"fine contemporary tale"
Maddy and Jack were an entry for five years before they
married. A decade later, they amiably divorce. Maddy
left New York for Atlanta where she now works as an art
director in an Atlanta ad agency.
Jack sends her a package containing chocolate, photos, a
copy of Alice in Wonderland, other items, and a letter.
He says he still loves her and asks if they could open up
the lines of communication. He is willing to fly down for
the day just to talk. Finally, he tells her that he has
thought of this for months. Maddy still loves Jack, but
they inadvertently hurt one another when they went down
different paths. Does she want to go on retreat with him
to a tropical island to see if they can come to grips on
their feelings or is it over? Maddy has to decide if she
wants to know Jack again.
This is entertaining look at modern day relationships
through mostly the eyes of Maddy, but also to a lesser
degree, readers see the aches that Jack suffers. The
story line is amusing yet filled with angst though at
times it turns a bit cutesy. Maddy is a wonderful
protagonist wondering if she should just say no before
they try a second chance at love. Jack is a compassionate
soul struggling with what he knows he lost, which is the
love of Maddy. He will do what it takes including walking
away if he felt he lost her love. Insightful though
slightly mushy KISSING YOUR EX is a fine contemporary tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 5, 2004