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Summary

For twenty-nine-year-old Lola Watson, life is finally looking up: she has fabulous friends, is working her dream job at a popular magazine, and has just inherited a beautiful house from her late aunt. Sure, her love life isn’t in great shape, but she’s got time, right? And so what if her new neighbors are a little too friendly (i.e., incredibly nosy)?

Okay, maybe she could stand for a little less drama from her friend Hubert, who unexpectedly moves in after his girlfriend kicks him out. Other than that, life is great! At least, until her little sister Mindy announces that she is getting married — on Lola’s thirtieth birthday, no less. It’s the final straw in Mindy’s long history of one-upping her sister, and so Lola’s best friend Piper hatches the perfect revenge: find a guy to pose as Lola’s fiancé and steal her sister’s thunder by announcing an engagement at Mindy’s reception. It’s an ambitious plan, and not just any man will do.

Enter Ryan Moriarty, Lola’s handsome, well-dressed, and wonderfully mysterious new neighbor. He’s definitely a catch, and their burgeoning relationship sets the neighborhood gossips’ tongues to wagging. But when their well-meaning meddling unearths surprising revelations, what they find could derail Lola’s entire plan — or enrich her life beyond her dreams. With its cynical-yet-loveable heroine, this lighthearted romantic comedy serves as an entertaining reminder that the deepest love and the truest friendship often can be found closer to home than we ever imagined possible.

©2012 Karen McQuestion (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • A+D
  • 08-05-16

Not so amused

For someone who was about to turn 30, and the editor of Parents magazine, Lola was so self centered and immature. She was jealous of her younger sister, jealous of the attention her best friend gave to her baby.. Incapable of understanding adult relationships, very judgmental of her neighbors for most of the book. Lola did redeem herself somewhat near the end. As I listened to this book I kept thinking it was about a girl just out of high school.It could have been the performer had a young sounding voice. I'll have to listen to something else shr has done.y

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  • LuvinCassie
  • 02-01-13

Entertaining to read, yet predicting

Great, fun, easy read that definitly took my mind off my day-to-day stresses. Funny in parts too, which made it even better. Kate Rudd did an excellant job narrating. Thanks for keeping me entertained!

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  • B. D. Marois
  • 30-05-15

Light and fun!

I giggled through most of this book. The characters were real and easy to relate to. The narrator brought the book to life.

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  • Ruth
  • 25-08-12

Im reading it but....

I didn't trash it entirely but the leading lady is so whiney, it was a toss up whether to continue or not!

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  • KitKat
  • 02-08-18

Refreshingly unique but not overly so

I have a very mixed opinion, but mostly it's good. This is not a typical romance, altho there is some cliche to it. In general it was refreshingly different, and offers some romantic life lessons. My biggest complaint is actually that it is far too short.

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  • house full of pitties
  • 05-02-18

What the heck

I feel like I read three different books. It wasn't terrible, but it was all over the place to me. It was more mystery than romance and the main character was so self absorbed.

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  • Emily
  • 24-02-17

Boring

It was one of those books you finish because your hope it gets better. It doesn't!!

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  • sarah
  • 08-02-17

Cheerful

Cheerful, engaging book. I sometimes avoid romances because I dislike the smutty bits. The author aimed for funny rather than sleazy, and showed excellent restraint. Good narrator too.

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  • Peaches
  • 23-01-17

A fun read, especially for free

I enjoyed this book, however it did get off to a slow start for me. Once past that, it moved along and was a cute story.

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  • EllaBellaV
  • 07-11-16

Quick and fun

cute story, but the narrator made Hubert sound dopey (it didn't help that his name was hubert).