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Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! [Kindle Edition]

Lisette Brodey
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Book Description

At thirty-two, newspaper reporter Molly Hacker vows to never attend another wedding until she has had her own. And that’s a problem because Molly’s younger sister, Hannah, is going to be married in one year. Armed with snark, wit, and fabulous good looks, “Picky Molly” embarks on a quest to find Mr. Right in her hometown.

Things get complicated fast. In no time at all, Molly has four “men of interest” and the memories of a lost love to send her overanalytic, befuddled mind into serious overdrive. Determined not to let her “helpful” girlfriends help her right out of another relationship, Molly tries to keep mum on the state of her love life. Her BFF male coworker, Randy, becomes her closest confidant as he stumbles over romantic issues with his new Mr. Right, Kyle. Meanwhile, Molly’s BFF gal pals aren’t too happy about being left out of the loop.

Tweaking Molly’s last nerve is the town’s most visible socialite, Naomi Hall-Benchley, who, for self-serving reasons, is hell-bent on setting up “Picky Molly Hacker” and she doesn’t care who she has to manipulate or hurt to do it. Just how far will she go?

“Molly Hacker Is Too Picky!” takes the reader on a yearlong romp through Molly’s mind and a joyride through her life. Her dating life, town secrets, a group of quirky, crazy characters, and Naomi’s machinations collide head-on at a holiday gala that will change the social landscape of Swansea forever. As the New Year rolls in, Molly gets earth-shattering news. Can she go on? Will life ever return to abnormal again?

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About the Author

Lisette Brodey is also the author of "Crooked Moon" and "Squalor, New Mexico." Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she lived many years in New York, and now resides in Los Angeles.

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  • File Size: 623 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Saberlee Books; 1 edition (November 27, 2011)
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  • Language: English
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Brings The Smarts. June 13, 2012
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I came to Lisette Brodey's "Molly Hacker Is Too Picky" as a sort of stranger in a strange land. After all, I am a man and I feared that the chick-lit-iness of the tome would be beyond me.

I need not have worried. Molly Hacker is a heroine that speaks across genders, laying bare the foibles, the fancies and the philosophy of the human condition when it comes to love.

Molly is an endearing character, full of contradiction. She is smart, sassy and sexy but she's also vulnerable, self reflective, searching for love - even though she might deny it.

Lisette's writing style is immediately accessible. It is smart, cracking and paints a picture vividly. Her characters are well drawn and appealing and none are wasted in a taut and attractive story.

I thoroughly enjoyed Molly's trials and tribulations and I have to admit, I'm now hooked on chick-lit.

Molly Hacker Is Too Picky is a feel good must read.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Compelling Read by Ms. Brodey March 7, 2012
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I've been enthralled with Lisette Brodey's books since I picked up "Crooked Moon" and was blown away by the brilliance of her style, unique characters and the emotion she engendered in the reader--me. Molly Hacker Is Too Picky demonstrates how a single woman on her journey to find love, can also experience lots of laughter, tears and life-long friendships along the way.

The repartee between her and office pal Randy,is fodder for some of the best humor between friends that has ever been written. Author Brodey excels at both character development and realistic but entertaining dialogue that makes her characters come alive before your eyes. They are unveiled in such a way that the reader gets to know them with their foibles and their tender qualities.These are people that one might love to have as friends for a lifetime.

And on her journey to find love, Molly finds herself, appreciates her strengths and realizes she may not be too picky after all.In fact, she deserves to have the best people surround her as each nurtures the other along the way.

If you haven't read Molly hacker Is Too Picky! you are missing a wonderful experience!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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As so many of Lisette Brodey's fans, I "met" Molly Hacker on her blog and was very curious to "connect" with her again in the novel. She is quite a character, witty, spunky, and a good sport. However, when it comes to finding Mr. Right, she has to overcome quite a few obstacles: her own somewhat confused ideas and feelings about love, her well-meaning but somewhat pushy friends, an important woman (the she-devil) in the media industry who is out to sabotage her.

To say that the book is entertaining is an understatement. It is a real page-turner, devilishly funny, engaging, and sensitive. It deals in an insightful way with problems of love, friendships, and relationships we all struggle with sometimes. And it gives us a fascinating, tongue-in-cheek picture of the world of journalism and the media.

Molly for all her blunders is someone you just have to like. All the characters are well-developed, vivid, and genuine. I particularly enjoyed the exchange between Molly and her best buddy, Randy. What a riot!

Another successful story by a very talented author!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Hacker is Too Picky December 12, 2011
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I loved, loved, loved this book! It's hilarious with great, quirky characters. A well developed story with a surprising twist at the end. The author's knowledge of people is evident and it's very easy to feel that you are there with Molly as her story unfolds.

Is "Molly Hacker Too Picky"? She is often told that she is so she decides to do something about it and her life gets very complicated after she goes from having no man in her life to having several.

From the beginning to the end you will be delighted with this wonderful book about friendships and relationships.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun December 31, 2011
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Looking for a lighthearted and fun read? This is it. The characters in this witty and fast-paced tale are delightfully flawed and quirky; and the heroine, Molly Hacker, is a riot. She is also surprisingly insightful. Molly navigates through problems and issues we all face at one point or another - love (and the lack thereof), friendships, and insecurities. As Molly stumbles along the path in her madcap, 12-month quest to find Mr. Right, twists and upsets and laughter abound. Treat yourself to this cleverly told story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly observational rom-com February 5, 2013
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Very sharp and witty commentary of a single woman who won't settle for `Mr Anybody' ... and believes that, despite her cynical outlook on dating and romance, she deserves `Mr Right'. She'll fiercely fend off any attempts by others to make her settle.

Molly Hacker is not for compromising!

As a reporter for The Swansea Herald, Molly turns down the opportunity to be a press-pass-carrying favour of doing the obituary column. She spurns the attempts of the manipulative Naomi (an awful, self-righteous, social-ladder-climbing, deadly-nightshade of a woman)... to be set up on a blind date with some man that Naomi is determined to match-make.

Yet, notwithstanding the machinations of the dreadful Naomi, as the story progresses Molly goes from zero partner-prospects to too many to handle. And still, despite her overwhelming choice of suitors, Molly remains determinedly picky, and wanders even into neurotic.

On the surface, Molly is a tough, feisty, no-nonsense woman, who is juggling several potential relationships in a skilful but considerate fashion. As each of her suitors is so very different from one another, and offers her different prospects, she appears to be making the best of each in a caring and pragmatic way. But beneath her cool exterior, she is pestered by memories of her lost `true love', and her own insecurities. This provides a wonderful contrast within her personality which makes you all the more curious ... what exactly will it take to make Molly happy?

I particularly enjoyed the snipey attitude illustrated in dialogue, the lovely comedic expressions - many of which are made as though she is talking-to-camera, like an aside to the narrative run - and the clever use of metaphor.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, fast, and fabulous!
Molly's story is funny, fast, and fabulous! Between writing obituaries and dating half the town, her life is far from simple. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Biker Babs
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Molly Hacker
A fun look at dating with plenty of heart. If Molly wasn't as picky it would have been a dull story.
Published 13 days ago by Stephen Buehler
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly Hacker is Too Funny!
Molly takes us on a roller coaster ride of bad dates, blind dates, and every kind of date in between. Is she really too picky? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
Reading <u>Molly Hacker is Too Picky!</u> was one adventure after another right from the start. Read more
Published 1 month ago by MarywithHugs
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
I really enjoyed this book. I love the friendship that Molly and Randy share and the part with the Staples EASY button was so so funny. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Molly, glad you were picky!
First off, this is a romantic comedy, it is not erotica. I loved this story. Lisette Brodey weaved a story that kept me guessing to the very end. Read more
Published 1 month ago by N. O. S.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous read you won't be able to put down.
A wonderful,funny,well written fantastic read. I absolutely love the character Molly. She's a breath of fresh air. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Different!
What a funny, touching , heartwarming journey. Love Lisette's quirky sense of humor! This book is well written and yet so unusual it's difficult for me to articulate. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Connie L. Scheible
4.0 out of 5 stars page turner
was enjoyable to read wasn't sure how it was going to end.
Published 3 months ago by KAL
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny
Hilarious story about a single woman, Molly, and her love life! I love her cat's interaction with the men. Molly is a strong, smart, funny character and her men are so different! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mitsy
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More About the Author

Lisette Brodey was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After high school, she moved to New York City where she attended Pace University and studied drama. After ten years in New York, several of them working in the radio industry, she moved to Los Angeles, where she held various positions at Paramount Studios in Hollywood and CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA.

Back on the East Coast, she worked for many years as a freelance writer, specializing in PR and the entertainment industry. In 2010, she returned permanently to the Los Angeles area.

She is the author of four novels. Her first-published book, CROOKED MOON (General Fiction) was published in 2008. Her first-written, second-published book, SQUALOR, NEW MEXICO (Young Adult/General Fiction) was published in 2009. MOLLY HACKER IS TOO PICKY! (Women's Fiction), was published December 1, 2011.

In October 2013, Lisette's fourth novel, MYSTICAL HIGH, book #1 in a YA paranormal trilogy, The Desert Series, was published. Book #2 in The Desert Series, DESERT STAR, is expected to be published in late summer 2014.

In addition to her novels, in January 2013, the author edited and published a book of her mother's poetry (written 50 years earlier) called MY WAY TO ANYWHERE by Jean Lisette Brodey.

The author's office website is: In addition to information about her books, Lisette blogs, hosts guest bloggers, and interviews fellow authors on a weekly basis.

For the very latest, check out her Facebook Author page at:

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