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Friday, April 8, 2011

Title - And One Last Thing...
Author – Molly Harper
Author’s Website – http://www.mollyharper.com/
Genre - Chicklit
ISBN-10: 1439168776
ISBN - 978-1439168776

Reviewed by Lyndsay Digneo for her blog

And One Last Thing by Molly Harper is funny, light-hearted at times, and above all else entertaining. I was looking for a book with a certain element of "fluff," and this fit the bill perfectly!

From the first page, you're thrust into the heart of the story when thirty year old Lacey Terwilliger mistakenly receives a bouquet of flowers from her husband that was intended for his mistress. Suddenly, the life she knew comes crashing down as she deals with the realization that her husband has been having an affair with his assistant. Lacey's pain, rage, and embarrassment are characterized so well. In her fit of anger, she sends a mass email detailing her husband's affair to his clients, friends, and family. As the email goes viral and becomes an Internet sensation, she escapes to her grandmother's lakefront cabin to avoid the media frenzy and the craziness of the divorce.
While it's a predictable theme in most chick lit books, she went to the cabin seeking solitude, but of course she meets Monroe, her sexy, new neighbor. However, it's not as cut and dry as boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. Monroe has a rule to keep his distance from divorced women, and that suits Lacey just fine. But in time, they develop a friendship that eventually leads to intimacy, and in the end, Lacey ultimately has to decide if she can take a chance and love again.


As the reader, you're in Lacey's head for the entire book. You know what she's thinking and why she's doing what she's doing, no matter how crazy it may be. (Skinning dipping in the middle of the night? You'll know why! And you'll laugh through the ordeal, which involves Monroe thinking she is committing suicide!) And that mass email is so carefully written as the typical wronged wife. However, as crazy as Lacey is at times, I found myself cheering and laughing as she said "one last thing."

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2 comments:

Holly Weiss said...

I normally am not a chick-lit fan, but Lindsay Digneo may have won me over. I think I will check out And One Last Thing by Molly Harper.
My interest lies in historical fiction, but this sounds refreshing and original.
Holly Weiss
http://www.hollyweiss.com

Lyndsay said...

Carolyn - Thank you so much for posting my review!

Holly - Thank you for the comment. I'll definitely be checking out your site.

Lyndsay Digneo