Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review: You Dropped a Blonde on Me by Dakota Cassidy

A delightful new romantic comedy from an author who "never disappoints."* (New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson)

She was the perfect party-planning, haute-to-the max trophy wife. Now Maxine Cambridge is broke, unemployable and living with her mother and teenage son in a retirement village, with her self-esteem kicked to the curb.

Until her geeky former classmate Campbell Barker returns, all grown-up- and off-the-scale smokin' hot. Campbell refuses to believe Max isn't that smart, funny girl he's crushed on since high school. The more Max tries to show him he's wrong, the more she rediscovers her long-retired mojo. Now, she's ready to throw down some payback on her ex-life and fight for what she deserves...

I love Ms. Cassidy's voice.  Her first three Accidentals [The Accidental Werewolf, Accidentally Dead, and The Accidental Human] brought a lot of humor to the paranormal genre, something I'd not seen or read previously. 

So when I heard she would be writing a contemporary romance, a semi-autobiographical one, no less, I had to have a copy.  And she didn't disappoint.

It's the little things Maxine "Max" Cambridge cherishes: finding employment, making money, spending said hard-earned money at Wal-mart.  To watch her pick up the pieces of her divorced life and push forward while living in a retirement community with her mother, well, there's something to be said about that kind of gumption.  I cannot wait to see what advice Max plans to bestow on other ex-trophy wives.

(A very special thank you to Berkley who provided me with an ARC of You Dropped a Blonde on Me.)

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