From Publishers Weekly
; Exes and Ohs
) centers her painfully formulaic latest tale of domestic woe on that most unromantic document: the prenuptial agreement. Stay-at-home mom Ellie Barton, a twinset and pearls type, thought her life and family (blonde, curly haired little girl and a Ken-doll old-money husband) were perfect—until she sees a racy e-mail intended for her husband. Ellie's marriage isn't the only one going down the tubes; her two witty girlfriends are having pre-nup issues of their own: Mara, a lawyer with commitment issues, is having trouble drafting her own pre-nup, while health nut entrepreneur Jen's pre-nup could cost her her darling startup company. When Ellie's husband throws some punches in the divorce arrangements, the ladies roll out some dirty tricks of their own. It hits the required bases, but that's about it. (Nov.)
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Three friends find out how much havoc a prenuptial agreement can wreak. For Ellie, her perfect life as a wife and mother is upended when she finds out her husband is having an affair and taking advantage of every loophole to deny her any money. For Jen, whose husband is fed up with their passionless relationship, getting a divorce could mean losing her business. For lawyer Mara, a past transgression roils again when her fiancé adds a no-cheating clause to the prenup she requested. Her hurt feelings mask her own reluctance to commit. The trio turns to each other for help enacting revenge and rewinning hearts. Kendrick, the author of Nearlyweds (2007), once again dramatizes the honesty and loyalty among female friends. Her heroines are easy to like, and the story, if slightly predictable, is rooted in the heartache and triumphs of real life. --Aleksandra Walker