Thursday, July 29, 2010

Review: And One Last Thing by Molly Harper (Blog Tour)

Title: And One Last Thing
Author: Molly Harper
Available: Now
Publisher: Gallery
Number of Pages: 310
Reading Level: Adult

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

"If Singletree’s only florist didn’t deliver her posies half-drunk, I might still be married to that floor-licking, scum-sucking, receptionist-nailing hack-accountant, Mike Terwilliger.”

Lacey Terwilliger’s shock and humiliation over her husband’s philandering prompt her to add some bonus material to Mike’s company newsletter: stunning Technicolor descriptions of the special brand of "administrative support" his receptionist gives him. The detailed mass e-mail to Mike’s family, friends, and clients blows up in her face, and before one can say "instant urban legend," Lacey has become the pariah of her small Kentucky town, a media punch line, and the defendant in Mike’s defamation lawsuit.

Her seemingly perfect life up in flames, Lacey retreats to her family’s lakeside cabin, only to encounter an aggravating neighbor named Monroe. A hunky crime novelist with a low tolerance for drama, Monroe is not thrilled about a newly divorced woman moving in next door. But with time, beer, and a screen door to the nose, a cautious friendship develops into something infinitely more satisfying.

Lacey has to make a decision about her long-term living arrangements, though. Should she take a job writing caustic divorce newsletters for paying clients, or move on with her own life, pursuing more literary aspirations? Can she find happiness with a man who tells her what he thinks and not what she wants to hear? And will she ever be able to resist saying one . . . last . . . thing?

My thoughts:

Poor Lacey discovers her husband is cheating when flowers he ordered for his mistress are accidentally delivered to her. She drives to his office to confront him, and catches him being extra friendly with his secretary/girlfriend. Devastated and itching for revenge, she sends out an electronic newsletter that goes into detail about Mike’s indiscretions. Unfortunately it backfires, and Lacey is slapped with a defamation lawsuit. She heads to her grandmother’s cabin so she can hide out and recover from the drama that is her life. Then she meets her grumpy, but sexy neighbor and things get much more interesting.

This book was so much fun to read. Who would think a book about a cheating husband could be so hilarious! I had such a good time reading about Lacey’s adventures. She may be a woman scorned by a cheating man, but she was going to do her best not to wallow in self-pity.  Full of hilarious and snarky dialogue, as well as a cast of truly unique characters. I loved the interaction between Lacey and her Wolverine look alike neighbor, Lefty Monroe. I can be a little hard to please when it comes to chick-lit, but this one gets my utmost approval.

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*Received from Gallery Books in exchange for my review and participation in the And One Last Thing blog tour.


  1. Glad to see you liked it - I really enjoyed this book! It was fun :)

  2. Thanks for the review! I will add this to my TBR.
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  3. I've heard a lot of good things about this one. It sounds like a fun read.