The battle of the sexes rages on in this smart, witty, and extremely timely comedy from the phenomenally popular Jane Heller.
At first, Manhattan financial planner Melanie Banks adores Dan Swain, her pro-football player husband who has a sexy Oklahoma drawl to go with his athletic good looks. But then his career comes to a screeching halt, and he spends the next few years out of a job, seemingly unconcerned about it. Suddenly, she's the one bringing home the bacon and falling out of love with the paycheck-devouring, couch-sitting mooch. Divorce is the answer, she decides - only to learn she has to fork over alimony while he lives like a prince on her income, and she has to share custody of their precious dog, Buster. Consumed with the unfairness of it all, she plays dirty, hiring a high-profile matchmaker to find some unsuspecting female she can dump on Dan for 90 days and cause him to violate their cohabitation clause.
But then Melanie's scheme backfires. Her ex's new love revitalizes him, miraculously transforming him into the focused, responsible go-getter she always hoped he'd be. And now, with the 90-day clock about to chime, she realizes she wants him back.
I was disappointed
What would have made An Ex to Grind better?
I listened to 28% and knew what was going to happen. It was absolutely predictable.
What do you think your next listen will be?
The Kutherian Gambit Series by Michael Anderle
What about Caroline Shaffer’s performance did you like?
She's very good at adding emotion to the dialogue.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from An Ex to Grind?
All the scenes with the assistant . I know the assistant is going to end up figuratively throwing her under the bus .
Any additional comments?
This book was described as being smart and witty. I found it to be sad and very predictable.
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