Audio Review: And One Last Thing by Molly Harper

Posted October 9, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Audio Review: And One Last Thing by Molly HarperAnd One Last Thing by Molly Harper
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible on October 27th 2010
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars

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?

 light&fun Well-Written Must-Read

First Thought:

Another great snarky and funny book by Harper. I didn’t even miss the fangs and fur.

Why I listened:

I can’t say no to the team of Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi.

The Story:

And One Last Thing is about a marriage on the rocks in a small town in true Harper style. Who else can a real life issue like a cheating husband and make it funny like Harper can? Lacy finds out that her high school sweetheart turned husband has been cheating on her with his assistant. Does Lacy handle it quitly? Well no, she lets the whole town know in a very funny way. I’ll have to remember Lacy’s move if I ever find myself in her shoes.

The Characters:

Lacy is much like other heriones in Harper’s books. She’s smart, funny and sassy. I was behind Lacy 100% of the time and she had me laughing my butt off.

Mike is the walking parody of a man having a mid-life crisis.

Monroe is the hunky, Wovlerine look-a-like that helps Lacy get her mojo back. Even though he doesn’t want to be that cleshay.

Final Thought:

Molly Harper has cemented her spot on my auto buy list, no paranormal required.

 

 

 

 

 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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4 responses to “Audio Review: And One Last Thing by Molly Harper

  1. I’m thinking this might be my way to go with Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi. I can easily see myself enjoying Molly’es humor in a contemporary setting more than I can on a paranormal world. I added it to my wish list. I’m looking forward to listening 🙂

    • TheBookNympho

      I really enjoyed it. I’m going to give her new contemporary series a try on audio starting with Rhythm and Bluegrass.