When her fiancée Gabe sells his first novel, a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia, and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can't help but feel like the third wheel—especially after Talia reappears in Gabe's life, eager to capitalize on the book's success.
Combining relationship woes and female friendship, [Palmer] creates a humorous take on what happens when a woman is scorned. Secondary characters, including Molly’s best friends and her sister-in-law, are well developed, and their own story lines give the novel even more depth. Molly’s relationship with her Type A mother will have readers laughing, as will her inner monologues as she’s reading Gabe’s novel. An excellent read, best enjoyed with a good glass of wine.
Palmer...sustains a heady level of emotional tension throughout her novel of love and ex-lovers ... Curiosity about who Molly will choose—if anyone—turns the pages as much as the other elements of her life ... Love, jealousy, and friendship are explored in well-crafted prose that is sometimes bright and sassy, at other times maudlin. Nevertheless, this novel is fun and consistently satisfying.