Review : And One Last Thing…
And One Last Thing… by Molly Harper
Pages : 310
Genre : Fiction, Romance
My Rating :
What it’s about :
After a confused florist accidentally delivers to Lacey the flowers that were destined to her husband’s mistress, Lacey is in shock. She can’t believe her beloved husband would cheat on her, and yet, the proofs keep piling on.
In anger, Lacey puts all her feelings in the form of a newsletter, which she then distributes via email to everyone they know : family, friends, clients are all suddenly aware of what happened, and Lacey is forced to leave her hometown to make peace with the recent events. Escaping to her grandmother’s lake house for the summer, Lacey hadn’t planned that her peace would include her gorgeous yet annoying new neighbor Monroe…
My Thoughts :
Having read and loved Molly Harper’s vampire series (which, oops, I just realized I haven’t reviewed the last book of), there was no doubt in my mind I would want to read more of her writing in the future, vampires included or not.
While And One Last Thing… flirts with the romance genre more than I usually enjoy, I found myself liking Lacey too much to give up. Lacey is easy to relate to, and her derisive tone makes the story a breeze to go through. I felt for her betrayal, but I also admired the strength she had. Despite a few mistakes (like said newsletter), she really grew through the events. Her story isn’t only about loving again, but also about learning to be hew own person, without having to depend on anyone else.
I also thought it was a wonderful summer read. I wanted to be at the lake house with Lacey, and I thought Monroe made a wonderful neighbor. He’s sexy, yes, but he’s also an incredible support for Lacey. I have to say, I enjoyed their friendly scenes way more than the couple of more physical ones they had. However, I would be a bad judge for these steamy scenes, since I usually find those more funny than anything. It wasn’t the case here, and I think Harper did a good job with them, but it’s just not my thing.
There’s also a small cast of characters, family and friends, that help Lacey without stealing her spotlight, and I thought they all brought something different, and fun, to the book. The only thing I wish was that there had been more resolution with her father, but that would probably be more of a long term thing.
Overall, I found once more Harper’s writing easy to get into and to enjoy, and I already have more of her books waiting on my “to be read” pile of books. And One Last Thing… was funny and full of warmth, a pleasant read for a sweet summer escape. 🙂
I don’t read much romance but this does sound breezy enough for a beach read.
Like Kathy, I think this would make the perfect summer read, and I also like that it sounds like it is sort of funny. A ma starting to revamp my ideas about genres that I don’t normally read, and romance is one of those. I’d actually like to give this one a try. Thanks for the excellent review!
This sounds like such a fun read I wouldn’t mind picking up. I love a good funny and romantic book I can just pick up and immerse myself in. 🙂