I just finished reading And One Last Thing by Molly Harper for a Galley/Pocket Book Blog Tour.
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?
Oh this one was fun! I think Lacey is what every woman who has been cheated on is really like deep down. Oh how I would have loved to write what I really felt about my ex who cheated on me and sent it out for everyone to know what a jerk he was. But luckily, I had enough sense not to. Lacey just went with it and thus unfolded a great story about getting over someone and moving on.
Lacey was a great character! She was spunky and fun and just said what she thought. I loved her! And Monroe seemed so hot! The brooding, mysterious guy at first who then opens up and becomes the great male romantic interest. And the cast of secondary characters were great too--Maya, Lacey's potential new work partner and Emmett, Lacey's gay and fabulous brother.
And the plot worked so well. Yes, the basic formula for a chick-lit story was followed, but it went so well. I felt like the story could be real. Lacey's feeling adn growth throughout the story seemed accurate and felt right.
If you've ever been cheated on, then you'll identify with this story. And if not, then you'll just enjoy laughing at Lacey's fun personality.
I gave this book a rating of 4.5/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2010 100+ Reading Challenge: 98
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free by Sarah from Galley and Pocket Book Blog Tours for an honest review.