Six months ago, her live-in boyfriend Rich left for
employment in France after spending three years together.
Orlando Daily restaurant critic Karen Denton looks forward
to seeing him as she flies to France tomorrow, expecting to
become engaged. However, late that night, Rich calls to
inform Karen that he married a French fille.
His desertion enforces Karen's belief that loved ones leave
as her dad left when she was a child, her mom died, and now
Rich. She leaves the house she lived in with Rich to move
into the apartment of a gay person she recently met through
a mutual friend. Karen also finds herself attracted
to "Mr. Matchbox" who she met in her bon voyage stop at a
bar just before Rich dropped his bombshell. Hunter, as he
is called, desires Karen too, but she knows loved ones
leave so fears the forging of a real relationship.
Though reinvention seems out of place with President Bush
in the White House instead of Mr. Gore, readers will enjoy
this chick lit tale. Karen's self-deprecations can become
irritating yet the audience will feel she is one of us
sisters. The support cast is a delightful crew from Juan
who looks forward to sharing tales about beastly males to
her best friend to Hunter the hunk. Nancy Robards Thompson
provides an amusing contemporary story that the sub-genre
will appreciate because of its That's Life philosophy
of "I'm gonna change that tune when I'm back on top ..."
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 30, 2003