A delightful new romantic comedy from an author who "never disappoints."* (New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson)
She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.
Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn't that smart, funny girl he's crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he's wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I can't remember the last time I read a book that made me laugh so much! I truly loved reading this book. Max is a great character, and anybody who knows me, knows that I love a good snarky character....and it's not that Mex is snarky per say, but that she has a GREAT voice. Both her inner and outer dialogue is just brilliantly written. Maybe it's because she's 40. Maybe it's because she's pretty darn broken at the moment. Maybe it's because although she is broken and beat down you can see the brilliance of her simmering just below the surface waiting for all the crap to pass so that she can return to her brilliant self. I felt like I could relate to Max's plight. The whole story you are just cheering for her - and praying that she gets her head out of her ass before it's too late.
There is only one word for Campbell - perfect! What a guy? I knew that he suffered some hurt/loss, and although it was pretty predictable, my heart still hurt for him. He's such a great guy that...
STORY BRIEF: Maxine (Max) was a prom queen and cheerleader in high school. Instead of going to college she married Fin who was wealthy through his car dealership. Max is now 40. Fin has been having affairs. His latest affair Lacey put a notice in the newspaper saying they were engaged. (This was before Max even knew about the affair.) Max and her teenage son left Fin to live with Max's mother in a retirement village. Somehow Max didn't think to take her wardrobe, and she has no money. Fin has a crew of powerful attorneys. Max has the cheapest attorney money can buy, who isn't helping. Max applied for every job she could think of, including fast food places. No one would hire her. She put up signs offering to walk dogs for the retired people in the village, and it worked. Finally she is making a little money.
Campbell was nerdy in high school and had a crush on Max. At age 40 he's turned into a major hunk. He recently came to the retirement village to...
She is definitely a great writer. I mean eye brows were described as caterpillars, hamsters and Siberian huskies. Other terms I liked: bravery in the line of marriage, buyer's remorse (referring to marriage),leaving (personal) baggage in Boise, her black heels cluttered, dialed down-a-notch pretty, possessed by an idiot, Jesus Christ and the 12 disciples, sh--wreck, and stomping on the butterflies in her stomach. I will be using these in everyday speech.
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.