this book. A lot of people loved it, and its increasingly difficult for me to find the energy to point out all the things that almost no one else is, especially with an author whose other works Ive enjoyed.
Plus, I can readily admit that Im hyper-focused on feminism, and that I bring up topics like sexism, racism, bigotry, and rape culture in a lot of my reviews. I realize that ...more
OH, how I loved this book!! It's fun, sassy, romantic, sexy - and I do mean sexy - truly, a fabulous story! The dialog is so well written, so witty, and the entire book is filled with the kind of dry humor that has you giggling throughout. The sexual chemistry between Lacey and Monroe is off the charts, and they make a perfect couple in their odd mix of cynicism and optimism! In fact, if "opticism" were a word in the dictionary, it'd be accompanied by a picture of Lacey and Monroe!
This book has been recommended to me a number of times and I had very high expectations...too high, I think. I've read one previous title by Molly Harper, My Bluegrass Baby and really enjoyed it. But found And One Last Thing ... just okay.
So, sorry everyone, this just didn't do it for me. Here are a few of my problems.
This is more chick-lit than contemporary romance. I was hoping the ratio of romance to chick-lit would be greater, as I don't usually enjoy chick-lit. The hero only makes ...more
And One Last Thing ... is full of quirky characters doing outrageous things but all of them so charming you forgive them. The two main characters, Monroe and Lacey develop a delightful relationship with some hilarious dialogue. Then there is Lacey's ...more
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Warning: I don't personally consider anything in this review a spoiler.
But I will be talking about some of the things that happened, and why they bothered me.
I have a very love/hate relationship with chick-lit.
I love the fluffiness and humor.
I hate the resolution at the end.
And One Last Thing... was no exception. I was having the time of my life for the first 90% of the book. I honestly did not want to put it down. It was like bubblegum crack!
The last ...more
I love Molly Harper's humor, but what made this book for me was the voice that Amanda Ronconi gave to Lacey and her rambling thoughts! She was perfect for the dry sense of humor that was conveyed in the book, and nailed all the characters perfectly.
This book is about Lacey's journey of self discovery after finding her husband has been having a long standing affair with his secretary. She finds her revenge when she sends out a scathing newsletter that lands her in a ...more
It's a laugh out loud funny story which gradually morphs into a more serious story about holding onto bitterness and finding love.
It's a great story, cleverly written.
"It's that time of the month again . . .
As we head into those dog days of July, Mike would like to thank those who helped him get the toys he needs to enjoy his summer.
Thanks to you, he bought a new bass boat, which we don't need; a condo in Florida, where we don't spend any time; and a $2,000 set of golf clubs . . . which he has been using as an alibi to cover the fact that he has been remorselessly banging his secretary, Beebee, for the last six months."
When Lacey finds out her husband Mike ...more
Lacey Terwilliger was a good wife...at least she thought she was. She was devoted ...more
Molly Harper wrote a great lead character in Lacey. She's funny, smart and a very relatable. You can't help but root for her. There is plenty of romance in this book but as I've said, this is more of Lacey story -- her heartbreak, her revenge against her cheating ex, and her getting over that hurt with the help of her shark ...more
"Get up, you giant cliché," I said, my voice stern, cold. "Get up. Get your ass out of this shower and stop re-enacting scenes from every Lifetime movie ever made. Get up. Get up. Get up!"
Again, I would like thank the amazeballs Inge for recommending this little gem. It's a pick-me-up, a lady-power-roaring babe that is quick to read, easy to laugh with and a great comfort when you're destroying a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.
This one was just okay for me. Why? Well, I thought Lacey was in her own head too much. I've never been one for a continuous blah of euphemisms and I thought this book has this in spades. Okay, so I'm dating myself, but I was never a fan of Mary Hartman or the Airplane movies and I thought this book rode this line. She tried to make everything a joke and sometimes you lose depth when you do this.
There were things I liked:
1 -- "Take this, and that" .. Lacey's way of punching back at her ...more
In my opinion the book is very romantic; however, it doesn't give readers a front row seat to many sexual scenes. This may disappoint many readers but it worked fine for me. Ms. Harper's skills in writing unbelievably witty and sharp dialogue ...more
This was an "ok" read. I really liked the idea of the scorned wife getting revenge. There were some spells during this read that were slow, but I still managed to finish it. It was nothing exceptional overall, but if you are looking for a light, easy romantic read this would do the trick. If this book would have had an Epilogue I think I would have rated it higher. My biggest complaint is the price. The kindle book cost $9.99 which is insane. I ...more
If you've ever been cheated on, or know someone who has, then this is a must read. You'll laugh until you have tears and it will make you feel not so bad ...more
Loved the characters, writing, and story!
Molly Harper is a chick-lit-romance-genius. I fell in love with her and her Jane Jameson paranormal romance ...more
Bumping it up because I laughed quite a bit. Still it was a little long in places and some of the conflict was drawn out. It was cute and definitely chick-lit. I wish she got more female friends as I really liked their interactions.
The heroine, Lacey, is a thirty-year-old stay-home housewife. By accident a drunken florist delivers flowers to the wrong address she learns that her husband cheats on her with his ...more
I try to avoid chick-lit, but she is one author I now know I can trust to pull together a fun book without making the heroine a complete basket-case. ...more
This was an OK contemporary romance but not up Molly Harper's usual style IMO. Just ok. I usually like Amanda Ronconi as a narrator but in this one her voice was kind of grating.
Now, I fought with a friend over this book. Ok... fighting isn't the right word. I bickered. Ok, it was more of a NA-UH!!! Because I thought that this book was one of Molly Harper's Naked Werewolf books. I mean, the cover looks like it might be, could be, should be. But Sunny, told me that it was a stand-alone book and yeah... she was right.
I also thought that this book would be paranormal. I didn't read ...more
The main characters were endearing and the kind of folks I'd love to hang out with in real life. Lacey Terwilliger is witty and funny, even in the face of the ...more
Lacey was married to a man named Mike who basically took her for granted and cheated on her. When she left him with a bang everyone basically made her life hell so she escapes up to her cabin in the woods. While up there she meets Monroe. He's a writer and very surly. They're like oil and water at first but slowly they become ...more
Written as a sort of women's fic/chicklit/almost romance, in first person, Lacey gives us the blow-by-blow ...more
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I had a dark sense of humor, even then.
In high school, when other girls my age were writing poems about dying unicorns ...more