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This Is How It Happened by Jo Barrett
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bookshelves: 2008-mt-bookpile, old-reads

You have to love a book that starts with someone baking a batch of revenge arsenic brownies, testing it on themselves and ending up being sick. Seriously - who does that? So, from the start you know this will be a rather cute/fluffy book designed to appeal to the woman scorned but who still has a sense of humor.

Maddy veers from being annoyingly dumb (with her big powerful lawyer friend Michael around, she never got a real contract for Organics 4 Kids?) to cleverly vengeful. However, between those two notes there's nothing else. The same holds true for all the characters: one, maybe two notes and nothing more. I did really like the whole "Dick" as Vengence Maven (my words, not Maddy's) plot and immediately thought that he should be the hero of a book: clever revenge strategies for the recently dumped. Or duped.

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Reading Progress

January 16, 2008 – Shelved
December 28, 2009 – Shelved as: 2008-mt-bookpile
Started Reading
November 17, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 3, 2015 – Shelved as: old-reads

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