I did so enjoy this book and not just because it was written in my hometown. Hey thems the rules- write a book set in my hometown I'll love you forever. However write a song about my hometown and I'll have to cut you off at the knees. I know, I know that's not the San Jose he meant. Jeez.
Back of the Book
Alissa Lindley didn't mean to take it out on the fax machine. But when your not-yet-ex-husband knocks up his girlfriend and your divorce is going worse than the next World War — well, something's got to give. Unfortunately, Alissa's employers at the L.A. Public Defender's office take a dim view of the destruction of office equipment. Funny how that anti-workplace violence policy used to seem like a good idea, before she got fired. And the networking thing just isn't happening at her Anger Management class. San Jose is the place for a fresh start — it's home, and family and friends are eagerly waiting to welcome her. But her first job as a lawyer there has Alissa walking a high wire of complicated emotions. Her client is from the Butterfly Brigade, a group of justice-seeking (and interestingly tattooed) ladies who right wrongs as they see fit even if that means bending the law. The arresting officer, Detective Rodriguez, is so hot he should be illegal. But can Alissa trust her instincts again when it comes to love? Or will one wrong step send her new life crashing down?
Hey, I'm a sucker for a redemption story. Divorced? Beat up a fax machine? Have to move home to live close to the Fam so they can take care of you? Check, check, check.
This book has it all. An A+ Chick Lit story.Sure this kinda an oldie but goodie but nothing is better than reading about a woman who pulverizes a fax machine when informed by her soon-to-be-ex husband that he needs to speed up the divorce because his mistress is preggers. Alissa flees home for a little comfort from the family and her best friend in the entire world. Slowly she rebuilds her life and comes to understand that beating inanimate objects is not the way to get through life.
Part Janet Evanovich part Cathy Lamb-all fun.
A worth-while read. Particularly if you're feeling a little hormonal.